CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 126 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 26.7.2020

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CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 126 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Sunday 26th July 2020

I was reading an excellent columnist in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday 25th July 2020. And I just have to share it with you.

To be honest the description of her daughter could be that of my granddaughter, Freya who is also seven years old. But the item is beautiful.

By the way I have not asked permission to reproduce it or to reproduce Bryony Goradon’s photograph at the head of my blog today. So when next time at the newsagents, corner shop or supermarket please buy a copy of the Daily Telegraph as recompense.

“THEY GROW UP SO FAST, BUT I’M STILL IN SEVEN HEAVEN” by Bryony Goradon

I had a mile stone birthdayrecemtly-40!- But I am far more concerned with the fact that my daughter is like Prince George, seven. Seven! Can you believe it? I know this is what happens to children- they get older- but I cannot quite comprehend how my little one has turned from a gargling baby into a lippy human with opinions (so many opinions!) in the blink of an eye.

As a parent seven feels a real milestone. They still want to hug you from time to time but they don’t want to spend any real time with you (unfortunate should you happen to have turned seven during a lockdown), instead preferring the company of friends or daddy’s i-Pad.

My daughter finds me increasingly embarrassing and when we are out, she likes to make out she doesn’t know me by steadfastly pretending that she can’t hear a single thing I say.

She is, I suppose, a “tween”: instead of wanting to listen to audiobooks in the car, she requests Little Mix, and if she had her way, we would spend all day in Claire’s Accessories.

But when we are within the privacy of her home (it’s hers really not ours), she still allows us to treat her like the precious baby she will always be.

I don’t know how long this will last, but for now, seven is utter heaven.

See below: Glorious Rock Bottom by Bryony Gordon Hardcover Due Out  6 Aug. 2020

TO ME:

That is my seven-year-old granddaughter to a ‘T’ even down to the fact that she had her 7th birthday party at Claire’s Accessories. On top of that I’ve been sending my grandchildren arbitrary questions to answer during lockdown to inspire their imaginations. One of this week’s 10 questions. If you were on a desert island what one thing would you want it to have there? Her reply “A Claire’s Acessory ” Shop.

I could not think of a better summing up of a 7 year old girl. And yet my grandson is 7 and he is different in lots of ways but same in others. They are cousins and get on so well and respect each other especially their boy/girl interests which no matter how much people protest are there.

 

But a brilliant article I will treasure.

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”

— Vincent Van Gogh.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…being 7 years old

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

  1. Why does a seagull fly over the sea?

Because if it flew over the bay, it would be a baygull.

LOVE IS…

Love is…the relationship you never thought you’d have

 

5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus

We are grateful  Lockdown gives us  a time…

  1. A time to be 7 years old…A time to be 40 years old
  2. A tine for 1980…A time for 2020
  3. A time for My Little Pony…A time for LOL Surprise Dolls
  4. A time for Daffy Duck & Bugs Bunny…A time for Ducky & Bunny Toy Story 4
  5. A time for Lucy and Tom at the Seaside by Shirley Hughes…A time for Isadora Moon Goes on Holiday by Harriet Muncaster (Author)

 

TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE

DAY 113       16 Times – 144 Feet               Cumulative Total 16,839 Feet

  

RECOMMENDED BOOK

Glorious Rock Bottom Hardcover Due Out  6 Aug. 2020

by Bryony Gordon

 

Hardcover: 288 pages

Publisher: Headline (6 Aug. 2020)

 Bryony Gordon is a respected journalist, a number-one bestselling author and an award-winning mental health campaigner. She is also an alcoholic. Her top 2015 best seller had the brilliant title  “THE WRONG KNICKERS”. (I love it- Editor)

In Glorious Rock Bottom Bryony opens up about a toxic twenty-year relationship with alcohol and drugs and explains exactly why hitting rock bottom – for her, a traumatic event and the abrupt realisation that she was putting herself in danger, time and again – saved her life. Known for her trademark honesty, Bryony re-lives the darkest and most terrifying moments of her addiction, never shying away from the fact that alcoholism robs you of your ability to focus on your family, your work, your health, your children, yourself. And then, a chink of light as the hard work begins – rehab; AA meetings; endless, tedious, painful self-reflection – a rollercoaster ride through self-acceptance, friendship, love and hope, to a joy and pride in staying sober that her younger self could never have imagined.

Shining a light on the deep connection between addiction and mental health issues, Glorious Rock Bottom is in turn, shocking, brutal, dark, funny, hopeful and uplifting. It is a sobriety memoir like no othe

 

 

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