Today was my first day back in work after our school holiday last week.
It was a pretty standard sort of work day catching up on emails and banking as well as discussing the coming term and the impact of COVID on our usual Christmas fundraising and other activities.
No Christmas Fair this year and no Christmas concerts either, but we are still going to try and raise some much needed funds and we will be organising a Christmas party for our children.
Once home from work it was a case of carrying on with work; composing emails to parents, committee and staff as well as beginning to think about whether we can arrange a Christmas raffle and whether businesses will be prepared to donate this year.
So today we have had the second lockdown confirmed for England following a vote in our parliament; tomorrow we start four weeks of varying restrictions. But for me, and anyone else working in education, we simply carry on as we have been doing. Simon and Ethan will carry on working from home; for Simon this is no change to what he has been doing for the past 7 years or so and Ethan has been home since March with no obvious date for return to the office.
We also have the US election result weighing over us and as I type there is still some debate over which way it will fall. The polls yet again appear to have got the final result way wrong and we now have to wait for postal ballots to get counted before the winner can be announced, and all the while living with the knowledge that the incumbent is trying everything possible to discredit the result. At the end of the day people have voted, all their votes need to be counted and a result announced on all votes counted - simple!
Stay safe wherever you are, wash your hands, keep your distance and wear a mask.