Diary

Posts for me to look back on, starting from my maternity leave to days out, travel and moving to France

The ordinary moments #61

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Peach yellow and cream flowers picked from the garden in a blue stripy vase

I think tomorrow marks us being in lockdown for 6 weeks, maybe 5, I’m not too sure now. I know we went into lockdown a week before the UK did. All the days and weeks are rolling into one now. This weeks ordinary moments photo are flowers picked from the garden by Lucas x   Read more…

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The ordinary moments #60

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Lucas was sent various exercises and challenges to do from school. There was a quiz on previous olympics and he had to draw key workers still working. We think this is instead of a sports day at school and he has been told he will get a certificate once back x   Read more…

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The ordinary moments #56

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Lucas playing football in the garden

This weeks ordinary moments are something no one could have thought of this time last year. We’ve had our first full week of school closures here in France and all but essential shops (food and pharmacy) are closed. If we go out, we have to fill a form out to show police, should we be […] Read more…

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The ordinary moments #55

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Lucas and his great grandma sat on the sofa looking at the camera

On Monday, we returned from the UK. We went for a week during half term to visit family. Lucas turned 5 on the 15th Feb but his school didn’t break up until the 21st and he wanted to see family and friends for his birthday so we did a belated birthday trip for him. It […] Read more…

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The ordinary moments #54

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Lucas outside with one hand up, mouth open and eyes closed. Wearing a jumper and 5 badge

Last Saturday was Lucas’ birthday. He had asked for a new Xbox remote for his present so he can play 2 player with D. We asked him if he wanted to go anywhere or out for lunch but he wanted to stay in so we bought lots of treats from the shop for the weekend, […] Read more…

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The ordinary moments #53

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Lucas stood on a road holding the black bin bag wearing a green stripy coat

Yesterday we spent the morning doing some jobs together around the house. In France, where we live anyway, you don’t have big bins at your house that are collected like in the UK. There are various industrial sized bins in central places like at the end of a hamlet in particularly rural places or in […] Read more…

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The ordinary moments #52

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Lucas sat on a bean bag putting mr potato head together

In Lucas’ L’Ecole Maternelle, they have a reward system throughout the week. In each of their books, they have a rocket for each week and the teacher will put a coloured dot in each section according to how they behaved that day. There are 4 colours, red, yellow, green and blue. Red being the worse […] Read more…

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