COVID-19 Diary – 23rd March – Lockdown

23/3/20 First day of my new weekday schedule, which is likely to remain this way for some time. Looking after the kids in the morning whilst vaguely trying to educate them (using the phrase home schooling would probably give me more credit than I deserve), then working from lunchtime through to 7pm , before dinner, a little TV and then bed. The morning was actually … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 23rd March – Lockdown

COVID-19 Diary – 22nd March – Mother’s Day

22/3/20 Probably the toughest day of the pandemic so far for me, feeling pretty down for large parts of the day. Mother’s Day hasn’t always been a huge day with me and my mum, she’s not someone who wants to be made a big fuss of (genuinely – not the sort of person who says they don’t expect to be made a fuss of while … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 22nd March – Mother’s Day

COVID-19 Diary – 21st March – Every Day Is Like Sunday

21/3/20 Saturday would normally mean a flustered start to the day, getting my son ready and out the door for his swimming lesson. Saturday morning has typically been a time for activities for our kids, swimming, dance, gymnastics and such like. It’s always suited me, as I have tended to feel more at ease taking the children to do things, whether structured activities, or just … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 21st March – Every Day Is Like Sunday

COVID-19 Diary – 20th March – Normality

20/3/20 The last day of something approaching normality, as I had to go back in to the office to sort a few last things out before the campus virtually shuts down from Monday, and my daughter went into school for the last time in a long time (not a key worker me, that’s for sure), Despite the apparently normal structure of the day, the signs … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 20th March – Normality