The latest lockdown is starting to get in at me. Oh to be able to bring the children off for a day out somewhere or to go for a meal out with Alison in one of Kilkenny’s many quality restaurants (it’s all the better when someone else does the dishes too).

It is the simple things we miss – the feeling of connection with friends and family and freedom to have activities to choose from. Thankfully though, the children are still able to partake in some activities that kept running this time around, albeit under different circumstances. We are fortunate to have reasonable internet to be able to engage in some of these.