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Life In A Lockdown Linky – Week 25

It is Tuesday and I am back from holiday, and it is time for my Life In A Lockdown Linky post, can you believe we are now into week 25.  Sadly it looks like things are tightening up again now.  So how have I been coping the past week?

1) How are you feeling/coping?

Last week we were away on holiday in Gran Canaria (a post will follow on our trip), they have no cases of CV on the Island.  Everywhere you go you have to wear a mask, even walking around outside the only time you do not wear a mask is when sitting down eating or drinking.  Everywhere you went on entry you had to use hand sanitiser.  While away we were keeping up with what was happening here as things are getting worse again.  As Gran Canaria is linked with Spain who have a high rate we are having to quarantine for 14 days.  Which if I am honest I am more than happy to do.  Seems stupid as we have come from an Island with no CV cases to a country with rates increasing but also to keep me and my family safe. I am worrying about the coming weeks and what will happen.

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

I have been relaxing in an amazing villa with our private pool, enjoying the sun and drinking cocktails and eating far too much.


I was recently sent a pair of Zippo sunglasses which were perfect for wearing on holiday. They really helped me keep the sun from my eyes.

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

At the moment it is keeping my family safe, with how things are at the moment it is staying home and staying safe and just going out for essential items we need.

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

We have just returned from Gran Canaria who have everything spot on. We have not been out anywhere since returning home.

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

Apart from my Tesco delivery I have not purchased anything.

6) How has your routine been this week?

We are just getting out of holiday mode, so it has just been catching up on emails and work and getting through the washing pile.

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).

Be grateful for your life, family and friends it really has put a lot of things into context of what is important

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

To be able to get away and have a break and recharge our batteries, also for my parents who allowed us to go away and C be looked after.  We took the decision with her input to not take her due to her illness and the uncertantiy of CV

Thank you to

Life In A Breakdown

I Always Believed In Futures

Who have been busy hosting this Linky.

Life In A Break Down



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  • Susan Mann
    22nd September 2020 at 12:05 pm

    I hope you had the best time away. I can’t imagine going away just now, but that is good they have no CV. Hope the sunshine eased away some of the anxiety of home xx

    • admin
      22nd September 2020 at 12:09 pm

      We had a great time, I will be writing a post about our trip in full, but it was very safe over there and they were very hot on masks and hand sanitiser

  • Sim @ Sim's Life
    22nd September 2020 at 4:32 pm

    How lovely that you managed to get a trip away – I won’t lie, I’m very jealous! Both my holidays to see my parents were a no go this year, so have had to rely on the non existent UK summer instead 🙁 Hope you are managing with isolation, I have a feeling we will all be doing it soon at this rate! Sim x

    • admin
      22nd September 2020 at 5:17 pm

      It was great to get away, the stupid part is that until we landed in the UK there was social distancing as soon as we got off the plane it was gone. Plus where we were had no CV at all but we are in isolation as the Government wants us to

  • Sarah Bailey
    22nd September 2020 at 7:16 pm

    We have done so badly compared to other places haven’t we? We should really be looking at places like Gran Canaria and following how they have done things.

    • admin
      23rd September 2020 at 8:35 am

      I totally agree, after last nights announcements I really can not see it getting better

  • Louise Joy
    23rd September 2020 at 10:57 am

    Did you have a nice holiday? I bet it was nice to get away. I managed to take a short trip to Milan recently (which was entirely safe) and it was really lovely to just have a change of scenery!

    • admin
      23rd September 2020 at 2:04 pm

      We had a great holiday and it was great just getting away from here and everything going on here

  • Kara
    23rd September 2020 at 11:28 am

    How lovely that you managed to get away and it must have felt so relaxed knowing they did not have any cases. I wish people would just follow the rules and get on with it like they do in other countries

    • admin
      23rd September 2020 at 2:03 pm

      It was amazing being away and it was a huge insight into how other countries are dealing with the pandemic and just how bad things are here

  • Anosa
    23rd September 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I can not wait to read about the Gran Canaria I am sure it was an absolute dream with lockdown #2 on the way.

    • admin
      23rd September 2020 at 2:02 pm

      The post is now live regarding our trip, it is more how Gran Canaria are dealing with Covid-19 and how we felt while away

  • Rebecca Smith
    23rd September 2020 at 1:00 pm

    I am so glad you managed to get away, you really needed the break! Thank you for linking up.

    • admin
      23rd September 2020 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you we did need the break and have come back to earth with a huge bang this week

  • Jenny Kearney
    23rd September 2020 at 4:50 pm

    How lovely to have such an amazing holiday this year! We holidayed in the UK but hope to go away next year.

    • admin
      24th September 2020 at 11:12 am

      We had a great time and so glad we went

  • katrina
    23rd September 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Love seeing this updates- super happy for you and super jealous that you managed to get away to some sun. I might brave it next year lol

    • admin
      24th September 2020 at 11:12 am

      I love this linky, honestly we had a great time and felt safe the whole time we were away

  • Louise
    25th September 2020 at 2:41 pm

    I’m gutted that things are starting to tighten up again (mainly because I should have a date tomorrow and now I’m starting to worry about meeting up with him) but I understand it’s for the best and needs to be done. It really is a strange time at the moment though, isn’t it!?

    Louise x

    • admin
      28th September 2020 at 10:49 am

      I am gutted things are tighten up again, but not really surprised. It is a strange time at the moment and no idea what the future is going to be like for now


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