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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 #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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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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