As someone in her early 50s, I knew that I would be receiving my first dose of the vaccine within the next month or so (fingers crossed). Then I learned that the government had given the okay for parents of children with disabilities to move up the queue and make an appointment for the jab. … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Receiving the Vaccine
"Make mine a decaf coconut oat latté, please. "
How did you spend your weekend? Despite being under a stay-at-home order, this past weekend turned out to be quite a full one. 🙂 Saturday - Up at 08.00, bed at 22.30. Step count - 11,623: Shower and breakfastWalked 4 laps of the park with Tilly - the outside temperature was -3C, so I kept … Continue reading How Was Your Weekend?
I'm finding it hard to remain positive. Winter isn't my favourite season. It’s cold, it’s grey, and usually brings a spot of cabin fever, but of course this year the dread of illness is something else entirely, and that “stuck inside” feeling is next-level. The news here in the UK and around the globe continues … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Lockdown 3.0
Expect the unexpected and do your best to embrace the bumps in the road. My go to method of accepting what I can't change is to switch off the news and social media, and disappear in to Netflix for an hour or so. A large mug of tea, a chocolate bar and Tilly curled up … Continue reading 10 Things Learned From 2020
I'd be lying if I didn't admit that my heart fell into my boots when the government announced that schools in England would close for at least six weeks (but common sense tells me that it's going to be longer than that). Late last year, however, during our Zoom Parents' Meeting, I put it to … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Homeschooling, Take 2
Him: "What's for supper?" Me: "Meatballs." Him: "Splendiferous!"
Back in April, as well as reaching out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown, I also wrote a short piece about my own lockdown experiences. Six months on, I've written another, so grab a cuppa and pull up a chair. As I type this, London currently sits in Tier 2 - … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home Revisited
"You're not attractive, Mum." So said The Boy Child when I was midway through telling the story of being wolf-whistled at.
September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 6: A couple of hours set aside for scrapbooking were just what the doctor ordered. 🙂 Day … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 6-10