"Mum, are you off to do Pilates? Are you sure you wouldn't be better having a lie down?"
Did September turn out to be sensational? Let's see how the numbers looked: Having spent 192 days at home because of the forced closure of schools, The Boy Child returned to formal learning setting this month and was in a classroom for a total of 15 days. He's very happy to be back ... and … Continue reading Month in Numbers | September 2020
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 21: Snapping my retainer has proved to be costly. 😦 Day 22: Covid-19 restrictions are likely to be in … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020, Days 21-25
"You look like you're too old for that, Mum" ... said The Boy Child, on spying me during my online Step class.
Was August amazing? Let's see what the numbers have to say: Another 31 days with lockdown measures in place, bringing the UK total to 163 days. 8 get-togethers with family members. 🙂 7 pieces of Happy Mail sent ... and 1 piece of Unhappy Mail. My highest daily step count in quite a while - … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2020
Did July turn out to be joyous? Let's see what the numbers have to say: Another 31 days with lockdown measures in place. 132 days since the UK lockdown began. 12 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 6 visits with family members. 7 day of homeschooling. 3 haircuts. 100 days of the 100 Day Project complete. … Continue reading Month in Numbers | July 2020
Since the easing of lockdown began a few weeks ago, we have been meeting up with my lovely sister-in-law weekly to walk our dogs together in the countryside near where she lives. We choose a route through the woods and around farmers' fields which keeps us away from other people. Not that we're anti-sociable, or … Continue reading The Three of Us, Two Dogs and One Sister-in-Law | Photo Heavy
I've noticed that I've been feeling more 'down' of late, and even though I know it's okay to feel all the feelings, I'd much rather focus on the positives. Travel: Comfortless Cove, Ascension Island The negative: All our travel plans for this year have been postponed or cancelled. The positive: There is still an outside … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives
Another 30 days at, or very near home, but that didn't mean that June wasn't joyful. Let's see what the numbers have to say: 11 online Step classes completed. 30 online sessions of Pilates. 4 pre-booked Field Trips. 101 days since the UK went into Lockdown. 23 more days of homeschooling. The novelty has long … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2020
Week 21: It was week 10 of Lockdown and I found it hard going ... but the positives were there. 🙂 Week 22: A much better week. The three rose bushes I planted in the first week of Lockdown are now flowering and they are glorious. Step aerobics and I are falling back into a … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 21 and 22