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

A Socially-Distanced Return to Hughenden

You may recall reading that Hughenden is a favourite local-ish National Trust property for us, and we were delighted when its reopening was announced. So delighted that we were on their website at 06.30 on the morning that visitor slots were released in order to secure a time that suited us. We chose the perfect … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Hughenden

Life in Lockdown | The Boy Child’s Diary

Back in the mists of time, when school closed and work was sent home, one ongoing topic was for The Boy Child to keep a diary of his days at home. I had him set up with divided page protectors and Project Life-style journaling cards by lunch time of the first day of Home School. … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | The Boy Child’s Diary

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 23 and 24

Week 23: I received a bouquet of belated-birthday-flowers from friends. We were able to book a visit to beautiful Waddesdon Manor. Week 24: Tilly had an appointment at the dog groomer. We walked up to school to collect some Maths books and it was great to see some of the staff in person. The highlight … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 23 and 24

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 | The Journal, Part 1

We are currently living through something that future generations will learn about in their school History lessons. As a memory keeper, I felt it was important to create a record of my own family's experience. I'm mostly using pocket pages in 6x8, with cards for the journaling from my favourite In a Creative Bubble. I'm … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 1

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

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 13 and 14

Week 13: The week the UK went into lockdown and homeschooling began. Week 14: We stayed home. We initiated the Snakes and Ladders Lockdown Championships. I spent a lot of time in the garden - weeding was the biggest job. (Did you spot my wee helper?) We watched the superb Military Wives via Amazon Prime. … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 13 and 14