My last post was pre-lockdown and I have, like the rest of you, been scrambling about to make sense of what I’m being told is “the new normal” (usually by people who had no idea what the old normal was ). The last few months have been a difficult juggling act of trying to manage remote working with the added complication of being one of two parents that have continuing jobs and two pre-school children requiring daily education, stimulation and occupation. I am very glad I moved our office to within sight of where I live up here in Killearn which has allowed me to continue working with minimal interruption – albeit at a much (much!) slower pace than usual and in shifts with my better half. Pretty much all of our projects are still proceeding as before, so there has been no chance to slow down too much. We’re busy with two large new houses, three lodges in various remote locations and a myriad of small jobs from people who have been trapped in their houses for three months and realise they don’t like them very much. Remote working with Lewis has been successful enough to not see any reason to return to compulsory office hours – however we are both back in the office at least a couple of days a week for now. I will start posting more regularly now I’m officially back at work – call if you need anything!