Monday, 9 August 2021

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

At last, all the family have had their two doses of Covid vaccine. We've been very careful with Jasmine being vulnerable but now we've all had two jabs we feel easier about meeting up again, there's light at the end of the tunnel. It's been hard with Daniel and Jasmine living down in Essex and us up here in Yorkshire, it's not as though we've been able to just pop round and have a chat in the garden as other families have been able to do while there's been restrictions in place but now that everything's opened up again and we've taken precautions, we've decided to have a get together.

Daniel and Jasmine finished work last week and are now on a week's annual leave, so they came up after work on Friday and they're staying until Sunday. It's such a long time since we've seen them and it's especially nice them coming this week as it's Mick's birthday on Saturday so they'll be here to celebrate with us.

We're hoping to have a few trips out but that's dependent on the weather. The storms which have been forecast every day since Thursday haven't materialised but we've had a few showers. We've still managed to get out for some walks but really, just spending time together is what we've all been waiting for. It's wonderful having the family together again, even though it's only for a short time.

19 comments:

  1. I'm so pleased to hear this Jo, it will be lovely for you to be able to be together again even if it is only for a short time. Enjoy your week and I hope that the weather stays good for you.xx

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  2. Family is everything, enjoy this week.

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  3. How lovely, absolutely wonderful for you all to see each other again and for Mick´s birthday too. Having just had Rebecca and Theo to stay, I know how it feels. Have a wonderful time xcx

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  4. Have a lovely time with your family, I hope the weather stays dry enough for you all to get out and about

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  5. Hooray, at last you can meet up again and have a good catch up, you'll enjoy it all the more with having to wait so long. I think the weather is getting more predictable from tomorrow but it hasn't been quite as bad as we thought it would be lately. I noticed your tomatoes on Instagram, they look great. Have a lovely time.

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  6. How lovely to finally be able to get together, have a lovely time, the weather is supposed to be getting better too.

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  7. Enjoy your time together.

    Happy birthday to Mick.

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  8. Have a great time with your family! :-)

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  9. Have a wonderful time with your family and enjoy a good birthday celebration. Fingers crossed for some good weather for you.

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  10. Have a fabulous time , I hope you manage to get out and about.

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  11. Isn't it wonderful to finally see family!! Our eldest daughter flew in from Belfast in July for the 21st birthday four son and it was glorious to all be together again, the last time had been Christmas 2019. Have a fabulous time together. x

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  12. Oh how wonderful for you all to be able to get together again, Jo. Have a lovely time!

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  13. How lovely to have the family together again, especially as it will be Mick's birthday. I hope you have a great week and enjoy a good birthday celebration :)

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  14. Oh, so glad you've been able to catch up with family and I know it's been hard for you, so enjoy. Not seen our youngest for close to 2 years, eldest son, once in 3 years and DD here in Melbourne a few times when there hasn't been a "ring of steel" dividing them from regional areas. As for DD in Yorkshire, that was 2019 when we came over & I miss them all & the grandkids. Take care, stay safe & hugs to all of you.

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  15. Hurray! We've also had both of our shots and feel as if we are that much closer to "normal" - had our first dinner out at a restaurant as a family last week since this all started last March. It was wonderful!

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  16. So very pleased to read this.
    How wonderful to finally be able to get-together.
    I wish you a fabulous time, happy days and special memories.

    All the best Jan

    PS Happy birthday to Mick too.

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  17. It's nice to be able to meet up with family. Have a fabulous time.

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  18. Have a wonderful time together. X

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  19. Oh, how lovely to hear that you are getting together, how special it will be. It's awful being separated for so long. Have a wonderful time and a happy birthday to Mick.xxx

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