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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – No Holiday
A bit of a weird one this week. Were supposed to be in Dorset on holiday. In fact we would be coming home today. So this is our no holiday week. Back in March when the virus started to become dangerous and the lock down began, we didn’t know if we would be going on holiday or not. I had hoped it would all be over by August.
Four weeks ago I had a phone call from Haven saying we could still go on holiday but it was entirely our decision. And we decided to postpone it until next year. We have been so careful, staying home, keeping safe, being careful. I think we deserved a break by the sea. But as things have opened back up, I realise it’s not because the virus has gone away. It’s to keep the economy going. Which is vital. But it all depends on people using their common sense and being careful. If we were a fit and healthy family I would have still gone on holiday. But we are not. So I think we made the best decision.
I was happy with my decision, but I think this week it has hit me bad. The kids don’t seem bothered, they are still happy at home doing their thing. But I have felt sad that we couldn’t go away, see the the sea, enjoyed some time in different environment. I’m not sure if the sadness triggered my illness but I’ve been really ill for a couple of days this week too. Maybe if we had gone away I would have been okay? Maybe if we had gone away, I’d have spoilt it by having to spend a couple of days doing nothing at all?
So, how have we spent our ‘no holiday’ week? Well, I did get the pool back out, and the kids have had some fun with some games. But other than that it’s been the usual computers and screens.
Eldest daughter has gone back to work, which means the girls can’t stay up really late anymore so they don’t disturb her. That’s a good thing, they need to get back into their routine in time for school.
We have some exciting things planned for the next week. My baby boy turns 10 years old on Sunday! We are having friends around for a garden picnic on Monday, and on Tuesday we have a farm visit planned…where we get the farm to ourselves for a couple of hours! No need to worry about masks and social distancing! Fingers crossed I can stay healthy…positive thinking Anne!!
Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week?