Well, we’re into week 2 of the year. Our first full week of the return of remote learning., and second week of work for the year for me. Covid is still high with record levels even above figures back in the spring. Vaccine roll out is progressing though, so that’s one thing that seems to be going well in the UK compared with everything else.
Here’s this week’s project 52.
Just a normal Sunday at home. N helped move a couple of sheep into the paddock behind, but otherwise it was just a relaxing day of reading, puzzling and watching films.
Monday was a bit of a shock to the system when we read the full move to remote learning for school. They’re now on Teams all day learning alongside those in class, with the teacher setting them independent work and will pop back on to check how they’re doing. They stop for break time and lunch the same as school (lunch thankfully matches when the farm stop for lunch, but break time is different). Then stop around 2.20-2.30 so they can all go and do some kind of exercise. They also get homework, and they upload all their work. N says he wishes he was in school, but is enjoying the remote learning too. He can sort it all out himself and I think he’s learning so many new skills which will help with secondary school and further along in his education and potentially career.
It’s hard when N is online and trying to listen, as well as me being in meetings, but it’s working so far.
Tuesday was another normal home school and work day. We’ve now worked out that there’s a film crew mini-busing all the crew from a field nearby us to where the filming’s going on. It means there’s minibuses permanantly going up and down our road, loads of cars parked up there, and there must be so many people involved in it. Seems noone informed the villagers etc, as there’s a lot of frustration given everyone’s in lockdown but numerous people are driving into our area daily from god knows where for filmwork.
Wednesday was more of the same. N has found my fitboard/balance board and is loving playing on that. It might help his balance for tennis. He’s also made himself a new blanket den in the living room.
On Thursday N wanted to make dinner again, he’s really getting keen on extending his home cooking repertoire. We decided on southern breadcrumbed chicken goujons and wedges. He did a great job. One of the farm cats was mooching around our garden wall. The cats don’t usually come this far unless on occasion they want to get to the paddock behind. I was wondering whether it had got wise to the fact that there are lots of birds coming to the feeders.
Friday was back cooking again. The OH did bacon and eggs for them to have in sandwiches for lunch. So by the time I was ready for my lunch, N offered to make some for me too. Result. I had worried because Tesco had a power cut on Thursday, the shop was shut and when it opened the freezers and chillers were down. Luckily my Friday delivery was only missing 2 items and 8 substitutes were sensible.
On Saturday it was a lazy day as usual. I tried to catch up with some reading but didn’t get much read, as N wanted to watch some films. He’s really got into them recently, and it’s nice we can watch together and chat about them. The OH hates people talking or laughing loudly through films or tv shows, but N and I have a right old discussion and laughing moments through watching.
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