• Sleeping in and waking up very slowly.
  • Heading downstairs for a cup of tea.
  • Writing Carl a short shopping list before he raced off to Asda.
  • Watching Alice in Wonderland with Izzy.
  • Warming chocolate croissants in the oven.
  • Eating a toasted bagel topped with Marmite for breakfast.
  • Making the beds and trying to ignore the other chores that needed doing.
  • Escaping upstairs to work.
  • Writing, deleting and writing some more.
  • Excitedly receiving a delivery from our local bakery, Bristol Loaf. Sourdough, Oatly and cinnamon rolls. Heaven!
  • Squeezing in a little more work before a late lunch.
  • Curling up on the sofa to watch The Martian.
  • Forgetting it was such a long film.
  • Hurriedly making Meera Sodha’s Workers Curry for dinner.
  • Sipping a mojito and dialling in for our weekly Zoom with my parents.
  • Clearing up and coaxing the kids into their PJs.
  • Grabbing a quick shower.
  • Snacking on crisps and watching another episode of Ozark. Season 3 is very good so far.
  • Collapsing into bed with my book, The Botanist’s Daughter* by Kayte Nunn. I’m halfway through and enjoying it very much. It’s a must-read for fans of Kate Morton.
  • Drifting off to sleep.
  • Creeping downstairs for some peace and quiet before the others woke up.
  • Trying to switch off from the news and contain my rage.
  • Enjoying toasted sourdough for breakfast.
  • Frying eggs for the children.
  • Jumping in the shower, pulling on clean clothes and doing my hair and makeup.
  • Joining a Zoom call with my mum, gran, aunt and uncle. It was so nice to chat with everyone and hear their news.
  • Feeling grateful for modern technology.
  • Sitting outside in the sun for a while.
  • Eating a bowl of pasta for lunch.
  • Helping Izzy bake a batch of chocolate brownies.
  • Cleaning the bathroom and putting a wash on.
  • Watching Carl make the kids a couple of non-alcoholic mojitos.
  • Tapping away on my laptop while the others played a game of Splendour*.
  • Looking forward to cooking and eating veggie sausage hotpot and a side of roast potatoes.
  • Needing a long soak in the bath followed by an early night.
  • Wondering what half term will look like while we’re still in lockdown.

Love Audrey xxx

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P.P.S. A retro weekend from 2016.

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