Looking back at 2020

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At the beginning of 2020 we were full of optimism for the new year ahead, as we finished 2019 on a high with a visit to Iceland, a place that has been at the top of our bucket list for years. Little did we know that 2020 was going to change everything. January The year started off with storm after storm and although we weren’t affected badly, we found it frustrating not being able to get out and about as… Continue Reading “Looking back at 2020”

The Results are in: 10 Goals for 2020


At the beginning of every year, instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I set myself goals instead. Like last year, I wrote my post and then didn’t check it as planned, mainly because lockdown happened and we couldn’t get much done due to the closure of pretty much everything. My 10 Goals for 2020 seemed achievable when I wrote them, so how did I get on? Start saying “No” and delegate more I do a lot of volunteer work, running the… Continue Reading “The Results are in: 10 Goals for 2020”

Project 365 2020 Week 52 – COVID Lockdown Week 41

Isaac and Eliza

It is the final week of the year and in typical 2020 style we end it in Tier 4 lockdown where we live due to escalating cases. The relaxation of Christmas rules has been reduced from five days to one day, which is a shame, but with a new highly contagious variant in the country, I understand the reasons why. Sunday 20th December The countdown to Christmas is officially on and the fun at work continues, meanwhile, the kids are… Continue Reading “Project 365 2020 Week 52 – COVID Lockdown Week 41”

How To Be Ready For What 2021 Will Bring

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If we are being honest, 2020 was a year that none of us could have been prepared for. Had a time-traveller visited you in the middle of last year and presented you with a copy of any newspaper from March 2020 or later, the headlines would have been close to incomprehensible. If the year has taught us one thing, it is that preparedness for unforeseen events is more important than any of us realised, and many of us have spent… Continue Reading “How To Be Ready For What 2021 Will Bring”

Project 365 2020 Week 34 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 23

Kian Birthday

Wow, 23 weeks since initial lockdown. In some ways it has sped past and in other ways it feels like it is dragging. There is no real news this week, other to say that we are glad we cancelled our visit to France at the end of next week as they have now imposed a 14 day quarantine when you get back. We have kept our booked time of work though as we have worked all the way through lockdown… Continue Reading “Project 365 2020 Week 34 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 23”