Tuesday, 31 March 2020

What I loved in March 2020!

March has been a stressful month with the Coronavirus but I have still managed to find some good things throughout the month.


What I loved in March!

The signs of Spring!

It really feels like spring is on it's way. There is all sorts of plants and flowers popping up in my garden. We didn't live here this time last year so it's all new to us. It's staying lighter longer on an evening too which I really love. I looked at the clock last week and it was quarter to seven and it still wasn't dark. The weather was lovely last week and the kids spent most afternoons in the garden. It actually inspired me to buy some seeds, pots and compost to get on with some planting.


Neighbours 35th Anniversary Week!
What a week it was! Normal episodes during the day then late night one's. I have loved Neighbours since I was a kid and love it even more now. It was full of drama and had quite a few shocking moments. Last week I found myself crying. I didn't think Gary's death would have me in tears but it has. Poor Kyle & Sheila. I did laugh at the way Finn died. Becky was watching and laughed too. It was so ridiculous. Digging a grave for Susan and slipping, hitting his head and drowning. 

Having Red Hair (again).
I tried to dye my hair purple and it failed so I went back to bright red and it went on perfectly. Better than it ever has, I've changed my shampoo and the colour is lasting really well which is just as well because I can't get to town to buy anymore dye. lol

Mother's Day.
Mother's day didn't go exactly like we had planned, I didn't get my pub lunch because of the coronavirus shutting all of the pubs but it really didn't matter. I still had a lovely day. The kids spoilt me rotten and actually argued over who's turn it was to make me a cup of tea. I drank more tea that Sunday than any other day. lol I got a couple of new candles, a new cross stitch pattern and of course some lovely cards.


Having the kids home.
Up until a few weeks ago the kids were going out with friends a lot. It's totally selfish of me but I love having the kids home during this pandemic. We have had great fun together and they are actually enjoying spending time with me again. I know it's only because they can't go out with friends but I am taking it as a win!

Home made pizza.
It seems ages since we made our own home made pizza but over the last month we've had it a couple of times. The kids love making their own as they can add their own toppings. I cheat and by the ready made bases from Tesco and they are fab. It certainly works out cheaper than buying a takeaway and they are much tastier than buying ready made shop bought one's. My usual topping is tomato puree, onions, mushrooms, salami, pineapple and cheese.


What have you loved in March?

Monday, 30 March 2020

Our weekly meal plan! 30th March - 5th April. #MealPlanningMonday


Last weeks meal plan went well, we swapped a couple of meals around but we ate everything I had planned apart from the roast dinner on Sunday. I made enough curry on Saturday to have on Sunday too. By midweek we had started to run out of tins. Beans and peas mostly and they are a staple in our diet but thankfully a little corner shop was well stocked and not too overpriced.

I have been so good this year and have made a point of eating breakfast every day. I have a yoghurt and a muffin most days. It might not be the healthiest but it's working for me. I ate all the muffins I had and was starting to skip breakfast again. I had thought about baking my own but we were running low on flour but when I visited the little corner shop they had a great selection of muffins in! Hooray! I also found some sweet waffles and brioche for the kids too! I am hoping to get some mince for the spaghetti bolognese later in the week but if I can't it will be a veggie one. 

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Minced Beef Hotpot and veg. A frozen tray bake from Iceland.
TuesdayTuna fish cakes, chips and baked beans.
WednesdayChinese chicken & egg fried rice. I found some Chinese marinade seasoning in the cupboard which I'll use.
Thursday - Spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread.
Friday - Leftover bolognese in wraps. If I can't get wraps it will be in tacos.
Saturday - A freezer dive. Pizza, onion rings, chicken dippers and corn on the cob.
SundaySausages, mash & veg.

What are you eating this week?


Sunday, 29 March 2020

She's not loving the lock down! #MySundaySnapshot

Not being able to get out and about is effecting us all but out of my family I know my teen Becky is most bothered by it.

She hasn't been able to meet up with her friends, go to college or see her girlfriend. It is hitting her hard. She's was feeling a little lost and sad at the start of the week but as the week has gone on she has just learned to accept things are the way they are and there's nothing she can do about it.


Her and her girlfriend have made the best of a bad situation and thank goodness for technology. They've been phoning each other and video chatting and as the week has gone on she's realised she just has to get on with things and treat it as a long distance relationship.



