How is it April already?
The second wave of restrictions starting to ease happened this week, with two households being allowed to meet outside from Monday.
We are still being advised to stay local, but many people haven’t as we have had lots of visitors to Dorset from all over the country again and despite indoor restrictions staying the same, lots of people have been shopping as families / couples again, which is very frustrating at work.
Thankfully, we know the quiet spots to explore!
Here is our week:
Sunday 28th March
A work day for both my husband and I, so Kian looked after the kids. We are really going to miss him when he goes back to university, not that he has a date yet.
The kids requested chilli for dinner and Eliza is starting to show an interest in cooking, so helped me in the kitchen.
Monday 29th March
The kids are on countdown to the Easter holiday’s, despite only being back at school for 3 weeks.
Normally I have Lilah on a Monday, but Abbey and Paul are on holiday from work, so made the most of spending time as a family, so we decided to head out on a child-free walk a little farther afield now we don’t have to stay as local.
Eliza is desperate to see the dinosaur footprints locally, so we decided to go and find them first. Good job we did as we made a couple of wrong turns before we finally found them.
From there we walked down to the southwest coast path and Seacombe cliff where we stopped for a rest.
It was then up and over the cliff tops for our final destination – Dancing Ledge, a flat area of rock at the base of a small cliff with a pool blasted into the rock.
It has been a few years since we last visited and I had forgotten how steep the hill was back up to the carpark. I had to stop a few times to catch my breath, but it was worth it and we treated ourselves to an ice cream reward in nearby Swanage on the way home.
Tuesday 30th March
As I didn’t have Lilah again, I had booked some overtime at work, which I regretted as my legs were killing me from the walk we had done the day before.
Again lucky that we had Kian home as Sebby didn’t go into school as he had a headache and a temperature. All the kids have had some kind of cold or bug since going back!
Wednesday 31st March
Sebby still isn’t right so had another day off school, much to the disgust of Eliza and Isaac as they still had to go in.
After ordering back in December and one failed delivery slot, our new sofa arrived.
Kian and I put the first one together with no problem, but there was an issue with the second one – they sent two right-hand halves!
Thankfully, Oak Furnitureland managed to track down our missing half and it is being redelivered next Thursday – not ideal, but at least we have a sofa.
Thursday 1st April
Work again for me, but did manage to get the Easter Tree decorated whilst the kids were at school.
Friday 2nd April – Good Friday
Easter feels really early this year, but at least the weather is good, so we met up with Abbey, Paul, Lilah and his Mum for a local walk.
Eliza took her skipping rope and spent most of the walk attempting to do some tricks.
It has only been a week since our last visit, where it still looked very bare but the buds and blossom are finally making an appearance.
Saturday 3rd April
Another work day for me and I lost count of the amount of people who asked if we had any Easter Eggs – we sold out yesterday!!
My husband has officially been signed off in his new job and was sent down to Weymouth for the day – not a bad view at all.
How has your week been?