On Saturday 31st October, Boris Johnson announced that we were going back into a national lockdown from Thursday 5th November, as COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries.
The difference between this lockdown and the previous one is that the kids will still be able to attend school / university but the rest of the community will reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, reducing the spread of the infection.
Here is our week:
Sunday 1st November
After a week off for half term it was back to work for me. Eliza was excited about staying at Nanny’s house overnight and sent us pictures of her favourite meal – roast dinner!!
Eliza also made cakes and brought some home for us all to enjoy.
Monday 2nd November
Isaac was less than impressed that he was back to school today after 2 weeks off, whilst Eliza and Sebastian had an inset day.
I made the most of a sunny day and got the washing out on the line, whilst reviewing some ACE Ultra for Whites and in the evening, we headed out for Sebby and Eliza’s swimming lessons, hoping they wouldn’t be the last for the month.
Tuesday 3rd November
Back to school for Eliza, Sebastian and I today. The kids enjoyed playing in the leaves on the way home.
Wednesday 4th November
Believe it or not, I have not looked after Lilah at all since she arrived last December, due to lockdown. Today, in preparation for Abbey going back to work I had her for a couple of hours whilst Abbey and Paul went to lunch. She was brilliant and didn’t bat an eyelid that Mum and Dad had left her!
It was confirmed today that swimming lessons would not be able to operate once we are back in lockdown tomorrow. I managed to get an extra lesson for Sebby and he learned dolphin kick for the first time and did really well.
It was also Eliza’s last swimming lesson for 4 weeks and they celebrated with a fun swim.
Thursday 5th November
We are now officially back in lockdown, although it doesn’t feel like it as the roads are as busy as ever and the kids are still at school. It was also my first day in my new role at Tesco, I am now the Community Champion, looking after fundraising in store and my first job was to sort all the donated food bank goodies.
We cannot do fireworks in our garden because we have overhanging trees, but we light a small bonfire and enjoy some sparklers.
Friday 6th November
Today we got an email from the primary school to say that now we are back in lockdown they will be closing at lunchtimes on Friday until 2nd December for deep cleaning – typical as my new role is basically school hours, so I am none too impressed. Why can’t the clean be done at the weekend??
My only picture for today was of me to introduce myself to the team.
Saturday 7th November
Another work day for me, so the kids headed to Abbey’s for the day, where they baked cakes (Kinder chocolate brownies) and headed to the park.
As we are now back in lockdown, I was on the door again and most people are not impressed that we are back to restrictions in store.
When I got home I tried to do my 365 post, but couldn’t upload any images to my blog, so all online work was scuppered for the weekend.
How was your week?