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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Flow
This has been a strange week. I have had some side effects from the treatment last week but on the whole I haven’t been so bad, so I’ve been able to get back into the flow of family life.
It’s week 27, so we are now past the half way point of the year, it’s flowing by quickly, don’t blink, you’ll be looking at Christmas trees. I have to buy a new one this year because we took our 20 year old fake tree to the tip.
We started the week quite normally, Boo and the The Little Man went to school. But no sooner had Boo arrived I got a message to say she was being sent home again because someone in her school bubble had tested positive on a Lateral Flow Covid Test. We got a text on Tuesday evening to say the PCR Covid test had been negative so she was to return to school on Wednesday. Then she was turned home again on Wednesday because someone else had tested positive on a LFT.
(Looking back on that last paragraph, just two years ago it would be just gobbledegook! How strange does that feel?)
The Little Man has also had several children with Covid at his school, but their bubbles are tiny and tight and he hasn’t been in contact with anyone so he’s been able to stay at school. Sadly, swimming lessons have been cancelled though.
I think the schools need to do things differently. I think something like, only those with close contact with the person with a positive lateral flow test should go home, and the rest of the bubble should only go home when the child is proven to be positive with a PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) test done by a lab. This would save lots of children from going home over and over.
What is worrying is the amount of cases in both schools at the moment. At the moment I’m keeping calm and going with the flow…yes, we are doing regular lateral flow tests on the kids too.
The rest of the week has flowed by nicely. My eldest daughter (or ED) had her birthday on Wednesday. It turned out to be a really nice day. We didn’t go out but stayed home and played Mario Golf for most of the afternoon. She’s been a Mario Fan since she was knee high to a grasshopper and has even met the original Mario voice actor. For dinner we we had a take out. But, as we have take out quite regular we wanted something different so she chose Nando’s. She’s the only person in the house who has ever had Nando’s before so it was a treat. I chose a salad with lemon and herb chicken. It was delicious and really filling. We also had a Hot Wing Roulette, which was a selection of 10 wings of different hotness and one was super hot. We got down to the last wing and no-one had tasted the really hot one….so it sat there on the table with everyone refusing to take it.
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?
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I agree about the schools. I also have doubts about the Lateral Flow tests as a number of people I know who have been ill with Covid have had negative results for these but are positive on the PCR tests.
I agree, Lateral flow tests are unreliable and kids have been finding ways of cheating false positives with them, which means the whole bubble is broken. It’s definitely more worrying getting false negatives though. I didn’t know until my son was poorly a couple of weeks ago that you are not supposed to do a lateral flow test when you have symptoms but have to go straight to the PCR test. Thankfully, his came back negative. He just had a nasty cough and temperature.
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Lol about Nandos… it’s one of our favourites and we always go for the hot, in terms of spice level. It’s such a treat.
And I’ve heard too of the cases rising in schools and that has affected so many schools and so many kids. I really don’t know the answer as it’s hard to send them home so often but it’s also such a risk for them to get it from each other and take it home to their families!
Bring on the summer break. Glad your week was looking up too. Can’t wait to see what you get up to next week.
I guess a hot Nandos is not as spicy as Jerk chicken. I think we have adapted to certain flavours and we do like hot, but we are all wary of trying something new. Saying that, my husband has never had Nandos before and went for the very hot wrap!
I was writing my Project 365 post and noticed we’re past the half way point of the year and it’s scary! This year is flying over!
I hope Boo is coping OK with being sent home from school. I feel so lucky that my youngest hasn’t been sent home. I am just hoping she can make it to the end of term.
I actually think they’ve given up with bubbles and social distancing at my girls school. She’s always mixing with different classes and year groups. Ugh.
I’m glad your eldest had a nice birthday. I’ve never had a nando’s before either. As much as I like chicken it has never taken my fancy. The Hot Wing Roulette sounds like fun. x
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Boo hates online lessons but I’m getting her up and making her do it. I’m worried now it will happen again before the end of term and ruin our holiday. I will stick by the rules even though she doesn’t even mix with 99% of her year group bubble. 🙁
We’ve not had any cases at school this term, as far as I know. We’re rural with city children being bused in so we’re not isolated. Hopefully the numbers will go down, as more are vaccinated. I think you’re right to go with the flow. Happy belated birthday to your daughter. I’ve never had Nandos either. No-one delivers to us, which is a big disappointment to the children!
Madam’s bubble has burst too, Sir can still go to school. I think they need to change the way they deal with it too. Hope Boo is okay. The Nandos story made me laugh! Hubby and I went to one once and I dipped a chip into his sauce – never again! I couldn’t taste my own dinner afterwards!
There does seem to be a massive rise of Covid cases in schools. My friend’s kids have been sent home so many times over the past few months.
I’m glad your eldest daughter had a lovely birthday. I’ve never had a Nando’s, but if I did I would definitely leave the hot wings.
Thanks for hosting. x
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It’s funny how all these things that we’d never even heard of two years ago have become part of our ‘normal’ now. How frustrating to be going back and forth not knowing whether you have to self-isolate or not though. We’ve been lucky so far with school bubbles – our first one popped last week with Year 1 being sent home. I just hope that Sophie can get to the end of the school year and be able to enjoy her leavers’ activities without anyone having to self-isolate. I do think smaller bubbles and keeping it to close contacts only unless the positive result is confirmed by a PCR test would be better. Glad you enjoyed your first Nandos. My hubby loves the spicy space – I’m not quite so keen! #WotW
Schools have really been interesting for us too. We are regularly doing the LFTs more thought choice. Who knew this would be how our lives would be in 2021. I think they are changing how it works when they go back in September. But who knows! The birthday celebrations sound fun. I haven’t had a Nondo’s for years #WotW