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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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Thursday photo #320

As work is starting to pick back up again, I’m struggling to fit it in around Lia’s school run and helping Libby with her schoolwork. I’ve only blogged once a week for the past few weeks and it makes me glad I have these regular posts that I keep up with each Thursday. When lockdown is a distant memory, it will be interesting to look back and remember that even when we had nothing to do, life still seemed busy. I have no idea how I used to find the time for leaving the house as well as everything else.…

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Thursday photo #319

Things have changed slightly around here since last week, Lia has gone back to school. The girls have been horse riding and we celebrated Libby’s birthday with a couple of friends who were able to come and visit her in the garden. I know we are a long way from getting back to normal but for us, these small steps have made a big difference. Friends Lia was nervous about going back to school, which was understandable. She knew it would be different. When we arrived, we bumped into the mum of one of her good friends who was already…

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Thursday photo #318

It seems odd, when so many freedoms have been taken away from us, but I find myself more grateful in day to day life than I was before lockdown started. I have always appreciated being able to work from home. Now though, I have even greater respect for parents who are coping without being in such a fortunate situation. Cutting back I find myself wondering whether, when all this is over, our lives will really go back to normal. Will the girls go back to all the activities they have stopped? They will definitely go back to swimming, they are…

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