Lockdown restrictions are continuing to ease, although according to reports the R rating is currently hovering around 1.1 in the South West where we live.
The new rules don’t affect us, as we are a big family, but I imagine that a lot of single parents or people living alone are breathing a sigh of relief as they can form small support bubbles.
The weather has been a bit up and down this week, but the benefit of that is that the scenes of the week before have not been replicated and we haven’t had too many tourists descend on us.
Sunday 7th June
I spent the day at work at Tesco and it was unusually quiet, especially after the drama’s of the previous weekend. Once I had finished, we bundled the kids into the car and headed to the beach.
The weather was overcast, with rain in the air, but the beach was just how we like it……….empty!!
We played football and frisbee for quite a while, before taking a stroll along the prom to the pier, where we watched the surfers trying to catch the odd wave that was big enough to ride and all posed with the selfie wall.
We just made it back to the car when the heavens opened!
Monday 8th June
Sadly the weather wasn’t good enough for a walk today, but at least the garden got a much needed water. My husband worked overtime in the morning, whilst I did the home schooling and the kids got to try out the new Osmo game.
I wish we had it at the beginning of lockdown as it makes learning fun, with a series of games and challenges.
I worked the evening shift and there has been a noticeable shift in shopping times, with evenings being much busier as people start going back to work. Following feedback from staff and customers, they are also reenforcing no couples or families in the shop, which has made it feel safer again.
Tuesday 9th June
I am now back to work at the pre-school on a Tuesday and with my husband taking advantage of some overtime, Eliza and Sebby had their first day back at school.
Sebby’s school shoes didn’t fit, but luckily I had already bought the next size up. It was all very different with temperature checks before they went in and lunch in carrier bags, but they enjoyed being back with some of their friends.
In the evening we held our weekly quiz night and guess who won……….ME!!!!!!!
Wednesday 10th June
We got a phone call from the school today to ask that Eliza and Sebby go in for a full week to keep it consistent for them, which will start next week, which is a relief for me as the home schooling doesn’t always go to plan, especially when Eliza has fractions, although she had a maths lesson over Microsoft teams with her class which she really enjoyed.
I worked a 9 hour shift today and the shop hit its capacity levels a few times. Abbey saved me with a picture of Lilah on her 6 month birthday – how is she 6 months already?????
Thursday 11th June
Another day of rain and work for us, so failed completely in getting a photograph. Did chuckle at this meme that was shared on my work group.
Friday 12th June
More rain today, but the postman did bring my glass hooks, so I finally got to hang up my glass rainbow made for me by Maple Glass by Briony.
I got a parking ticket from work today, which was a bit of an unpleasant surprise, but found I wasn’t the only one, so we think there has been a technical error. Thankfully it was cancelled straight away.
Saturday 13th June
Finally the sun is back, albeit just for the morning.
We decided to take a local walk to the Sang and enjoyed an ice cream along the way.
The clouds rolled in as we headed home, but we made it back just in time!
How has your week been?