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Life In A Lockdown Linky – Week 26

Here we still are and currently now into week 26 of the Life In A lockdown Linky.  I have loved this linky since it first started way back in March when lockdown started.  Apart from 1 week I have taken part every week and have loved looking back on how things have changed.  So how have we been coping this past week?

1) How are you feeling/coping?

Fed up we returned from our holiday in Gran Canaria last Sunday, where we have had to quarantine for 14 days.  As The Canary Islands are tied in with Mainland Spain, this means the quarantine rules apply.  Even though Gran Canaria have no CV cases and we returned to the UK with increasing cases.  Also it was our 18th wedding anniversary on Sunday which meant we could not go out or away to celebrate.

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

As we have not been able to go out, tons of washing, which is the one thing I really do not like about returning from holiday.  I also had our first telephone consultation with C’s new Neurologist.  She was lovely and asked so many questions, C has ongoing migraine, which means she has them 24/7 which she has suffered with since first ill with ME.  I spoke about her gastric problems and said I had heard that one of the medications she is on can cause that.  She agreed it does and was aware of her problems as she had her records in front of her.  We are just waiting on her letter to come through and then we are trying a new medication. Keeping everything crossed it works.

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

At the moment we can not go out, but once next week comes I will be going out for top up items that we run out of during the week. We do not go out and about like we used to before all this though

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

Nothing this week as not been out

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

I have been very good and not done any online shopping

6) How has your routine been this week?

I honestly have no idea what a routine is anymore

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).

Just to be grateful for your family and friends, one thing lockdown has shown many of us is what things are important in life

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

FaceTime and WhatsApp as missing seeing my Granddaughter and been kept up to date on her through those two channels

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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  • MissPond
    29th September 2020 at 12:52 pm

    We’re definitely not out as much as we used to be, but we do both still enjoy going out for walks together. In fact we do this more now! I hope the quarantine time flies by for you 🙂

    • admin
      29th September 2020 at 2:10 pm

      I think a lot of people are staying in much more than they used too, will be out of quarantine on Sunday 🙂

  • Sarah Bailey
    29th September 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Oh gosh hopefully the new neurologist will be able to help a bit and some different meds will help with her gastro problems as well. It’s so hard just trying to get any answers at times isn’t it?

    • admin
      30th September 2020 at 10:24 am

      It is hard, just waiting on her letter coming through so I can arrange to pick up her new prescription from our GP. Which will mean a phonecall to them and arguing about them writing it (they hate prescribing from consultants)

    29th September 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Glad that C’s new neurologist was nice. Let’s hope the new medication helps her gastric problems x

    • admin
      30th September 2020 at 10:22 am

      Thank you, I am stressing a bit as she is having problems with her eyes, which I spoke to her neurologist about and now worrying about fluid build up. Earliest opticians we could get is 19th. Am just waiting on the hospital letter so I can ger her new medication

  • Rebecca Smith
    29th September 2020 at 10:18 pm

    I bet you can’t wait to get out and about again! Thanks once again for linking up, we always love reading your answers.

    • admin
      30th September 2020 at 10:21 am

      I can’t it is a nightmare, although we weren’t going out much it is the not being able to go out at all that makes me want to go out.

  • Valerie
    30th September 2020 at 12:26 am

    Happy anniversary! We are sort of open here, though not like before, there are still limitations in many places. I still go out as little as possible, some people make too many bad choices for the safety of others.

    • admin
      30th September 2020 at 10:20 am

      Thank you, it is the same here and others choices are what is causing the tighter restrictions

  • Georgina @ Culinary Travels
    30th September 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Belated happy wedding anniversary. It’s tough a the moment, I think most people are mostly staying in despite really wanting to get out and about more.

    • admin
      1st October 2020 at 9:58 am

      Thank you, and I agree with you

  • Playdays and Runways
    1st October 2020 at 6:41 am

    The weeks seem to be flying by so fast. I have a feeling we will be in another lockdown very soon

  • Neha
    1st October 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Quarantine is such a pain right? I love your posts because it’s so good to share what we are going through. I just find it a rollercoaster ride

    • admin
      2nd October 2020 at 8:45 am

      Thank you and I agree it is a rollercoaster ride x

  • Jess Howliston
    1st October 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Aw that is so rubbish that you had had to quarantine but hopefully you had a lovely time whilst you were away to make it worth while? I have absolutely no routine either, I think it is so hard to find any kind of routine when you are always worried things will change unexpectantly.

    • admin
      2nd October 2020 at 8:44 am

      We had a lovely time away so has made it easier to quarantine, glad I am not the only one without a routine

  • Elizabeth Williams
    2nd October 2020 at 12:37 am

    Lockdown has really made me appreciate the things that matter to me especially my friends and family. Shame you could not go anywhere for your anniversary, hope you managed to have a lovely day in spite of having to isolate.

    • admin
      2nd October 2020 at 8:43 am

      It has made us appreciate those around us more. We did have a lovely day as I didn’t have to cook x

  • Menna Rachel
    2nd October 2020 at 4:38 pm

    I hope you had a great time during your holiday even if you had to isolate when you got back. I can’t believe how fast the weeks are flying by at the moment.

    • admin
      2nd October 2020 at 4:53 pm

      We did have a lovely time even if we have had to isolate on our return

  • Natasha Mairs
    4th October 2020 at 10:15 am

    I love Gran Canaria. The rules are all very strange like you said no covid case there, but because they are classified as Sapin you have to quarantine.

    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 6:55 am

      I know it is so stupid, and then no one checking when we landed back in the UK


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