Life in Lockdown | Day in the Life – 28 May 2020

06.30: Alarm goes off. The Brainy One is already at work in the office. The Boy Child is still asleep. I get up, clean my teeth and have a quick wash. Dress in shorts and t-shirt. Put the first load of the day (bedding) into the washing machine and switch it on. 07.00: I leave … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Day in the Life – 28 May 2020

For the Love of Books | The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist

My reading of late has veered towards what I considered to be lightweight ... quick reads, with humour and perhaps a little romance. The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez fitted the bill ... although it turns out that they're not that lightweight, as each story tackles difficult and emotional … Continue reading For the Love of Books | The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist

Life in Lockdown | Remaining Connected

How are you remaining connected to your loved ones and friends during Lockdown? We have both a myriad of WhatsApp groups and regular Face Time chats with ours. But what I've enjoyed most of all is sending postcards. I was a prolific postcard sender, right up until Mum died and then I stopped. If I … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Remaining Connected

Month in Numbers | May 2020

Even with Life in Lockdown, did May turn out to be marvellous? Let's see what the numbers have to say: 15 more days of homeschooling. 24 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 55 days of the 100 Day Project completed. 4 scrapbook pages created. The lowest amount in months. 7 online Step classes. 15,484: My highest … Continue reading Month in Numbers | May 2020

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 19 and 20

Week 19: I finished listening to 13 Minutes to the Moon (via BBC Sounds and the BBC World Service). I might have purchased a pair of funky gold trainers from Boden. We had a Champagne Afternoon Tea to commemorate VE Day. I had an hour to myself and caught up on Series 5 of Outlander … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 19 and 20

Covid-19 | The Journal | Part 3

Captain Tom made his first appearance in our Covid-19 journal: Also added is our Lockdown Playlist. I simply listed the songs on a few vertical 4x6 journaling cards, popped them into a glassine envelope, which I had mounted on musically-themed patterned paper, and added a few embellishments. The Boy Child has picked up additional chores … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal | Part 3

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