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31 August 2020

The Isolation Diary: Part Four

Ok, let's hope that this is the last installation of The Isolation Diary series. I don't think I could cope if I had to do a part five! I just want to say a quick thank you to those who have (hopefully) read and enjoyed these posts! Like somebody said in one of the comments, it'll be great to look back on in a few months time. When things go back to some sense of normality, I'll be remembering the days I discovered my cat growled like a dog, the first Clap For Our Carer's and when I baked for the first time EVER. 




Ok, let's crack on with this last edition of the diary series -



WEEK  NINETEEN
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Day One Hundred and Twenty Seven (20th July) - I was today years old when I discovered that PO Box isn't a box where you go and collect your mail from. MIND BLOWN.


Day One Hundred and Twenty Eight - I just tried to make pancakes for the first time and failed dramatically. Won't be trying that again in a hurry.


Day One Hundred and Twenty Nine - OMG Kaftrio has just become available in Wales! I'm crying happy tears and can't express how happy I am right now! Also Jordan Henderson lifting the Premier league trophy for Liverpool has made me an emotional wreck. Lockdown has played hell with my hormones!


Day One Hundred and Thirty - Still recovering from a wonderful day yesterday. I look like I've slept with a coathanger in my mouth!


Day One Hundred and Thirty One - There's a hashtag floating around on Twitter called #NoMaskSelfie . After looking through the tweets, it's safe to say that there are still plenty of dickheads roaming around in the UK. 


Day One Hundred and Thirty Two - I seem to be more productive at blogging when I ask Alexa to play music in the background. A new found discovery for me.


Day One Hundred and Thirty Three - The last day of the season is here. Probably my most saddest day of the year. 



WEEK  TWENTY
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Day One Hundred and Thirty Four (27th July) - I've just realised that I have under 3 weeks left of shielding. I wonder if it's too early to start thinking about booking a haircut for after the 16th August?


Day One Hundred and Thirty Five - A very uneventful Tuesday. 


Day One Hundred and Thirty Six - My mind is in overdrive today. I can't seem to concentrate on anything, hopefully it'll be a better day tomorrow.


Day One Hundred and Thirty Seven - It's an absolutely stunning day outside! The bad news is that my neighbours have decided to do a lot of drilling so no peace and quiet.


Day One Hundred and Thirty Eight - Wow it's very warm today!


Day One Hundred and Thirty Nine - Thankful for a cooler day. Plus I'm thankful that cycling shorts don't make my thighs look like tree trunks.


Day One Hundred and Forty - Waking up at 6:30am on a Sunday morning to vomit is not a great start to the day. However, I did something very adulty today, I hosted co hosted a workshop on Zoom on how to get the most out of your Instagram Stories! Proper buzzing and hope to do one again soon!



WEEK  TWENTY  ONE
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Day One Hundred and Forty One (3rd August) - In a mood today where I hate my teeth. Yep, a standard mood for me.


Day One Hundred and Forty Two - I jogged on the treadmill for the first time EVER without falling off. Winning.


Day One Hundred and Forty Three - I got the call from my boss about going back to work. A little edgy about it but kind of excited to get back into the swing of things (safely of course!)


Day One Hundred and Forty Four - Humid weather just pisses my lungs and hair off. 


Day One Hundred and Forty Five - You know when you have one of those dreams where you wake up and you think it's actually happened?! I dreamt my Mam and Aunty died when a plane crashed into the school they were working in. No, I can't even explain why I dreamed that. 


Day One Hundred and Forty Six - Another night, another odd dream. I dreamt I went on a date with Ian Beale. I have a problem. Maybe it's the vodka that's doing it?


Day One Hundred and Forty Seven - NO WEIRD DREAMS LAST NIGHT! Also I have one week of shielding left to do! 




WEEK  TWENTY  TWO
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Day One Hundred and Forty Eight (10th August) - I have Monica Gellar hair today. The humidity is unreal.


Day One Hundred and Forty Nine - Dear Humidity, please f**k off. Yours Sincerely, Me.


Day One Hundred and Fifty - 150 days of shielding! Jeez, that's almost half of the year! I think. I'm crap at Maths.


Day One Hundred and Fifty One - I just took my car to get petrol for the first time since March and I'm feeling a teeny bit more confident and less anxious about going outside again. 


Day One Hundred and Fifty Two - I've never been so happy to see rain in my entire life.


Day One Hundred and Fifty Three - My lungs seem to be allergic to wine and I can't deal with this heartbreak.


Day One Hundred and Fifty Four - SHIELDING IS OVER! 5 months, 22 weeks and 154 days later, I don't have to hide indoors anymore! I swear people have spent 



WEEK  TWENTY  THREE
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Day One Hundred and Fifty Five (17th August) - First act of my new found freedom? I went to see my Nan after five months. A lovely afternoon!


