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Apparently today is freedom day…..well I won’t be rushing to nightclubs and ditching my face mask just yet, even though I do agree that we need to somehow learn to live with Covid. We will continue to display our cottages QR code and won’t be dropping any of our additional Covid cleaning protocols just yet. With infections rising rapidly we will continue to make sure that our guests and ourselves are as safe as possible.

I came across this hand cream the other day and snapped it up immediately when the sales assistant recommended it. Nursem has been developed with nurses to help combat the effects of relentless hand-washing. I don’t know about you but I’ve certainly been washing my hands much more! For every product you buy the company gives a month’s worth of free Nursem to a nurse or midwife. It contains medical grade Manuka honey with barrier restoring oils and soothing White Willow extract.

As our family have used the NHS midwifery services recently, (have I mentioned Barry and I are new grandparents to Harrison Matthew who was born on the 5th July……?!) I was delighted to purchase this adding to my collection of hand creams.

With yummy ingredients, free giveaways to nurses, and it smells divine, what’s not to love!

Here we go again……

Brooks running shoes

Since Saturday I’ve been wondering what to put on my lockdown to do list this time. The last time I had 20 things to do, including renewing my passport (I got a new shiny dark blue one thanks to Brexit!). Getting our tax return done in record time was high on the list as was spring cleaning all the cottages. The one thing I didn’t get done was sorting out my desk but I was waiting for a rainy day and we didn’t get many of those.

As it turns out my list this time is very short. Obviously the desk is still there, but it has been joined by sorting out the garage and creating a list of winter maintenance in the cottages. So my list totals four as this morning it was my run day and I downloaded a new app – 5k to 10k. Regular readers of my blog will remember my Couch to 5k journey which resulted in me doing some park runs before they were shut down. I’ve been regularly running and whilst I can’t claim to love it, afterwards I feel great.

To help motivate me I had a quick trip to Honiton yesterday to #shoplocal and purchase some shiny new running shoes and a lightweight waterproof jacket as treadmill running in the gym is banned. Run Venture is a great new shop that’s only been open for 9 weeks. It’s run by James who is very knowledgeable about all the types of running shoes. Within half an hour I walked away with these Brooks beauties in a rather fabulous colourway.

So this morning Barry joined me in Run 1 of Week 1, the first of 27 runs that will get me from 5k to 10k. If the weather stays as beautiful as it’s been today this is going to be a great challenge.

Do you have a lockdown list and if so what’s on it?

ps. I forgot, there’s 5 things – The Crown on Netflix is launching on the 15th November – #binge watching