We made it through Lockdown
Who knew that when I wrote my first blog about being in lockdown with James on 13th April, it would take us till July to be coming out of the other side. The past four months have been scary, intense, stressful and life changing. We all have our own experience of this unique time in our lives and we will all go about our daily routines differently as a result.
For us, having James at home since the end of March has had its highs and lows, our living room is starting to resemble a Hot Wheels showroom and home schooling turned into James teaching us about Hot Wheels Monster Trucks and having pop quizzes to make sure we can differentiate between “The Original Bigfoot” and “One Bad Ghoul”!!
When we received the news that James’s pre school would be reopening on 29th June, we were obviously apprehensive about how this would work with the social distancing and hygiene rules but ultimately made the decision that it would be as safe for him as it possibly could be. After seeing the safety regulations we were having to adhere to in a Holiday Park setting, a school setting must be just as strict if not more so and we made the decision we felt was right for him.
Three weeks later, and the start of the Summer Holidays are here! James has handled going back to school and reintegrating into the daily routine really well. He has loved seeing his friends again and hopefully, being just four, he won’t remember this time other than for the three months he just wore pyjamas.
We celebrated the end of term and his final day as a Pre Schooler with his favourite Johnny Doughs pizza, our first since lockdown. Like many local restaurants, they had adapted their service to take away and I can honestly say it is just as good as I remember!
This morning we continued the celebrations and went to Zip World Fforrest near Betwys-Y-Coed and went on The Fforrest Coaster. It’s the first local attraction we have visited since they were permitted to reopen on the 6th July and we were interested to see the safety measures that have been put into place. As with all local attractions and accommodation providers, in order to reopen safely, they needed to acquire their “We’re Good To Go” industry standard accreditation. This means that they have adhered to all the new regulations and put everything in place to make it as safe as possible, limit interactions and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We were really impressed with how they had adapted their setting to incorporate all the new protocols – especially the signage!
If you decide to venture out whilst staying with us, be assured you are in safe hands. Our local attractions and facilities are reopening safely and have done a lot of work to put the right measures in place.
Please make sure you play your part. Keep 2 meters apart from others, wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizer where provided. Only by everyone taking responsibility, can we ensure we stay safe, stay open and can start making up for lost time.