Expect the unexpected and do your best to embrace the bumps in the road. My go to method of accepting what I can't change is to switch off the news and social media, and disappear in to Netflix for an hour or so. A large mug of tea, a chocolate bar and Tilly curled up … Continue reading 10 Things Learned From 2020
As we get to grips with 2021, and thinking about packing away Christmas, let’s see how the numbers for December looked: 26,296 steps walked by me on my busiest day of the month. 33rd pint of blood donated. 16 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 31 sessions on online Pilates. 15 online Step classes via YouTube. … Continue reading Month in Numbers | December 2020
As we begin one of my favourite months of the year, let's look at November unravelled: 26 days of a national lockdown for England. 4 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 11 Christmas gifts wrapped. 1 cyber crop with The Best Friend. 13 traditional scrapbook pages created. 2 haircuts. 30 sessions of online Pilates. 15 online … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November 2020
Week 43: It was yet another week of staying close to home and for being grateful to have such wonderful parks to walk Tilly in. Autumn has made her presence felt this week. 🙂 The Brainy One and I watched the superb The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix, which we highly recommend. Strictly … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 43 and 44
How did October pan out in these weird times? Let's see what the numbers had to say: 46 walks with Tilly. 4 haircuts. 5 visits with family members. Another month with Covid-19 restrictions in place across the UK. London has now spent 15 days in Tier 2 - High. I fully expect another national lockdown … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2020
Back in April, as well as reaching out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown, I also wrote a short piece about my own lockdown experiences. Six months on, I've written another, so grab a cuppa and pull up a chair. As I type this, London currently sits in Tier 2 - … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home Revisited
"Mum, are you off to do Pilates? Are you sure you wouldn't be better having a lie down?"
Did September turn out to be sensational? Let's see how the numbers looked: Having spent 192 days at home because of the forced closure of schools, The Boy Child returned to formal learning setting this month and was in a classroom for a total of 15 days. He's very happy to be back ... and … Continue reading Month in Numbers | September 2020
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 21: Snapping my retainer has proved to be costly. 😦 Day 22: Covid-19 restrictions are likely to be in … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020, Days 21-25
"You look like you're too old for that, Mum" ... said The Boy Child, on spying me during my online Step class.