We’re at half year of 2020, and much of that has been under lockdown. We’re in week 14 of restrictions although things have gone mad since more people are allowed to meet up, more shops are open and the announcement that from 4th July, social distancing is now able to be 1m+ rather than 2m where needed. This has meant some people crowding onto beaches, having raves, street parties, mass football celebrations, and ending up with 22 police injured due to rioting in some places.. Covid cases don’t seem to be coming down and basically many of the British public have proved themselves a bit stupid at disregarding the fact that we should still be aware.
Not much has changed for us as still working from home, with home schooling. But here’s our week 26 for Project 52.
On Sunday I went a bit mad making fudge. Annoyingly my diet has still gone to pots. Not helped by the amount of snacking N needs when he’s home. At least he’s back eating fruit again. I did some of my puzzle and a bit of reading.
Monday was a good home school day (as was the rest of the week too). We had a fleeting call from N’s teacher about requirements for further worksheets. We’re hearing from more of N’s class going back in, so now I’m feeling serious FOMO from him not going back. I’m worried now that he’ll be much further behind friendships and work, although he wouldn’t be with all his year group anyway if he had gone back in. (School have tried to take back children outside of the 3 years back, those who aren’t getting much done at home, or need to be in school).
I tried out some new photography techniques I’ve seen on TikTok. I’m getting a bit obsessed with watching them. We tried to play a bit of garden golf, but one of the pups just wanted to play with the ball, so we had to give up on that idea.
On Tuesday there wasn’t much going on. Just more of the same work and school work.
Wednesday was a super hot day. Over 30C, and way too hot to be working in a kitchen with the aga still on. Our electric oven is still broken, so we can’t really turn the aga off. We mostly stayed inside in the cool.
On Thursday, My brother turned up with a small air rifle for N as a (very early) birthday and Christmas gift. He’s been learning to use an old one the OH was given, but it’s too big and heavy really. So this is much better for his size, and it’s much lighter. The pair of them sat in the garden shooting at targets, before doing a bit of archery as well. We got a bit of golf in once it had cooled down enough for me.
Friday N whizzed through his school work. He had less topic work this week, and had got on well with his chapter book planning he has for this half term, so was finished by 10am. He did some more shooting, and helped out checking the cows. The weather was still hot, and the expected thunderstorms didn’t arrive.
Saturday was mostly wet. I’d managed to get the last slot at our nearby National Trust place, but it was tipping it down all morning up til lunch time and a bit after. Way too much for me to enjoy it – especially as I wanted to go to take photos. So I’ll need to try again next weekend. Or maybe Wednesday afternoon when I’ve got a flexi afternoon. The hard thing is knowing what N can do with the OH because he won’t want to come along.
Instead, I had a brief visit to the local shop, and just mooched around most of the day trying to catch up with reading. I’d hoped to catch some of the non ‘Glasto’ which has obviously been cancelled, but so far, no joy as the tv has been hogged by others.
This week’s photo was taken mid week when I was taking photos of the sunset, but noticed the light and the leading lines of the gates. It turned out well.
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