Saturday, 28 March 2020

Week 13 of #Project366 - A photo every day for a year!

I hope you are all keeping well and are staying safe. We're all OK here and at the moment my girls are enjoying being home from school. They've got on with the work set for them and then spent most afternoons in the garden. The weather has been lovely and I would like it to last but looking at the weather forecast the temperature is set to drop over the weekend. Typical when I have ordered lots of things for the garden. lol

Now for a photo every day!

My girls on the sofa eating homemade pizza.
My cards off my girls featuring Dobby off Harry Potter.
My fella fixing the shed window and my fella and my girls skipping
My youngest daughter just posing and my teen messing about on a scooter

81/366 - 21st March
We had our usual Saturday night in front of the TV which involved home made pizza, snacks, Ant & Dec & The Voice.

82/366 - 22nd March
Mother's day and it was the best day. The girls spoilt me rotten with a few of gifts and some fantastic cards. My teen is getting very good at finding things on ebay. hehehe

83/366 - 23rd March
Stu was laid off from work over the weekend but has made a point of doing lots of DIY jobs around the house and in the garden. Monday's job was fixing and painting the shed window. Since then he's painted the outside of the house, weeded the garden and mowed the lawn. I told him not to rush or he'll be out of jobs soon.

84/366 - 24th March
Fun in the garden with some skipping ropes. I may have had a go and nearly passed out from all the jumping and exercise.

85/366 - 25th March
As much as the kids would like to stay in their pj's every day I have made sure they get dressed and Ellie is looking so grown up. The clothes she had one were hand me downs from her sister but she's starting to care more about what goes with what.

86/366 - 26th March
Messing around in the garden again.

87/366 - 27th March
And in the garden again. I am so glad we got this trampoline a few weeks ago. The kids have had great fun with it.

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Friday, 27 March 2020

This week my Word of the Week is: Home! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


I hope you are all keeping well and are staying home as much as you can. What a week! 

We ventured out as a family for the last time last Friday. We went for a bike ride and it was lovely but since then the kids haven't left the house apart from going out into the back garden where they have spent most afternoons. Hasn't the weather been lovely?!

I popped out yesterday to pick up a few bits from the shops. I've given up even looking on the supermarket websites for a delivery slot. Tesco didn't have much in but the other shops locally did. I even managed to get some tinned goods.

Stu was laid off from work over the weekend so he has been home all week which has been really strange. Even when the kids are off school and college for their holidays he usually works so it's been quite the novelty. We're all enjoying each other's company and so far the kids haven't complained about being bored.

I have bought a couple of things for the garden which will be here sometime over the next few days. A swingball set and a giant noughts and crosses set which should keep them amused a bit longer. I also bought some seeds, plant pots, compost and gardening stuff off ebay. It's the only place left that I could find who had seeds for sale. It seems everyone has been out in their garden this week. I can't wait to start growing things. We're starting easy with tomatoes, strawberries and sunflowers. 

The kids have done really well getting on with their school and college work. We have got into a good routine. Becky's college tutors are really on the ball. She hadn't checked in with them online on Wednesday even though she had been doing her work and they text me to check she was getting on OK and remind her she has an assignment is due today (which she handed in yesterday). She got straight online to check in. Oops.

Not seeing my dad for the past week has been strange and hard. We moved here last year to be closer to him and now we can't see him. It's a bit of a bummer but we are speaking on the phone at least once a day. Up until the weekend he was pushing his luck being out and about but he has finally realised that he needs to stay home. Now he isn't working it's given him time to work on one of his vintage cars. I can't wait to see the progress when this is all over. 


Thursday, 26 March 2020

(Ad - Gifted) PLAYMOBIL Easter Egg - Diner Waitress with Counter - Review!

Chocolate Easter eggs are great but sometimes it's nice to give or receive an Easter gift that will last a bit longer than a chocolate egg. Now you can liven up the Easter break for little ones this year with a fun, entertaining and long-lasting chocolate alternative: the PLAYMOBIL Easter Egg!

Ellie has always been a big fan of PLAYMOBIL. A few years ago she got some money for Christmas and bought the PLAYMOBIL Hospital which she still has and will play with now and again. It has always been a dream of hers to have a PLAYMOBIL Easter Egg but it's always been one of those things we have never got around to getting, until now when we were sent one to review!

