I’m struggling this week with what to say, what to do and whether there is any light at the end of the tunnel. Which sounds far more dramatic than it truly is, however, it is how I am feeling.
Time to say goodbye to June and hello to July! Another new month started whilst life continues in lockdown. The restrictions are easing with a load of places and businesses able to reopen from yesterday. We haven’t rushed to the pub, a restaurant or attractions and possibly won’t be for a while yet. However, it is good in some ways to see a little bit of normality returning to the world around us.
As the days. weeks and months of lockdown have passed. It’s been interesting to see the different ways we have adapted our lives and things we have been doing to occupy our time. After looking through social media throughout lockdown I have started to question whether I am missing out on the full lockdown experience.
To mark 100 days of lockdown I thought I’d do a special catch up to give an insight into how our lives have changed and how we are coping with this extended period at home.
What a week full of lockdown restriction changes – or should that be now guidance rather than you must follow/adhere…
Despite my concerns, last weekend I made the decisions to see whether they still had space available for her to return to preschool. Which they did and everything was arranged yesterday for her to return today. I know that this is the best choice for her, more so than her siblings who are older and able to find other ways to entertain themselves.
The first few weeks of lockdown we slowly adjusted our usual busy schedules to a new normal of being at home. Managing to switch school runs and after school activities for homeschooling and exploring the garden. As time has gone on we no longer think of ourselves in lockdown as such – this is simply just our life now.
I’m pretty sure that we are supposed to be in June, you know the month where the days are longer, the sun shines and the summer wardrobe is getting it’s first real airing. However, just like the rest of 2020, June appears to be suffering its own pandemic and has decided to bring the wet, miserable days with it.
Here we are again, another week in lockdown. Now marking 12 weeks at home which feels like the longest time but at the same time, it does still have the feeling of an extended summer holiday – despite the rain that has decided to appear as we turned the calendar to June on Monday.
The end of another week in lockdown and also the end of our second month full month. I do feel as though the time is starting pass by so quickly and before I know it another week has ended. When I think back to the beginning of lockdown and how I worried we’d fill the days at home, now I’m wondering how we are meant to fit in ‘real-life’ into our lives.