Diary of our COVID 19 Lockdown | Week 19 and 20

At the beginning of lockdown, I decided to start a lockdown diary, recording what’s been going on, what we’ve been up to, our thoughts and challengers, with me being a key worker and the kids and Boo being at home most of the time. This time we cover two weeks as I was off from work last week and took a break from Blogging etc.

Week 20 was only my second week off since October and because of Lockdown etc I’ve been even more busy than normal, so I was so looking forward to it, the previous week obviously went so slow in my final countdown to it but thankfully it arrived, and to be honest I didn’t do much, we had a couple of days out but in reality, I just wanted to rest, relax, spend time with kids, do some gaming and watch some films,

It sounds a little lazy but I was so tired, mentally and physically, I also took the decision to keep blogging to an absolute minimum as even though it’s good, it can take so much of your time and your mind, and I needed to switch off.

The previous week nothing really happened, kids are playing together and doing some gaming, while Boo has been doing work and lots of reading, this was essentially it as we had gone into full summer holiday mood, the weather had been ok so they played in the garden a little but it wasn’t the dizzying heights of previous weeks, but the second week it got very hot.


We decided to venture out on 2 days, this was a big step as Boo has been nervous about going out, and in reality, she and the kids have hardly been out, and we certainly as a family haven’t been anywhere, so the first day was Chessington,

I did a quick review on this as I imagine many will have no idea how and what it’s like, that’s my opinion, I didn’t really know what to expect, this day was prebooked and overall we did enjoy ourselves, it settled us down a with our worries, and for kids some much-needed fun and different scenery.


Our second day was Legoland, it’s no secret we love Lego, and in reality for the kids its one of the better places to go, even though Roo is getting a bit old for the park now. It was busy! and extremely hot, 30c was too much and once we had done everything that we realistically could, it was time to come home,  we hopefully will be able to go back to both at some point with our Merlin passes, but currently, they aren’t the same, it’s fine but it still feels odd.

Next week I go back to school and we find ourselves halfway through the summer holidays, but with everything that’s going on, I have that feeling the kids won’t be back at school in September or we will shortly all be back in full lockdown.

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  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    It sounds like you had a busy week off – it is amazing you got to go and spend some time out at Chessington and Lego Land! I bet it was a very different experience to normal.

    6 August 2020 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply claire

    I am glad you had a much needed holiday, it has been a very difficult time for us all and none of us would normally work straight through from october to July, so you definitely needed a break!

    Like you, I am not sure about visiting big amusement places just yet, but it sounds like a great few days.

    Last time I went to Legoland over 20 years ago it was roasting and its not much fun when it is so hot!

    6 August 2020 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    Sounds like you kept yourself very busy during your week off – and also got some much needed relaxation time! I remember from previous posts how busy you have been at work so glad you got a break.

    6 August 2020 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Yeah Lifestyle

    Looks like you had fun in Chessington and Legoland. I have been meaning to head to Chessington as well but not had the chance, motivated to head there after reading your post.

    6 August 2020 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Kira

    Wow I’m glad you’ve managed to get some time off and get out and venture . We really want to go chessington but I’m a little bit unsure taking Nila as she’s only 3 and just wouldnt understand the rules

    7 August 2020 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Samantha Donnelly

    I live right by Chessington and with the main car park being used a a testing centre the traffic has been noticeably quieter this year, which I assume makes it less queuing once inside

    7 August 2020 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Melanie williams

    Wow looks like you have been busy and packing in the activities going to both chessington and also lego land x

    7 August 2020 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I am glad you are able to go places. We are still on lock down and we have been put on even stricter guidelines. I wish we could have this pandemic under control. It is getting to be so annoying having all sorts of restrictions, unable to go anywhere.

    7 August 2020 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Jenni

    It sounds like you had two good days out. I am so worried about going anywhere I am avoiding it for as long as we can. I am not entirely convinced the schools will be back in September and in all honesty I am hoping they aren’t or that we are given the choice to carry on with remote learning.

    7 August 2020 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Kara Guppy

    Sebby is desperate to go to Legoland, but we are holding off as expecting it to be busy. Glad you have enjoyed some much needed time off

    9 August 2020 at 4:51 pm
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