PLAYMOBIL Easter Egg

With four coloured eggs to choose from, each containing a new surprise character from the PLAYMOBIL world, the beloved toy maker's latest collection will cater to every child's interest this Easter. 

We were sent the Diner Waitress with Counter!

Form an orderly queue to place your orders. The waitress will serve you soon! The pink egg introduces the Diner Waitress with Counter. The set comes with all the accessories needed for fast dining fun, including diner counter with monitor, tray, burger, bowl of chips and drinking cup. 

The contents of the PLAYMOBIL Easter Egg ready to be put together
My youngest putting the Diner Waitress with Counter together
The Playmobil Diner Waitress with Counter assembled

Ellie couldn't wait to get into the egg and get the set assembled. She had no trouble with at and didn't really look at the instructions. The only fiddly bit was putting the burger together but she got there eventually. She loves it and it is now in her bedroom on her shelf. The shelf where all of her most special and treasured things go.



As well as the pink egg we received there are 3 others in the PLAYMOBIL Easter range. There is something for everyone.

The other sets of PLAYMOBIL Easter Eggs you can get. Policeman, maiden and knight.

Keep the neighbourhood safe and sound with the Police Officer with Dog. The blue egg contains two figures, a range of police officer accessories and all the kit needed to keep your pooch happy in a day on the beat, including dog leash, bone, dog food and dog blanket.

Recreate fairy stories at home with the Maiden with Geese. Cast in a range of classic folklore tales, the goose has a reputation for its curiosity, sassy personality and entertainment value. The green egg contains one goose girl and three geese, as well as pond and stick accessories. 

Head into battle with the red egg’s Knight with Cannon. Defend the toybox against invasion with this host of vital equipment supplies, including cannon, bullets, double axe and sword. 

The PLAYMOBIL Easter Eggs are available to buy from Amazon, the Playmobil website and other good retailers for around £4.99 each.

We were sent the PLAYMOBIL Easter Egg - Diner Waitress with Counter free of charge in exchange for this blog post.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

How we have been spending our time now we're all at home.

The kids have been finished school and college since Wednesday. They were so excited to get the news that their college and school had closed and were were under the impression that they would be sleeping in, going out with friends, playing on their computers and xbox but no! I soon put a stop to that way of thinking. It's not a holiday, they are only at home because it is safer here for us and other people. Since then things have obviously changed and they know they're not leaving the house or back garden until it is safe to do so.


Over the weekend Stu was laid off work. The company he works for has shut it's doors because of the coronavirus and obviously Stu can't do his job from home as he's a groundsman/handyman but thankfully his boss has said that he will be paid something through the government job retention scheme. Without the government help he would have been unemployed now. Him being laid off would usually worry me but now I am glad. At least now we can all stay home and limit the germs coming into the house. Stu is going to be the only one setting foot out of the front door and that will be to just go to the shop when needed.

The kids have been great at doing their school and college work. I don't want to jinx things but they're actually enjoying it.

Ellie's school has a great learning system online and there was plenty of work set for her when she logged onto her account on Thursday and by Friday they had set even more for each subject even PE. There is lots of quizzes and tests about different sports. She had a little mishap yesterday and somehow managed to start studying GCSE level Geography. She was actually doing quite well with the tests until I realised. Oops.

Becky's college spent the week before they finished preparing for the college being closed and made sure that all the students knew what coursework needed doing. All the tutors are contactable by email and Becky has enough work to keep her going for a couple of months. She was in a big group chat yesterday with most of her class and one of her tutors.


How our day is looking now is relaxed but with a bit of working and learning thrown in. We get up at about half eight and have a lazy breakfast. We lounge about and usually have the news on to see what's going on in the world. I was quite stressed last week with the news but I think now I know the kids are home with me I am less anxious. 

At about half nine the kids get on with doing their school work. I have made sure to bring Ellie in here into the living room with me and she uses the laptop because if I let her on her computer in the dining room she would do everything but her school work. lol Becky can be trusted and she has been using Ellie's computer to do her coursework for college.

I have them working for a couple of hours or so, of course they take breaks and are easily distracted. We have made a couple of Spotify playlists with our favourite music on because I found they were spending more time trying to pick songs to play than doing what they were supposed to be doing. I know they both work better when they have music on. On Monday they were so engrossed with their work they didn't notice it was lunchtime. I just let them get on until they saw the time.


