Third confinement is still lighter than the last two. We still have curfew of 6pm for weekdays, but now that the school holidays are upon us they have instated a total weekend lockdown (from Friday 6pm until Monday 8am) — which means that we are only allowed to go out for essential shopping or medical appointments, and we are allowed 1 hour per day for solo exercise and can travel a maximum of 5km from our house for that.
The reasoning is that Nice and the Cote d’Azur is the worst hit with Covid in all of France — and now that it’s school holidays, people would tend to flock to our warmer shores for a bit of fresh air and sunshine and spring temperatures.
And that cannot happen this year… our hospitals will be unable to keep up with increased numbers.
I know quite a few people who were really anxious about these weekend lockdowns. Quite a few skipped town to places that only had the curfew — but we figured it’s lovely where we live, so what’s the big deal?
I did a bit of gardening on the terrace. Took Lola on some generously long walks. Went for a 25km bike ride up and down the mountain (staying within the 5k radius of course). Coffee on the terrace. Ping Pong with Liam in the garage… and all the while traffic was so light we could hear the waves from the sea.
All in all.. didn’t suck. And we didn’t get stuck in the awful traffic of people trying to get out of town.
This coming weekend will be our third weekend lockdown. I’m already planning my to do list, and my bike route 😉
Spring is around the corner, and hopefully now that the vaccine drive has started, we’ll start to see some improvements. We’ve a long way to go before it resembles normal again.
Tom celebrated his 12th birthday... a few friends doing some pottery
One of Liam's pottery projects... a dog called Dream. He did a couple of others on the wheel, but they are till drying in the kiln.
Shhh. We're tired.
Catching a quick 'social distanced' take away coffee with the girls after school drop off
Liam and I playing Ping Pong in the parking garage
suiting up in my winter gear for a bike ride...
Great view, right!! Worth the effort to make the climb on my bike... and HARDLY ANY CARS! Thanks to the weekend lockdown.
Took the afternoon off to take the boys for a hike before weekend lockdown. Neitzsche Trail From Eze sur Mer to Eze Village.
Goofy boys, made it to the top!
Liam and his faces.... he gets it from me!!
The gates of the Chevre d'Or restaurant in Eze... one of the most exclusive restaurants in the south of France. No, I've never been.... YET.