Diary of our COVID 19 Lockdown | Week 22

At the beginning of lockdown, I decided to record our lockdown lives in a diary with Boo and kids spending time at home and myself being a key worker, I was still working this whole time,  but I was keen to record whats happened, our thoughts, our lives in this time so we can look back. This week the countdown was still on to the kid return to school ….maybe, but with the change in weather at the end of the week our plans became a bit wet.


The Week in the Diary

This week though for me was more working, more people are wearing masks when they come into the shop which makes me a bit happier but there are regulars that don’t, this frustrates me and I see a variety of reasons, some laugh it off, some apologise, on the really rare occasion some will go and come back as they live 5 minutes away, some literally have no care in the world, come in get there booze, fags or lottery and head off, needless to say, they don’t get the A grade customer service, 

the ones that really make me laugh is the ones that come in, oh sorry I forgot or I’ve left it in the car, then use the same excuse time and time again, thinking that we wouldn’t remember, I bet they will be the first people to moan when we go back in Lockdown.

Our big thing this week was a trip to Thorpe Park! the kids had mentioned it a little while ago when we said that we would try to go to places over the summer,  we’ve been before several times using our Merlin passes, but we didn’t manage to go this year before the lockdown, this trip though would just me Tigger and Roo, parks good but it’s not really suitable for Piglet, there’s only a couple of rides really for her and its a little unfair, we’ve tried it before and I felt a little sorry for her, as for Boo, well shes the bag lady and hasn’t got a problem not going lol, we did do a lockdown review of the places also.

Play time

The kids though have been playing nice together this week, they do from time to time but having 3 children in 3 different age groups it can be a little challenging, especially for Roo, but she did well to get engaged with them, but it was nice to see them play as Piglet needs that interaction currently, and with this year being stop and start for her, she loves that playtime with kids.

We may have sold the house, but we may not have done lol, the frustrating thing with everything that’s happened this year is our house has gone down and been. struggle to sell so we will have lost some money, which is something we didn’t need but it needs to go now, as we cant afford to pay for everything long term.

With school hopefully round the corner the count down to normality is still on…maybe, if it will ever be normal again lol.

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  • Reply Claire

    Theme parks are so hard to cater for all age groups, it’s one of the reasons we don’t really bother with them.

    Hopefully when they are a bit older.

    I can’t believe people don’t wear masks, my god they are annoying but just wear them!! It must be so frustrating for you x

    19 August 2020 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Rhian westbury

    I’m sorry to hear about your house sale, there’s so much uncertainty now it’s hard to know what’s going on. I’m glad you managed to enjoy Thorpe Park, I’ll be interested to read how they’re dealing with social distancing etc x

    20 August 2020 at 7:29 am
  • Reply Eddie

    Hope the house sale goes in the direction your wanting bud, even if you do lose a bit.

    Hard when they’re at that sort of age where they can attend a place like that bit can’t actually go on any of the attractions there.

    Hoping school and normality isn’t far away, but like you said with how some idiots have no respect for rules and measures for safety, we won’t be returning to normality anytime soon.

    20 August 2020 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Samantha Donnelly

    It has been a different year, I was talking to someone the other day about it being a buyers market and not a sellers market, I hope your house sells soon

    20 August 2020 at 10:23 am

    We wish we had a theme park around us that wasn’t hours away! It looks like you had lots of fun!

    20 August 2020 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply Rowena corderoy

    Hope the house sale goes through for you. We have not been to any of the Merlin parks this year I heard their annual passes are good!

    20 August 2020 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Kara

    We find Thorpe Park hard with small kids in tow, the teens love all the rides though so I normally end up hanging out in the beach area

    22 August 2020 at 11:50 am
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