Friday, 20th Mar 2020

Today I worked very long and hard rushing out some piece of work for the Coronavirus related content. We had been self isolating for nearly a week, trying to work from home with the kids at home too. I probably had been overcompensating for the distractions, working late to 'make up for time' while struggling with supplies anxiety and a cough. Glad it is nearly the weekend as I am nearly burnt out. Won't work so hard next week.

Saturday, 25th Jan 2020

Today was Chinese New Year. I woke up then went back to bed, eventually got out of bed at 11am! Wouldn't have been allowed to do that on the first day of CNY in my household back then. But now that I am the matriarch, I make my own rules. The children were elated to receive money in their red packets. We went to Witney and had sushi for dinner.

Thursday, 23rd Jan 2020

Today I finally got to take the kids to the library and park. Owen and Harriet played with Eddie and Maddie at the kids runaround. 

Wednesday, 22nd Jan 2020

Today the website launch went well. Woo! It was just a soft launch, but I felt the adrenaline. Nice to be part of a project and not just hot fixing here and there. And I love my team.

Monday, 20th Jan 2020

Today was such a beautiful sunny day. After we picked up Owen from school, Harriet, Owen & I walked the scenic route home (about 1hr) and we all had such a lovely time. The 2 kids are so good together. I was also amazed at how much Harriet could walk these days.

Sunday, 19th Jan 2020

Today Peter took the children to the park to get them out of my hair. As an exchange, I baked them a lovely lemon drizzle cake. Owen said he liked lemon drizzle cake even more than chocolate cake.

Saturday, 18th Jan 2020

Today we tried out the new cafe and M&S food hall at Chipping Norton. Afterwards we went to our favourite book shop, Jaffe & Neale. Really glad and proud that Owen is a bookworm like us.

Wednesday, 15th Jan 2020

Today I got to sketch a bit in the car before picking up kids. And then again in the evening. Win!

Tuesday, 14th Jan 2020

Today I still didn't manage to do any drawing, actually blocked by having too many ideas. In the evening we continue watching BBC's Dracula. It is fabulous, I love the adaptation.

Monday, 13th Jan 2020

Today I took Harriet to Oxford on the train for my hospital checkup. Thankfully I managed to arrange a play date for Owen so I didn't have to rush back. Harriet did a lot of good walking and everyone was charmed by her.

Sunday, 12th Jan 2020

Today Owen's friend Maddie, came over for play date. We made a lemon drizzle cake. In the evening we started watching Dracula.

Saturday, 11th Jan 2020

Today I woke up late with a headache and my throat hurting again. We went to Witney to get supplies and didn't do much else. In the evening I searched for book shelves online instead of drawing. 

Friday, 10th Jan 2020

Today I worked from home. I picked Owen up after school and he entertained himself while I continued working. I still didn't do any drawing at all in the evening. Seem to find it quite hard to get back into the creative routine again!

Thursday, 9th Jan 2020

Today miraculously the pain was almost gone! Just feeling rather numbed in my throat. Maybe the nerves had rotted away. I went to the preschool to send in Harriet's application. Quite excited. She's going to love it.

Wednesday, 8th Jan 2020

Today I was better but still sore, so I worked from home. Can't seem to get my brain to work properly. Also from lack of sleep caused by pain.

Tuesday, 7th Jan 2020

Today I was sorely ill with the most excruciating sore throat I'd ever had and couldn't get out of bed.

Monday, 6th Jan 2020

Today I was in agony over a terrible sore throat and needed constant painkillers. Didn’t get to do anything I wanted with the kids. We just stayed home all day again.