Monday 4th: isolation day 43: Today we sanded the stairs spindles and bannisters it didn’t end the way we hoped but we did a good job finishing the tidying ready to start painting the porch first thing tomorrow. We finished just in time to settle down with a takeaway and watch the last Star Wars together as a family when Duncan got home from work.

Tuesday 5th: isolation day 44: today we got in with the painting of the porch, removed and sanded two of the doors ready for repainting as the paint put on over a week prior still wasn’t completely dry but dry enough to sand off

Wednesday 6th: Isolation day 45: another busy day in the brown house the girls started the day wrapping their clay mummies and making the bottom to their tomb, then had an Art lesson (via Zoom) with the lovely Emily Middleton on mask making and started their masks, Emily then had her music lessons with the lovely Julie from All Instruments (again online via Zoom) while they were busy I painted the doors hopefully ready to rehang tomorrow. They spent most of the day making their masks while Tom did his college work then walked to the shop for missing cooking ingredients and made cakes. The lovely Jessica then made dinner while I finished the second coat on the last side of the 2nd door 1/2 way lol.

Thursday 7th: isolation day 46: today took a sad turn for the worse as we said goodbye to our last rat, Emilie, in a lockdown emergency vet appointment. That kind of threw us all for a loop returning home and only achieving cheesecakes for tomorrow and Emily made some biscuits.

Last cuddles with our beautiful boy 💔

Friday 8th: Isolation day 47: VE Day we had a lovely day in our front garden with the rest of the cul de sac parents popped over and joined in even with social distancing being adhered to it was a lovely day.

Saturday 9th: isolation day 48: isolation day 48: Another busy day finished porch and the first two doors, mass tidy up and catch up with the housework.

Sunday 10th: isolation day 49: chill out day spent watching TV and generally lazing about.