Wednesday 18 March 2020

Day 2 of isolation

We started off the day lazy by waking up by ourselves, followed by cereal or toast for breakfast. 
While the older ones were waking up, Baby W
and I turned yesterdays leftover veggies into a quick soup for lunch.

We watched Cincinnati Zoo's talk about their Hippos on YouTube (highly recommend you watch it) and then busted out some paper people and felt pens. I challenged the children to create their own zoo keepers and it kept them occupied for a happy ten minutes of colouring and designing.

I think they did a great job. 
After all the concentrating we played out in the garden for a little while to build up an appetite for lunch. It was a touch on the chilly side but they were zooming about like crazy so I don't think they noticed.
I'm so grateful for a good sized garden to let them run off steam in. I've no idea how parents in flats are going to cope without one.

We ended up eating our soup in the garden as a mini picnic which was quite fun, folowed by a few hours of quiet time. The eldest opting for watching kindles in bed and I had a nap with the smallest two. 
Dinner was Chicken Mac and Cheese using yesterdays chicken leftovers. Apart from a single portion of veg soup everything is used up nicely. 
Ive had a brief visit from my parents to pop in DD1's birthday cake and the gifts we'd stashed in their house. My Dad even wrapped everything for us, which was so thoughtful. 
One of the childrens teachers dropped off some home learning packs for them to, again very thoughtful.
This afternoon will be the usual family movie, baths and bedtime.  Then Hubby and I will scurry about the house to set up for DD1'S birthday tomo 

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Day of quarentine

Sooooo thanks to BoJo changing the rules suddenly we are now officially detained in our house for a while. 
I appreciate its for the greater good but at the same time I wasnt quite ready, mentally, for it.
Anyhoo, its happened now so lets just make the best of it.
Day 1 has been pretty unstructured to let everyone settle into the idea of being home.
The children played in the garden for a while and then indoors with their cardboard boxes.
Lunch was the pack lunches I'd prepared for school, we didn't find out we couldn't go until we'd walked half way there.
Dinner was roast chicken, boiled veg and tatties. There's lost of veg and chicken left over for tomorrow's lunch and dinner. I'm desperate not to waste any food while its hard to source any.
In the late afternoon we watched a family movie followed by our usual bath and bedtime.

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Sunday 15 March 2020

Frugal entertainment

Poor DH is one of the infected 😞 No idea if its a heavy cold or the dreaded COVID but he's quarentined to home for 7 days.
He's normally one of those struggle through it types so it must be significant for him to admit defeat. I am of course mothering him to an annoying level 😂
So seeing as we're staying close to home we've been crafting.
Yesterday we made some toilet roll bunnies with scrapbook papers and today we are painting boxes for them to live in. 

I think I may be one of the few mums looking forward to having her children home from school for months.
So many crafts  so little time 😂

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