Week 3 of Lockdown!

How is everyone doing?  Life seems to be settling into a pattern and the thing I have noticed most is how much slower everything is.  As we cannot rush about here, there and everywhere and really are living each moment it is, in some ways, quite refreshing.  The Boys are finding it quite hard, however, as they are not at work which they hate and can’t wait to get back!  DH and I are keeping our business ticking over and hopefully we will be okay. 

I think my only concern is when, eventually, the restrictions are lifted it will be immediately manic mode and we will be then running around like headless chickens!!!!  I think I am going to try and make the most of this time whatever!!!!


Over the weekend the weather was very nice and Spring like so I started the Spring Cleaning and got our Den completely cleaned from top to bottom.  This is where I work each and every day and DH when he is in, which is of course more at the moment!!!  One room down, eleven to go!!!

DH and Eldest continued with the front of our home project extending the drive.


This is how it looked with the plants removed but the garden and wall still there.

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This is how it looks now!  We will eventually get some plants to put in at the top and down the side to make it look a little better and we will need some more stone to bring the level up before we get it filled in with tarmac. 

Cars Cropped

As you can now see we can get three cars side by side and when it is finished we will be able to get Youngest & Girlfriend’s cars on the drive and DH at the front so we will not be creating a problem for our neighbours!!!!

Youngest and Girlfriend were busy, he was building small jumps for Simon, the horse (!), for when Girlfriend is training him.

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To also give Simon something different to look at when practicing they also built this, with the tops of the pillar conifers we took down.

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How about that for re-cycling!!!!

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It is great what our Boys are finding to do whilst they are off!!! 

I got some seeds planted and generally tidied up and have started to wash various items in our home that get done during Spring Cleaning, throws, cushions, curtains etc!!!  My only thought is I must get the Spring Cleaning finished before Lockdown ends because as I said earlier I think it will be manic when we are back!!!!!


Our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has now been admitted to hospital for checks as he has been self isolating for two weeks but still has a high temperature.  We wish him a speedy recovery. 

The Queen April 2020

The Queen addressed the Nation last night from Windsor Castle, only the fifth time in her 68 year reign to have done that.  In those 68 years and during WWII she has seen the best and worst of humanity and had to navigate many turbulant times.  My personal view is that she is the Mother of our Country and we all know how much better we feel when our mothers are around.  We always listen to her Christmas address, but I think it was a great benefit to hear her speak last night. 

The four other times she has addressed the Nation, outside of Christmas, was during the First Gulf War in 1991, after Diana, Princess of Wales, died in 1997, when her own Mother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, passed away at the great age of 102 in 2002 and on her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Have a great week, whatever you are up to self isolating.  Stay Safe.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

3 thoughts on “Week 3 of Lockdown!

  1. Molly the Airedale

    Mom has been doing spring cleaning too as well as working outside on the nicer days. The slower pace is wonderful, isn’t it. The boys are doing a beautiful job keeping busy! We watched the Queen’s speech on a YouTube video. She is such a beautiful lady!

  2. farmquilter

    Woke up at 3 this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep, so I took Hunter outside. Two inches of snow on the ground and more coming down. The ground hog lied! I watched the Queen’s speech…I can see why she is held in such high esteem by most of the world. Amazing woman. I hope we can maintain some of the slower pace we are having now. The news this morning asked that people don’t even go to the grocery store for the next 2 weeks. I’ll be taking Hunter to the vet to be spayed on Thursday, but that will be my only trip out. They will get her out of the car and and return her to the car. I won’t even be getting out of the car!! Stay well!!

  3. Tami Von Zalez

    One month here now in California. I am with you making the most of the time. I completed a state fair flimsy and am ecstatic about it. Marking quilting lines later today.

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