corona

It Is What It Is – Single Mum, Parents Article

View from my window (not tonight) Yes, we are in enforced quarantine until the 10th of June. Just as we started to socialise a bit, just as DD was getting back into the school routine, and the evening before I was due to go back to my school… we got the WhatsApp from DD’s teacher.First some background. A big high school in Jerusalem had a few students who tested positive to corona. They shut the school and set up testing…

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Dear John – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

I seem to have upset someone with my last post. The person clearly didn’t want his name mentioning. Sorry I blocked you John. I assume that’s his name from the email address. My finger must have slipped. Ok John, to help hide your identity how about I call you something like Dork Head. According to my new friend, I apparently was disrespectful to the President of the United States. Really…. I must have missed that one. I was also patronising…

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Gluten and dairy – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Sorry having to milk the red flowers. They don’t last long and then that’s it for another year. Sadly shopping comes round much more frequently. Another weekend shopping experience to be quickly forgotten. Yes we are always thankful to get some stuff. Things like bathroom rolls (toilet paper) and soap are getting easier to find. Finally some popcorn. Ok it’s just salty but we can add honey to it. But then the inner grump comes out in me. So many…

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Busy – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Running round the small garden for what seems like the millionth time and desperately trying to find an excuse to stop for a few seconds. Thankfully a yellow rose is a suitable excuse for a photo pit stop. I’m sat writing this during another brief day pit stop. Son is having a wander round the garden, dreaming and working on what we do next this Sunday afternoon. It will be a short pit stop. Maybe 30 minutes at most. It’s…

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Is It Over? – R2BC – Single Mum, Parents Article

One single poppy(There was a live concert in the street below. Not much social distancing.Israelis are largely voting with their feet on that.)Here are this week’s Reasons 2B Cheerful. It’s an interesting exercise to come up with things when you only venture outside twice a week to go to the supermarket. Thank goodness for facebook and zoom. And You Tube and Netflix of course. The Linky is with Becky on Lakes Single Mum if you want to see what other…

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Get my head round – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The sun is shining. It’s still cold but we will settle for this. So it’s almost official. School has emailed parents to say that looking at the latest government guidance – which apparently isn’t much – only some Primary pupils and those sitting final exams next year will get any direct teaching over the next few months. The earliest Son will be back in school is going to be September. So it’s time to get our heads round this. Looking…

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Oh, The Places You Wont Go. – Parents Article

The world is in crisis, the world has gone mean Everywhere you look it’s ‘Covid 19’! It started off fun, we felt so global We felt strong, we felt united, we felt fairly noble When they asked us so nicely, to kindly lock up We nodded our heads and all signed up And off we went, into our homes, prepared to live like garden gnomes We stocked up on loo roll, we under-stocked booze We prepared for Netflix binges and the odd daytime snooze…

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VE Day (Victory and Vegetables) – R2BC – Single Mum, Parents Article

Potatoes, tomatoes, oranges and lemons! Thanks Esther!The biggest Reason 2B Cheerful today is that it’s VE Day – Victory in Europe. If VE had not been won our lives would have been very different. And as a Jew, I might not have even been born. I’m sorry that all the street parties and public celebrations in the UK were canceled, although rightly so. No nation does street parties like the British! A few weeks ago I ordered a vegetable box…

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Leave it – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

When we first moved into our home, my sister bought us two plants as house warming presents. 18 years later they are still going strong. The red one doesn’t flower for long but it’s just springing into life. It’s quite amazing that after 18 years both plants are still going strong. I don’t have a great track record with plants. I remember my partner for a joke buying me a plant which was described as – the worlds most resilient….will…

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Back On Distance Learning And Summer School, – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sunset over Jerusalem Yesterday, after a major meltdown, I’d had it with distance learning. But DD is far more conscientious than I am about her school work and she wasn’t happy about giving up. Thankfully another mother from our class came to our rescue. Her child, also an English speaker, wasn’t into reading the long texts in Hebrew, so she has been reading them with him and she invited DD to join them via video call.This morning they had sport,…

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