Spring Move 2 Lose
What did this week bring for you?
For us it was my Dads 82 birthday on Wednesday and then my daughters 32nd on Thursday. Again no lunch out, no dinner party, no trips to the pub, a quick “pop to see you at the door step visit” wearing masks! Happy Birthday to all the Pisces.
Spring flowers = Tulips = Did you know?
Why do pennies keep tulips straight?
Dropping a copper penny into the vase. The reason pennies are considered a smart way to keep flowers alive longer is because copper is a fungicide, so it naturally kills off those pesky bacteria and fungi that are trying to camp out in your flowers’ vase and shorten the life span of your stems.
Try it, it works.
Daffodils = Did you know?
The daffodil symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings. It became associated with new beginnings (and the coming of spring) because it is one of the first perennials to bloom after the winter frost. The Latin name for daffodil is Narcissus. It is believed to be named after the son of the river god from Greek mythology.
More than just a “roundabout” flower.
1st stage of coming out of Lockdown – Back to School – Care Homes
A HUGE well done to all those that have been home schooling.
Back to school, back to you or is it back to school more traffic on the roads.
You may be very keen to get them back to school and back to some normality but that comes with home Covid testing.
All households with children of school age to get 2 rapid COVID-19 tests per person per week.
Whole families and households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, will be able to test themselves twice every week from home as schools return from 8 March.
Good luck to all the children returning to school this week.
Care home visits:
This guidance sets out the government’s advice to support safe visiting:
every care home resident will be able to nominate a single named visitor who will be able to enter the care home for regular visits. These visitors should be tested using rapid lateral flow tests before every visit, must wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow all other infection control measures (which the care home will guide them on) during visits. Visitors and residents are advised to keep physical contact to a minimum. Visitors and residents may wish to hold hands, but should bear in mind that any contact increases the risk of transmission. There should not be close physical contact such as hugging.
Also from this date, people will be permitted to have socially distanced one-to-one meetings with others outdoors in a public space – meaning friends and family members could sit down for a coffee or have a picnic in the park.
Why is the budget briefcase red?
There is an annual custom of the Chancellor of the Exchequer holding up a red box to the press in Downing Street to symbolise the new budget of the UK government. Rather than containing the new budget, the red box contains the chancellor’s speech and notes.
This time of year is when we all start receiving our new household utility bills and council tax information.
Are you a chancellor of the exchequer in your house or do you live by chance?
Never has there been a time when every penny counts. (don’t forget the ones in the tulips)
Do you have a red briefcase that holds all your bills and notes, do you have a file or do you have to search in cupboards and drawers to find important information.
My car and breakdown insurance was up for renewal and after a phone call to the SAME provider I saved £74.54 – never accept the quote they give you and never auto-renew is my advice. Virgin tried to auto renew my holiday insurance – need I say more!
Even though Lula is only 3 (3 and a half if you ask her) we have been learning about coins, the shapes the colours and the value. A trip to the shop with a £1 coin to learn the value of what you can get, I just need to try that with Tony!
Thank you to everyone that is joining in the Zoom on-line classes:
What you have said this week:
Boy can I feel my tummy ouch haha thank you … perhaps it will tighten up again …
Brilliant workout this am, I feel so much fitter than I was before you started zoom.
Brilliant class I really have found my stomach muscles these last few weeks.
Good class found leg exercises hard work!
Julie says: it’s never to too late to join in, either for the rest of the month @ £15 starting Monday 8th or £3 per class you attend.
More than anything it’s the routine of taking part in some exercise and making muscles work, it’s also lovely to see you and even talk to you (when it works)
Give Julie a ring today on 07990975855 or 01206 548049 for more information.
Honey & mustard chicken thighs with spring veg