A very quiet week for me staying with my son Child 4 and daughter 4a and their dog Molly in Northern Ireland. Household bubbles exist of 6 people here, so I have been able to join in with the parent in laws who live nearby.
NI has had a sort of lockdown with hospitality and hairdressers etc being closed but all shops have remained open, however they reopened hospitality etc on Friday for it to close down again on the 27th and none essential shops/businesses must close this time.
I've been keeping busy with housework, reading, making some Christmas decorations, binge watching the Crown and Pam Am, as well as reliving my childhood memories with The Amazing Mr Blunden.
The weather has been wet, cold and windy so not a lot of time spent outside, but I'm feeling nice and relaxed and it's great to have some company.
Still no word on the container, so no idea how long I'm staying her for, my DIL is happy to have me here, my son is suggesting I maybe stay with his in laws for a few nights....lol.
320 Sunday Off for a drive to walk the dog with child 4 and 4a in Northern Ireland where I'm staying for the next few weeks. We got absolutely soaked, but it was great to be out in the woods and just have some company, called in at the Parent in Laws, followed by dinner, tv and I went to bed early.
321 Monday I woke around 3am despite all the walking, my day was spent walking around the village, helping with the housework while everyone was out and cooking dinner. In between I spent the rest of the day dealing with the 'white screen of death' on my i phone 8+.
322 Tuesday Ordered a new phone online should be delivered by Thursday. Went food shopping and to run some errands with son, did some housework, blogged, watched TV, bath and bed.
Molly and I were home alone for part of the day, she missed her humans.
323 Wednesday Spent the day in while 4 and 4a were at work, helped out with some household chores for them.
324 Thursday New phone arrived, had to set it up from i tunes so spent the day signing back into apps, resetting passwords and back up emails and OTP codes.
325 Friday Met up with sons MIL in town for a walk, a bit of shopping and a coffee.
326 Saturday Off to do the weekly food shop, the Parent in Laws came round for dinner. DIL gave me a manicure and gel polish.
On the blog this week:
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Must be nice to get a change of scene and some different company for a little while. I seem to see the same few people all the time. Glad you have a dog to borrow for walks .ReplyDelete
It's been lovely spending time with my son, his wife and her familyDelete
It sounds like you have had a lovely week. Very relaxed and having the company must be nice.ReplyDelete
How exciting to get a new phone.x
It is a very expensive new phone, really could've done without the hassleDelete
glad you are enjoying the company and making yourself useful with housework.ReplyDelete
Our dog sits on the back of the couch if one of us is out.
Really annoying with your container still being AWOL.
container issue resolved now but still no delivery dateDelete
How lovely to spend time with your son and daughter-in-law in Ireland and the parents-in-law. Looks like that was a lovely walk - if a bit soggy! Love those painted rocks. Glad you managed to get a new phone sorted out so quickly. Hope you get some news about your container soon. #project366ReplyDelete
it was a lovely unexpected visit to Northern Ireland, but lovely to see them again after so longDelete
Molly is adorable! Nice to be able to spend some time with your son and daughter in lawReplyDelete
Oh no to the white screen of death. I have the 8+ and really want the 12 but so far my 8 is still working.
the phone dying was a major inconvenience and a cost I could've done without to replace it, hopefully the 12 lasts longer than the 3 years the 8 didDelete
I really feel for the hospitality industry it is all over the place at the moment. In Wales the latest is they have to close at 6pm I think and no serving alcohol so some have decided to stay close until Feb. The log fire photo makes me feel so warm and cosy. Enjoy your new phone xReplyDelete
I just wish there could be one rule across the UK, it's far too complicated as it isDelete
Awww a gorgeous rainbow! It's lovely to hear that you have had some lovely company and been able to mingle a little thanks to the NI rules. It has been odd seeing all the different restrictions, I cannot believe this has been going on for 35 weeks now! Molly is gorgeous too, I bet she loved yoru company during the day! Sim xReplyDelete
I JUST WISH THE RULES COULD ALL BE THE SAME throughout the UK, it's too confusingDelete
Sounds like a good week in NI so nice that you can bubble as a six. Love the painted rocks and nice to be spoilt with a manicure from your daughter in law. Hope the new phone is going well!ReplyDelete
the manicure was a lovely treat from my DIL.I've really enjoyed the rock paintingDelete
How lovely to have company at last! Gorgeous Christmassy rocks : I would love to do some rock painting but never sure of the right paints or find the right sized stones! #project366ReplyDelete
I used sharpies the first time but they faded so bought some acrylic pensDelete
How nice to be in Northern Ireland, and with family. Here, all shops must be closed at 10 (or 8, I'm not sure) but all shops are open so no business is effected. Hearing alot about The Crown nowadays. Looks like a lovely place for a walk, cute dog. My phone has done the same thing, but the screen is black or dark grey instead. Congrats on getting a new phone. OoOoo rainbowReplyDelete
I'm now having to learn how it's all working in Dubai. The Crown was very good to watchDelete
Aww it must be lovely to catch up with your son - hope the container has arrived by now (I'm still catching up !). Oh no, the screen of doom - glad you managed to get a new phone so quickly.ReplyDelete
I'm catching up with comments so actually in Dubai nowDelete