Week Notes #6: 18 May, 2020
Who knows anymore. What is'time'? Why do we even care any more?
I think I'm OK with being home all the time. But also I'm not. I guess it's the same for everyone in different levels of feeling.
- Lots of talk about schools this week. Our daughter is in year 6. Her last year of primary school has been completely fucked over by all This. In herself she's fine and coping remarkably well. But she's missing out on a lot. Not school, not work ... even in normal times this time for year 6s is all about having fun and saying goodbye. There's no residential week in the Lake District away from Mum and Dad. No big end of year play. No Prom. She might get a hoody though.
- It's crap. But we don't want her to go in, even though she probably could in a couple of weeks. The plans for schools sound grim. I don't trust this government. I do trust teachers. Teachers don't want the kids to go back. Not because they're lazy, or scared ... because they care. They care about their kids, they care about the bigger picture.
- I'm also aware that we live in our little bubble. We're both at home, the kids are fine, they're sort of learning ... this isn't the case for everyone. There's no right answer here.
- That all got a bit serious didn't it.?
- My big plan for this year was to play more golf. It's a sport I've flirted since my uncle gave me an ancient 7 iron when I must have been 7 or 8 years old. Before kids I'd cobbled together all the kit ... but I've never taken it seriously. I have watched a *lot* of YouTube and have really got the bug again.
- So far this year I have got a lot better at chipping about 15 yards with my crappy SW.
- I'm constantly looking at Ebay for some clubs to replace my 16 year old Wilson's that weren't that great when new.
- I took Friday off work. I wasn't sure if that would be worth doing, with the whole working from home thing ... but it totally was. It was great to switch for a few days over the long weekend.
- We did an online Escape Room with the kids. From a professional point of view the setup was ... rustic, 90s era web design. But we loved it. It was supposed to be for kids for 6 plus. I'm hoping that was just the content rating, because it took us 3 hours (When it should have been 1) and the puzzles gave us a proper work out. But we all genuinely contributed and had a really fun time.
- The weekend was pretty chilled out as a whole. We assembled a bench for the back garden. I mowed the grass. We ventured to a whole other little village in the car for a quick wander. It wasn't in Durham.
- I put a bid in on a set of clubs. One of the main selling points is the purple grips they're fitted with.