We are still plodding on. Times are uncertain still, with regards to our freedom and the spread of the virus. But, we are still positive for the most part. School and work are well under way, and we are finally settling into a ‘normal’ routine. Here is our September 2020 round up.
A Slow September
For the early part of the month, things were quiet. Oliver started high school for the first time, and was quite rightly, a bit nervous. A few days in and he has adjusted well, taking on more responsibility for himself and really making us proud. As he has had nearly 6 months off school, we thought that taking on 9 new subjects would be quite daunting. But he has really taken it in his stride. Kids are great at adapting, aren’t they!
Dicky and I were invited to a #COVIDwedding! We were childless and fancy free for a night, and I must say, it was really nice. Having just 30 guests at the wedding was intimate yet fun, and we really enjoyed ourselves. Congratulations to the bride and groom. We thank you for letting us be part of your day. And for giving us an excuse to have a night away from the kids!
GetOutside Day is always the last weekend in September. And this year was no different. We donned our orange uniform and went on our merry way to the Malvern Hills. It was an absolutely glorious day. The sky was bright blue and not a single cloud covered the sun. It was the right balance of warm yet an autumn chill hangs in the air. It felt really good.
As Ordnance Survey champs, we love to encourage others to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. National GetOutside day is usually made up of arranged walks and group meet ups, but this year it was just us. It wasn’t to say that we didn’t see anybody out though. The hills were being enjoyed by people of all ages, abilities and nationalities, which is just the best thing in the world for me to witness.
A Chocolate Shop
Finley has become obsessed with a book that we keep in the car called The Extra Mile Guide (previously gifted). It lists all the places along motorways that are a little bit nicer to eat at than service stations. So, I promised him that he could pick somewhere to have cake on our next walk. He chose Cafe Au Chocolat at Tewkesbury. And he did good. The cakes were delicious, and they catered for his dairy allergy in the way of a giant dark choc and mint bar. We sat down by the river in a field of sheep and munched away on our chocolate treats. Perfect end to a lovely day.
So that’s it for September really. Nothing very exciting to report. October is where we start picking things up again as it is full of birthdays, then we have Halloween and Bonfire Night to look forward to, too.
I hope you are all well and keeping safe.
September 2020 Round Up.