We can go to the pub....

So it seems Saturday 4th July will mark a huge step towards normality... going to the pub....  I'm really not sure... and I like the pub... anyone who knows me will tell you how much I like pubs!  It could be I'm scared of people... of drunk people.... of how I'll behave if I have more than a couple.  Will we (I mean me!) be all over each other, can we maintain social distance?  Will we be so happy to be out and IN THE PUB, will we take this as a celebration to the end of quarantine/ isolation/ confinement/ lockdown.... and really go for it?  Evening out out!  For all my moaning... and I have moaned a lot.  I'm not ready to get the drinks in on Saturday (in an actual pub),  I'm scared, I read news sites and worry, about another spike, a second wave, and that stresses me more than heading into the first round of this. I'm not sure I could handle another prolonged lockdown, my positivity would defo dip. So I shall wait it out a while longer before g

How are we coping... are we coping... I don't have it sooo bad... trying to be positive (and sometimes failing)

The office.... So far we have been in lockdown (which sounds dead dramatic) for eight months... or six weeks or is it seven?  Who knows or cares, time has no meaning.  Tomorrow is Bank Holiday Friday... FRIDAY what, when has that ever happened?  (if you asked me it is cheap to have switched the BH, we should have been given an extra day to celebrate VE day).  I realise my little family have not fared so badly.... yes we are frustrated. The idea of my home schooling is ridiculous... the older girl of mine is of top set and I cannot do her homework, the other needs m ore specialised teaching... I can print a good twinkl worksheet mind...  Working from home, is tough, as I get asked when lunch is solidly from 10:15. I miss my office workies... I miss talking about what we are having for tea and what they're watching on Netflix.  I miss going OUT to lunch, on my own!  I miss seeing my friends lovely faces IRL, one of them told me she didn't get on with Zoom soc

Thoughtful Mothering Sunday

Grateful I get to be mummy to these kids, who bring me love and joy every single day..... And, thinking of my mum, who I always miss with sorrow of not quite nailing mother/ daughter.     xx Emma-Lou

Family walk.... even if they don't like it.... family walk....

Trying very hard for less hurry and rush and have weekends feel like weekends, restful and that...... xx Emma-Lou 

Judgy judgy judgmental

Musing on my drive into work the other day; it's where I do my best thinking...  I would say I was a kind, considerate, wonderful driver.  I happily let in one or two cars most mornings, sometimes even three (the car behind would usually get the hump on three tbh).  I smile and wave and am generally a pleasure to have on the road... This week, on a particular tricky junction I let my usual amount of cars in, thinking as per... what a wonderful person I am... when I noticed the car I'd let in had a daft private plate... I thought to myself... 'Well if I'd know that car had a private plate, I would never have let in it'... I got bad vibes about it all the way to work, by the time I arrived at the car park; it went off me, but I realised OMG could I be a tad judgemental... Seems I am... Cue list of things where I might make a preconceived judgement and might not warm to you as much as I should, I am a bad person...  1. People who say 'hump-day' instead

Sunday pipe dream...

We finally organised our back room, I have ideas, of waking before my kids and having moments of reading, mindfulness, coffee and calm.... 

Doorstep Lucky

I have this a few minutes from ours.... gorgeous fresh air and quiet, good for the soul.  Chorlton Ees