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Thursday photo #325

As much as the first week of the school holidays dragged, this one has gone in a flash. We’re not back to our usual levels of chaos, but we’ve started to get out and about a bit more. Most notably, the children have finally been swimming. Not quite in the nice warm swimming pool they were expecting, but the river was definitely a good alternative. Revisiting old haunts Up until Lia went to school, we went to National Trust Croome most weeks. Lia and I would often go while Libby was at school for a walk, a drink and a…

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Thursday photo #324

With the school summer holidays finally here, it is a strange feeling that nothing has changed. My husband took the day off on Monday and we had a lovely day out with friends. We even saw a kingfisher while we ate our picnic by a stream. Since then though, we have pretty much carried on where we left off last week. Lia isn’t in school, I’m not doing schoolwork in the mornings with Libby but those are the only changes. It is a far cry from our usual start to school holidays where we pack the van and head to…

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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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