Happy New Year, we made it and finally left 2020 behind us. Although 2021 is not starting great, positive thinking it can only get better.
This time last year, who could have predicted what last year had in store for us all. Even when it all started none of us thought we would still be going through this pandemic still.
A very different Christmas
Like many of you, Christmas this year was very different for us. Usually, around the festive period, we will meet up with friends for a festive night out. My husband always meets up with his friends around Christmas Eve, while I wonder around the shops. There was none of that this year.
For years my inlaws have been coming to us Christmas day, which meant we could all celebrate together along with my parents (who we house share with). After my Father in law died a few years ago, my Mother in law started staying with us for a few days over Christmas. This year, was the first year we did not have her stay, and it felt very strange.
A lovely Christmas Day
Although very different, we had a lovely Christmas Day. We all got up around 9.30 and C came down and we opened presents together. C was over the moon with her new tv, which she went back to bed to watch, once my husband had set it up for her.
During the afternoon, me and my husband went for a lovely walk to get some air. Being in Tier 4 there was a lot of traffic on the roads. My husband always cooks Christmas dinner, with me helping.
Last Tuesday, I woke up to having no taste and realised my sense of smell was not right either. A huge panic set in and I rang to book a test. What an experience that was, we have a testing site 2 minutes down the road, could I book there no they wanted to send me 50+ miles away. I end up on the phone, and arranged a home testing kit, the results came back positive. So we are all in isolation, with me not being able to go anywhere near C.
New Years Eve
We had originally planned to go to the Southbank Centre in London with friends, to dress up and party the night away. This obviously was cancelled, so we then looked at a hotel stay and dinner and drinks with our friends to see New Year in. Again this was cancelled, and with me having a postive test, we would not have been able to go. Instead we saw the New Year in, on a zoom chat.
I always get a little emotional on New Years Eve, and as that is the anniversary of C’s first crash 5 years ago at 11.45 she came to me saying she was not well and in pain. That is when all our lives changed. It has been a real rollercoaster, I will do an update on her in a separate post.
We had a lot of plans for 2021, in two weeks it is my husbands 50th birthday. Last January I booked a cruise for us to be away on his birthday. This has been cancelled and rebooked for May, when hopefully things are back to some normality. If not we will move the dates again.
For my 50th birthday, my husband made it very special with various trips, nights away etc, and we had so many planned. Everything is now on hold.
No one can predict when things will ease up, all we can do is take one day at a time. Forget plans, and just stay home and stay safe.
Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year, how are you finding the start of 2021?