I can’t believe we are at the end of July. Even though 2020 has been the strangest year ever, the weeks are flying by.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 208 – Sunday 26th July – I started the day with a 10 mile run as usual. In the afternoon we went for a walk at the hill and got caught in a huge downpour. Then we bathed the guinea pigs. Neither of them are very keen on it, but it’s something that has to be done. I try to do it three times a year – in spring, then early summer and late summer. We were a bit late with this bath as the weather hasn’t been good and they need to dry in the sun.
Day 209 – Monday 27th July – I had a little bit more work today, which was good. In the afternoon I had to do the dreaded shopping, and of course I had to wear a mask. I don’t find it easy because I’m claustrophobic and I can’t tell you how relieved I felt to take it off! I promised myself that if they had any of the books I wanted that I would buy them as a reward. They had three of the books, so that was a win!
Day 210 – Tuesday 28th July – I’ve been feeling a bit sad over the last few days, because it feels like my family is getting left behind. Gyms and swimming pools are open, football teams are training and playing in the park, dance classes have restarted, but nothing has changed for us. We still can’t do parkrun, the half marathons and marathons are cancelled, there are no athletics competitions and my daughter’s ballet classes haven’t started. We had a small light at the end of the tunnel – my kids were going to train on a track tomorrow. Their own track is still closed, but their coach had arranged for them to use another one. My son had literally been counting down the days for this.
Then today it got cancelled. It seems like the other club hadn’t confirmed the booking. My son was devastated. All he wants to do is to be able to train.
I took this sunset photo on our evening walk. It was one quick snap, which I hoped would turn out well – and it did.
Day 211 – Wednesday 29th July – my eldest is now going to work in the office some of the time, which he is loving, although getting up an hour earlier is a shock! I had a bit more work today. The kids went out for a walk with my parents and I had the house to myself for a whole 20 minutes, for probably the first time since lockdown started.
This is me in my other mask, which was made by Karen from Cats, Kids, Chaos’s daughter. Yes, my skin does look really bad. Look out for a post on that next week.
Day 212 – Thursday 30th July – a hot day and a busy day of work. My younger son caught the bus to another town to see his friends, the first time any of us have been on public transport since my eldest flew back from Australia in March.
I took this photo of my daughter on our evening walk.
Day 213 – Friday 31st July – we had our second weekly random coronavirus tests. We still haven’t had the results from the first ones, but apparently no news is good news and our GP will have them. I just really want to be sure I’ve actually done the test properly, so I will chase the results next week.
My eldest had a dream come true this afternoon. We made friends with a 70-years-young man from over the road during clap for carers on a Thursday evening. He is an ex-RAF pilot and regularly flies for fun. My son loves planes, so today he went out in one with our new friend.
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