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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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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 #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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Thursday photo #317

The few small changes to lockdown that have taken place this week seem to equate to a lot more freedom. For us, days out at this time of year inevitably take place outside. It is quite rare for anybody outside our immediate family to join us too, so the four of us going for a day out felt relatively normal. We didn’t venture anywhere exciting but took our camper van to a local beauty spot 10 minutes down the road for a picnic. As there is a toilet in the van, it makes a huge difference to how long we can…

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Thursday photo #316

School holidays are a funny thing in this strange limbo we are in at the moment. We all look forward to the extra downtime with the girls not having to battle through their schoolwork. Then the holidays arrive and they feel somewhat odd. We haven’t been joining the hoards on days out to the beach or anywhere else far from home. We’ve been out walking or cycling every day but otherwise, life continues as normal but without the school work. Until next week, when everything changes again. Back to school Lia is in year 1, one of the first cohorts…

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