Week 9 of lockdown has seen some sun and a nice steady amount of work for me.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 138 – Sunday 17th May – we keep working on the garden. There’s still room for new plants and I’m still weeding. There is one particular type of weed which is driving me mad. It’s everywhere and even the tiniest ones have the most enormous roots. I also dug up this tiny horse chestnut tree – with the conker still attached! The squirrel must have buried it in the autumn. My kids were cross with me for digging it up, but it was growing right by the fence and very close to the house, so I couldn’t leave it.
Day 139 – Monday 18th May – my husband bought yet more plants yesterday, including this lupin. He has obviously forgotten the lupins we planted a few years ago which all died within months.
I’m pleased to say that work is going well in lockdown. My work is usually extremes – too much or not enough – but in lockdown I’ve had a balanced amount for weeks now. Long may it continue! I need to make sure I’ve got enough money for my corporation tax and accountant’s fees, as well as to pay myself.
Today’s missed GCSEs were geography and German listening and reading.
Day 140 – Tuesday 19th May – this is an unusual photo. This Lucozade is what I drink on long runs, but it’s been out of stock in all of the supermarkets. Because of my IBS, I’m always unwilling to try anything new while running. So I was very happy to be able to order my Lucozade direct from the manufacturer – and it came in two days!
Today’s missed GCSE was maths.
Day 141 – Wednesday 20th May – the hottest day of the year so far. I love the sun, but it was too hot for me to sit in it for long. These are our new pots in the garden. Well, the pots are old, but we’ve moved them and put new plants in them.
Today’s missed GCSE was physics.
Day 142 – Thursday 21st May – my daughter went running with me. It’s a long way for her – 4.5 miles. It was only the third time she had run that distance and it was hard in the heat.
Today’s missed GCSE was English literature.
Day 143 – Friday 22nd May – I felt like I had more work than usual today, which isn’t a bad thing. My daughter finished painting the bathroom, then gave it probably the best clean it had ever had – all completely voluntarily! The only photo I took was of the guinea pigs on the grass.
There were no missed GCSEs today.
Day 144 – Saturday 23rd May – I’ve failed with this photo as it’s my window for Instagram stories (I post one of these every day). We did our family non-parkrun parkrun and my husband came up with some staggered start times, so that we would all finish at about the same time. My daughter was very happy to finish first. I was last, but not by far. Our plans for the bank holiday weekend will be gardening and not a lot else.
Blogposts this week:
- Teatime: After lockdown
- Planning your teenager’s future with MyTutor #ad
- Staying fit and active in lockdown
- Knife by Jo Nesbo