Him: "Does this mean I should stop biting my toenails?" Doctor: "I'm impressed that you can still put your foot in your mouth, but yes, please stop."
I did not think that when I began keeping a scrapbook about the Covid-19 pandemic I would be on the 3rd album ... Great news about the vaccine rollout - both for the country and me personally. 🙂 The Boy has to be tested twice a week as a condition of being able to return … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13
This time last year, I never imagined I'd be trying to marshall my thoughts into some sort of coherent post about how the last 365 days have been for me and my family. It is perhaps easiest if I divide my thoughts into two columns - positives and negatives ... Positives: Lockdowns work. They're hard … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – One Year on
The Boy has returned to in-person learning ... regular COVID testing twice a week is now the norm for him.
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