Tell me a little bit about your lockdown world.
Who are you locked down with in your household?
Husband who is going to work as normal, 2 teenagers 15 and 13, who work in their rooms from 8.40am-4pm every day.
How is this lockdown going compared to the last one’s?
Bit better in that my eldest son is actually doing his work this time. Last time it took til early August to work through the backlog of tasks. Also support bubble rules changed in December allowing my daughter and her children(new baby) to visit.
Bit worse in that the virus seems stronger this time, and it feels like it’s getting closer to my world.
Describe your lockdown experience in three words
Bloody Exhausting. Vodka
If you are doing either or both how are you finding home schooling/ working from home this time round?
I am on it. I have to go to work 2 and a half days per week so I have to leave them to it. They ring me up and tell me they’re fighting and I have to go sort them out at lunch time.
What are your top tips to get through the not so good days?
Exercise and vodka. Not at the same time.
Make sure you do your stretches after jumping lunges. Or just stay in bed for 48 hours afterwards.
If you have some time out for yourself how do you spend it?
Dog walks, running, sleeping. Bouncing on trampoline!
How do you keep motivated with your exercise routine at home?
The Live with Laura challenges!
New workout clothes
Data tracking – steps, weight, etc.
What have you learnt about yourself during this lockdown?
I am quite keen on PE.
I am quite grumpy without bread and biscuits.
Could you share 3 top tips for getting through each week?
Put lycra on in the morning. Do exercise before breakfast. Go for a walk instead of a mid afternoon snooze. Go to bed early.
Drink more water.
What are the first 3 things you are going to do when lockdown is lifted?
Invite parents round to my house for a meal, visit best friend in Newcastle and go to a concert.
What 3 things will you miss about lockdown?
Online parents meetings.
Meetings and staff training on zoom.
Letting the kids sleep til after 8am.