Contact Tracing

My positive experience of the COVID19 app

With the kids back at school, it was inevitable that the kids were going to come home with coughs and colds at some point. This happened after just two weeks, but thankfully their symptoms were just runny noses. Last Tuesday I felt the first symptoms of a cold in myself and thought nothing of it. I work in a pre-school and normally find that I feel like I am fighting the lurgy between the months of October to March anyway and just get on with it. By Tuesday evening, I really didn’t feel well. I took Isaac swimming and had …

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Eliza Gateway

Project 365 2020 Week 39 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 28

I was expecting a second wave of coronavirus, but had mentally prepared myself for October. The rule change last week, was a bit of a shock, but this week it has been tightened even further. Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday a package of tougher measures in England which include early closing for pubs, bars; table service only; closing businesses that are not covid secure; expanding the use of face coverings, and new fines for those that fail to comply. Most of these don’t affect us as we don’t go out, but it does mean that both my husband and I …

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Kids beach

Project 365 2020 Week 24 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 13

Lockdown restrictions are continuing to ease, although according to reports the R rating is currently hovering around 1.1 in the South West where we live. The new rules don’t affect us, as we are a big family, but I imagine that a lot of single parents or people living alone are breathing a sigh of relief as they can form small support bubbles. The weather has been a bit up and down this week, but the benefit of that is that the scenes of the week before have not been replicated and we haven’t had too many tourists descend on …

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Project 365 2020 Week 20 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 9

Sunday’s announcement from the Prime Minister was a bit of relief for me. Although effectively we are still in lockdown, being able to drive a few miles up the road to exercise is a relief as the kids were getting a little bored of our walks. I found the announcement to be clear and concise, but the media immediately ripped it apart, which really wasn’t helpful at all. I admire the government, they are doing their best in a bad situation. Sunday 10th May We enjoyed a nice day at home, with none of us working today. We have downloaded …

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Pins and Nettie

Pins and Nettie – the brand new animated series for toddlers and pre-schoolers

Have you heard there is a brand new animated series starting on YouTube this Friday? It’s called Pins and Nettie, and I think it will be perfect for your toddlers and pre-schoolers! It’s about two little hedgehogs called… you guessed it… Pins and Nettie, who love nothing more than to go out and explore the suburbs where they live. But right now, they cannot go exploring like they used to… because they must stay at home for a while. Sound familiar? Exactly! The new series is designed to be relatable to young kids and their experiences of living through lockdown …

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