Another week gone, and it’s week 27 of the year and week 15 of (kind of) lockdown. Everything is easing with the 4th of July called Super Saturday, as pubs, restaurants, holidays and indoors tourist places opening. We’ve still not been anywhere, although it’s good to know we can. Hearing what measures the local pub has in place are just enough to put me off. Although I have so many appointments I need to make that we’ve missed or are due coming up – N’s eye test, smear test, MOT/car service, hair appointment and hopefully N’s tonsils referral.
Onto this week’s round up.
Sunday was a lazy day as usual. We played some games, I tried to make rhubarb fudge this time dehydrating the rhubarb – it was a fail because it was too dry. Shame, but I think I’ll give up on that idea! I’ll stick with flavours I know that work.
On Monday it was back to work for me, but N’s sore throat was back. He did a bit of work, but was really tired in the afternoon.
Tuesday N’s tonsils were up again with white spots. Another call to the doctor and he’s back on antibiotics again. Sigh. That’s been every 3 weeks in lockdown, so I’m really hoping it doesn’t continue right til schools being back. I found N napping in his living room den as he was really wiped out.
On Wednesday he still felt rough. So I was at the kitchen table alone while he had a lot of screen time! We did get out the Gravitrax in the evening to do a mega build. I was meant to have had a slot at National Trust’s Upton House, but couldn’t go because N was too ill to go out on the farm with his dad. That’s the 2nd one I’ve not managed to get to.
Thursday N was much better although still a bit low on energy. He did some work in the morning, then was well enough to go to his puppy training lesson. Granny took him – it’s on a farm the other side of the village and it went well I think. Unfortunately they didn’t take any photos or videos. Evidently our puppy had a great time when she met the trainer’s 3 dogs, including another puppy. N is hoping to get back for a group session next time, once they’re back on again.
On Friday, it was just work, trying to get N to get back into school work again. This week has been all about dens – indoor ones. There’s always cushions, blankets and random pieces of furniture moved around.
Group tennis coaching starts again next week, so his name’s down, and we’ve also requested his private lessons again. Unfortunately because they’re just doing a summer programme on 2 days, we can’t do it at our club courts round the corner like normal, we have to do day times and at the private prep school courts across the other side of town. N can only do the 3 weeks I’m on leave over the summer which is frustrating with it being day time. But it’s better than nothing. We’ll have to get down to the club ourselves and play inbetween. I’m presuming his county coaching will start again in September as everything has been pushed back since March. But as it’ll be indoors in Autumn, and there’s 3 groups of 8 being coached at the same time, I suppose there’ll need to be some changes to that, potentially using the outdoor courts for longer if the rain holds.
Saturday was a much better day for N. He was pretty much back to normal, and now it’s more of a cold. We didn’t do much, although N decided he wanted to move his room around again. He had out the measure and was checking what could fit where. Then I had to help move it all. Turns out, the new layout would mean he could build a better den!
This week’s photo was taken after I went to pick up N’s prescription. I had to stop in a gateway to walk back to take some photos of these flowers in the verges. There’s so many around the villages here, and they look great. I looked it up on a plant finder app and it told me it was Fireweed. Looks pretty even if it is a weed.
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