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Thursday photo #323

Isn’t it funny how things that are long-awaited tend to pass by in the blink of an eye? Libby was told a few weeks ago that she would have half a day in school this week. After much anticipation, the day finally arrived and went. She loved seeing all her friends, being with her teachers and grasping onto that little glimpse of normality. And now the countdown begins for September. The news we’d been waiting for With all the things everyone has missed out on over the past few months, it has been easy to divide activities into things we…

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Attractions reopening across the UK as lockdown eases

With lockdown in the process of easing across the UK, many attractions are reopening. As most of us gear up for staycations this summer, it is useful to know what’s on in the area you are visiting as well as your local area. I’ve put together a roundup post to pull together loads of information. Instead of turning this into one huge list, I’m linking to blog posts, articles and websites where you can find local information. For ease, I’ve divided it up into England, Scotland and Wales and then alphabetically by county within England. There is a table of…

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Thursday photo #322

As lockdown restrictions ease across the country, it is difficult to know what to do for the best. Local businesses reopening need our support, but at present, going to many of the places that have been allowed to reopen doesn’t feel right for our family. Attractions across the West Midlands are gearing up for the summer holidays. But swimming pools and leisure centres are still closed. Days out and restaurant meals I am very keen to support local businesses wherever possible as things start to get back to normal. For me though, that is likely to take the form of…

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Things to do in the West Midlands: Summer holidays 2020

The summer holidays bearing down upon us this year are a different beast to any we’ve experienced before. The usual events around the West Midlands are not taking place but nonetheless, it is useful to know where to visit with children and families. All attractions ask that people don’t visit if they are showing any symptoms of Covid 19. I’ve tried to do a roundup of the usual places with an update on whether each one is open. I’ll be updating further as things change. Please do let me know if you have any to add or any alterations I’m not…

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Thursday photo #321

Had you noticed that it was the 100th day of lockdown this week? I hadn’t realised until I read it on social media. I don’t think I would have coped if someone had told me the schools would remain closed for so long. The thought of such a long stretch of life being so different would have been too much. As it stands though, with things starting to creep a little closer towards normality, it hasn’t been so bad. Gardening I keep hearing that gardening is the new going out. We certainly fit the cliché of taking up gardening during…

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