Life in Lockdown | Three more weeks {Week 5}

April 19, 2020

The announcement came this week that lockdown measures would need to continue for a further three weeks. Looking across social media as this news filtered through I saw a mixed bag of reactions. Some wondering how they can manage for another three weeks. Something thinking that the measures should be easing by now. Then the others who were not surprised by the extension.

Extending lockdown

I fall into the latter category, having resigned myself to the fact that we are likely to be in some sort of lockdown until at least June. With the slow process to return life to anywhere near what it used to be. As well as thinking that the children will be home from school until September. Whilst this all sounds quite bleak, I feel it is better to have a slower transition back to reality than pushing too soon and having to re-instate lockdown measures.

Reception Class of 2020

With all that has been going on I had completely forgotten that the school places were going to announced this week. An email alerted me to login into the Norfolk County Council website. Thankfully good news for us with Piglet gaining a first choice place at our local school. I wasn’t too worried that she wouldn’t gain a place as we are in the catchment, Tigger attends the school and she attends the preschool. I’m not too sure that the teachers will be ready for her very different personality compared to her siblings.

The end of the Easter hoilidays

Today marks the last day of the Easter holidays. With the children returning to their home schooling programme tomorrow. Emails from the children’s schools have indicated that they have a plan of action for the coming weeks (and possibly months).

Although the holidays have been very different to the ones we had planned. It has been wonderful to enjoy lazy days, family film nights and time in the garden.


  • Rebecca Smith April 20, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    So glad that Piglet got your first choice school! I’m not sure how I feel about another three weeks, it is what it is I suppose. I am quite enjoying the family time though.

  • Rachel April 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Oh I am so chuffed you got the first choice of school, I am glad it isn’t something I have had to deal with but friends and family who have gone through it, it has been a nightmare. One friend who has triplets saw her children split between two schools x

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra April 20, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    That is wonderful. A bit of good news like that would really brighten your day, even in lock down. We are on the last 10 days of our community quarantine, but I don’t think there is any chance of it it being lifted. I guess we just have to make good use of this extra time we have right now.

  • Baby advisor April 22, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Superb reading! Don’t know how many days this will continue. This is best way to teach kids at home. Love your ideas. Stay safe.

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