We stop for lunch at about midday and the kids will make their own and mine. hehehe There has to be some perks to them being home. By about half twelve the kids are itching to get on their electronics so I give in and they have about an hour of doing what they want to. Becky usually goes for Fortnite or TikTok and Ellie goes for Roblox or The Sims. 

At about half one we do something different. On Friday we went out for a bike ride just to get out of the house and get some fresh air. Over the next few weeks we are planning on spending our afternoons baking, we have craft kits and science kits which I bought for a rainy day which we never got around to doing which are going to come in handy and I am going to get the kids doing some gardening. We have been meaning to sort the garden for months and think now is the perfect time to get on with it.

So far this week the kids have been spending their afternoons in the garden. Playing basketball, skipping and just pottering around. Stu has been out there doing some jobs like fixing the shed window and the wood that goes down the side of the path. They are all having a great time.

I've said after 3pm the kids can go back on their electronics and usually they're not bothering until much later. I hope you are all keeping well and are finding a new normal. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

(Ad - Gifted) Saturday night is our family night!

Before kids Saturday night was always a night for going out with friends, drinking too much and not getting in until the early hours of the morning. Since having kids I am all for having a cosy night in spending time with my family.

For years we have always made a point of sitting down as the family on a Saturday evening and spending some quality time together. Saturday night is the best night for us to have family night.

My family sat on the sofa watching TV

We always have the best meal of the week on a Saturday tea time. I am a stickler for eating at the dining room table but that rule goes out of the window and we sit in the living room with our tea on our laps. We always have something fun as the kids call it. Usually food we can eat with our hands or something similar to a takeaway that we have made at home ourselves. On Saturday we had home made pizza followed by chocolate brownie squares and ice cream. The kids made their own pizza with the exact toppings they wanted. Half for tea and half for lunch on Sunday!

My youngest adding toppings to her pizza
The made pizza ready to be cut.

Even though we are usually stuffed from tea we always have treats. This time of year is brilliant as we usually get an Easter egg each to munch on but this week we didn't bother we kept it simple and got a few chocolate bars each and Pringles are a must! 

A selection of chocolate bars and snacks

There is no rush for the kids to go to bed as we always have a lie in on a Sunday. Even Ellie sometimes stays up until gone 11pm. It might be classed as the best parenting but she is nearly 13 years old, she does catch up on her sleep on Sunday as we don't do much and Sunday is our lazy day.

The best TV is always on! Saturday night TV is the only TV we all watch and enjoy together as a family. We love a bit of Ant and Dec and since the beginning of the year we have been watching The Voice like we do every year. 

We all have our favourite judges. Ellie loves Meghan Trainor, Becky loves Will.I.Am, Stu loves Olly Murs and I love Tom Jones. He's an utter legend! When the judges were picking their teams you could find us shouting at the TV telling them to turn.

Our TV with The Voice on.

Over the weekend it was the 2nd of the knockout shows but now the live shows have obviously been postponed because of the Coronavirus. I think when they come back they'll have to do a catch up show. We can still have our fix of The Voice as this coming weekend they have a show with the most memorable moments.!

The sponsors of The Voice, giffgaff sent us a box of goodies to help us have a fantastic Saturday night in. 

A box full of goodies to have a night in with.

The box was made from recycled cardboard and everything in it came from sustainable suppliers. The bluetooth speaker is crafted with sustainable cork to be as natural as it can be and the in ear, wired headphones are made with natural materials and recycled plastics. I didn't even know that was a thing!

 giffgaff are encouraging people to consider buying refurbished phones as they are more sustainable and better for the world we live in. I always thought refurbished phones were old and tatty but that isn't the case. A refurbished phone is not like a normal second hand phone, it may have been returned by a customer for having a fault which has since being repaired by the manufacturer! These devices sold by giffgaff are put through their paces with rigorous tests and are sold working like new. Of course if you buy one you're still covered by a 12 month warranty.

Did you know there are over 40 million unused devices in UK homes? Used phones are still very precious and many can be refurbished. You can sell your used phone and make some money from it too!




How do you usually spend your Saturday evenings?

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Monday, 23 March 2020

Our weekly meal plan! 23rd - 29th March. #MealPlanningMonday


I have stressed so much over the past week about our food shopping. I haven't been panic buying, clearing the shelves in shops but did manage to get a delivery slot for Friday. I did buy a few things extra for the cupboard and freezer because the next deliver slot is the 15th of April and I can't use my dad to take me shopping in town as he's self isolating!

