Is it me or are the week’s flying by? 1 week of the summer holidays are already complete.
Kind of a strange statement given that life in some way seems to have stood still since March. And despite so many restrictions being lifted in recent days and weeks it also feels like yesterday when I sat listening to the news and hearing the words – Stay Home, Stay Safe and where possible only leave your home once a day for exercise. Is it me? Does anyone else feel like this year has disappeared despite our lives standing still?
So what’s happened this week? Well let me tell you…
Our last #pewithjoe
On Wednesday we completed our last #pewithjoe workout. It was really emotional. For me anyway. George wasn’t phased as he was distracted with seeing Nanny and Grandad. It’s been a huge part of lockdown for us and something we have really enjoyed doing together. Taking part in the last session felt equally as important as the 60+ workouts we have done over the last 18 weeks. How amazing is Joe Wicks? I can only imagine how much difference he has made to so many people’s experience of lockdown as well as relieving some pressure on parents and let’s not forget the money raised. Incredible.
Getting ready to welcome Bobby
Have I mentioned that we have a chocolate Labrador puppy arriving in a few days? He’s 7 week’s old currently, we met him a few weeks ago and cannot wait to have him as part of our family. For regular readers and followers over on Insta you’ll know that we said goodbye to Bear, our first furry baby back in May. It was an incredibly sad few weeks and actually still can be when a photo or memory pops up.
Well, we knew for 2 years that the day would come as sadly he was very bravely fighting the ugly disease that is cancer. We decided as a family that we would like to welcome a new fur baby to our family and that we would like to raise a puppy. And so I give you Bobby or Bob Hargreaves…
Finding a new routine
And then there’s managing the summer holidays and work without childcare this year. The return to our office spaces and George’s football training. Life suddenly seems like it’s moving towards some pre-covid normality, albeit looking very different and unlike previously. George’s two football clubs are back to training, right now it’s two times a week, that’s two evenings for us. Mr H and I are splitting our days and working between home and the office so that we can balance having George home with us. George is definitely enjoying being back with his football buddies and receiving his end of season trophy.
Listening to podcasts
As soon as I saw that Joe Wicks (yes him again) was launching a podcast I was eagerly waiting for them to drop into my app. I particularly loved the episode with Fearne, who said something that really resonated with me – ‘nothing blooms all year round’. How accurate is that? What she meant was that we all need to make time for ourselves, that we cannot always be switched on. That it is normal for us to want to back away, turn off and not be present. I was nodding a long thinking, yes Fearne that’s so true. And it’s ok. Have you listened in yet?
Starting to plan our summer holiday
Like many of you we have decided to take a break in the UK this summer, we are off to Devon in August for a week’s staycation. We have a lovely apartment booked in the centre of Ilfracoombe and cannot wait to explore a new part of the South Coast. I remember visiting Devon as a young girl with my family but gosh it’s been more than 25 years since I was last there. We’re hoping for sunshine but of course it will be nice just to get a change of scenery. And, it will also be Bobby’s first holiday as well. How blooming exciting is that!
So, if you have any recommendations for places to visit or dog friendly beaches, cafes and restaurants do let me know in the comments.
Anyway, that’s me done for this week’s I have been. Have a lovely weekend. Mr H and I are off on a little date day to Manchester!