Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 6-10

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 6: A couple of hours set aside for scrapbooking were just what the doctor ordered. 🙂 Day … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 6-10

Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 1-5

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 1: Leaving school uniform shopping until the end of the school holidays doesn't work. The Boy Child … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 1-5

Life in Lockdown | Summer Plans

At this point of the year I usually have a day-to-day plan written out of how the Summer holidays might play out ... not this year. Obviously. The Boy Child's basic plan for Summer 2017 But The Boy Child still prefers to know how a day or days might be filled and winging it every … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Summer Plans

Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients:•85 g butter• 75 g soft brown sugar• 1 tsp vanilla essence• 75 g dried cranberries• 50 g plain flour• 75 g porridge oats• 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda• 1/2 tsp salt Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/gas mark 4. 2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home

What I've stopped doing: Wearing my contact lenses. Wearing make-up. This happened around day 9. Having longish nails. Cutting them seemed the most sensible option. What I've started doing: Using tweezers on my eyebrows for the first time in years. Brushing up on secondary school maths. Beginners yoga and Pilates via YouTube and Instagram, one … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home