Well, we start the month still in restrictions - will they ever end?
Day 1 Sun is shining, Zumba was a lot of fun and I discovered they sell my favourite locally made ice cream in a shop down the town - what a good start to the month
Day 2 Coffee with friends in the morning and afternoon tea in the garden with my sister in the afternoon, another sunny day.
Day 3 England beat Ukraine 4-0 and are through to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 (one year late)
Day 4 Went to an Art & Craft exhibition that Paul's art teacher was participating in and came home with a new picture for the lounge, later that evening we realised that we had not come home with Paul's wallet 😔
Day 5 After a lot of searching, phone calls and emails the wallet turned up in a random place, in between two jigsaw puzzle boxes in our spare bedroom!
Day 6 Had Rosie here for a couple of hours until we had a phone call from Rachel to say that James had tested positive for Covid. With no symptoms and having had both vaccines, if he hadn't gone into the office this morning and taken a routine lateral flow test he would have been none the wiser.
Day 7 Max has woken up with odd looking spots on his stomach and chest - chicken pox brewing? So no childcare here at all this week :-( Did some baking to make sure freezer is stocked in case we all have to isolate
Day 8 Trying to reduce the amount of time spent in company indoors in the days leading up to our holiday so am doing Zumba online this week
Day 9 Paul had to go to Minor Injuries at the hospital as he has had a nasty reaction to an insect bite - fortunately they don't think it's infected but it looks awful!
Day 10 Ladies Singles Final at Wimbledon, Ash Barty won - it was so good to see two people in the final who had never got that far before
Day 11 Euro 2020 Final, England v Italy. It did not end well, with us losing on penalties
Day 12 Boris Johnson announced that all restrictions will lift on 19 July, despite numbers continuing to rise
Day 13 We lent Coco to Rachel for the afternoon as a distraction from them still being in isolation
Day 14 We had Max here for the day which was lovely, the rash he had last week remains a mystery, it never turned into chicken pox.
Day 15 Suitcases out of the loft, freshly laundered clothes piling up on the spare bed, Coco looking at us suspiciously
Day 16 Jon working from home at our house as they have a lot of work going on today at the farm - washing and ironing totally up to date, one of the many benefits of going away!
Day 17 Started our holiday in Southwold, happy to find our holiday home is perfectly situated for the beach and the shops and the sun is shining!
Day 18 A day on the beach, a walk to the pier and exploring the town
Day 19 Rachel and family went to a nearby zoo, so we just relaxed, did some sketching (Paul), read books (me) and then had a picnic lunch on the green (both of us)
Day 20 A morning on the beach flying kites and digging holes, and an afternoon at the harbour crabbing
Day 21 It would normally be my day for having Max, so Jon brought him to join us at the beach - fish and chips on the green for lunch, so much fun to have everyone here together.
Day 22 Spent all day at the beach, Rachel and James finally got to go out and have an anniversary meal (they were in quarantine for their actual anniversary) while we babysat the children in the evening.
Day 23 A busy day! Went crabbing in the morning (Leo was thrilled to catch ten!), kite flying on the green and beach in the afternoon.
Day 24 Time to pack up and come home. Leo in tears in the car and desperate to know when we are going back - the sign of a good holiday!
Day 25 Max's 2nd birthday so we had a fun afternoon helping him celebrate; they had been forecasting thunderstorms all day but thankfully it stayed dry and warm and they didn't start until the party came to an end.
Day 26 Had an opticians appointment this morning, a new prescription means an excuse for new glasses - I always find it hard to choose new frames so I was there a long time!
Day 27 Rosie and Leo here for the day, went into town to get the ingredients to make 'slime' - it was a very messy afternoon but good fun.
Day 28 Max here for the day - he certainly keeps us on our toes, I got stung by a bee while in the garden picking raspberries for lunch 😓
Day 29 Dentist appointment first thing (which is my least favourite thing to do!) but skipped out with nothing needing to be done. Zumba in the hall which was so much fun, but the day ended sadly with news in the evening that Rachel's father in law had died.
Day 30 Rachel and children came for tea as James has gone to spend time with his mum and help with all the arrangements that need to be done.
Day 31 Paul met up with some old school friends for a pub lunch and I binge watched some episodes of Virgin River!
And so ends another month. It feels like we packed a lot into it. Let's watch the month unfold in 1 second everyday