Day One Hundred and Fifty Six - I have a new found obsession with scrunchies. 


Day One Hundred and Fifty Seven - The one day I need to go to the hospital and it's pouring with rain and there's roadworks on the way there - typical. 


Day One Hundred and Fifty Eight - It's Premier League fixture release day. Probably one of my favourite days of the year. Seriously, it's up there with my birthday. 


Day One Hundred and Fifty Nine - My Mam has gone to the pub with a friend from work and I won't lie, I envy her a little. 


Day One Hundred and Sixty - I've just had a two hour blogging/Instagram photography sesh and I have never gone that long without wanting to throw my camera through the window. Success! 


Day One Hundred and Sixty One - I've had a busy Sunday for once! Started the day with virtual blogging workshop, then an exercise sesh, then a hair wash, followed by Mamma Mia, a roast dinner and Repair Shop. I love productive Sundays.



WEEK  TWENTY  FOUR
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Day One Hundred and Sixty Two (24th August) - My last week of The Isolation Diary series starts today!


Day One Hundred and Sixty Three - The wind outside has been so loud, Storm Francis has arrived!


Day One Hundred and Sixty Four - Waking up to fresh flowers in your room is just so nice isn't it?!


Day One Hundred and Sixty Five - It has literally been pouring down today. All that's left is for the animals to line up two by two to go on Noah's Ark. 


Day One Hundred and Sixty Six - Oh god. It's a big day. I'm going back to work. First time in six months. Absolutely sh*tting it. Wish me luck!


Day One Hundred and Sixty Seven - I've woken up with a voice that is almost non existent. Great.


Day One Hundred and Sixty Eight - My last Isolation Diary is here! 168 days later, we've made it - for now. 



It's been a blast writing this over the last five months. Hopefully it won't need to be repeated again in the near future (fingers crossed, in fact - everything crossed) . I hope you've enjoyed reading this series as much as I have writing it! Right, let's get back some normality in my life!



Lucy

56 comments:

  1. Love the way you do this Lucy - was finding the weekly lockdown updates difficult but taking a little something from every day is a great idea! Hope you enjoy your normality!

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    1. Thank you! I hope I can enjoy some normality too!

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  2. Such a cute idea to remember all of the good (and bad) of this isolation. Thanks for sharing!
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

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    1. Thank you Jenna! I'm glad yu enjoyed reading this post! x

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  3. Lockdown has been so hard, and I think this will be amazing to look back on in years to come!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. It has been a difficult time for us all Amie, I hope things will get better now! x

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  4. love this

    https://tiateilli.com/fashion/dress-like-meg-ryan/

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  5. Great entries! It's so sweet that the first thing you did after shielding for so long is visit your Nan. I bet the reunion was lovely!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Thank you Anika, yes it was so lovely to see her after so long!

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  6. Love these isolation diaries, Lucy! They'll be great to look back on once this nightmare is over! x

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    1. Thank you Jenny! Yes they will, hopefully I won't have to write another one again though! x

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  7. I have loved this series but I really hope I never have to read one again... In the nicest way possible of course!
    I am with you on the scrunchie thing and I have no idea why. I ordered a shed load at the beginning of lockdown from Ali-express and it was a nice surprise when they arrived in July. I have since bought loads more! It's a real problem!

    I am so glad you're back at work now, Fingers crossed things stay like this for a long time x x

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    1. Haha I hope I never have to write one again!
      I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with this sudden scrunchie obsession, it's a real problem for me also!
      Thank you Claire, hopefully things will be ok now xx

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  8. This is such a great idea! I’m going back to work tomorrow and I wish I had done something like this to remember each day - I feel like the last 5 months are unaccounted for x

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    1. Thank you Ellie! I hope you have a good first day back in work tomorrow lovely, the last five months have just kind of morphed into one haven't they? x

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  9. I absolutely loved reading this! It's fun to see little snippets of your days and your life - from the mundane to the most exciting. It sounds like isolation wasn't terrible for you, but I'm glad you're able to do some normal things out and about now! I wonder why PO Boxes aren't the same there as they are in the US - here, they actually are separate boxes at the post office where you receive your mail!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! Yeah it's not going to be easy getting back outside after shielding for so long but hopefully things will be ok! I know, I find the whole thing about PO Boxes very strange!

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  10. Haha until now everyone are still wearing masks..

    http://www.alyinwanderland.com/2020/08/how-i-style-my-crop-top-over-distressed.html

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    1. I hope they continue to keep wearing masks!

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  11. Haha, I love this! I think recording their days like this might have helped those people a lot who struggled the most during lockdown. When you write it all down you realize that things are actually okay overall, even if you might feel overwhelmed some days. Really interesting read!

