Our allotment has been a lifesaver this year. We have spent hours out there growing fruit and vegetables, but also getting out of the house. There were few places we could go because of lockdown restrictions. The allotment was our island, where we could retreat and enjoy God’s creation.
All the children keep growing. We celebrated Ellis’s third birthday in July. Iris has spent most of her life in some form of lockdown. Iris has had none of the typical baby colds because of lockdown. All school children in the UK received education from home during the strictest part of lockdown. That was no problem for us, as it’s a part of our everyday life. What it has meant for us this autumn is with the law that states a maximum of 6 people can meet together, none of the typical homeschool meet-ups work out for us to attend.
I helped research and select the technology partner who helped us run our August joining conference. It has always been an onsite conference in Europe, but not this year. The online conference had glowing reports of success. We had 241 people coming from 36 countries and going to 54 countries. We ran 7 days of 5 hours each day of sessions and did this twice each day. Once for Asia and Europe and a second time for North America and Latin America. It went off without a hitch, despite all the logistical complications!