Our week in photos and stories – Coming out of lockdown

I have decided to restart our weekly photo updates and as we are coming out of lockdown I thought I would share how life is going and what we have been up to or not this week.

As we ease back into to normal, we are finding it a little harder than we thought. Having spent the better part of a year on and off in lockdown or dealing with Covid19 restrictions, being allowed to do normal again (we chose not to opt to take advantage of some of the restrictions loosening last summer, for personal reasons) but this time, for our mental health and wellbieng and to help our kids, we are slowly trying to see friends and people we have missed not being around in person.

This week we have done a little bit of normal. We were able to have friends over for lunch in our garden, which was lovely, although after almost 14 months it was a little strange to have other people in our space. We also went out for a day trip to Wakehurst Place which is a favourite space of ours. It was a bit too exciting for the husband.

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A lie down, because we have seen other people.

This week we also celebrated our wedding anniversary, twenty years in fact and we ate lunch on the river near where he proposed so long ago and also near where we had our wedding photos taken too. It was cold but child free (rare these days) and as romantic as we could make it.

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Prosecco and cold feet. Happy Anniversary.

We are now sliding into some restrictions opening up, more. I am not a fan of shopping so we won’t be rushing out to the shops any time soon, but we are delighted that dance classes, swimming, gymnastics and other activities can return to normal after a long time of being on Zoom.

We are easing out slowly, and taking seeing people one step at a time. We have a list of friends we want to have for lunch and dinner, in our garden, which is slowly looking pretty good, so we will work on that over the next few months.

It was a bit of shock and a massive adjustment going into lockdown again, but it’s also an adjustment coming out. I have to remind myself to have grace for myself and ourselves and also for others.

This was my favourite photo from this week.

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About those much needed haircuts??

You can also see our week on Instagram too and more pictures.

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  1. Glad to see you back with Project 365/52. It’s definitely weird coming out of lockdown and easing up. It’s great that activities are starting back. Tennis has been back a couple of weeks, but all outside. Hope it all goes well

  2. Lovely to see you back.
    It has been nice to get a little bit of normal back and have people visit in the garden. We’ve been to my dad a few times and it is great to have a change of scene.
    That photo of your husband having a lay down did make me chuckle.
    How lovely to celebrate your anniversary near where you were proposed to. x

  3. Lovely to have you back again. It is nice to be able to have friends over in the garden although I do get what you mean about it being a little strange having people in your space too. Congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary. Love the last photo. Hope you’ve managed to get haircuts booked in! #project365

  4. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on 20 years!

    It is so nice to be able to get back out again and see people but yes initially it is a bit strange!

  5. Happy anniversary! 20 years is a big date. Lovely that you had a chance to celebrate by the river. I’ve seen your pics of haircuts on Insta. Good job. We haven’t met with any friends yet, except from my younger son’s friend coming over last week. I’ve grown up into a recluse, and meeting people now would be a challenge. 🙂

  6. My comments keep disappearing into the ether on several blogs. Will try again.
    Happy 20th wedding anniversary! That’s lovely that you were able to celebrate by the river. I’ve seen all the haircuts on Insta, good jobs all around.
    We haven’t met friends so far, except from my younger son who had his bestie over for a day last week. I’ve turned into a total recluse with the lockdown, and am not in a hurry to meet up with anyone. 🙂

  7. Awww love the photo of you having a drink together to celebrate your wedding anniversary! Hope you had a lovely day. It sounds nice your doing a bit more. I think your right its good for mental health to try and catch up with people again.

  8. My daughter and I are still waiting for haircuts! I think we will stick with doing the boys ourselves… Happy anniversary! Lovely to celebrate together in the same place. #project365

  9. I am the same it is an adjustment coming out more so than going into lockdown. Congratulations on the twenty years that is an achievement. We visited Wakehurst too, it was one of the first things we did I do love it there.

  10. Both looking like 90’s band members there with those hair cuts lol. Happy Anniversary to you both, great to be able to get out and meet up with friends after so long

  11. I totally get how you feel. I’m finding it hard coming out of lockdown this time. We did some escapes last August but just in our family bubble. This time I’m taking it slowly. Your anniversary sounds perfect to me #365

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