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    1. Thank you Teresa! Yeah it's definitely helped me as it's given me something to focus on during shielding x

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  12. This is such a lovely post, Lucy! I think the unprecedented times we've had in the last few months definitely merited such a diary. It's been the craziest of times for sure.

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    1. Thank you lovely! It's been so crazy hasn't it?! I hope things can get back to some sort of normal sooner rather than later!

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  13. I love this Lucy. This is such a lovely post idea and think you're amazing for publishing it. I know lockdown hasn't been easy so having the energy to write something about everyday can't always of been easy. Thank you for sharing lovely.

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk x

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    1. Thank you Kate! Lockdown has been tough on us all, but hopefully we'll get some normality back now! x

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  14. I love the style of these posts. It will be great to look back on in six months time and reflect on how it was.

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    1. Yeah it will Kelly, it'll be nice to look back on this in the future!

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  15. I love your idea! This reminds me a book that I've read in my childhood (it was some boy's diary). And it really fancies me - so simple, but together very informative.

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  16. I'm SO happy that you're able to go out again and you're feeling a little less anxious about being out. I had a friend in my house for the first time since February on Friday, big steps! But I am a tiny bit sad this series is over, I've enjoyed these mini daily updates so much x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. That's a huge step lovely, I'm so glad that you made that first step! Ah thank you so much Sophie, I'm glad you enjoyed the series, I hope (in the nicest way possible) I don't have to start their series again! x

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  17. I love your isolation diaries! I found out the PO box thing too from a tweet and was so shocked! I didn't know that it's just a cover up for your actual address. Crazy! Thank you for sharing an insight into your life

    Em x

    www.loveemblog.com

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    1. Thank you Em! It really blew my mind when I saw that tweet about the PO Box, it completely shocked me! x

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  18. I've loved these isolation diaries! Pancakes are my nemesis and I can never master them either, haha!

    Tash - A Girl with a View

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    1. Thank you Tash! I'm pleased to hear that it's not just who has a nightmare with making pancakes!

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  19. Your dream about Ian Beale ahaha! I had so many strange dreams right at the beginning of lockdown as well. I think because my days were so uneventful my brain was making up for it at night with crazy dreams :')

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    1. Honestly Faye I've had some very weird dreams during lockdown! Maybe that is what it is, because our last few months have been uneventful and very samey, our brains have gone into overdrive when sleeping!

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  20. I cAnt believe how long you've bene isolating now gal, but I absolutely love reading your diaries! They really make giggle as they're just so honest x

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    1. Yes it's been a long time now Kayleigh! Hopefully I can do some normal things now (safely of course!) x

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  21. Oh my goodness Lucy, some of these were so relatable that it was as if I was living your life. And hang on, a PO Box isn't a box where you go and collect your post? What?!

    So glad you got to spend time with your nan!

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    1. I know, the PO box thing blew my mind!
      Yeah it was lovely to see her after so long!

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  22. I love how you have kept a short diary throughout lockdown, I think you should carry this on post-sheilding. It will be great to look back on over-time. What the heck, that PO box fact has shocked me haha!x

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    1. Thank you Kelly!
      Back in 2018, I did a diary entry series for the entire calendar year so I don't fancy doing another one again! As much as I did enjoy writing it!
      It shocked me too, it blew my mind! x

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  23. Let’s hope things become normal soon ❤️ Thanks for sharing, and with pancakes practise makes perfect 😊

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    1. So do I lovely! Hopefully I'll get better at making pancakes soon!

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  24. This is such a cute idea and will definitely be great to look back on. That PO Box fact though - still can't believe it!

    - Stacey | www.staceyhubbard.com

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    1. Thank you Stacey! Oh I know, it seems to have shocked a lot of people!

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  25. Thanks for sharing all 4 parts of your diary, looking back it does not feel like 3 months but 3 years sometimes, keep going with what your doing great :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. Thank you Nic, it'll be nice to look back on these posts in a year's time!

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  26. I've loved reading this, Lucy! It's been so good. I don't know about you but I'm so looking forward to the new football season. For the past few weeks I keep saying how much I'm missing football haha. Hope your return to work goes well xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Lauren!
      Oh I cannot wait for the new football season, it's been terribly missed!
      Thank you lovely, I returned to work today and it went well (thank god!) xx

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  27. I hope going back to work has been okay for you!!

    https://www.emilyclareskinner.com

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    1. Thank you Emily! It's been ok thankfully, I feel safe which is the main thing!

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  28. I'm loving these isolation diaries, like you say they're going to be amazing to look back on. I hope going back to work has been going well xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Hannah! Yeah they will be good to look back on in a years time when all this is (hopefully) over! It has been good thank you, it's nice to have a good routine again! xx

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