Thurrock parkrun not the Run Report #8

This weekend sees us at home yet again, but this time with something a bit different! After a four day week of home schooling (and I use the term “schooling” very loosely ), we had a bank holiday on a Friday - it doesn’t take much to throw us at the moment, but throw us, it has!

On our family walk, it was lovely to see people getting ready to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, with bunting and flags. Olli managed to get a glimpse of the Red Arrows on their way to London whilst out on a run, but sadly we couldn’t see them from home!

We watched the broadcast of Winston Churchill’s historic speech and then The Queens speech in the evening. Isla made some medal cookies (which were yummy), and we looked at photographs of both of my Grandads who both served in WW2.
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Had things have been ‘normal’ we probably would have been out and about this weekend, but this ‘new normal’ has made us slow down and appreciate things so much more! Seeing the flowers bloom in the garden, taking notice of nature on our daily walks and exploring our local area are just some of the things I hope we continue after we start getting back into our previous routines.

It’s people that we’re really missing! We’ve been connecting with family and friends on video calls which is lovely, but it’s not quite the same as seeing them in person. It’s events like parkrun that bring people together - whether you’re a runner or a volunteer, it’s the acknowledgement, support and encouragement of others that can make all the difference.

Stay safe everyone xxx