The Home Front

The Home Front

I woke up at 7am when the alarm went off, then fell asleep for another hour. It’s taken a few weeks to get used to not running around the kitchen like a madman emptying the dishwasher, feeding the animals, making breakfasts and lunches, and shouting repeatedly up the stairs for the kids to get up.

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Supermarket Adventure

Supermarket Adventure

After finishing work this evening we dared venture into town for the first time in two weeks. It felt strange - driving along almost deserted streets, but also kind of nice. We parked directly outside the bank to drop a letter into their mailbox. I didn’t even realise there were parking bays in the high-street - I thought stationary vehicles were part of the road furniture.

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Hair

Hair

I had a shave today. This might not sound like much of an accomplishment, but I was rapidly heading towards Grizzly Adams territory (anybody younger than 40 is probably wondering “who the hell is Grizzly Adams?”). My other half tried to convince me that I might look quite dashing with a beard, and cited the example of a certain famous infant school teacher - well… famous in our house anyway.

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An Unexpected Surprise

An Unexpected Surprise

A few minutes ago our eldest daughter wandered in, and asked if it might be a good idea to do some online courses while stuck at home over the next weeks and months - to learn some new skills. After falling off my chair, I struggled to compose myself. Some explanation is probably required.

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Saturn 5

Saturn 5

A couple of years ago the kids bought me a plastic model kit of the Saturn 5 moon rocket for my birthday. It sat on the shelf in it’s box for the better part of a year, until one particularly dreadful weekend some time ago when I started assembling it. Unfortunately I never got much further than that - so it has sat, partially built, in the corner of the junk room ever since.

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