Goodbye May and hello glorious June, we are now halfway through the year, what a year it has been so far!  I am sure this will stay in our memories for a very long time. June is also when we celebrate the longest day on the 21st so let’s hope for some lovely weather so we can enjoy the outdoors as much as we can with social distancing. I do find it very annoying when people try to get past and end up coming so close you just want to push them out of the way.  On the 19th I will be celebrating my 60th birthday very quietly as the family holiday looks as if it will be happening next year like a lot of holidays and birthdays. As things are I do not think I will be flying anywhere for a very long time or until there is a vaccine.

Some children are going back to school and I know there are many worried parents not knowing what to do, I feel for them as I do not think I would send mine back just yet. I think maybe it is sensible to just wait until September when we should be over the worst.

I find it amazing the different emotions you go through during lockdown, first of all, I was scared as even the thought about it all was so new and strange to all of us. Then I had the thoughts that this would be fine as I do spend so much time on my own anyway so no difference. That did not happen I went completely downhill, spending days in bed not doing anything, I just could not get my head around all that was happening. Plus my granddaughter had an accident at the stables so she was in the hospital having an operation, no one could go there only mum, we were all so worried about her. She is recovering now and we are waiting for the plastic surgeon appointment at East Grinstead. My daughter has had a bad back and leg for weeks so that decided to get progressively worse during the lockdown, nothing could be done so she ended up on a cocktail of drugs barely moving. She has just had another MRI and waiting for a back surgeon to see her. We had all the teenagers birthdays so that made me sad as I couldn’t see them. Homeschooling was not going well for some of the grandchildren as they just didn’t really understand and let’s face it it was all hard enough for us to get our heads around what was happening so goodness knows what they were thinking. My son got one of the last planes back from work at beginning of lockdown but then went on to catch the virus, it was really worrying when you see such a fit young man succumbing to this virus. It really did knock him about and he still has the cough a bit, 10 weeks later!

I think a couple of weeks ago people became complacent and we did have very low numbers in Folkestone but then it hit! One of our lovely care homes had a patient that had come back from hospital before their test result and within days all but two of the residents had contracted it plus some staff. It was so awful I dreaded looking at their Facebook page each day. Plus a distant family member also was diagnosed. It is really scary when it is so close so I am back to feeling very apprehensive and not wanting to go anywhere.

Won’t it be lovely when this is all over, I am sure I will squeeze my grandchildren so much when I see them.  What are you looking forward to?



  1. Karen
    4th June 2020 / 7:41 am

    Hi, thanks for reading. I’m looking forward to sitting on the sand but it’s been a bit crowded so I’m waiting until it’s safe. I’m enjoying my garden, it makes you realise how lucky you are to have one. x

  2. 2nd June 2020 / 12:20 pm

    What a small world I live in Dover and work in Folkestone, and it’s crazy here! I am looking forward to coming back to Folkestone and sitting on sunny sands, but mainly being able to drive home and see my mum! Hope you are ok! x

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