Sunday’s announcement from the Prime Minister was a bit of relief for me. Although effectively we are still in lockdown, being able to drive a few miles up the road to exercise is a relief as the kids were getting a little bored of our walks.
I found the announcement to be clear and concise, but the media immediately ripped it apart, which really wasn’t helpful at all. I admire the government, they are doing their best in a bad situation.
Sunday 10th May
We enjoyed a nice day at home, with none of us working today. We have downloaded the Disney+ app for lockdown and Eliza and Sebby are loving the Toy Story films and shorts at the moment.
All Isaac’s old toys have found their way out of the cupboard and they have been busy building their own Wild West town out of boxes.
Monday 11th May
My hours have changed this week at work as one of the team is off sick, so I have been working in the daytime, rather than the evening. I was at home to do the kids online lessons and Sebby was excited by his science experiment for the week.
Isaac started his meccano project, but it’s become clear that he is much happier building Lego as it is not quite as fiddly!
Tuesday 12th May
Boris’ announcement on Sunday stated we could drive a short distance to exercise, so after weeks of missing the sea, we headed to our local beach.
I should have taken a change of clothes as it was a breezy day and Eliza was straight in the water, jumping over the waves. She was soaked!
The walk along the beach did us all good and it was really quiet, giving the kids the opportunity for some much needed time apart, lost in their own thoughts.
The beaches of Bournemouth and Poole are normally cleaned everyday during tourist season, but they have been left to their natural state which means we got to find lots of beautiful shells as we walked. In the evening we held our first family quiz night over zoom, which was great fun, with each of us writing our own round.
Oh, and Sebby lost his second tooth in as many weeks!!
Wednesday 13th May
Part of Sebby’s homework this week was to do some baking. The recipe required puff pastry and we were not able to find any ready-rolled in the shops, so we attempted to make our own.
It is safe to say that I am no pastry chef and it was a disaster, but Sebby had fun trying!
I spent the afternoon trying to chase a couple of missing items that I ordered weeks ago, without much success.
Thursday 14th May
After a facebook conversation with some of the other Mum’s from Sebby’s class and my frustration at not being able to complete his work, one of them came to my rescue with some ready-rolled pastry.
He really enjoyed making the chocolate and banana parcels.
Sadly, they were not quite such a hit when it came to eating them as none of the kids like them. Luckily Daddy does, so they have not gone to waste!
Our afternoon walk was local again, and still no sign of any cygnets from our nesting swans.
Friday 15th May
The kids were really not feeling schoolwork today, so it felt like it took forever to get it done.
We enjoyed our Pokemon Go walk today as there was a new challenge for the boys to complete and this squirrel seemed to wonder what was going on!
I got the news that pre-school will be re-opening on 1st June, so back to work for me, although I don’t know what hours yet as we will have reduced numbers. Isaac, Eliza and Sebastian are not on the list of children to go back to school though, so not sure how we are going to juggle it just yet.
Saturday 16th May
Weekends definitely feel more chilled as we don’t have the battles to get school work done.
We are heading out to walk on the heath shortly and then it is off to Tesco for me tonight.
How has your week been?