Lockdown since the 24th March 2020, lots of self isolating, online quizzes and online chat via zoom, WhatsApp and Messenger. Only allowed out once a day for a run, walk or cycle and shopping for essential supplies.

Personally I’ve been busy with survey work up until Good Friday, after that hopefully some websites.

Good Friday update: Lockdown still in place, Boris Johnson is just out of intensive care after contracting Covid-19. Feels like being in a disaster movie! The virus is nasty, spreads easily and can kill.


  • Weather hasn’t been too bad, Good Friday was very warm.
  • Getting some jobs done.
  • Will really appreciate getting back to normal.


  • Cleaned the drive.
  • Re-stained the decking.
  • Re-painted the fence.
  • Cleaned all the external windows.
  • Cleaned all the white bits on the conservatory, including roof.
  • Internals cleaned continuously.
  • Fixed the conservatory roof which was leaking.
  • Gilly did the Buriton run which was 6.66 miles and a big challenge for her.
  • Repaired the old specialised allez for Ben to have……
  • Made a video – we’re not going on a summer holiday!

Sunday 10th May 2020 – Today we were meant to be going on holiday to Kefalonia with Ali, Chris & Clare, unfortunately flights have been cancelled and hopefully we may get an opportunity either later on in the year.

Monday 11th May 2020 – update – restrictions eased very slightly, exercise not restricted to once a day, fresh air is good. Slight encouragement to return to work, although restaurants, pubs, salons, etc will be shut until 4th July – effectively making Gilly unemployed for another 2 months. A slight lull in work for me but a lot of work in the wings.

“We’re not going on a Summer Holiday”

We made this video to ‘celebrate’ not going on holiday, filmed on my new iPad which was balanced on a footstool with barstool, dvd box, duster handle and drone sign! We copied the words from a similar video on youtube with the soundtrack played on the TV. Lyrics were hand written on 3 pieces of paper and pinned to the iPad ‘tripod’. Many many retakes but got there in the end!!

30th May 2020

Lockdown restrictions are starting to ease, hairdressers however are still not allowed to work!

Tom has started (25th May) a new exciting job with Bob Bob Ricard as headchef, working in Soho, but in a slightly different role for more covers. Unfortunately Tom Simmonds was planning on closing the Tower Bridge restaurant.

Phil & Gaby are both busy.

Me? Survey is still busy and even went to Aldeburgh in Suffolk on a Saturday to survey an annex. Gill and the girls came too, a long day!