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Thursday photo #340

Lockdown seems so different this time around. For the first time in a long time, the news this week has been mainly positive. With Trump and his toddler tantrums soon to be ejected from the White House and a vaccine set to land shortly, things are looking up. The promised end date for lockdown is a bonus as well and a week of it has already passed. I hope everyone is coping and looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel. School reports With social distancing measures in place, we’ve had virtually no interaction with the girls’…

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Thursday photo #339

Here we go again, back to lockdown. Hasn’t 2020 been the strangest year? A couple of news reports yesterday suggested that there was a small chance a vaccine may be ready by Christmas. Realistically, that means that the vulnerable will be receiving it between Easter and Summer next year. Whilst that seems a long way off, we have to accept it as a positive sign. It’s amazing how quickly the vaccine development has progressed. At least it gives us hope that 2021 might not be such a washout. Business as usual I feel exceptionally lucky this time around that lockdown…

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Thursday photo #338

Hasn’t the half term holiday absolutely flown by? Perhaps it’s because the last time the children were off school it was for such an insufferably long time. Either way, we’ve packed loads into the past few days and half term is nearly over already. Roll on the Christmas holidays. A labour of love Lia has been working incredibly hard on her swimming since lockdown ended. I was surprised that when she first went back, she hadn’t lost any technique or fitness. In fact, swimming in the river and all the other exercise we did during lockdown seemed to have made…

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Thursday photo #335

With just two more weeks to go until half term, it feels fortuitous that the schools are still open. Whilst Covid cases are rising again, there does seem to be some hope that education won’t be disrupted just yet. This past week has brought the first lot of really bad weather since lockdown began in March. I was concerned that we’d all end up a bit stir crazy with staying indoors, but I needn’t have worried. The girls insisted on getting out and about anyway. Whatever the weather I’ve always been a huge fan of getting outdoors regardless of the…

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Thursday photo #334

Things seem to have settled down a bit here this week. We’ve relaxed into our routine and things are starting to seem normal. Masks are a part of everyday life, even for the children. Personally, I’m filling my time while they are at school although not in the way I thought I would. Work is very all or nothing and sometimes, there’s not as much work available as I would like. It has given me a chance to do plenty of running and swimming and catch up with friends. Now though, I do probably need to start looking around for…

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