Tesco did well. Obviously there was a lot of substitutions but they were all sensible and about 10 things unavailable but nothing we really needed, it was mostly freezer food. What did make me chuckle was that I ordered 10 bananas, apples and oranges before they put the 3 limit thing on and forgot about them then I was sent 3 of each. lol I thought it was funny and it's not the end of the world because out local shops are pretty well stocked.

Meal planning has become so important now, planning what we're going to eat with what we have in. I'm planning on doing no more food shopping apart from bread, milk & fruit until next month and at the moment have 3 weeks of meals planned.

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Slow cooker beef stew.
Tuesday - Sandwiches and snacky things.
WednesdayAmerican Bbq Sausages & potato wedges..
Friday - Pizza.
Saturday - A home made curry of some sort.
Sunday - A roast dinner of some sort.

What are you eating this week?


Sunday, 22 March 2020

Five mums that I think are awesome! #MothersDay

Happy mother's day to all you mum's, step mum's, mother figure's, grandmothers and those who are as good as mums out there! I hope you all have an amazing day! I know the Coronavirus is probably putting a downer on the day and stopping a lot of you's seeing your mums and I just want to send you a big hug.

I actually wrote this blog post a couple of days ago and I hope as this goes live I am having a lie in which of course will be followed by breakfast in bed, being lazy and being waited on hand & foot by my girls. hehehe


I thought I would write a blog post sharing 5 mums which I admire and think are pretty awesome. So here we go, in no particular order:

Anne from Raisie Bay.


Anne has 5 children, 2 older children that she doesn't blog about and the 3 younger one's which she does. I have followed Anne's blog for years, way before I even classed myself as a blogger. Over the years I have seen her life change dramatically after having some major health problems and developing Stiff Person Syndrome. I have seen her having bad days but she is still one of the most positive people I know! I have so much respect for this woman parenting despite some days not feeling that great. She is an amazing mother.



Jayne is the most thoughtful and sweet person that I know. She's mum to 2 gorgeous boys and she's just a little bit crazy but all of the good kind. hehehe. She dotes on her boys and they are just the sweetest. Jayne is am amazing friend. One of those who will be there for life even if you don't speak to them for a few weeks. I love her to bits!



The strength Louise has is something else. She is mum to 3. Thomas, Sophie and Jessica who sadly passed away two years ago in April. I know Louise will say she's not strong and I suppose she carries on because she has to but she has dealt with everything over the last couple of years in such a dignified, inspirational way and writes about Jessica so beautifully. She is a wonderful mother and has the biggest heart.

Katy from Katy Kicker.


This woman is a machine. She gets stuff done and makes me want to makes lists, earn money and gets stuff done too. You can find me every evening before I go to sleep watching Instagram and she is one of the people I watch every night. Katy is honest and up front in the best sort of way. There is no bull with her and she shares her life, the good and the bad. She is real and such a genuine person! She is a fab mum to her daughter and their relationship really makes me smile.

Sarah!


My dad's partner. She's not my mother but is a mother to her son's and is as good as mother to me. My mother left my dad for a man she met on the internet when Becky was less than a year old, I didn't see her again and she died a few years ago. Sarah has been in my dad's life for about 7 years. (I'm totally guessing it could be longer). She is there as a mother figure to me without trying to take the place of a mother but she is that mother figure I needed. If I introduce her to anyone I just say she's my stepmother to save from explaining. She is simply amazing. 

Happy Mother's Day! 

Going out for a bike ride. #MySundaySnapshot

On Friday we decided that we needed to get out and do something. I am all for social distancing and thought going out on the bikes was the perfect thing to do. We wouldn't be close to anyone and get some fresh air too. 



Saturday, 21 March 2020

Week 12 of #Project366 - A photo every day for a year!

What a difference a week makes. Life seems to have changed so quickly and everything is so uncertain with the Coronavirus. We are trying to find a new normal but so much is changing on a daily basis. My dad's business is just about shut down which is probably for the best as he is 70 odd years old and the more he keeps away from people the better. Stu is still working but we don't know how long for but I feel a little better knowing he will still get some money as of yesterday's news.

I have still kept up with taking a photo every day. They are not the most exciting or the best but I guess this is life for now.

