Week 19 of 2020 and week 7 of lockdown. The sun came back out and we had another bank holiday.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 124 – Sunday 3rd May – my husband and I went for an eight mile run at the start of the day. I did some weeding, which I generally dislike, and my husband moved a plant, because one area of the garden was getting crowded.
Day 125 – Monday 4th April – quite a busy day of work. My son and I cooked shepherd’s pie for tea, which is very time consuming. The vegetarian version is too bland and really not worth the effort! I took this on our walk in the evening. We’ve generally been going for longer walks lately, but we seemed to run out of time today, so ended up just going for the short walk we used to go on every day.
Day 126 – Tuesday 5th May – the sun was back today. My daughter went out in the car with my husband, just to collect some post from his office, and she ended up feeling travel sick. It’s so long since she last went in the car. She wanted to practise sprinting with her brother, but was still feeling queasy, so I kept him company (although I definitely didn’t sprint).
Day 127 – Wednesday 6th May – we’ve been cooking properly since lockdown started (more about that on the blog soon). Today my husband and younger son made homemade fish, chips and mushy peas (battered halloumi for the vegetarians). It was a lot of work! They started peeling and chopping potatoes at 3.30pm and we finally ate at 6.30pm. It was absolutely delicious, but they said they’re not going to do it again.
Day 128 – Thursday 7th May – a pretty relentless day. I was busy with work all morning and into the afternoon, then I had the dreaded supermarket trip. I had to get shopping for us, and my parents and a lot of what my parents wanted wasn’t available. As soon as I got home from shopping, my son asked me to go with him for sprint training. He runs on a quiet country road, but there is a steady flow of cars, pedestrians, cyclists and runners, so he likes to have someone with him to check it’s safe to run.
The only photo I took was of my younger kids for #tbt on Instagram – they were aged 4 and 2 here, in 2008. I think it’s amazing how they have the same face.
Day 129 – Friday 8th May – bank holiday for VE Day. I must admit we didn’t do anything in relation to VE Day. It seems strange to have an extra day of weekend when we don’t even have anything to do on a standard weekend. But it was nice for my husband and I not to have work, and for my daughter not to have schoolwork. Strangely, my son did have a bit of maths to do, despite being in year 11 and not technically needing to do any schoolwork.
My daughter went running with me – 4.4 miles is a long way for her and it wasn’t easy in the heat, but she managed it. She is going to be so fit by the end of lockdown.
Day 130 – Saturday 9th May – yes, it’s another running photo – of my husband and younger son, from our weekly non-parkrun parkrun. Life at the moment is just running, food or the garden, so the photos are rather the same every week!
Blogposts this week: (thanks for the idea Suzanne aka Chicken Ruby)