Our Month - February 2021


Oh February, you really were a month of ups, downs and crazy emotions weren't you? Not only was the weather all over the place, but it felt as if the second we got some positive news regarding Covid, that something else was thrown at us to bring us back down again. Thank goodness it was a short month!

We really did enjoy all the weathers in February. The month started off absolutely freezing with temperatures reaching as low as -6, and boy did you feel it! The chilly temps did mean we got to welcome lots of the fluffy white stuff though (although of course like most snow days after enjoying throwing snowballs and attempting to make a snowman for 5 minutes, everyone was over it and well in need of a hot chocolate to warm up with). But then just a few weeks later we were enjoying a weekend of woodland walks in just t-shirts and sunglasses, as Spring decided to arrive a little early. It didn't last long, but it really was wonderful while it lasted and got us all so excited for the warmer months ahead.

We celebrated two holidays in February, with Valentine's Day on the 14th and then Pancake Day just a few days later. Still being in lockdown meant we couldn't really celebrate Valentine's Day properly, but a takeaway and movie with Jack was enough for me. And who am I kidding anyway, Pancake Day is definitely the better holiday! We had pancakes for lunch, pancakes for dinner and all the sugar in-between - what's not to enjoy?

Valentine's Day was also extra special in our house as it was actually the day that Jack received his first Covid vaccine! Thanks to his job he was able to qualify for the jab early, so he signed up the second he was able to. He was lucky to only suffer a few mild side-effects such as headaches and exhaustion, but it was worth it to know he was extra protected (especially considering how at risk he is with his job). My parents also received their first jabs a week later, so it really does feel like things are getting there slowly!

Of course I can't share a monthly update without mentioning the madness of homeschool. As time went on both littles became less and less interested in doing the work, and I became more and more stressed about the whole situation. The week before half term was a complete write off and I eventually threw in the towel. Half term was such a welcome break and we all enjoyed the freedom of park trips, lazy days and me just being able to be mummy and not teacher too.

The month did end on a relative high though; on the 22nd Boris gave a press conference where he outlined the roadmap out of lockdown and *fingers crossed* the end of Covid restrictions. We got the amazing news that the big two would be returning to school on the 8th March, and although other freedoms are still a few weeks and months away, knowing life will be a bit more normal for our family was good enough for me. I'm really hoping the worst is behind us now, and things can only get better!

1 comment :

  1. SO PLEASED to have the kids back at school again! I am definitely more productive with them out of the house and they get far more attention from their teachers too. Win-win! Totally agree with you about pancake day. We are making the most of every celebration right now. We also celebrated lunar new year with some yummy Chinese food and fortune cookies :)


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