The story of the squirrels
May06

The story of the squirrels

I’m no expert on wildlife, but I’ve always quite enjoyed seeing different birds and animals in our garden and the surrounding area. And, over the course of the year, with literally nothing else to do, we’ve all become a bit obsessed with the local wildlife. There’s the blue tits which take bits of Herbert’s fur for their nests, the two friendly robins who sat patiently watching my husband as he dug up the...

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Easter Sunday 2021
Apr06

Easter Sunday 2021

Easter Sunday this year was a special one for us, just as it was for so many families in the UK. On 29th March, lockdown restrictions were eased, meaning six people or two households could meet outside. So we could have my mum and dad round for Easter! Last Easter, I had Covid myself (although I was never tested, because testing wasn’t a thing then unless you were very ill). Then at the end of last year, my Dad was seriously ill...

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Lockdown 3: The end is in sight…
Mar16

Lockdown 3: The end is in sight…

Well, the kids have gone back to school, we’ve got the government’s ‘road map’ and the end of lockdown 3 is in sight. I don’t know about you, but every lockdown has felt very different, while also feeling very familiar. During lockdown 1, I counted the weeks for a long time. I remember everyone was so hung up on the end of the first three weeks and many people genuinely thought life would instantly get...

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How is lockdown 3 treating us?
Jan25

How is lockdown 3 treating us?

So we are three weeks into lockdown 3. How is treating us? And how is it treating you? The third national lockdown wasn’t entirely unexpected. Anyone who was taken by surprise by it clearly wasn’t watching the news. With Covid-19 infections and deaths soaring during December, and hospitals and NHS staff being pushed to their limits, it felt pretty much inevitable. I’ve heard of a lot of people finding lockdown 3...

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