I always look forward to February half-term
When the announcement at the beginning of the year, on my birthday put us back into lockdown, Schools closures and limited movement – it didn’t quite hit me back then what that would mean for February half-term. Or maybe it was because I believed it would be for a few weeks. Not 2 months. And whilst I don’t break for the whole week I always enjoy taking a couple of days with George. It just felt different this year.
Each year we enjoy a trip to Emma Bridgewater to paint our first plate of a new year, it’s our thing. An activity we do every year and we both adore that time together. I won’t lie we were a little sad that we wouldn’t be able to take part this year. We usually drive out to see friends and spend a day with Nanny. Not this year.
And whilst we have definitely missed all of the socialising, the days out and adventures it was lovely just the same. In true Hargreaves style we always make the most of a situation and we did just that. George is coming out of half-term rested, happy, thankful of a break from learning in this new style and ready to return to School. And that is all that matters.
We enjoyed sleepovers in George’s bedroom with Bobby, lazy mornings, reading books, we watched Perseverance landing on the Red Planet and wrote a project for it which George emailed to his Teacher. There was an awful lot of technology which definitely helped on our working days. We went out for walks in the bright sunshine, there were pancakes for dinner and movie nights. It was lovely to see the weather warm up so that we could enjoy play time in the garden with Bob and our first Frappuccino of the year.
One thing is for sure slowing down and spending more time together has meant that I’m seeing just how much my boy is growing up. He’s 10 in 126 days, oh my goodness. I adore being this close to him. When life kicks back in, and by that I mean the football schedule I’m going to miss these days. All this time together. It really is a huge silver lining of the pandemic.
How was your half-term?
KA x x