June 2020 Round Up
2020 sure has been a strange year so far. As June approaches, England is slowly starting to ease out of lockdown after 12 weeks. Most of us have stayed indoors and adhered to government guidelines of no socialising and staying safe in our homes. As lockdown has eased, the weather has been beautiful with many of us heading outdoors to enjoy time in the sunshine. Find out what we got up to in our June 2020 Round Up.
As Dicky had a day off booked (we were supposed to be seeing Whitesnake), we headed up to Shining Tor in the Peak District for a super easy walk along the ridge line. Views across the whole of the Goyt valley were open to us. Sadly, the weather wasn’t on our side and we experienced rain and wind, but at least that meant we were fairly alone in our trek. (As we are all-weather walkers, we find that there are many people who only enjoy being out in nice weather!) The kids ran and ran and ran, enjoying their freedom and each others’ company.
Molly enjoyed her first day back at school, with social distancing and hygiene levels increased throughout the school. Oliver followed shortly after but sadly Finley was still being home schooled by me! The children are fantastic when it comes to their education, but Finley found it very quiet without the other two there.
We left dad at home and had a walk in Telford with my mom. She took us to see the Ironworks Knife Angel, and had a good conversation with the kids about the dangers of knife crime. A good stroll around Telford Town park was needed to set us up for the week and I got to see my mom again properly, for the first time in a long while.
Our exploring bug returned! We decided to do some cave dwelling. We started at Milldale for a walk along the river, in and out of Dovedales most famous holes. Reynards Cave, Ilam Rock, and the Dove holes are all along one stretch of a beautiful walk. We walked up until the stepping stones, which are always very busy. And today was no exception! We didn’t stay as the risk is still too high for transmission of the corona virus. We ate our picnic, and basked in the sunshine for a while, enjoying our new freedom.
Halfway through June I returned to work. It is a very strange experience working with PPE and handling the business in a completely different way. But, this is the new normal for a while, so I will have to get on with it!
Thankfully, I fall under the ‘key worker’ category which meant Finley could have a place at school.
He was absolutely delighted and bounded off to school the happiest little boy you have ever seen!
Weaver Hill is a small little hill on the very edge of the Peak District. We had another walk with Mother and her walking buddy, somewhere other than Telford! We parked in the small village of Wootton and made our way across several fields and random stiles to hit the trig point at the top. A small peak with great views across a working quarry.
Unfortunately, the month ended with a poorly car and uncertainties with Dicky’s employment. June gave us snippets of freedom, teased us with fun adventures, then ended abruptly. Car bills are not cheap and we are having to rearrange some of our future plans.
But haven’t we had to do that all year?!