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Life In A Lockdown Linky – Week 33

As you will all know by now Tuesday is Life In A Lockdown Linky day.  I have been taking part every week since week 1.  I do not hnk any of us thought we would still be writing this and still being in Lockdown this far on.

So how has the past week been for us


1) How are you feeling/coping?

I am totally fed up, last Monday my new granddaughter was born, I am desperate to going and meet her and also see my other granddaughter who is proving to be an amazing big sister.  I have had lots of facetime and photos but that just is not the same.

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

Apart from having facetimes I have been busy dealing with C’s fight for education. I have also been working hard adding more items to my gift guides.

It was also one of our friends birthdays last week, so Saturday we all glammed up and had a party.  Ok this was done remotely via zoom but it was the best option and also gave us all a reason to put on some party clothes and make up

3) What do you think the coming weeks and months might hold for you (or the world)?

There has been a lot of press about the new vaccine.  I am still on the fence on this especially for C as this could cause her illness to get worse.

4) If you could remind yourself something about this time in years to come what would it be?

How much I never appreciated the freedom we had until it was taken away from us in Lockdown

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

Nothing really apart from a gorgesous big sister and little sister matching t shirt and vest which I just could not resist.

6) What is a unique (or not) technique you have used to get you through this time?

facetime, it has been my life saver

7) What is something your readers might not know about you?

I passed my driving test while I was still 17 on my second attempt.

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


Thank you to

Life In A Breakdown

I Always Believed In Futures

Who have been busy hosting this Linky.

How has your week been?

Life In A Break Down


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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Kim Carberry
    17 November 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Aww! Congratulations about the new granddaughter. It is such a shame you can’t see her.
    We have been self isolating and I never appreciated the freedom, even in a lockdown. We can’t even nip to the shop for bread or ketchup. Ugh! Roll on Thursday when we can venture out.
    Technology is a wonderful thing. I would be lost without it too x

    • admin
      17 November 2020 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you, she is not fussed by technology as just sleeps when I am havng my nanny chats with her. I would be lost without it though as at least I have seen her

  • Claire Lomax
    17 November 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Congratulations on your new Granddaughter, I am so sorry that you’ve not been able to have much needed Grandma cuddle and bonding time though.Thank god for technology I guess.

    I hope the 2nd December brings lots of cuddles for you x x

  • Sarah Bailey
    17 November 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Congratulations on your grandaughter! I am so glad you have managed to facetime even if you haven’t managed proper cuddles yet.

    • admin
      18 November 2020 at 10:35 am

      Thank you, I will get my cuddles soon hopefully and get so many pics everyday that put a smile on my face

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    17 November 2020 at 9:57 pm

    I passed my drivers license on my second attempt as well. Also missing my sister as she tends to get matching t-shirts not only for me but my kids as well so we all wear the same clothes on Christmas day

    • admin
      18 November 2020 at 10:34 am

      I tell my husband who passed first time, that the best drivers passed second time. That is lovely wearing the same my Mum did that with me and C a few times as well

  • Rebecca
    18 November 2020 at 1:06 am

    I am so sorry you are fed up. I hope you get to see your new granddaughter soon. I too am on the fence about the new vaccine.

    • admin
      18 November 2020 at 10:30 am

      I get daily pics and facetimes of both my granddaugters but not the same, hopefully next two weeks go quickly I just need a lot more information and proof before I can consider C having it

  • Treasure Every Moment
    18 November 2020 at 9:33 am

    Congratulations on your granddaughter being born – how exciting! Although I completely understand how frustrating it must be not being able to see her. Hopefully soon you can 🙂

    • admin
      18 November 2020 at 10:29 am

      Thank you it is very frustrating but hopefully I can from 2nd

  • Jess Howliston
    18 November 2020 at 11:43 am

    Sorry to hear you are feeling fed up, I can definitely relate this as I have been feeling the same. Congrats on your new granddaughter too, I have everything crossed for you that you can see her in person soon!

    • admin
      18 November 2020 at 1:44 pm

      Thank you, I am countng down the days need to give my girls lots of cuddles

  • Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog
    18 November 2020 at 11:50 am

    We put on our glad-rags for a Zoom disco last week- but it’s not the same is it? We really miss not being able to hug relatives – hopefully you will get baby snuggles in December x

    • admin
      18 November 2020 at 1:43 pm

      It is not the same but better than nothing. I can not wait I got the most gorgeous tear jerking photo last night and made me want to go and see the girls and give them Nanny cuddles

  • Kira
    18 November 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Aww congratulations on your granddaughter. What a lovely and amazing thing to happen in lockdown . You must be over the moon xxx

    • admin
      18 November 2020 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you she is amazing just need to be able to get to see her in person rather than facetime

  • Natasha Mairs
    18 November 2020 at 4:36 pm

    During lockdown, I have been so thankful for technology!
    And a big congratulations on your new grand daughter!

    • admin
      18 November 2020 at 4:57 pm

      I would not have coped without technology, during the last lockdown for contact with my family and friends and this time the same thing and of course meeting my new granddaughter

  • Playdays and Runways
    19 November 2020 at 8:57 pm

    FaceTime really helped us to especially during the first lockdown. it was the lonely way we could communicate with the outside world.

    • admin
      20 November 2020 at 9:54 am

      I think we would all go mad without facetime

  • Jenni
    20 November 2020 at 10:06 am

    I am really gaining a true appreciation for technology over the course of lockdown. It has been so lovely to be able to stay in touch with people via skype and video calls etc.

    • admin
      20 November 2020 at 1:30 pm

      It has been my saviour if we can not see people in person it is the next best thing

  • Rachael
    20 November 2020 at 2:50 pm

    I am totally with you when it comes to never truly appreciating our freedom until lockdown hit. I’m worried about the vaccine too… It usually takes so much more to get a vaccine safe so I’m skeptical.

    • admin
      23 November 2020 at 9:16 am

      I am so torn between having it or not, I spoke to my husband about it and he says the same


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