Missed Vocations

Missed Vocations

I conducted something of an experiment today. While quietly getting on with work in the junk room, I left the children to their own devices - they know they have school work to get on with, so it shouldn’t be a problem. Yeah, right.

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Achievement Unlocked

Achievement Unlocked

At lunchtime today I volunteered for a desperate mission to the corner shop - armed with a hand-written list of groceries, and “lady things” (a term coined by our youngest daughter - figure it out yourself).

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Board Game City

Board Game City

A remarkably quiet day in the Beckett household. I was joined in the junk room by my other half, while the children sat at the dining table and got on with school work via the internet.

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Finding Inspiration

Finding Inspiration

While scrolling Facebook over the last few days, the mysterious algorithm decided to start sharing the posts of an ex-colleague with me. He has been absent from social media for quite some time, but in recent days - since the beginning of the Corona Virus lock-down, he has been posting humorous journal entries - his daily life and thoughts. And it’s been kind of wonderful.

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Home Schooling Begins

Home Schooling Begins

Today was our first “proper” day at home as a family - or rather, we thought it was going to be. My other half got called into work, but really just to put plans in place - she works at an infant school. Schools are running on skeleton staff to cater for “key occupations” - looking after the children of healthcare and service staff. From tomorrow onwards she will visit once a week, and work from home on a reduced schedule.

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