My husband is enjoying his new job, but his hours have changed already. Because of the COVID situation the store has split itself into two bubbles, which means he is day in, then day off, day in, day off etc. It does mean a shorter working week day side, but he still does the same hours, so is working longer days.
Other than that, there is no real change to our situation at the moment.
Here is our week:
Sunday 17th January
I love non-school days as the kids are much happier, without having the threat of structured lessons spoiling their day. They would still spend most of it on technology given half the chance, so we dragged them out the house for a walk.
We headed to St Catherine’s Hill, just outside Christchurch and the kids loved updating some of the dens and playing in them.
From the top of the hill there are views of the Avon Valley, all the way to Christchurch and even the Isle of Wight on a clear day.
Despite their initial grumbles, the kids loved being out and it was nice to explore somewhere new, even if it is just a short drive from home.
Monday 18th January
I look after my granddaughter, Lilah, every Monday, which is a bit of a challenge to combine with home schooling.
For Sebby’s English lesson, his teacher was reading a story and Lilah watched transfixed from beginning to end. Thankfully, I have Kian home too, and he is happy to be a welcome distraction whilst the kids do their lessons.
It has only been a couple of weeks of looking after her and she wasn’t feeling a nap in her travel cot, so we headed out for a walk to see the sheep, in the hope she would nod off – she never did see the sheep!
Tuesday 19th January
I looked after Lilah again today and because of my husband’s shift change he was home too. Lilah adores him and kept going to the window to watch him as he sorted out the garden.
Today we had success with Lilah sleeping in her cot. I think the kids wore her out!
Wednesday 20th January
A work day for me and when I finished I had to go to the Doctors for my Shingles vaccination. I don’t think I have ever seen the surgery so eerie and quiet.
Thursday 21st January
I think the whole world breathed a sigh of relief when Donald Trump finally left the White House. There were lots of memes going around, this one was my favourite by far – even the kids were singing it.
Friday 22nd January
I worked late night to help cover absence, so had the morning to myself. As the weather was so nice, I decided to see if it was possible to walk over the Heath to Isaac’s school.
The pathways were quite muddy and its a good 50 minute walk, so not something he could do in the winter, but once the weather warms up I would be happy for him to cycle it with friends.
It also offers stunning views over Poole harbour towards the Purbecks.
Saturday 23rd January
Eliza’s birthday eve and she got to decide where we were going for a walk.
She decided on Stour Valley Way and although we new the river was swollen, we weren’t expecting it to be quite so flooded. It did make for some excellent puddle jumping photo’s though.
On the way back, we were treated to watching a cormorant catching a huge fish in a lake.
We all had soggy socks at the end of the walk though!
How has your week been?