Like the majority of the UK, we had a visit from the Beast from the East. Whilst I had initially thought we would just get a sprinkling, as usual, instead we were treated to a thick blanket of snow.
Oh, what a week! I have to confess to being a little sceptical when I saw the weather reports over the weekend suggesting that we were about to enter a deep freeze. The Beast from the East certainly made their presence known. With the world around us looking more like a scene from a movie rather than the end of February in the UK. Instead of our usual scattering of snow, we received a thick blanket that is still covering most of the area. With just the roads and some walkways starting to turn to slush. It’s still very cold, but oh so beautiful!
From Wednesday onwards I have spent most of the days attempting to recall what day of the week it actually is. Thinking it was a day later than it was, which when I remembered that it wasn’t was a good thing as I had more time to achieve a few more things on my to-do list. At the moment I’m splitting my time between producing content and playing catch up those blog admin tasks that I never seem to get round to. I’m thinking it might be more productive to dedicate one day a week to just that so that I can make headway on the mountain of things that need doing. All tedious tasks but once completed will hopefully make things run more smoothly.
As I collected Piglet from the nursery last week her keyworker told me that she owed me an apology. Many different scenarios rushed through my head. Thinking it was probably me who needed to apologise for something that Piglet had done. She confessed that she hadn’t managed to put much of Piglet’s progress photos and activities on Tapestry.
Tapestry is an online framework which the nursery uses to record the children’s early years foundation stage. Noting down activities, milestones and photos from their nursery journey.
The first half term of the year is almost over. We’ve adopted a slower pace of life this week which has done us all the world of good – although Tigger is looking rather peaky. A mix of essential tasks such as new brakes for my car and a family trip to the dentist. Alongside local trips into the city, the forest and SEA LIFE Centre.
Once upon a time, I was a bit of a risk taker. Jumping into situations with both feet and thinking about everything afterwards. Nowadays I am a creature of comfort and very indecisive. Recently I’ve been pushing my boundaries and this week has really put me out of comfort zone. There are many positives to take from it but I naturally still question whether I should have put myself out there.
Poor Piglet didn’t have a great start to the week succumbing to one of the winter bugs. It’s so hard to see any of the children poorly especially when vomiting is involved (I just can’t deal with vomit). Thankfully with lots of mummy cuddles and the assistance of Frozen she is back to her usual self.
As I went to bed last Sunday my body was aching from top to toe. Thinking that I’d just over done things that week I went to sleep. Waking on Monday morning to find that I’d managed to pick up one of the many bugs doing the rounds at the moment. I felt truly awful, the worst I have felt in a long time. It forced me for most of the week to take things at a slower pace, which really helped not only in terms of recovery but my general wellbeing.