20th March – Our last visit to Paulton’s Park for a while
I decided to take Arlo to Paulton’s Park as we hadn’t been this year. I felt a bit unsure about it but figured that we’d live our last day of ‘normal’, well just that – normal. Seeing as schools were still open and everything else was operating as before, I decided to go. We had a great day, so much fun and we could forget all about what was happening around us.
I picked Sofia up from school and her friend came to play – we hung out at the park for longer than normal, making the most of being out and about and it seemed like a lot of the parents had the same idea. Who knows when they’ll see each other again?
I felt a real mixture of emotions; sadness for her, for the teachers and worry for myself. It’s all so uncertain and there’s no end date in sight. I’m not a maternal mum at all, so the thought of two of them together 24/7, no outside help and none of our ‘usual places to go’ open, fills me with dread. I can’t cry or I don’t think I’ll stop!
BoJo’s 5pm coronavirus update… pubs, bars and restaurants to close at midnight tonight.