Trying to Embrace a New Normal {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

Over the last eleven weeks the furthest the children and I have ventured from home is the local park. We’ve gone there for breakfast picnics, to scoot or to throw a frisbee and it’s been a lovely break from time at home. But, I felt like we should be trying to do more, get out more and get some semblance of normal back.

So when lockdown eased slightly more and gardens were allowed to start offering ticketed entry we booked to go to Kew Gardens. We hadn’t ventured further afield before as all the beauty spots and forest near us are popular at the best of times, let alone when options are more limited. Kew felt like a good alternative and a great first step back to normal.

Kew Gardens were offering timed tickets, with a 45 minute entry window after which you can spend as long as you like in the gardens. All inside areas were closed but they had toilets and refreshment stands available. It sounded good and I couldn’t wait to get out of the house as a family.

So yesterday we spent the morning at Kew at it was glorious. Well, we would ahve stayed longer but the heavens opened. But, just being out and somewhere different was glorious and just what we all needed.

There was space for the children to walk and explore, so many trees and plants to look at and the children loved smelling roses and looking at the huge glasshouses. We’ve promised them we’ll return at some point when we’re allowed to go inside them.

We finished the day with a picnic under a tree whilst it rained, hot drinks huddled under a blanket and then driving home just after lunch. We may have only been out for four hours altogether but it was lovely and I can’t wait for another day out somewhere different next week.

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5 Comments

  1. I wish we could get out. I had a moment of longing a few weeks back, but then the lockdown rules relaxed and I felt too scared. My daugther goes back to work in a couple of weeks, so, if we don’t get locked down again before then, I may venture on a day trip with the little ones. They so need the chance to have a good stretch. It looks like you had a lovely day at Kew, Shame about the rain but I guess it would have kept more visitors at bay. x

  2. I’ve not really thought to go out and do things like that yet. I’m not sure there is much opened here. Glad you enjoyed. Looks like a sensible and nice thing to do x

  3. Sounds like it was a wonderful morning. It’s nice when you have somewhere different to explore and sounds like they have it organised

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