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COVID-19 Lockdown - Week Seven

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

Seven weeks in. How is the time going for you? To me it seems to be going quickly as we are generally always busy. Plus, my Front Porch Project has been gathering traction rapidly! I've now smashed my target of £1000 and am sitting just above £1700! I've shot over 350 portraits in our local community now and I'm loving it. This week will be VE/Flora day here in Helston so it seems an even more significant time. This is the first time in memory the event, that is hundreds of years old, will not take place. The last time it didn't is thought to be during the world wars.

Day 43

Dannielle started the morning planning Eden's school schedule and making a behavior chart for Zephyr, who has been struggling recently somewhat. We have decided to offer a treat on a Friday evening if they do their work and behave well. This week, they can win themselves a 'cinema night' in.

Ivor was happy in his cot for a while, then upgraded to the jumper for a bit before finally falling asleep on me.

The boys were playing well together this morning, Zephyr chose to bring down his 'Top Wings' toys and Eden seemed surprisingly interested.

Eden designed and wrote a leaflet guide instructing people how to look after rabbits as part of his school work. Zephyr was behaving really well and was doing a good job of drinking his juice. We suspect that his poor toileting and eating of meals was down to lack of water as he hasn't been drinking much. His general behavior seems a lot better now that he has been having a cup of water every hour.

Zephyr reminded me to wash my hands this morning and then gave me a full demonstration of how to sing happy birthday twice and explaining the correct techniques.

Lunchtime with this cutie...

Eden has been showing Zephyr how to use his DS which has lived in the cupboard since Christmas 2018. He was a bit young for it then really but I couldn't just get Eden one! Anyway, he's enjoying his Animal Crossing game as well as a bit of Sonic the Hedgehog!

Eden created a couple more Avengers today to go into his bunting. He's got nine to go now! I was looking at this photograph wondering why the colours looked so yellow and then I realized, it's because we've not had to turn our lounge lights on during the daytime for weeks. It's been so sunny, it now seems strange having a dreary day a looks noticeably different! Ah well, at least the plants in the garden will get a watering!

The postman brought us a nice little treat today! My parents sent us over a package with Prosecco, flowers and chocolates to congratulate us on our engagement! Yum!

Captain America and Thor were out in full effect this afternoon...

The UK became the country with the highest number of deaths as a result of Covid-19 today. This figure doesn't include any deaths registered in the care industry too. Scary!

Day 44

Eden spent the morning working whilst Zephyr played and I looked after Ivor (whilst also arranging my Front Porch Project locations for tonight).

Lunchtime came round quickly and Zephyr was now sporting his new clothes that had arrived yesterday, an Avengers sweatshirt and a spider-man T-shirt. Myself and Dannielle both commented on how grown up he looked wearing a sweatshirt! He's growing up fast! His behavior has been great the l