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26
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Lockdown Day 63

It has been such a beautiful day. I managed to squeeze all my work into this morning and then the kids and I headed to Vazon beach.

Social distancing among the adults was fine, but the children struggled somewhat more!

A lovely day and now happy and tired children.

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May
25
2020
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Lockdown Day 62

Another lovely day. First of all a quick trip to the warehouse to drop more stuff off – the loft is looking a lot emptier now!

We then headed to Cobo beach for lunch and a few house of Kindle reading for me and rock pooling for the kids. I have to say that social distancing was a but of a struggle for some people, and I was especially narked when a family plonked themselves right in the gap we had left to allow people access to the ladder over the sea wall. I am not sure 2m was the possible when one of the women was lying with her head about 20cm to the ladder. Ridiculous.

I then had a lovely walk home through the lanes. The hedgerows are just heavenly at the moment.

A gorgeous bank holiday weekend.

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May
24
2020
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Lockdown Day 61

We have had a lovely day but I have hardly taken any photos! We went to the beach this morning and had planned to go for a swim – the kids were happy to go in… but it was too chilly for me! The Mister went in and as usual his fingers went the most horrible colour – I think he might see the GP at some point!

We headed back to Dad’s for a barbecue which was lovely and then came home to do a bit more sorting in the loft.

A gorgeous day.

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May
23
2020
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Lockdown Day 60

We have had quite a busy day and this morning we took a load more stuff to the warehouse and after lunch we headed into town for a walk. It was nice to wander around all the little backstreets that we never get a chance to walk around. There are so many sets of steps which give lovely little glimpses of the other islands and some gorgeous views. After we had walked the children for a while I walked home to get a couple more miles in.

This evening we ordered Chinese takeaway with the neighbours – so nice to have our first takeaway in a long time!!

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May
22
2020
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Lockdown Day 59

Wooohooooo today is a monumental day!!! The States of Guernsey have announced that our delightful, charming children are heading back to school full-time on 8 June. I am absolutely delighted and my liver is saved! The kids are less than pleased. They have also announced that hairdressers etc can reopen so, I made sure I took a pic of dad’s massive hair before he had it all cut off!

This afternoon we went for a lovely, but breezy walk with my sister and the kids (and their grubby dog!) and we ended the day with a church Zoom quiz which was fun.

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May
21
2020
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Lockdown Day 58

We are being massively spoiled by the weather – another gorgeous day of warm sunshine, although it was hazy to start with. The Mister and I had a few house-moving chores to do this morning so we dropped the kids down at Grandpa’s for a couple of hours. I had already decided that I wasn’t up for arguing about school work so we had a blissful day without doing any!

This afternoon I had to do quite a bit of work – my clients have so far (mostly) survived ok but it feels like many of them are starting to struggle quite a lot now. Later in the afternoon I headed off for a quick walk with my sister – lovely to have some time on my own with her. This evening I am doing a Zoom quiz – such a busy social life even in lockdown!

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May
18
2020
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Lockdown Day 55

Today I have spent all day in the office. It felt quite strange to be in to be honest although it was good to catch up with my team and share some the responsibilities and worries. When I sat at this desk I found this hand cream and a little thank-you sticker on it.

As I have been working today I haven’t taken many photos of great interest so we are a little more “day-to-day”.

It made me smile to take photos of the kids eating noodles – not least because they are both rocking the best freckles! I made chickpea and spinach curry and then we caught up with my Dad’s side of the family as it was Uncle Colin’s 70th birthday. Lovely to see everyone if only in virtual-land!

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May
17
2020
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Lockdown Day 54

We have had a lovely day today. This morning The Mister went for a long run this morning and I sorted out some cupboards. Not terribly exciting but chores need to be done1

After lunch we planned to meet friends at the beach so the kids could play and we could catch up from a social acceptable distance. My sister and her friends also happened to be there so we had a lovely afternoon sat 2m apart, shouting at each other whilst the kids body boarded and swam all afternoon. I even went in myself for a swim and stayed in about 10 minutes. It was absolutely gorgeous.

I finished the day by walking home. Such a lovely day – it almost felt like normal!

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May
16
2020
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Lockdown Day 53

I have had a lovely, but busy day today. We filled up the van and headed to my Dad’s warehouse to take some more stuff from the loft. The kids were super-excited to ride in Dad’s little red car.

We then went to Dad’s house to make use of his flat garden and we carried out a but of a tent inventory! This morning we had 5 tents and we now have three – we got rid of two fairly big tents and now we just have our Cabanon Pyramide tent and two small tents. It was a successful but busy afternoon putting them up, checking they are in decent condition and putting them away. The Little Miss helped Grandpa potting up his troughs.

This evening I went out with my friend Emma for a walk. I have missed her loads and we really enjoyed a long walk through the lanes of the Castel and into St Saviours. We puffed (me not her!) our way up a hill until we got to the most beautiful view over the West coast and Emma produced two small bottles of fizz and some glasses. She knew that I’d had a tough day yesterday as I was missing Mum, and I appreciated this thoughtful gesture so much.

It was a great evening with a lovely friend and reminded me so much of all the good lovely and precious things that we have in our lives.

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May
15
2020
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Lockdown Day 52

Today would have been my Mum’s 70th birthday. So, mostly I cope OK without her but birthdays and anniversaries are always a bit harder, and coupled with being hormonal meant I was a bit of a an emotional mess this morning. I couldn’t cope with home schooling. I couldn’t cope with stroppy children. On more than one occasion I left the room for a little cry this morning.

There was another briefing at lunchtime which seems to suggest that Guernsey is still managing the covid-19 situation really well. We are down to 7 active cases and no new cases for 15 days – pretty good going, so a there is a little more relaxation and the kids are likely to go back to school on 8 June, although only for 2 days a week. I have to admit that made me happy.

Things improved after lunch though when I went out for a lovely walk with my husband, kids, Dad, sister and niece and nephew. We had a glorious walk through the Orchid Fields at Rocquaine, through the lanes of St Saviours to the Silbe Nature Reserve and back again. It was perfect – warm when we were out of the wind and the hedgerows and views were heavenly. I have missed being all together, we are so much stronger when we are together. My sister and I also popped up to Mum’s grave to leave some stones that the kids had painted.

Mum would have thoroughly approved of the time we spent together. I think she would have been so proud of all of us – how we are coping without her, and mostly thriving in spite of her absence. I so wish she was here though. I miss her every single day.

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