Another month bites the dust! Spoiler alert, there's ups, there's downs, and then right at the last minute it does not end well ...
Day 1 Zumba! The new patio area is finished and we are so pleased with it, now all we need is a dry warm day to go out and enjoy sitting on it.
Day 2 Today is not that day ... it rained non stop all day!
Day 3 Started decorating the lounge, am finding little speckles of white gloss paint in random places on my clothes.
Day 4 Rachel and family came for Sunday lunch - with an unhappy Rosie who had squished her finger in the bathroom door before they came #beginningofahorrendousweek
Day 5 An early morning visit to A&E confirmed that Rosie has broken her finger!
Day 6 Looked after Rosie for the day, being ultra careful with her poor finger
Day 7 Looked after Max, was a lovely day so spent a lot of it outdoors at the park or feeding the ducks
Day 8 Anxiety ridden trip to the dental hygienist, Rosie back at hospital to have her nail pierced to release a massive blood blister, then Rosie's doctor rang to say he wants her to go to A&E at a different hospital where they have a plastic surgeon for their opinion on what needs to be done - they were at the hospital from 4.15pm to 11pm so we had an unexpected guest (Leo) for a sleepover Day 9 #longestsentenceever
Day 9 An anxious day where Rosie had her operation to have her nail removed, damage to the nail bed repaired and the broken bone inspected, another night with our sleepover guest.
Day 10 Jon and Max popped over to see us and then Rachel and Rosie turned up to say hello - was lovely to see the cousins together, Indian takeaway at friends in the evening
Day 11 A Sunday to ourselves - there may have been an afternoon nap taken by one of us #itwasme
Day 12 Rosie pulled her bandages off so an early morning trip (5am) to the hospital for her and her mum!
Day 13 An anxious day of childminding Rosie and worrying about her hurting herself
Day 14 My sister popped in for a chat while I was looking after Max
Day 15 New carpet delivered - who will be the first to spill something on it? #whoeveritiswillbeintrouble
Day 16 New chairs delivered, now the fun begins of finding new cushions and throws to accessorise the room!
Day 17 Went to friends for an Indian takeaway - discovered they have just put their house on the market so will be moving away.
Day 18 A quiet day, just the two of us, a nice long dog walk to start the day off well.
Day 19 Caught up with chores, popped into town to collect new cushions for the new chairs - the lounge is now officially complete!
Day 20 Childminding day - plus Coco went to the groomers so is looking particularly pretty.
Day 21 Our day for caring for Max, Coco's pristine white fur no longer pristine due to torrential rain during morning walk, meal out with friends in the evening (have to make the most of going out while we can!)
Day 22 So very tired - Coco had us up twice in the night to go out into the garden, she is not in our good books today! Not sure how I survived Zumba when all I wanted to do was catch up on my sleep, but I did and even kept awake during my haircut.
Day 23 Invited to friends for a cup of tea in the afternoon - even Coco was included in the invitation which made her very happy.
Day 24 Went to a small local garden centre for inspiration on what to plant around the new patio area, bought a tree which only just fitted in the car!
Day 25 Clocks went back an hour so we are officially no longer in British Summer Time - both our children realised that when you are a parent, this never means you get an extra hour in bed!
Day 26 Another day another garden centre!
Day 27 Childminding for Rosie and Leo, made some cupcakes - and quite a mess.
Day 28 Childminding Max who enjoyed 'helping' Grandad in the garden planting some of the plants we bought on Monday.
Day 29 Decided to have a tidy up of the toys we have accumulated for when we have the grandchildren over for the day, updating them and donating a few which are not played with to the local charity shop.
Day 30 Someone gave us a bag of cooking apples so I used a few to make Mary Berry's Spiced Dorset Apple Traybake which came out of the oven just in time to have a warm slice while we had a cup of tea - Coco went on a sleepover to our daughter's house while we had a takeaway with two other couples.
Day 31 Awaiting confirmation that the whole of England is about to go back into a month of lockdown 😭
On that depressing thought, let's have a roundup in video form of what we did while we had a little bit of freedom