This week I finally got my car back after its MOT fail. I cannot say I enjoyed doing battle with the bus as it is so unreliable, but it seems to be cheaper than running my old car.
There have been a number of COVID cases in Eliza and Sebby’s school this week, so we have all started doing Lateral Flow Tests again, to be safe. Thankfully we are all clear so far, but Sebby is a close contact so we are keeping an eye on him.
Here is our week:
Sunday 3rd October
Before the pandemic, Isaac and Eliza were keen swimmers, training with a swimming club 4-5 times a week. Although they did go back briefly, we found that the session times didn’t fit with our new job roles and it wasn’t ideal jumping in the car still in wet swimwear in the depths of winter, so we made the decision to stop.
Although they don’t want to go back to the training regime, they both missed regular swims, so today we had a trial for Branksome Surf Lifesaving club, which involves swim training, plus lifesaving techniques. They both passed with flying colours and it was lovely to see that they haven’t lost any of their swim technique.
In fact, it was a double trial day for Eliza as she also had a synchro taster session in the evening, which she also sailed through. We then stooped at Tesco Express on the way home, where she excitedly spotted her scout group on the community grant stand.
Monday 4th October
My car is still off the road, so I had a day at home with Lilah, catching up on some reviews and some housework.
Lilah carried her new soft and cuddly dumbo with her all day.
In the evening we got an email from school to say there was a positive COVID case in Eliza’s year and to remain vigilant. Thankfully the whole class doesn’t have to isolate now.
Tuesday 5th October
I have finally got my car back with a new MOT, but I am £700 lighter after 3 new tyres and lots of work needed to get it through. My only photo today was of Button, our Praying Mantis. The kids love watching it catch and eat its prey.
Wednesday 6th October
I am back doing a full day at the nursery school on a Wednesday now and forgot how tiring it is.
My only photo today was of Isaac making shadows with a candle.
Thursday 7th October
Another work day for me, but day off for my husband, who finally fixed our broken washing line.
We got another COVID email today, this time about a positive case in Sebby’s year.
Friday 8th October
Yet another COVID email today, this time to say that Sebby was a close contact and to book a PCR test. We did a lateral flow, which didn’t go down well with him and thankfully it was negative.
In fact, as the day wore on there are now a number of cases in his class and more who just have a nasty cold.
Saturday 9th October
At the end of September, we visited Brownsea Island with Wessex Museums and Dorset Wildlife Trust and Isaac put his name on the waiting list to join their Young Conservationist programme.
I got an exciting emailing to say a place had opened up on Thursday and today was his first day. I dropped him off at Sandbanks, where he caught the National Trust boat over to the island will his fellow conservationists.
He came back so excited about all the things he had seen and done, which included planting trees, identifying animals and birds and even some classroom work.
How was your week?