My 2 week isolation was up on Tuesday. I'm going out every day with Bob, I've missed the freedom to just go out and about. I'm only shopping for essentials, as and when and my main food shop is a click and collect, which I'll do fortnightly from now on, knowing that I can use the local shop for milk, fruit, veg etc. I'm still mask wearing, hand washing and cleaning everything that comes into the house. I need to keep well to be able to travel to see Peter.
My research covid test last Tuesday came back negative, I'm happy with what I'm doing to protect myself and others, sadly many seem to think the government are just trying to control them and have little awareness that the virus is still around.
I've ventured inside a house for the first time and had someone else in mine, social distancing has been easy to maintain. I'm still arranging outdoor visits, dog walking etc, coffee on a dry day in cafes that have outdoor and covered seating.
264 Sunday I had a better sleep but again with the help of meds. Had a whole day of doing nothing (apart from the ironing) I read, watched TV, wrote letters, sat in the garden and had an afternoon nap.
265 Monday Finalised my shopping list for tomorrow. My plan is to get everything in one go while I'm in Gloucester tomorrow as my car won't be ready till late afternoon. Another day of doing not a lot other than some more work on restoring my old dolls house.
266 Tuesday Out of isolation and off to Tewkesbury to get my car serviced. Caught the train to Gloucester as the car won't be ready till 3pm. It was a 25 minute walk to the station. The first time I've been into a UK city since pre lockdown. I had planned to visit child 1 for a garden visit and chat to the staff about coming out for a walk with us, but visits to care homes have been stopped again. It was actually a pleasant trip and I wore my mask the whole day, even outside due to a minority of idiots not social distancing. Am pleased to hear store staff are now required to wear masks as many weren't and were too close to customers.
267 Wednesday Dropped some stuff off with a friend then onto spend the day with Child 2, 2a and 2b. This is the first time I've been in someone else's house. I got home at 9pm ish and went straight to bed, the cat was very shouty when I got home. I'd taken Bob with me for the day.
268 Thursday I slept 10 hours, straight. I'm out and about from now on with Bob regardless of the weather. We walked into town, I started off with a take away coffee, but moved indoors due to a sudden down pour The rest of the day was spent watching TV, blogging, tidying things away and general nothiningness.
269 Friday Bob and I walked to the retail park, got a coffee but sat outside, Bob whined the whole time, he thinks if we're out we should be walking non stop. I cleaned downstairs and scrubbed the kitchen floor. Chips and wine with my friend Debbie, indoors.
Trying on his new Christmas jumper.
270 Saturday I didn't sleep well, think it was the chips. Up early, car parked and off with Bob to Burnham on Sea for the weekend. Bob spent most of the day off lead and loved every minute of it. We stayed in a Travelodge and got dinner from the nearby Asda.
On the blog this week:
My Sunday Photo - Ain Dubai, the worlds tallest ferris wheel
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Two weeks self isolating must have been tough. I am only only day 3 and struggling already. Our store has been told we have to wear masks at all times now, we didn't when behind screens before......I am worried about interacting with customers because I struggle hearing them, never mind them hearing me tooReplyDelete
I've struggled a bit understanding people through masks also, I don't think we realise how much we rely on facial expressions also to understand peopleDelete
Even when you do nothing you do loads! I'm losing my patience with people generally. I'm really glad the mask for shop workers has been brought in, as we have a 'shop' where I work we're now wearing masks all the time and I'm more than happy with that. My non working day now is Wednesday so will have to work out a meet up soon or Weds of half term if you want to see red coat too :) Keep safe and give Bob a stroke from his little fan #366ReplyDelete
yep any Wednesday suits me, apart from this coming week, I do rest, I promiseDelete
Must be good to be back out and about. I'm glad about the masks for shop workers too - it never made any sense to me that they weren't doing it.ReplyDelete
it's great being out and about now, Bob is beside himself with happiness with all the walkingDelete
I bet you are glad to have a little freedom again even if it is just going out with Bob and to the shops.ReplyDelete
I am glad you've been able to get some more sleep, well apart from last night.
So sorry you haven't been able to visit Child 1.
It must have been strange being in someone else's house after so long. I've only been in my dad's since lockdown started.
Fab photos x
It is really strange being back indoors, but I'll get used to it and guess it won't be long before we are asked not to do that againDelete
Oh how cute is Bob in his Christmas jumper!ReplyDelete
I'm also pleased about shop people wearing masks, although I've only been to the market and indoor market which is socially distanced across the tables/stalls, so not too worried about those. Our local shop staff have worn masks since the start of social distancing.
Not sure Bob was too impressed with dressing upDelete
10 hours is an awesome sleep! It will be all that fresh air now that you are out and about after isolation! Glad to hear your test came back negative! I'm with you, we can do everything we can but unless others are social distancing, wearing masks etc, then it won't have the same effect!ReplyDelete
Looks like you have been getting out and about a lot recently and totally making up for the isolation! Loving Bob's Christmas jumper, you've just reminded me to dust mine off! Hope you are having a lovely week! Sim x
It's been great catching up with everyone but I'm done now for a few weeksDelete
Glad to hear you've managed to catch up on some sleep. Maybe getting out in the fresh air is helping ? Bob looks very cute in his Christmas jumper ! xxReplyDelete
Yes I think getting out walking with Bob has helped with the sleepDelete
Oh I love Bobs Christmas Jumper! Sounds like you have caught up on some sleep. It annoys me when others dont wear masks, we have been told to wear them on the school run so many times yet many people still arent. Drives me bonkers.ReplyDelete
Drives me mead also, the lack of mask wearing. Some fresh air has really helped with the sleep issuesDelete
Glad you’re out of isolation and doing all you can to stay safe. It is worrying when there are a lot of people not wanting to follow the rules. Sorry that the care home is closed for visitors and you can’t see Child 1 at the moment, but glad you were able to spend time with Child 2, 2a and 2b. Love Bob’s Christmas jumper. #project366ReplyDelete
It's been lovely spending time with our grandchild, I did manage to see child 1 briefly this week, which was lovelyDelete
Glad to hear that isolation is over and the test was negative so you have been able to get out and about. So fed up with covidiots not social distancing or wearing masks :( #project366ReplyDelete
Find it quite easy to be out and maintain social distancing when I'm on my ownDelete
I wen to the supermarket the other day after a long time and was pleased to see that almost everyone had a mask on...on previous occasions its the the mask wearers that were in the minority.ReplyDelete
Love Bob's jumper!
almost everyone is wearing masks now when out, which is good to seeDelete
I can't wait to see how your old dolls house turns out after you have restored it. Good job being careful with COVID, I am just glad people have to wear masks in Wales now, we seemed to be quite late to join the party! I really love Bob's new jumper, maybe I should get my dog one!ReplyDelete
Bob's jumper was from B&M he's now got a halloween one to add to his collection. I'll need to wait for my dremel to arrive in the container in november before I can finish the dolls houseDelete
It's great that you're keeping safe and following SOPs. True, cases are rising here as well as people are neglecting SOPs. I'm loving the letters and your habit of writing them so frequently. I hope you had a good time meeting your children. That's a lot of sleep. Very graceful looking Priory. I agree, the dogs think they need to walk and if not walk, run all the timeReplyDelete
the dog drives me mad when i want to rest when we're out walking. I tend to get a lot of sleep when i have a migraineDelete