I am not sure whether to title my posts lockdown anymore, as it really does feel like everything is almost back to normal.
At work they took away all the floor arrows, the one way system and the queuing system. We are still manning the door and counting people in and out but we have upped the number of people allowed in the shop.
Elsewhere, restaurants and pubs are now open along with beauty salons and hairdressers. It was announced that swimming pools and gyms can open from 25th July, so the kids are looking forward to re-starting swimming and Kian is hoping he can return to work at Splashdown.
This is what we have been up to this week.
Sunday 5th July
Yet another birthday – this time my husbands!! I booked to take him and the kids kayaking out to Old Harry Rocks in Studland but sadly the weather didn’t play ball and it had to be postponed.
We headed out for walk from Steamer Point to Mudeford and back. It was a bit breezy, but at least it was dry.
The kids insisted on walking along the wall, just like I did when I was their age. I did have kittens about them falling off like I did as a child, luckily Kian was on hand to provide assistance.
We finished our walk off with an ice cream treat.
Monday 6th July
My husband started his new job and the kids were in school meaning that I almost had the house to myself – Kian was home but he doesn’t normally appear out of his room until lunchtime. I have been sent lots of old pictures of my grandparents on my Dad’s side throughout lockdown, but have not got any from my Mums side, so I was very excited to receive a fabulous photo of my Grandpa with my mum as a baby.
Isaac came out of school so excited about what he had learned and insisted I buy him a red cabbage so that he could do the alkaline / acid experiment, although he still hasn’t done it……….
Tuesday 7th July
My pre-school work day. It feels really strange to think that we break up next week. We have only just gone back!
We have a sunken bowl in the garden for wildlife and we found a toad chilling in it today.
Wednesday 8th July
A momentous day in our house. The boys had hair appointments…….well two, out of four. Kian took first dibs and took Sebby with him as you can only go in the salon two at a time. Sebby did so well wearing his special mask.
Both boys were very relieved to have shorter, more comfortable hair.
I did a full day at Tesco and we had mixed reactions from customers to the changes. Most were relieved they could shop like they used to, but some preferred our distancing measures and felt it was too soon to take them away.
Thursday 9th July
Our 15th wedding anniversary. Sadly my husband had to work but I had the day off, so I cooked roast lamb for dinner and treated us to a bottle of bubbly to celebrate once the kids had gone to bed.
We didn’t bother with presents but I rescued some lily’s from work and they rewarded me but coming back to life.
Friday 10th July
Abbey came round with Lilah, who was proudly showing two brand new teeth and went for a walk on the heath.
We have been really lucky with spotting wildlife here. Last time we spotted an adder, although I wasn’t quick enough to catch it on camera. Today we found a slow worm.
Best of all, I had my first cuddle with her since March!! She lapped up all the attention, and finds Kian particularly amusing!!
It was Isaac’s turn to get his hair cut today and although he has had it cut short on the sides, he has decided to change the style and kept it a bit longer on top.
Saturday 11th July
My Saturday shifts have moved from the evening to the daytime so its much busier. When I got home we headed out to Poole as Eliza needed to get her friend a birthday present. The shops were really quiet and we ended the outing in Smyths Toys so the kids could finally spend their birthday money.
Sebby bought LEGO, Pokemon Cards and a Fortnite toy, Isaac bought a controller stand for his console and Eliza bought a Harry Potter duvet cover and Animal Crossing.
Kian is now a full time LEGO helper and Pokemon trainer!!
How has your week been?