Lockdown Life: catch-up #5

So here we are at the end of what feels like week 932 of lockdown.

How’s it been going?

I am constantly amazed at how resilient and (mostly) enthusiastic my kids have been during this whole home learning experience.

I quickly learned that routine is key; the kids are happy to adhere to it, and are always eager to get started on their work.

clever focused little girl doing homework at home
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Things have been much easier since I was furloughed about a month ago, because now I can give the kids my full attention and provide better support with their learning.

I even joined in with art lessons this week.


Our green things are growing. We have squash, carrots, sunflowers and tomatoes growing merrily in the window.


We are still having adventures in the woods, although our walks there have been less frequent because the weather has been so good that the kids are happy playing and hanging out in the garden. This week we even had “school” outside on blankets and picnic tables.


I miss social interactions with friends and colleagues, and am yearning for a night out with my mates. But this will have to wait.

I’m still reading The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel. It is such a wonderful book and I am savouring every page.


For once I am not speeding through books like I usually do.

Lockdown has slowed me down and that’s totally fine by me.

So, how are things with you?

Read previous lockdown catch-ups here:#1, #2, #3 & #4

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