Monday 3 May 2021

A Sentence a Day in April

 Here we go again - still in lockdown except we can meet up to six people outdoors, nothing much else has relaxed.  This month should include a much needed hair cut - I shall try and remember to do before and after photos!

Day 1 April Fool's Day!  Had our monthly Covid test

Day 2 Good Friday, Jon & family came over for a breezy, brief al fresco lunch followed by a lovely walk over the park so Max could see the ducks.

Day 3 Tidied up garden and kept checking weather forecast for tomorrow, keeping fingers crossed there really is going to be a big difference between then and today's chilly wind.

Day 4 A gloriously sunny, warm Easter Sunday with lunch on the patio - Rachel and family came over.  This was our first Easter Sunday with Rosie, her first was spent in hospital with a worrying blood disorder and the second was in last year's lockdown - third time lucky!

Day 5 Easter Monday and it snowed, just a few flurries but definitely freezing cold and snowflakes #whatadifferenceadaymakes

Day 6 Went to Waitrose to collect some outdoor tableware that I'd ordered from John Lewis and managed to spend £60 on groceries while I was waiting for it to be brought through from the warehouse!  Had Leo and Rosie over for a few hours this afternoon 

Day 7 Max came to visit today and Coco went to the groomers - 

Day 8 The guy who was coming to help dig out the path in the garden was let down by the company delivering the skip and gravel and had to reschedule his visit so we found ourselves with no plans for the day, I ended up tackling some of the shredding which has accumulated in the study.

Day 9 Suggested to Rachel that we took the children to the park with Rosie on her scooter and Leo on his bike, I didn't realise they would go so fast #notasfitasithoughtiwas

This was also the day that we heard that the Duke of Edinburgh had died at the age of 99.

Day 10 Discovered that our tv package now includes the new season of Greys Anatomy - if you need me, you'll find me in the lounge, catching up.

Day 11 Popped over to help steam clean the carpets in Jon's house ready for the sale to go through tomorrow - then helped them take some last bits to his in-laws house (where they'll be living until the purchase of their new home completes). A lovely excuse to spend a bit of time with Max.

Day 12 It was SO cold today, typical weather bearing in mind today was the day that restaurants and pubs can open to offer outdoor dining only!

Day 13 Change of plans today so flitted about doing nothing in particular and caught up with housework

Day 14 Much more fun today as we had Max for the day, thankfully it was bright an sunny (even if it wasn't warm!) because he loves to be outside in the garden!

Day 15 Zumba - followed by a well overdue haircut!

Yes I did forget to do the 'before' photo!

Day 16 The new path in the garden has been dug out, had gravel and paving slabs filled in and is looking good!

Day 17 Our first social engagement since lockdown ended - drinks with friends in their garden, thank goodness the weather was kind!

Day 18 Max came for lunch while his mum and dad had a pub lunch with two sets of his aunties and uncles.  

Day 19 Paul went to visit a friend who has moved away so I had a girly day with Rachel and Rosie, shopping in the morning then back to our garden for lunch and playtime

Day 20 Our first full day of childcare since December, Rosie was here from 8.30, then we collected Leo from school at 3pm and they were here until almost 6pm - it was a long day and we were exhausted.

Day 21 Jon brought Max over to see us and we spent a long time 'helping' grandad in the garden

Day 22 Went to a garden centre to get a few more bits and pieces for the garden

Day 23 Woke up feeling in a bit of a grouchy mood, couldn't really say why but I was just feeling a bit 'touchy' all day.

Day 24 Zumba on a Saturday for a change, then we went to see Leo at his football lesson in the morning, it was at the same place that we used to take our son when he first started kicking a ball around 25 years ago!

Day 25 An early start to the day, Coco decided she needed to go out into the garden at 4.15am 😬 Jon, Sophie and Max came over for lunch in the garden, was a bit breezy but the sun was shining.

Day 26 We received some lovely news (there's a clue in the video)

Day 27 Looked after Rosie today, Paul had to do a first aid course as part of his volunteer duties over our local park - he was surprised to find my Zumba teacher taking part as well!

Day 28 Looked after Max, he's really talking a lot now and copying everything you say.

Day 29 Too breezy for coffee in the garden with a friend so we went for an hour long walk instead #cantwaittomeetupindoors

Day 30 My sister and brother in law both have birthdays next week so they came over for a coffee in the garden to collect their presents.

Another month done and dusted!  I'm still remembering to capture one second of every day, and here's the video ...

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Patio Postcards said...

Congratulations on another soon to be grandchild. How very exciting. You had quite a busy month with lots of re-connecting with family & friends. I really like your garden path.

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

I can't believe Coco made you get up just after 4am! Molly (the cat) sometimes tries, but I ignore her until 5.15. Your hair looks good. Wasn't it wonderful to be able to get our hair done, and to meet other people, albeit outside in the cold!

Barbara Eads said...

So much to comment on here! You've had a pretty eventful month! I'm happy to hear that things are starting to relax. We are now totally back to normal around here, although they are recommending that large gatherings take place outside. I LOVE your haircut!! I'd like to try something like that, but my hair is so fine and flat that I don't think it would work so well for me. Last, but not least--congrats on a new little one to join the family! I really like these monthly recaps. They are such a great reminder of all the little things in life we tend to take for granted.

Wildflower Adventures said...

Congratulations on the announcement of your new Grand. Our weather was kind of the same as your's, sunny & warm for a few days then cold dreary & snowy the next several days. Your backyard garden looks like a lovely place to have guests over for coffee. Karen

alexa said...

How lovely that there is new life growing in your family - hoping all goes well ... Empathising with you on April 20th - yes, isn't it exhausting at times despite the loveliness! The weather is all over the place, isn't it. Such a cold month. Your garden path and haircut are both looking very neat and trim :).

Joanne said...

Oh how exciting! What wonderful news to add to the month.

Natasha said...

Congrats on a new addition to the family! And how lovely to be able to get together with family and friends again. And to get a fresh haircut! We're still holding on here as we're in the midst of a third lockdown with no end in sight. Boo.

Ruth said...

Hurrah for a new addition to the family! Another fab month for you. x

Susanne said...

All things considered it was quite a good month, and given the announcement will be a memorable year too. Memorable in a much happier way than last year!

♥ Liz ♥ said...

Gosh another busy month. Great news about the new grandbaby. :0) said...

So glad to see the first look at grandbaby #4!! Looks like another cutie pie. It is so fun that we share so many similarities in our lives. Even getting a garden path. We are wanting to put one in on the side of the house where the grass struggles to grow. Yours turned out quite lovely. And is very similar to what we are planning. Except my Paul wants to do it ourselves. UGH.

Your crocheting is really pretty. What a pleasant hobby to have picked up. I finally finished my mosaic today. Now to get a few cross stitch pictures finished that are in various stages of completion. Then maybe I will get you to teach me to crochet.

Hope Jon and Sophie and Max are soon into their new home. Hope Rachel is feeling better at least for the time being. Lauren seems to be doing okay but the cardiologist wants to schedule her ablation which scares me to death.

Great catching up with you. Both you and my friend Coco look sensational with your fresh haircuts. XO