Life In A Lockdown Linky – Week 41

Life In A Lockdown Linky - Week 41

So here we are again, somehow it is Tuesday, which means it is time for my Life In A Lockdown Linky post.  Can you believe we are now into week 41 and still going strong. It also looks like tougher measures are going to come into force.

A friend sent me a link last night about only being allowed to go out of your house once a week, and wearing a face mask outside as well as in.  I will not be able to cope wearing a mask outside as well, I did try this yesterday and my glasses steam up so I end up not seeing properly.  If anyone has found a way of how to stop this please let me know.

The questions

1) How are you feeling/coping?
2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days?
3) What do you think the coming weeks and months might hold for you (or the world)?
4) If you could remind yourself something about this time in years to come what would it be?
5) What have you bought this week that others might like? Especially if from a small business.
6) What is a unique (or not) technique you have used to get you through this time?
7) What is something your readers might not know about you?
8) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?

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1) How are you feeling/coping?

I am feeling very deflated at the moment.  Last Tuesday we had a meeting (via zoom) for C’s EHCP, this was going over what we had put on the appeal and what all the professionals had input about C.  The good news was the meeting was with someone who has dealt with her illness and tuition from the start, and actually knows her.  She said she would put it in for the next panel meeting, which is 26th January.  I did pull her up on this, as they pulled out of the official appeal, and backed down.  Our legal representative told me to keep a check on dates as they have a legal obligation to provide an official outcome before 26th.  Just one more thing, where the system lets down children with an illness.

Today my husband and myself, should be jetting off for a cruise.  I booked this last January, as it is his 50th birthday this weekend.  Sadly, like with many other people all holiday plans have had to be cancelled.  Fingers crossed we can go in May where we have rescheduled the holiday.

If you are looking to travel right now, the hospitality industry is recovering slowly as more and more hotels are reopening around the world. However, the occupancy rates are still very low. Most tourists don’t have the confidence of staying at hotels and resorts where they have to share the common spaces – lounges, restaurants, swimming pool, and others.

Private villas for rent are doing much better. Guests can stay there as a group in luxury and complete privacy. There is no sharing with people they don’t know, which makes the villas the safest option. There is no waiting at the restaurant or jostling to get the poolside lounger. Take for instance, the luxury villas for rent in Cyprus. There are many amazing properties in Paphos, Limassol, Ayia Napa, Coral Bay, and other locations where the guests can stay safely, without worrying about the pandemic. The Cypriot villas are located on hilltops, seaside, in villages, and modern cities.

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

Fighting for C’s education, I also wrote a post last week about not stressing over your child’s education.  I have seen a lot of posts from parents about this, and wanted to share our experiences and how kids will be ok.

Arguing with my parents about what lockdown means and both of them do not need to go out shopping together (especially when my Dad is on the vulnerable list) and meeting a friend to go around the shop with.

Also, trying to re-arrange an scan I got a letter for last week, which was 2 days after having biopsies taken.  After trying numerous ocassions to get through on the phone.  I emailed, and the appointment was moved to yesterday.

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

I have no idea, I am hoping that with the vaccine things may start to get better.  All we can do is stay positive and hope that lockdown and vaccinations are the way forward

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

That no one saw this coming, and how selfish some people can be.  Also how people come together and help those around them.

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

I have just been buying bits and pieces for C’s bedroom

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

Technology, I cherish my face time with my grandchildren, and getting pictures sent through.  Also getting my shopping delivered online helps with staying home

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

Coffee gets me through the day, until I have my first coffee of the day it is really not worth talking to me

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

Again techology and Netflix

 

Thank you to

Life In A Breakdown

I Always Believed In Futures

Who have been busy hosting this Linky.

How has your week been?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 comments

  1. I don’t see how people leaving their houses once a week would work, especially for those with dogs to walk or need to shop every few days when they can’t get a shopping delivery or to a big supermarket.
    Sending love and hugs. It sounds like you are having a rough time with everything that’s going on in your life. It sounds like people are really letting C down and that’s a sad shame. x

    1. I don’t see how it would work either, my dogs would not be impressed for a start. C has been let down and I promised her no matter what we would sort it somehow. Just shows the difference of a well and a child with an illness

  2. I really can’t wait for when we can all travel again and as you mentioned, I would prefer to stay in a villa compared to a hotel for the moment. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

  3. Sending you all the positive vibes. I feel like there are so many ifs and buts right now but I’m just trying to focus on the here and now. We’ve got this!

  4. I am so sorry that you feel so deflated. It has been such a weird week hasn’t it? You sound like you have had so much going on too.

  5. It’s tea that gets me through the day LOL. I’m sorry you can’t go on your trip. My mum and dad were going to go away for my mum’s birthday last April. They have re-arranged and cancelled it now 3 times

    1. Since having the virus I am drinking more tea now as well. My birthday was last April and all my plans were cancelled, am hoping it is not a second birthday in lockdown this year.

    1. Thank you, it is good to write these thing down and also sharing helps others to know they are not alone and everyone feels like this at some point

  6. Sorry you’re missing your cruise. We ‘celebrated’ my husbands 50th last August and had similar cancelled events. I cannot wait to go on vacation again!!!!

    1. It is annoying but obviously it needed to be cancelled, which we did last year. I am sorry your husbands 50th plans were cancelled as well. One day we will look back while enjoying time away

  7. I’m so sorry you’re feeling so deflated. I hope the answers from the meeting allow you to move forward somewhat. x

    1. Thank you, I do too as it is so unfair you have to fight for everything for a child with an illness, where if she didn’t have an illness it would just be there automatically

  8. I am with you on coffee, it’s definitely keeping me going. January is a rough time as it is, let alone in lockdown.
    I hope you get the results you want from the education stuff. Been there, and it’s so frustrating and challenging and really should not be.

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