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Even the title of this blog post seems strange to write - before this year started never did I think we'd see a lockdown, let alone two. But here we are - the first day of the second lockdown for the UK. It's been one hell of an emotional rollercoaster of a year with more ups an downs than can be counted. We as a family have so far been relatively unscathed - both Adam and I work from home for ourselves and whilst work has definitely been quieter this year for us both, especially with Adam's shows that he usually sells at being cancelled, we have still been able to earn an income. We're also incredibly fortunate enough to have our health. 

My Mum is the only person that we personally know who has had coronavirus, she had it before it was really 'well known'  here in the UK. Back in February of this year she was unwell for a few months with a particuarly bad cough among other bad symptoms. She had one particular coughing fit which she passed out from at home and awoke with paramedics around her. She has recently had a blood test which has shown that she has previously had it. So whilst no body can say for sure that it was exactly then, it does seem highly likely considering how unwell, for how long and the fact that her doctor said it was likely to have been pneumonia-related at the time, which we now know is closely linked to coronavirus. My Mum would never have been tested for it back then because at that point coronavirus was only really thought of as being in China, but there have been many stories and people who have come forward to say that it had reached other countries as early as January of this year. 
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