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Thursday photo #312

The problem with blogging at the moment is that one week seems to fade into the next. With the children reluctantly starting their schoolwork again, last week seemed to drag on for approximately 327 years. I’ve found myself aiming to have little things to look forward to. A pub zoom quiz on a Tuesday night and a break from schoolwork at the weekend. Little jobs are getting done around the house and we are all pottering along at a much slower pace. Getting to know you Isn’t it funny how you get to know your own family just a little…

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Thursday photo #311

I can’t be the only person who was truly dreading the children’s schoolwork kicking in again this week. Their school have been excellent at sending work via an online platform to ensure they can continue their education. But working through it with them each day is a bit like pulling teeth. A new classroom For a bit of a change of scenery this week, we’ve relocated their lessons from the house to the camper van. I’m not sure why, but it does seem to make learning just a little more exciting. They’re half way through making a ‘classroom’ sign to…

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Thursday photo #310

Isn’t it amazing how well children can amuse themselves when they need to? The toys they rarely played with become firm favourites. The garden they hardly used is suddenly their favourite place to be. Even the dog is getting more attention. They’re still missing their friends, but they’re happy to be at home. I couldn’t ask for more from them really. The singing exam Libby was supposed to have a singing exam this month, which was of course cancelled. To her credit though, their singing teacher has continued to teach the girls via zoom. That, along with piano and ballet…

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Finding summer clothing from home

I’ve never been one to update my wardrobe every season. I don’t follow fashion and hate waste, so throwing away clothing to start again doesn’t sit comfortably at all. But I don’t mind admitting that sometimes, this attitude puts me at a disadvantage. When my clothes are no longer wearable, they get cut up to become rags. If I’ve just stopped wearing them or they no longer fit, they go to a charity shop. Then, I replace things when I need them. Usually by shopping in a charity shop or buying one or two items I love and making them…

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A garden renovation project

For many years, our garden has been a source of frustration. It’s not huge, but there is plenty of space. The problem was, we weren’t making the most of it. It was disjointed, with the front garden separate from the back and side garden. There was no fence between the front garden and the pavement. Strangely though, there was a huge hedge between the front and back gardens. Removing the hedge To reclaim our front garden, the first task was to remove the conifer hedge. This seemed like a mammoth task. Knowing when to do it was difficult too. Whilst…

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