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Life In A Lockdown Linky – Week 22

22 weeks of lockdown, it does not seem possible does it.  As you will know by now I have been taking part in a linky where each week I answer questions on how my week has been.  So how has the past week been for me.

1) How are you feeling/coping?

My earache is back so have a Dr appointment this afternoon, think I need antibiotics to clear it up rather than the spray. Still upset and annoyed that C still has not education plan in place

2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days?

It has been stressful trying to rearrange our holiday for two weeks as cancelled going to France now.  We are now off to Gran Canaria with friends for a week.  Staying in an amazing villa we have researched and speaking to others and it is ok thankfully. So fingers crossed there is no break outs before we go.

One of our dogs gave us a laugh last night once the drama was over.  He charged up the garden and then picked something up and luckily we stopped him before going in the house.  Wait for it he had picked up a hedgehog, the poor thing just sat there in a ball and did not move.  So 10.30pm I am going around finding a box and bedding to put it in as I couldn’t leave it like that.  We waited and watched to see if it was ok.  Luckily it was fine and walked off.  In all my years of owning dogs I have never had this before.

3) What are your priorities at the moment, have you changed what you will / won’t go out for?

We are only going out for what we need.  I have continued with getting my shopping delivered each week also since lockdown started.

4) Have you found anywhere doing a really good job of catering to social distancing?

I honestly have not been anywhere, but my parents went on a Warners break this weekend and said they were very impressed with the social distancing and how they had modified areas to make it mor efficient.

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

I have not bought anything this week apart from bits for our holiday

6) How has your routine been this week?

Routine – what is that, ours it totally out of synch at the moment

7) What have you learnt over lockdown (this doesn’t have to be a skill, it could be about yourself, your family, or something else).

I have not learnt any new skills but have learnt to be more grateful to those around me.  Also not to stress over things too much.

8) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?

The laughs we have had, over silly little things but being able to laugh is the best tonic anyone needs.

Just our week away next month

How has your week been?

Thank you to

Life In A Breakdown

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Who have been busy hosting this Linky.

Life In A Break Down




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    1st September 2020 at 6:43 pm

    It’s a shame you had to cancel your trip to France. Glad you’ve got an alternative though. Gran Canaria will be lovely I’m sure. No fun purchases here either I’m afraid unless you count food!

    • admin
      2nd September 2020 at 9:15 am

      We got to the stage where it was just too risky to go to France but looking forward to Gran Canaria.

  • Sarah Bailey
    1st September 2020 at 10:10 pm

    I hope all went OK with the doctors and yay for getting a holiday sorted, I hope you manage to relax being away with your friends.

    • admin
      2nd September 2020 at 9:13 am

      Thank you another ear infection hopefully be gone before we go away. I can not wait to get away and relax for a week x

  • Rebecca Smith
    1st September 2020 at 10:59 pm

    I hope your earache clears up soon! Enjoy Gran Canaria – you totally deserve the break!

    • admin
      2nd September 2020 at 9:12 am

      Thank you another ear infection and more drops x

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    2nd September 2020 at 12:57 pm

    The past 7 days for me was like a roller coaster ride. Happy days then sad days then happy days again. But I do make sure that I always stay thankful for the blessings and lessons learned. Healthwise, I have been trying to get an appointment for a teleconsult, but have not been successful. I am getting really bad migraine headaches and I need a prescription for a pain reliever that would work!

    • admin
      2nd September 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Oh no I fully sympathise with migraine sufferers as live with two, I hope you can get a prescription sorted soon x

  • Rachael
    2nd September 2020 at 1:27 pm

    A hedgehog? That is man! Poor little guy, I bet that was a shock to the system. Routine is nonexistent here too, that’s pretty much the only thing that I’m looking forward to when school starts again.

    • admin
      2nd September 2020 at 1:42 pm

      Yes a hedgehog, I was not going to leave it outside if it didn’t move, and watched it until it ran off. Luckily our dog has a soft mouth so wouldn’t have hurt it, although surprised he didn’t get hurt.

  • Melanie williams
    2nd September 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I hear you on not trying to stress out too much, as it makes things much more carefree and chilled out x

    • admin
      2nd September 2020 at 3:22 pm

      We can only try, it is hard not to get stressed out sometimes but if you can it does make life easier x

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    2nd September 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Gran Canaria sounds amazing! Hope you have had a fantastic stay at the villa and a much needed break before the busy September starts again

    • admin
      3rd September 2020 at 9:53 am

      Thank you can not wait, just over a week to go

  • Playdays and Runways
    4th September 2020 at 7:12 am

    We have spent the past week getting everything ready for the boys return back to school.

    • admin
      4th September 2020 at 9:18 am

      I hope it went well x

  • Kara
    4th September 2020 at 12:20 pm

    We cancelled our holiday to France too, we should be there now. It is so disappointing. Hope your ear gets sorted

    • admin
      6th September 2020 at 12:17 am

      I know how you feel all going well flying to Gran Canaria on Saturday

  • Emma
    4th September 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Gran Canaria sounds amazing, I’m glad you managed to reschedule a holiday. I bet it’s feeling very much needed! I hope your earache is better now.

    • admin
      6th September 2020 at 12:14 am

      Thank you can not wait to get away. It turns out I have a tooth infection spread to my ear

  • Niraj Shah
    6th September 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I think it is fair that you are still getting your shopping delivered. I still don’t think it is 100% safe just yet.

    • admin
      6th September 2020 at 7:24 pm

      I agree and so much less frustrating than wearing a mask and shopping

  • Susan Mann
    9th September 2020 at 1:05 pm

    I hope your ear is better. The holiday sounds amazing, glad you got it rescheduled x.

    • admin
      9th September 2020 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you it is getting better and should be ok for our holiday


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