The last two weeks have felt like a bit of a whirlwind. I’ve just finished my third week of work since returning after being on furlough. As I said in my previous post, it’s all very different. I love my job but I can’t deny that by the time I finish on a Wednesday evening, (I work Monday to Wednesday 7.30am-6pm), I’m tired. I tend to spend Thursdays cleaning, food-shopping and catching up on all the housework and admin.
The weather was lovely last week, so I took the opportunity to paint the garden fence. I’m having the garden done at the end of July so it made sense to do this first. I’ve also stripped and re-waxed the dining table and an outdoor coffee table. My mind is full of things I’d like to do to the house; I’m sure I’m not alone in that with so many of us spending so much time at home. I’m trying to rein my enthusiasm in and tackle one at a time, but I’m excited!
Another reason I’m excited is because it looks likely that Ian and I will be able to go on holiday to Crete at the end of August. We booked it way before lockdown and it’s only this last week that it looks like it might happen. However, NHS staff are currently advised to quarantine for 14 days upon return. (We do NHS and private work in practice). If this is still the case in August, I won’t be able to go. I’m keeping everything crossed that this guidance will become obsolete given the fact that travel to Greece among other countries has been given the green light.
Striped jersey maxi dress
I daren’t think about holiday clothes- I will once I know we’re definitely going. In fact clothes haven’t been on my mind much at all lately, though I did buy this striped jersey maxi dress last week.
It was an impulse buy when I was having a wander through Skipton during my lunch-hour. It’s exactly the sort of easy-to-wear piece that I want to wear when I’m home. It’s comfortable, cool and effortless and works with trainers, flip-flops, sandals and wedges.
Oh, and it has pockets. Always a bonus.
And finally, it’s July 1st. On June 1st I set myself a target to walk 50,000 steps per week. So far, so good. I’m going to keep putting one foot in front of the other and see how long I can keep it up for. I’m enjoying it and am looking forward to an early morning walk around the part tomorrow.
Striped jersey maxi dress: Joules, current.
Angel bracelet: Annie Haak, (gift from Ian), current.
Beaded sandals,Aspiga Beach (gift), current
I do hope we get the lovely weather back again – everything seems that little bit more positive. We’ve never stopped discussing the possibility of a holiday as we have a 30th (my son) and a 60th birthday (mine) very soon. Everything is so undecided though, I do hope they change the quarantine rule so you can still go to Crete. I love your dress, Such an easy to wear lovely style, especially for this time of year.
I hope you can go to Greece, Lizzy. It appears from today’s news that 75 countries will be on a list to be issued by the Government shortly that requires no quarantine upon return from. I am certain that “no quarantine” means everybody and so will include NHS staff and people who work alongside the NHS ☺ x