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Day 45 – Pinch, Punch, First of the Month!

As has become the norm in our house, the first of the month is usually greeted with cries of ‘pinch! punch! first of the month, no returns!’ along with a good natured assault. This month Alexander woke before Lucy, so he got everyone. They both slept in the blanket fort (and they’ve gone back for […]

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Day 44 – Camping at Home

Another Thursday, which was similar to Monday. While Tracy did sterling work we stayed home and I endured back to back meetings for most of the day while Lucy largely avoided doing school work when I wasn’t watching and Alexander attempted to complete several hours of school work in less than the expected time. Outside […]

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Day 43 – Poetry

Another rainy day, and the forecast is for a couple of weeks of rain, although we had some sunny spells over the course of the day. I was off today, and Tracy was at work. We played a bit with zoom backgrounds, did school work and took a breadmaker apart. Zoom backgrounds We’ve seen many […]

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Hello (a poem)

Today’s writing challenge from school was to write a poem with Hello as the first word. So here it is. Hello hello a greeting word. bello the minion language for hello. cello a musical instrument. dello the alien language for deli. eello could be a boy’s name. fellow a nickname to lads. Jello the American […]

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Day 42 – Rainy Tuesday

For the first time in weeks it rained all day. It also felt noticeably colder, although that night just have been psychological because the sun wasn’t out. The first thing Lucy said to me his morning was the number of days it was to her birthday. I spent a big chunk of the day working […]

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Day 41 – Making Monday

We’re getting into routine now. Excluding Easter Monday this is our fifth Monday in lockdown. I’m working from home while persuading the children to do school work. Tracy was at the hospital saving people. I didn’t take many photos today, I just sort of forgot. Alexander got on with his school work, which included some […]

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Day 40 – Sunshine, Trampoline Fun, Party Prep, and Marshmallows

The original meaning of quarantine was forty days. So I’ve been not going to work for longer than an old fashioned quarantine period.We’ve had a great day today. Most of it spent outdoors enjoying the sunshine, apart from a bit after lunch when we stayed indoors because it was too warm to do more digging. […]

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Day 39 – Sleepy Saturday

I didn’t get out of bed until 11am this morning! So for me it was a very sleep Saturday. Tracy went into work to catch up on some of the paperwork that she was just too busy to do when she’s working. Lucy played with her lego and watched episodes of Gravity Falls, which is […]

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Day 38 – TGIF

I’m so glad that today is Friday, and that there are two days of no work ahead. I’ve been feeling tired for a couple of days and it’s been getting harder to get up and go. I’m not the only one, the rest of the family have been later to rise too. We’re all finding […]

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Day 37 – St George’s Day

I was working from home again while encouraging the children to do their schoolwork. Alexander seems to have done a fair amount. Lucy less so, but she has done quite a lot of computer skills, specifically finding images and saving them. Also the importance of file extensions, what they tell you about the type of […]