Posted: March 23, 2020 in Who,What,Where & When...?

Guggenheim Bilbao (M Bisset)

About the only funny aspect of the Coronavirus is the various the adaptations of The Knack’s ‘My Sharona’ to ‘My Corona’ but otherwise its a long, hard haul we are all engaged in.

We primotipo mob are a global lot with lots of our readership buddies in Spain and Italy- our hearts and thoughts are particularly with you guys and your families at the moment.

I was lucky enough to visit Spain again in mid 2018 and had another two week blast through Italy last July. My partner is Italian and still has family in Montebelluna and Treviso in the Northern Italy ‘lock-down zone’, it is very distressing talking to these older folks at the moment and to see the scenes on television.

Here in Australia the progress of the virus is a little behind in its ‘maturity’ but we have gone from a business trip- Melbourne to Brisbane on 12-15 March to the Australian borders closure and most of our state borders closed or announced to be so from tomorrow.

We are now working, if we can at all, remotely, from home, its great to see the Italian toll decline for the first time overnight- anyway, thinking of you guys, we are in it together, the Chinese Wet Markets must be eliminated to avoid the next global killer.

Stay well my friends…

Varenna, Lake Como (M Bisset)


  1. Keith Squibb says:

    I certainly join with you in sending best wishes for health to all readers. And I thank you and your colleagues for so many interesting articles.

    • markbisset says:

      Thanks Keith,
      Glad you enjoy the magazine- where are you from out of interest?

      • Keith Squibb says:

        I am British. But I am writing today from Portugal where we are lucky enough to have a house . With the problem we are all suffering we are stuck here for the foreseeable future. But there are worse places! The Algarve is very pleasant and Portuguese people are truly delightful……….

      • markbisset says:

        Good on you Keith,

        stay well


  2. DIDIER LOURDE says:

    Best wishes for health to everybody !!

    Didier (from France)

  3. Mal O'May says:

    Absolutely, well said Mark. The regular articles on here are something I look forward to every time I visit. Great work in these times.

    • markbisset says:

      Great to hear from you Mal,
      Hope you are keeping well down there- and hoping to visit again after all of this Coronavirus caper is under control.

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