Wow! It’s been a while since I last blogged here. My world got crazy busy there for a while and there was no time to blog, then lockdown happened and I’ve been at home for the last few months but just haven’t found the time to sit and write, or the will to be quite honest.
Life in lockdown has been pretty stressful and I really am missing normality now. We are still staying at home as much as possible. We go out for walks and that’s about it to be honest. As much as I want things to return to normal we are not ready to venture out just yet.
So let me fill you in on a few things…
We went into self-imposed lockdown on the 17th of March and took the kids out of school. Any fool could see what was coming and we weren’t going to wait around for the bloody government to do it! Today I am happy to say that school is out for summer and we have survived four months of homeschooling and I can honestly say that my youngest is all the more happy for it. He hated school and I am so thankful I have had the opportunity to have him at home and be a whole lot happier. It’s been hard work as there hasn’t been a great deal of support with homeschooling from school and I’m so thankful to websites such as BBC Bitesize, White Rose Maths, Twinkl and to individuals like Joe Wickes and Rob Biddulph for making it that much easier for us parents to cope.
Liam my oldest has been working as a senior carer at a residential home and has worked so hard bless him, he did get Covid19 and thankfully recovered! I’ve seen him once since lockdown began, we went for a lovely social distanced walk together in the Peak District when restrictions were lifted. It was so good to see him, the younger two haven’t seen him at all so they are missing him like mad.
At the beginning of March my life was so full and busy…. I was volunteering for Home-Start UK, working in a creche once a week, doing a maths GCSE course and all that stopped as soon as lockdown began. I really felt like I was starting to get ‘me’ back after being a stay at home mum for so long and now I feel like I am back to square one. Don’t get me wrong my life for the last few months has been so full, I’ve really enjoyed lockdown to be quite honest. Although being in lockdown with a teenage girl has been quite challenging 😉 I love being with my family and we have spent some real quality time together, so many walks, movies, jigsaws, games, baking, reading, learning etc and we’ve had sad times too… we lost my mother in law in April and that has been hard, especially not being able to say a proper goodbye.
So now I’m waiting to see what the rest of 2020 has in store for us. I really hope that it will contain lots of hugs with my extended family and friends because I am really missing those. We have a holiday to Wales booked in October (should have been Easter but we had to rearrange) so I really hope we get to enjoy that.
How are you guys? What has your lockdown experience been like? Have you any nice plans for the rest of the year?