Monday 19 April 2021

Starting to socialise again

The children are back at school today after a lovely Easter holiday, and I'm enjoying some lovely peace and quiet. We had a good break, we didn't get out and about too much but the children had plenty of time to relax and get on with their own hobbies. I had some work to do for the first week or so which kept me busy, and then when it came to an end I was able to do some things around the house and garden.  

But the best part of the holiday was that we were able to get out of the house and meet up with friends and family for the first time in ages! Okay, only in small groups and just outside for the time being, but it was so nice. We spent a lot of time at the beach with various groups of people. Our local beach is a great place to meet because there's so much space, plenty of free parking, toilets and a café. Although it did get a bit chilly when the sun went in, and we still needed the winter coats, hats and gloves! 

The children had a great time playing with their friends, and even though they've been seeing them at school it's so different for them to be able to play properly. And I very much enjoyed being able to have a proper face to face catch up with people.

Goring beach, West Sussex in the sunshine

I even managed an evening meet up in the garden with some friends. I lit candles to give the illusion of warmth, then we had a firepit, hot drinks and blankets. I hadn't seen them both together for a proper chat since last summer and it was so nice to catch up. Roll on next month when we can maybe get out for a meal or to a café indoors!

Nearly finished firepit in the garden with blankets

We still haven't been brave enough to visit any very busy places like theme parks or shopping centres. But Ram is fully vaccinated now which is great, and hopefully my vaccination won't be too far off. I know that we'll still need to be careful of course, but it will make me feel happier when it's done.

We've been making plans for the May half term holiday which involve overnight stays with family members and friends, so I really hope that everything goes to plan and it can all go ahead. It makes such a difference to everyone's mental health to be getting out and about and seeing people socially again.

1 comment:

  1. It has been nice to get out more and actually see people. The garden meet up sounds lovely especially with the fire pit. x


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