November started with colder temperatures, and busy new routines for certain members of the family!
Day 1 Rachel started her new job and had to meet up with her new boss so we had Rosie here for a few hours, we were tired due to Coco getting us up three times in the night to go out into the garden #worsethanhavingababyinthehouse
Day 2 Had Rosie here for the day today, took her to the supermarket to get some shopping to take to Jon's tomorrow - she thought it was fun sitting in the trolley and we realised that because of Covid, it was something she had never done before, Rachel always goes shopping on her own!
Day 3 Had Max here for the day, Coco went to the groomers and came home looking sparkling clean - how long will that last?
Day 4 Finally got to have my hairdressing appointment - 3rd time lucky! 1st one I had booked I had to cancel as I had horrendous stomach pains, 2nd one had to be cancelled as we had to look after Max while his baby sister was being born, I hardly dared hope that this one would actually happen!
Day 5 Went to Cambridge in the morning but came home after a couple of hours as I felt quite unwell with chills and muscle aches, did Covid test when I got home which was negative. It was Guy Fawkes night and we were worried about Coco being upset with the fireworks but we played Classic FM radio's special Pet Classics and it really did seem to work!
Day 6 Didn't sleep much last night but felt a bit better today - did another Covid test just in case - booked our Covid boosters.
Day 7 Rachel and family (including Daisy) came for lunch, Coco was very surprised but played nicely with her guest!
Day 8 Looked after Daisy while Rachel took Rosie to have her flu vaccination - for her age group it is a spray into the nostril, over and done with in one minute!
Day 9 Had Rosie here for the day, had a busy day.
Day 10 Our day for having Max, his baby sister was asleep when I went to pick him up AND when I took him home - no chance of a cuddle!
Day 11 My car went in for a service, Zumba class where we observed the silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th months.
Day 12 We had a Covid boosters 😀 Went to friends for drinks in the evening.
Day 13 Both of us have sore arms but no other side effects so far
Day 14 Popped over to see Jon and managed to sneak in an hour long cuddle with Olive
Day 15 Took Rosie into town and bought her some very trendy black patent boots
Day 16 Went to our favourite garden centre with Rosie, they have such a lovely Christmas department, bought some winter pansies and a couple of new Christmas decorations
Day 17 Rachel had to go into London for work and the childminder is still isolating due to Covid so had Rosie here again today
Day 18 My Zumba teacher has Covid so no class today, Rachel is working in London again today so guess what ... I was looking after Rosie!
Day 19 Went to Chelmsford and actually managed to buy a few Christmas presents!Day 20 Meal out at a local Italian restaurant with a group of friends that we used to always get together with pre Christmas - one of the couples we haven't seen for two years due to past years social restrictions!
Day 21 Rosie's birthday! Was so lovely to have all the family together, our first time as a group of ten.
Day 22 Needed to find a new craft project so have started crocheting a pair of fingerless gloves (an essential for dog walking!)
Day 23 Had Rosie here for the day and kept very busy playing with her dolls
Day 24 Wednesday is our day for having Max - he has discovered Paw Patrol and loves to play with the figures while watching them on the tv
Day 25 Zumba was back - felt good to do some exercise - went out for a meal in the evening with some ex-work friends.
Day 26 We had planned to go out shopping today but Paul woke up with a cold and wasn't feeling 100% and the weather turned cold and wet so I went into town on my own, managed to get a few Christmas presents from our local shops and then came home to bake some individual sticky toffee puddings to freeze for Paul's birthday meal in a couple of weeks time.
Day 28 Went out for a meal with three other couples - the husbands all play badminton together and we used to get together a couple of times a year, but it had been two years since our last meal out with them
Day 29 Went out for Sunday lunch with my Zumba class, there was live music in the afternoon and we literally spent almost two hours on the dance floor, it really was a lot of fun
Day 30 Went out for lunch with two other couples to a local Turkish restaurant - I may need to jump back on the Slimming World train soon!
Day 31 Had Rosie here for the day, it is such fun watching her imaginary play with her dolls
And that's it for another month. goodness knows what the next one will bring as we ended the month with the discovery of a new covid variant which is a bit of an unknown quantity so stricter restrictions are here and we are just hoping that another lockdown isn't on the cards.
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