131 Days Later (part 19)

19 weeks. 131 days. 3144 hours. 188,640 minutes. Whichever way you depict these stats they are a very long time in regards to a family with a child who has a life limiting illness. Compared to his peers these 4 months equate to years. Time is precious, every second of every day is precious. Since Alfie’s diagnosis […]

131 Days Later (part 18)

We are now entering the penultimate week of shielding. I’m running out of things to say in regards to our experiences without sounding like I’m repeating myself. So this will just be a short blog! Week 19 begins with almost the same feeling as Week 1, a degree of anxiousness hanging over the people who […]

131 Days Later (part 17)

How are you? I trust you are well? For those of you who have been homeschooling, I can sense the relief and the feeling of that being weight lifted from your shoulders! We are safe in the knowledge that we can all hand our kids back to the teachers in September! Phew! Aside from trying […]

131 Days Later (part 16)

What we’ve watched during lockdown The last three months have been very challenging in so many ways, aside from watching far too many YouTube channels during the day (not by choice may I add!). One thing we have enjoyed during the evening is switching off when the kids are in bed and getting stuck into […]

131 Days Later (part 15)

On Wednesday we woke up to day 100 of lockdown. Yes you read it right, ONE HUNDRED DAYS! Let’s just say it has been an interesting time! It has been a massive test, a test of our resolve, our resilience, our patience, our relationship, our character, our teaching skills, our parenting skills. I could go […]

131 Days Later (part 14)

On Thursday we received a letter from the Department of Health & Social Care advising us that we would be required to shield until 31st July. What started off as 12 weeks in lockdown will in the end turn out be almost 19 weeks. I’d like to know why the general public can go and […]

100 Days Later (part 13)

An ode to the Dad joke! As it’s Father’s Day today I thought I’d post a few Dad jokes. I’ve not had much time to sit down and write a post as the kids want my attention as it’s been my birthday week and Father’s Day (something Louise constantly reminds me of every year, sometimes […]

100 Days Later (part 12)

This coming Wednesday I’ll be 45 (Forty five) years old. I’ve spelt it out as they used to do that on the vidiprinter on Grandstand when a team scored a high amount of goals against the other team! I think it’s official confirmation that I’m middle aged, well that’s if I’m lucky enough to live […]

100 Days Later (part 11)

Hello! I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable week. I’ve decided this week to lighten the mood a little in regards to my isolation blog. As the weather has taken a turn for the worse, I thought as I’d have a bit more thinking time! As I mentioned in my last blog, I’ve been partaking […]

100 Days Later (part 10)

You may notice that the blog title has changed! 84 Days Later has now become 100 Days Later due to the Government extending shielding until 30th June. A lot of mixed messages again from Boris and co this past week and I feel a lot of the announcements have been to deflect the attention from […]