Sunday 29 March 2020

a day in the life - the nicest mothers day - despite Covid-19

The pandemic of Covid-19 saw Mothers day in the UK quickly become a very unusual affair. 

Restaurants were closed, shops were closed too. Those children who were well organised had sorted cards and gifts; I wasn't a well-organised child. My mum was given a notelet card with a praying Buddha on it with words written inside.  I mean, it was the best I could do really considering I am unwell and couldn't really get to the shops. 

But my children were very well organised and I was super impressed. 

This Youtube video we created on the day before lockdown made me smile.

I woke to smiling faces and a choral, 'happy mothers day,' followed by the lovely smell of English breakfast being cooked downstairs. 

The twins then suggested we take a trip to the coast, while social distancing (this was before the lockdown) but they weren't sure I was up to it (in the thick of pneumonia).  I decided I thought it would do me good. I love the beach; just love it. The sun was shining beautifully and although it was cold, I knew if we wrapped up it would be fresh, bracing, blow away the cobwebs and generally create a feeling of well being.

Make shift starbucks (they are all closed) and my son doing the driving

There is something about this beach which I love and I'm not really sure why. It was the beach we always went to as children and part of it fills me with horrific memories. My mum always used to brush the sand off my feet too roughly and it hurt.  There was a sink where we used to fill up our plastic beakers to drink from - I'm not sure if this is the same sink, it looks like it, but that would make it about 40 years old!

That sink.

Where we usually get our coffee

The wind was breathtaking and we felt cold.  We didn't stay that long but just enough to fuel my beach addiction.  Nathan suggested we head somewhere else.  I chose trees to walk in and we headed back home to our local special nook.

Oast houses in the distance

We got home and made drinks.  Then to my utter shock, there were cards, presents and flowers! Really impressed that the twins had gone to such extremes to make me feel like the best mother in the world.  Blessed indeed.


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