Week 10 of lockdown and it’s half term, but that doesn’t make much difference to us. The only person it actually affects at the moment is my daughter.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 145 – Sunday 24th May – a warm, sunny day and started the day with a 10 mile run, as usual. Went for a couple of walks and did a bit of weeding. We even had a long chat with my sister and her family over her fence. This was the sunset in the evening.
Day 146 – Monday 25th May – bank holiday Monday, which again doesn’t make much difference to us, but it’s nice to have a day off work. I did yet more weeding and we went for one of our favourite walks.
Day 147 – Tuesday 26th May – my daughter has an injured toe. It’s a sports injury she has had before and she knows she needs to rest it. So she didn’t do any walking today, instead she painted and cleaned the downstairs toilet! I took over her ‘duty’ of going for a long walk in the afternoon with my son, which was nice. This is one of the new flowers in our garden. As ever, I don’t know what it is!
Day 148 – Wednesday 27th May – I had a telephone appointment with the dermatologist. He’s going to keep me on the higher dose of Roaccutane for a few months, then I will go down to 10mg for three months before finally getting back down to 5mg around the start of next year. Recovery is always a very slow process with skin.
My daughter decided she could go for a short walk, so we all went for a walk in the evening. She started touching up the paintwork in our ensuite and also mopped it. I feel mean that she’s doing these things for us, but she’s doing them because she wants to.
Day 149 – Thursday 28th May – another hot day. After a couple of days’ rest, my daughter decided she was fine to go for a long walk with her brother, so I didn’t go with them. I did go with my son for sprinting practise though. In the evening we did clap for carers. We have done it every week. Apparently today was the last one.
Day 150 – Friday 29th May – today was a sad day as we had to say goodbye to a Scout leader who died too young. He had worked with all of my kids. Families lined the road to applaud the hearse. I hope his wife and children were able to take some small comfort from that.
The weather has been hot all week. The guinea pigs don’t like the heat, so I put a bottle of ice in their hutch and they sit leaning on it to stay cool.
Day 151 – Saturday 30th May – we started the day with our non-parkrun parkrun, although my daughter is still giving running a miss. It looks like another hot and sunny day ahead, which no doubt will mainly consist of going for walks and doing the garden.
Blogposts this week:
- Getting on top of the garden (again)
- Our garden: Getting to grips with the grass #ad
- 10 weeks of lockdown
- The Light in the Hallway by Amanda Prowse