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I've done it again and have "borrowed" this idea from Deb at Deb's World.


Discussing - I seem to have spent a lot of time this week discussing how to safely manage the children when they are back in school.  There is a lot to be considered from PPE to transport and lesson planning to attendance.  It is like a military operation and we only have 27 out of 122 at the moment.  The teaching staff are still on a two week rota but it's back to work full time for the office ladies.  I spent a lot of time getting things ready for the children coming back only to find out, last Friday, that they wouldn't be coming back the following week as the R number for the North West was over 1 and didn't conform to Government Guidelines.  Never mind.  We're all set for when they do eventually come back.


Craving - Seeing our grandson.  He's 4 this month and it will be the first time we haven't been there for his birthday.  Unless the rules change by the end of the month we will have wait for our hugs.



Buying - Apart from food the only thing I have bought recently has been a new set of shelves for the hall.  I ordered them at the end  May and they should be delivered on 11 July!!  It's a two man job and can only be delivered to the front door.  They can't unpack it and aren't allowed to take the packaging away.  It looks like I'll have to chop the cardboard into small pieces to get it in the recycling bin as a trip to the tip is still taking three hours.

Feeling - A little overwhelmed and restless.  I can feel myself heading back to where I was three years ago and I don't like it one bit.  Luckily I have a great circle of family and friends here to help me through it and cheer me up when needed.  I am indeed blessed.

Wearing - Last week it was shorts and t-shirts but this week has been cropped off trousers and jumpers.  It felt really strange to wear socks the other day after not wearing them for so long.






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  1. Just look at that cheeky little face! I hope it isn't too long until you can see him properly. Our grandson who is very nearly 4 goes back to nursery on Monday but just for 2 mornings a week and where there should be 30 in his class there will only be 5 per session. But he's so excited to be going back!
    I am sorry you feel like you are taking a backward step and hope that it is just a temporary thing and you have the knowledge now to know how to halt the slide. It sounds as if you have a good support group of friends to help you through it. Take care.

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    1. Our grandson went back to nursery last week and it has been the best thing for him. He is his happy self once more. Hope yours enjoys himself next week.

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  2. Oh what a face your Grandson has, that tongue out for balance ... adorable. I think 98% of my purchases have been food & only a small order of scrapping necessities. We are now back into jumpers (sweaters) also - Mother Nature still feels a little annoyed doesn't she?!

    I hear you about feeling like you are anxious ... how can one not feel all these things, it is our first experience at lock down & a world wide pandemic. We are explorers in this journey of unknowns & have no clear shoreline to mark the end. Thankfully you have quite a crew to help you hoist the sails along this journey & I have no idea why I've turned us all into sailors! All will be well & remember we get a ration of rum!!

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    1. Ahoy there shipmate :0) Thank you for those wise words. I'm sure all will be well and a trip to the zoo next month will help enormously .

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  3. Oh my goodness, he is so adorable and obviously quite, quite huggable.

    We are all feeling lots of new emotions with this pandemic. Currently, we are able to get out and about more these days. But there are signs that things are getting worse again, as too many wanted to go from total lock down to total freedom - what ever happened to common sense. Me and mine are lagging behind and being more cautious, but starting last week, getting out for exercise class 3X per week has helped my mental state even more than my physical state. It is even worth it to wear a mask while doing it. I hope you all get relief in the proper time as to balance freedom and health. Hugs to you too.

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    1. We're so excited today as restrictions will change from 4 July and it means that our son and family can visit and stay over. We still can't hug but at least they can be in the same house!! You sound very sensible in your approach to your situation. A lot of people here thought they could go back to normal when the first restrictions were lifted but I still think if we're not careful we'll be in for round two and we really don't want that. Stay safe :)

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