Back to bowling after lockdown – Our visit to Sunderland Bowl. — North East Family Adventures

“In terms of social distancing and dealing with Covid-19, we think that Sunderland Bowl have done a great job. Most visitors seem to be following the one way system, only half of the lanes are open, meaning that it is pretty easy to adhere to distancing rules and we noticed that the staff were keeping on top of the extra cleaning duties they have been given.”
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I love bowling, and when I first heard about the possibility of bowling alleys reopening, I thought it was possible if there were enough precautions.

So I was happy to see this. Go check out the post, and if you like it, be sure to let them know!

Haircuts and road trips — On The Fly

“As I adjust to the new normal it becomes easier to deal with and the differences between life now and before aren’t always that obvious.”

Haircuts and road trips

A great and different perspective from Fizz here. Go check it out at On The Fly, and make sure to share some love on her page!

Holiday 2020 days 16-17 ‹ Smelly Socks and Garden Peas ‹ Reader —

Home safe and sound after a bloody brilliant 2 weeks road tripping, just as we’d imagined (well more or less), now just to unpack and do the mountains of washing before getting back to work tomorrow.
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Back home … vacation over … we no longer get to vicariously live through them to remind ourselves when we could actually go places.

If you like the post (or any of the others in the series), be sure to go to Smelly Socks and Garden Peas and let them know!

When It’s Safe: The First Week of My Post-Pandemic Social Calendar | The New Yorker

7:30 p.m.: At the bar, everyone ideally drinks out of a single trough, as we ignore the fact that the world is still full of numerous easily communicable diseases. Start a trend of consensual but platonic open-mouth kissing as a way to greet casual friends. I’ve missed everyone so much!
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Very clever stuff … and surely inspired by Buffalo Sauce Everywhere!

Holiday 2020 days 13-15 — Smelly Socks and Garden Peas

“We drove along the coast to Mablethorpe, parked up and found burgers and hotdogs on the sea front. We watched the waves and the brave people on the beach paddling despite the strong wind and cooler temperatures.”

Holiday 2020 days 13-15 — Smelly Socks and Garden Peas

Outdoor fun, celebrating a birthday and trying to plan Christmas. If you like the stories, make sure to go over to Smelly Socks and Garden Peas and let them know!

Holiday 2020 days 10-12 — Smelly Socks and Garden Peas

“After a picker lunch, himself and I took the boys out on their bikes, down the same lanes and tracks that I’d explored as a child. The landscape in south Lincolnshire is stunningly beautiful. The population is so sparse the fields go on forever and the sky is huge. There’s not a lot to do for the same reason, but the quiet and nostalgia have their value too.”

Holiday 2020 days 10-12 — Smelly Socks and Garden Peas

Lots of good family stuff here. As always, if you enjoy the post, make sure to give it some love on their site!

Looks like I won’t miss much

Even though I’m searching for a calendar with “Never” to go along with January, February, March, etc., so I can make plans for the 12th, I’m always interested in reading about what will happen when … you know … is done.

And I’ve had a thing or two to say about it.

So when I see an article titled “11 Supposedly Fun Things We’ll Never Do The Same Way Again,” I’m going to notice.

Continue reading “Looks like I won’t miss much”

Holiday 2020 days 7-9 – Smelly Socks and Garden Peas

“A nip down the A1 then across into the deepest darkest fens, my homeland. We got to my mums before 4.30pm and I had a little cry, I knew I would. I love my amazing mum so much and I’ve missed her even more than I realised.”
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Reading these is more like “living vicariously through people who actually get to travel.” If you enjoy the post, make sure to give it some love on the page!

Holiday 2020 days 4-6 – Smelly Socks and Garden Peas

“After a picnic the boys found some two seat go karts and large boy took his brother on laps. Then we had an explore of the maize maze (didn’t get too lost) and a cup of coffee or ice cream as preferred – just as the rain came on of course. I swear this holiday is doomed to give us all trench foot.”
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The (rainy) adventure continues.

If you enjoy the stories, be sure to give them some love on their page!