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Thursday photo #331

Just like that, the children are back to school. It is becoming increasingly clear that this whole thing isn’t really diminishing. Lockdown measures are already beginning to tighten again but I live in hope that they won’t have to close all schools anytime soon. Children have suffered so much due to a virus that has such a minimal impact on them. For the time being though, we are continuing to carefully enjoy a bit of freedom. I’ve had some hot cups of tea and a couple of river swims. Lockdown has definitely made me reassess what’s important. The pantomime that…

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Thursday photo #328

Isn’t it amazing how much better everybody feels for a bit of sea air? We felt so lucky during lockdown to live in a beautiful area where we could walk every day. We were also incredibly grateful for our garden and the opportunity to get out for a swim in the river once things started to ease. The one thing we did miss though was the beach. It has been a long time coming but we finally made it to the beach this week. It was rather a relief to get back in the sea.   Breaking up a journey…

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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 #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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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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