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Life In A Lockdown Linky – Week 15

Some how it is Tuesday already, which means that it is time for the Life In a Lockdown Linky.  Can you believe we are now in week 15.  I must say things are a lot different to when we first started out in our Lockdown journey. So how has this week been for us.


1) How are you feeling/coping?

At the moment I am struggling, I am chasing brickwalls with getting education sorted for C next year.  I have emailed and called so many places but just have to wait to hear back.  I feel like I am letting her down, she desperately wants education and it will be me who has to tell her there is none and no one cares.

On a positive note, I am feeling hopeful for Thursday when we have a Zoom Consultation with her ME Consultant, to discuss her gastro problems.  Am really hoping he can give us some hope of a recovery.

2) What are you doing to keep yourself occupied?

My husband took me away to an AirBnB last week for a couple of nights. He could see how much I was being affected by everything.  We went mid week to Brighton and it was so quiet.  We had some lovely walks along the beach and talked a lot about our plans of action for C. I am so lucky to have my parents who love looking after her.

Then Friday evening my site went down, if there is a problem I get an email. Usually it is back up within 10 minutes so never been an issue.  Saturday morning my site was still down so I put in a support ticket.  No response by the afternoon and as they were on skeleton staff, yes I had to have this happen the one weekend they moved offices. I took to Twitter, still no response.  Sunday morning, I rang them and spoke to a lovely man who said he could see what it was and promised me I would be up and working by Monday morning.  I woke up at 6am and started chasing as you guessed, my site was still down.  After a lot of chasing I got my site back.  But all the good work that a couple of nights away did, this undid it all.

3) How are you dealing with everything at the moment – are you self-isolated, going out for essentials etc? Has this changed?

Apart from a couple of nights away, we stayed in a house and kept so far away from other people.  I was amazed at just how conscious people are of social distancing.

4) What advice do you have for others?

Be aware, with everywhere getting back to normal, and from what I witnessed last week.  It is safe to go out and do things, but just be aware of others use the hand sanitiser that is provided.  But if you don’t have to go out stay home and stay safe

5) What have you bought this week that others might like? Especially if from a small business

I treated C to some new clothes, we had a lovely time sitting browsing online shopping.

6) How has your routine been this week? (Question by Don’t Cramp My Style)

I have no routine at the moment

7) Have you planned anything for once lockdown is over in the past 7 days?? (Question by Don’t Cramp My Style)

We are seeing our granddaughter on Friday, I can not wait for a few hours with her, and C is looking forward to it as well.

If you are enjoying linky each week why not pop over and read

Life In A Breakdown

I Always Believed In Futures

Who are the brains behind the linky.

How has your week been this week?

Life In A Break Down





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  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    14th July 2020 at 2:09 pm

    We have been on community quarantine for 120 days and there is still no clear and concrete plans on how our government will address this CoVid crisis. I am trying my best to not watch the news anymore, it only gives me anxiety. How am I coping? I bought a weighted hula hoop online and I am using it everyday. Sweating it out relieves a lot of stress. Stay safe and stay healthy!

    • admin
      14th July 2020 at 2:46 pm

      I have stopped watching the news as well, as I just get stressed out by it. We are starting to venture out and C has been out twice now and uses her mask without having to be told. It is all the unkown that I hate and just take one day at a time

  • Sarah Bailey
    14th July 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Oh bless you – I am glad you got away for a bit, I hope all goes OK with the ME consultant for you and that they come with some ideas to help C!

    • admin
      14th July 2020 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you it was lovely getting away for a couple of days. Our consultant emailed me through the most amazing letter to fight the EHCP with so made me much happier today

  • Valerie
    14th July 2020 at 7:58 pm

    We had a tiny family gathering for my oldest son’s birthday. It was perhaps the best birthday to date. No change with my approach, I stay home except for grocery shopping once a week for my family and my parents.

    • admin
      15th July 2020 at 10:08 am

      I am glad you had a nice birthday for your son, I stay in apart from our break and planning on seeing our granddaughter for the first time since this happened

  • Rebecca Smith
    14th July 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Sorry to hear you are struggling and also that your site went down for so long. I’m glad you managed to get away for a few nights though. Thanks for linking up x

    • admin
      15th July 2020 at 10:07 am

      Thank you it was a nice break x

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    14th July 2020 at 10:24 pm

    It has been a tough week for you, but so glad you got that trip away to Brighton for some relaxing time. I know how you feel about website being down so I am glad it is back up and running now.

    • admin
      15th July 2020 at 10:06 am

      It was nice to get away, I was so stressed about my site being down x

  • Jenni
    15th July 2020 at 10:27 am

    It sounds like getting away was exactly what you needed – I am glad that you had a nice time. It’s been a strange week here.

    • admin
      15th July 2020 at 12:27 pm

      It was what we needed hope this week is better for you x

  • Melanie williams
    15th July 2020 at 11:59 am

    Aw how lovely that the hubby took you away on a break to Brighton. Bet it was fab and airbnb are a great way to book x

    • admin
      15th July 2020 at 12:26 pm

      It was just what we needed to get away from all the stress and we love airbnb

  • Hollie Burgess
    15th July 2020 at 7:38 pm

    So glad you got away for a little while. I can’t believe we’re on week 15!

    • admin
      16th July 2020 at 12:37 pm

      It was lovely to get away and I know it has flown by was saying the same to a friend earlier

  • Kira
    16th July 2020 at 10:59 am

    Oh god what a stressful week you’ve had ! So glad you managed to get away and have some down time

    • admin
      16th July 2020 at 12:32 pm

      It was but it was nice to get away for a couple of nights x

  • kristina maggiora
    16th July 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Ahh 15 weeks! It’s madness! Swear it was March two weeks ago but also a lifetime ago? Sorry you had a stressful week but it’s good you managed to get away for a little while as well x

    • admin
      17th July 2020 at 10:29 am

      It is mad it has been 15 weeks, day off again today being Nanny x

  • Kara Guppy
    17th July 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Sorry that you are still not getting anywhere with your daughter’s education, but how lovely that you managed to get away

    • admin
      17th July 2020 at 10:24 pm

      It was lovely getting away, and still fighting but have great back up now x

  • Sonia
    20th July 2020 at 11:00 am

    Sorry to hear about your daughters education. Nice that you got away though. Its always nice to meet new bloggers too. Well, new to me! I don’t think I have been here before 🙂

    Nice to meet you.

    • admin
      20th July 2020 at 2:38 pm

      Hi and nice to meet you as well, I am still fighting but have great support. It was lovely getting away as well just what we needed

  • Susan Mann
    22nd July 2020 at 11:33 am

    Sorry to hear you are struggling. Sending big hugs. Sorry, your site went down for so long. But glad you managed to get away for a few nights though x

    • admin
      22nd July 2020 at 11:34 am

      Thank you it was a tough week but getting away for a few days was what we needed x


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