The Lockdown: Week 14 – Summer Is Officially Here

Friday 26th June 2020

Happy Friday! How awesome was the weather this week!? I mean come on … 30°C heat. I must admit I was sweating.

We are officially into summer … yes, a whole season passed us while we were in lockdown. How do I know we are officially in the summer season? Well, the Summer Solstice just came and went without anyone noticing. It had been eclipsed by the coronavirus I guess. But yes, Summer Solstice was last Saturday (20th June) and it marks the end of spring and the start of summer and also longest day of the year.

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Summer is here

You know, for the last few weeks my husband has been on this health kick. Eating only one meal a day and just being really active … walking whenever and wherever he can. There was one day last week where he walked over 40,000 steps in one day. Yes … ONE DAY! He walked all the way to South London to meet his friend who lives in Elephant and Castle, then the both of them went on to walk 8 of London’s bridges – making their way to Westminster bridge … then he walked back home. He’s on a little health kick right now and has lost so much weight. I think I may be a little bigger round the waist than him right now – something I didn’t think I would ever say. But good on him though! It got him off that darn sofa at least.

So he inspired me to dust off my Fitbit and do some walking. I do not like walking so I won’t be doing any mammoth walking sprees like him … but I aiming for at least 10,000 steps a day.

So every day … in the late afternoon, we go for a walk around our local park. I am lucky to live opposite one of London’s nicer parks – Victoria Park. Big, lots of green open space and a nice place to stretch our legs and get some fresh air. Lockdown has made me lazy and lethargic, so I am making an effort to get off my butt and move!

Monday – 11,300 steps
Tuesday – 10,700 steps
Wednesday – 9,400 steps
Thursday – 10,700 steps
Friday – 8,900 steps

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Victoria Park

We also noticed a new ice-cream parlour opened up in our village – Vanilla Cream. They sell vegan gelato and many other flavours of luscious ice-creams and gelatos. I treated myself to a lovely pistachio ice-cream in a waffle cone and Skye had mint chocolate chip which she loved.

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Village Cream – lovely ice creams … perfect in this weather.

After a hot and sweaty week, we are forecast to have rain next week. It will be a little relief for me anyway. I don’t do well with hot weather. I suffer quite easily from sunstroke so I prefer cooler weather.

Anyhow, head over to my Instagram page where you can see what I have been up to in my kitchen. Don’t forget to hit that follow button below to get alerts on new blog posts and leave me a comment to let me know you popped by. I love receiving mail!

~ Boss Mum (and family) xxx

Published by The Boss Mum

Mother, cook and cake making addict ... life is better with a slice of cake or three. Follow me on my journey of sweet treats, food and adventures.

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