Lockdown: 8th – 14th June
Week 13 and I think this will be my last lockdown blog. Things are still not normal for us (no weddings for me to shoot and the boys are not at school), but the shops are re-opening, rainbows are coming down, Joe Wicks has scaled back his PE lessons and there are only so many pictures of the boys in the house and on dog walks anyone wants to see 😂. I’ll still be taking photos, and will probably share some on Facebook and/or my Instagam stories.
Thanks so much to everyone for reading these posts of our little family surviving lockdown, and for the kind messages/comments! I love capturing family life and can’t wait to get back shooting other families in the near future. To book a documentary portrait session, or to have me document an entire day with your family, just contact me and I’ll send across a brochure.
I’ve been asked about the camera I’m using for these posts. Just before Lockdown I got the Fuji x100v. The last few months have been the perfect testing ground for this little camera and I absolutely love it (I will do a little review over on www.adamrileyphotograhy.com soon). All photos are with the Fuji x100v, except a few with my iphone.
8th- In the morning we went for a family walk at The Carrs In Wilmslow, it our the first time back since lockdown and the boys were excited to visit some of their favourite areas to explore.
9th- Visited Laura’s Mum and Dad, the boys love playing in their garden (as does Quorra!)
10th- Another family dog walk in the rain, Noah borrowed a pair of Poppa’s binoculars and was on a bird watching expedition. He came prepared with some peanut butter sandwiches and a lemon drizzle cupcake that his Nanny had baked. Lev came armed with a plastic rolling pin and cleaver from his play doh set!
11th – Laura was working today, the boys decided to walk Quorra dressed as Christmas elves 😂. I got Lego Avengers for Noah (and myself) on the playstation, and we had a good couple of hours playing it together in the afternoon, we both loved it. We had to ask Laura to help us figure out how to move forward on several occasions though, I must be getting old! (edit > Laura wrote the last sentence when I asked her to look through my post!).
12th- Noah didn’t fancy the courgette pasta on the menu tonight and decided to make his own meal! Celery, yellow pepper, tomato puree, tinned tomatoes and mixed herbs, all Noah’s idea and cooked himself. Lev went with Noahs meal as he preferred the look of it to my courgette pasta. Earlier on in the day we had treated ourselves to takeaway lunch from Marjoes in Bramhall. We had been for a walk and play on the fields beforehand, Noah must have burnt a lot of energy as he devoured their adult breakfast barm (bacon, sausage and egg) and was still hungry! It was nice to be able to do something different 😁.
13th – I went for a ride on my mountain bike in the morning. In the afternoon we visited the same spot, the Middlewood way. An old railway line that is perfect for the boys, Noah biked and Lev scooted.
In the afternoon, I realised my parenting of Noah is complete. Halfway through mowing the lawn, he approached me (off his own back) with a can of beer!
14th – We visited friends, Noah and Lev tried their best to stick to social distancing rules guidelines as the kids played together, but not always the easiest! They absolutely loved having a play. From here we visited my mum and stepdad for a socially distanced BBQ. Making the most of the good weather as it’s due to rain all of next week 😩.