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COVID-19 Lockdown - Week Six

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

Well, another rather busy week! I am now starting to struggle to find time to juggle my work, update this blog, photograph effectively, respond to emails and keep the momentum going in my Front Porch Project. I'm also supposed to have read lots of books about teaching and have written a 3500 word assignment for my PGCE course which is due in six days. I haven't even had time to read one page, let alone write anything. But here, I go. Week six in lockdown.

Day 36

After breakfast Eden told me that he had something to show me in his bedroom. When I got up there he wanted to show me his 'secret agent diary'. I opened it and it was completely empty so figured he wanted me to help him fill it in. He then gave me a funny look and told me to bring it into the bathroom (without the lights on.) It was then, that I discovered that the whole thing had been filled out in UV pen! Brilliant!

We then came up with our own 'spy club'. Eden chose to be 'Case Officer Play' and, obviously, the leader. I was designated the name 'Agent Snapper'. He told me that I was also asset number 30 and he was asset number 259. I asked why and he explained that my age (37) time his age (7) is 259. My number was then my age minus his age. He had been planning this for some time I thought.

We then invented a secret code consisting of verbal code words and secret sign language. I also have my own 'spy ticket' that I must present in order to be granted access to his bedroom. I must now cary this with me at all times.

Dannielle had been busy making some fritters for Ivor to try. The time has come for finger food! I wonder how this will pan out...

Turns out, Ivor loves all food and will literally eat all of anything you put in front of him. He's growing at a speedy rate now and this beast is going to be duffing up his older brothers in no time.

I had promised Eden that I would play a game of Pokemon with him yesterday, so after dinner we played this and attempted to teach Zephyr how to play. He wasn't interested in anything other than looking after the shiny 'flipper' coins. He calls himself 'the keeper of the shinies.

I then took the boys over to the field to play at the 'Magic Tree' which is now also the Avengers base and Ant Man's HQ. Eden and Zephyr have almost finished watching all of the Marvel films now and they have enjoyed every minute of them. This has obviously translated into their play!

After several battles we even had time for a quick kick about.

After tea, we didn't have much time for stories so I had to get through them quickly tonight. I was out between 7-8pm photographing people for my 'Front Porch Project'.

Day 37

After porridge club Dannielle decided to have a quick tidy up of Eden's current bowl cut. I'm waiting for some scissors that I ordered online to arrive before I have a go at cutting my own hair! Should be fun!

Tonight I will be walking a local estate for my 'Front Porch Project' that the boy's Auntie lives on. They spent the morning drawing pictures and writing letters for me to deliver on my way!

The bowl cut is still looking quite like a bowl...but neater.

Eden and Zephyr played on the Playstation for a bit, they were playing 'Beast Quest' which is a game based on a series of books that Eden is currently blasting through. He's read about 14 books since February so it's fair to say, he's quite into it!

Ivor was treated to a new experience. The Travel Cot. He's neither keen or upset about the whole thing.

After bath time, I played a game with