Tell me a little bit about your lockdown world.
Usually my husband and I travel a lot for work so I thought not being away would be weird but we’ve all adjusted much better than expected. The boys are missing their routine and their friends at school but all of us seem to have adapted pretty quickly. We’ve all been up and down, and I’ve definitely had a few wobbles / complete meltdowns for no real reason.
Who are you locked down with in your household?
My husband and two boys aged 9 and 6.
Are you lockdown thriving or lockdown surviving?
Surviving most days, especially during the week when I’m happy of we make it through the day without too much shouting. But, after I’ve done a class, made tea and the boys are playing I almost feel we’re thriving!
Describe your lockdown experience in three words.
Manic, surprising, sunny.
Are you working from home or home schooling the children? If so how is it going for you?
Both = nightmare! We both work full time so trying to juggle with school work is a challenge. Our 9 year old settles himself well to do work but 6 year old ends up watching TV as soon as I go back on a work call.
What are your top tips to get through the not so good days?
Talk to people. It’s even easier than usual to hide yourself away and ignore the world when you’re not feeling great. Also, exercise!
What are the things you do in lockdown to keep you happy and sane?
Exercise – live with Laura classes, running, bike rides with the boys.
Video calls with my mum and sister and making sure I have a little bit of alone time every day.
How are you making Live with Laura work for you?
It’s just brilliant, I’m doing more exercise than I ever have and might even have some stomach muscles by the end of all this! I’m doing kettles live to pretend I’ve still got a routine and like the Saturday morning class too. I’m fitting the others around work on replay, I’d never done HIIT or strength & conditioning before and I’m loving them. The comments are great and if even though I know Laura can’t hear me I still shout back at the screen.
Your lockdown recommendations:
- Netflix The Crown
- Movie – Usually I watch trashy Netflix films when my husband’s away with work but as he’s here I haven’t watched any for weeks!
- Book – I really enjoyed The Familiars by Stacey Halls
What are the first 3 things you are going to do when lockdown is lifted?
Go and see my mum in Wales
Have a cuppa/wine/g&t with friends
Go into the lakes
What 3 things will you miss about lockdown?
Not having to dash around to clubs etc all the time
Live with Laura classes
Not having to drive hundreds of miles every week.