Fried chicken, fries and onion rings and Trolls on the TV
My youngest ready to go out and a box of broken biscuits
My cross stitch pattern
My teen washing the dishes and the kids getting their bikes out of the garage

74/366 - 14th March
Fried chicken, fries, onion rings and garlic bread. Not what we had planned for tea but it was so good.

75/366 - 15th March
We watched Trolls. It's one of those films my girls and I love.

76/366 - 16th March
Ellie got in from school was changed in record time and off out to play with friends. 

77/366 - 17th March
Broken biscuits are the best type of biscuits. I saw them being sold in Iceland for about £3 for a big box and they are the best thing ever. 

78/366 - 18th March
My cross stitch photo is becoming a regular thing. I've made so much progress this week. I would say it is almost half done.

79/366 - 19th March
Becky was washing the dishes and not to happy about it. Ellie dried and put them away and just got on with it. Eesh! 

80/366 - 20th March
We went out for a bike ride yesterday. It seems like such a long time since the girls and I went out and we needed it. It really cleared the cobwebs.

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Friday, 20 March 2020

This week my Word of the Week is: Worry! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


What a week we have had. Of course the reason for my worry is the Coronavirus! This time last week I was just starting to worry about it but this week I have found myself really stressed about it.

Monday was my worst day for feeling anxious. I spent the day not being able to settle or concentrate on anything. I found that taking myself away from social media helped. I only popped on throughout the day to do what I needed to do and tried to ignore what everyone else was saying. By the afternoon I realised I could "mute" words on Twitter and that has made it a much nicer place. I stopped watching live TV, took myself out for a walk, had a soak in the bath, watched a film and carried on with my cross stitch.

To be honest I don't even know what I was worrying about, there wasn't just one specific thing. I think it was just all the uncertainty of everything. Boris saying stop all non essential travel and contact with others but keep sending the kids to school just added to my confusion! 

I have been worried about the girls. Ellie being at school and Becky getting the bus to college and being at college. They both have heart conditions (leaking valves) and up until Tuesday it wasn't very clear to who should self isolate. I had talked to people on one of the heart groups on Facebook and decided to keep sending the kids to school and college. Ellie's school have been good by sending everyone home who has any symptoms, especially those have a cough or a temperature. Some of the kids may have been taking advantage of this by fake coughing just to be sent home. Ellie said some of her friends have done this. By Wednesday there was only about 8 or 9 of them in all of her lessons. We got word on Wednesday that the schools and colleges will be closed here from Thursday. Becky was told her college would be closed until the 20th of April and Ellie has no date to return yet.

Along with Boris announcing all the schools were to close on Friday there was also the news about all the exams being cancelled. I really do feel for all those kids who were preparing to take SATs, GCSE's and A-levels. Becky took her GCSE's last year and I couldn't imagine getting to this time in the school year and just be told they're not happening.  

I have been worrying about my dad. He should be isolating himself with him being over 70 but he has a business to run. He's between a rock and a hard place. I can't say much about it without giving away his business but if he shuts it down people who rent from him won't be able to work (they are self employed) even though they are still able to at the moment. He is keeping his distance from people and of course his partner is doing a lot of dealing with the people but I am worrying.

My great Aunt is 80 odd year old and she is keeping her self inside and she is already bored. I spoke to her on the phone the other day and she really surprised me. She's a worrier and I was worried about her worrying about the coronavirus but she's not at all. Phew! She is taking it quite well. She had  a lot to say about people stockpiling and Boris. Eek!

My food shop from Iceland was delivered on Saturday and everything came! Phew! I didn't really go overboard, I just bought a few extra things for the freezer. I looked at Tesco and saw the slots were filling up fast and booked one for this weekend on Friday, last week and I'm glad I did as they are now fully booked until the 8th of April. I am not expecting to get much but it's worth a try. It is going to be interesting the way the supermarkets are limiting 3 items per person. We were planning on homemade pizza. I am hoping they do send the 4 pizza bases, we all have a tub of Pringles on a Saturday night, I guess we'll be sharing. lol 

Thankfully our little local Tesco is well stocked. All it was missing during the week was loo roll, own brand beans and gravy. I would like to see them having some more of their own brand products in which are cheaper. We have a fab little butchers locally who is getting deliveries every day and an amazing farm shop. We will be spending more on food but we won't starve. 

I feel a lot better at the end of the week compared to how I felt at the beginning. I hope you are all keeping well and are doing what you need to do for your family. Take care!