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Thursday photo #309

It seems we are all reluctantly settling into this new normal. It’s far from where we would like to be, but for most of us we are safe at home. At the moment, that’s the best we can ask for. Personally, we’ve been making the most of this time to get our garden as we want it. Once that’s all done, it will be time to move on to some decorating indoors. Our garden progress Fencing our front garden and moving a couple of sheds doubled our usable space. This week, we’ve tidied up and fixed the swing into the…

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Thursday photo #308

Isn’t it amazing how busy it’s possible to be without even leaving the house? With the children at home, we’re slowly settling into our new routine. My work is pottering along surprisingly well. I haven’t got quite as much as normal, but having two completely different streams of freelance income often means that everything comes at once. Whilst it’s difficult to fit it all in, I’m making the most of having work to do. It’s notably better than the alternative. Finding our homeschool routine When I first started helping the girls with their school work, we’d all sit together at…

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Thursday photo #306

The funny thing about writing a regular weekly post is how much you notice the changes. What a different place the UK is from a week ago. With schools closing on Friday, most of us are becoming home educators. We are incredibly lucky that the children’s school are setting work online. They’ve also provided a suggested timetable, which is a great way to keep some structure to their days and mine. The singing competition Saturday suddenly seems like a really long time ago. After much speculation, the singing competition that Libby was due to take part in went ahead. She…

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Thursday photo #305

It’s a strange thing when most of your daily interactions are via social media rather than in person. I’m not glued to social media, but it does form a big part of my life. It’s one of the best ways to share blog content and interact with others who do similar work. It’s also useful to interact with people who work from home, it would be quite lonely with no contact at all with anyone during office hours. That said, it definitely gives me a distorted perception of reality. A reality where people are panic buying toilet rolls and living…

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Thursday photo #304

Isn’t it strange how everything seems to take so much longer than anticipated? I’ve had some work postponed this week due to a problem with the client’s computer system. It seemed like the ideal time to make a start on decorating Libby’s bedroom. I thought I’d manage to get the sanding and filling done. The reality was a little different. I’ve ended up having to remove skirting boards and floorboards and now it’s much worse than it was when I started. I’m crossing my fingers the work computer system stays down for a little longer. Shopping I’ve never really been…

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