Figures

UK Deaths: 335

UK Cases: 6,650

Worldwide Deaths: 16,313

Worldwide Cases: 372,592

Lockdown

Boris Johnson is to address the nation at 8:30 pm, I guess we might be going on lockdown, or at the very least much tougher measures and closing our borders.  Definitely some stronger measures need to be taken after images of the tube in London still being busy.  People flocking to their ‘second’ homes for self-isolation breaks, as well as ignoring social distancing rules in parks and gardens all across the UK.

Yesterday was a difficult day.  A non-existent Mother’s Day as such.  The card bought in haste is still sitting in its wrapper next to my laptop, not seeming at all important in the grand scheme of things.

We are on Day 8 of our 14 day household isolation.  The ‘jock’ child has now passed his isolation period, so is allowed out from his room.  Thank god to be honest as I’m bored of being a glorified slave LOL.  We are all in good health (well unless you count my mental health which is in bits) and as they are not testing unless you are hospitalised then we will probably never know if he had or not.  Therefore still have to work on the assumption that we haven’t had and stay at home.

Homeschooling

Today was our first attempt at home school.  After initially really stressing about this concept, I have managed to tell myself that I can only do what I can do whilst also working from home; and it doesn’t matter what others are doing.

The ‘geek’ child was good and did as much work as he could remotely without much fuss.  The ‘monkey’ child was bored within about an hour.  Fort building, Joe Wicks PE lesson and football outside was the order of the day, along with an awful lot of lego building.  The ‘jock’ slept most of the day TBH, but he’s going to be my hardest to ‘school’.

Below is the timetable I’ve decided to go with, love it!

Addressing the Nation…

So we are on lockdown.  We are only allowed to leave for the following reasons:

  • To shop for basic necessities, as little as possible.
  • For one for of exercise a day
  • For medical need
  • To travel to and from work, when ‘absolutely necessary’

We have been warned not to meet friends or family members we don’t live with.. Gatherings of more than two are now banned.  All non essential business must shut.  All social events, including weddings and baptisms (bar funerals) are now banned.

These restrictions are under constant review and will be relaxed if the evidence shows they are able to.