April Challenge – I am my own judge and a kind one

I am attempting to complete five resolutions every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. As we come out of lockdown, it feels like the world is waking up. This year Spring is physical and emotional. The weather is good (dry). People have been in contact with whom I haven’t spoken forContinue reading “April Challenge – I am my own judge and a kind one”

Doing Something New every day – what I’ve learned.

In the first three months of this year I battled resolutions and regimes. I challenged myself to ten resolutions every day for thirty days. I then cornered myself into seven resolutions for six days. I tried to do cook something new every day and then do something new every day for 60 days (see listContinue reading “Doing Something New every day – what I’ve learned.”

Day 41 of doing something new – Mexican feminists from the 1660s, home hair colour and building a rhino

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Wednesday was a day of revelation. I decided to research Mexican poetry and came across Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Man, that lady rocked! She’s considered to be the first feminist (which was appropriate considering InternationalContinue reading “Day 41 of doing something new – Mexican feminists from the 1660s, home hair colour and building a rhino”

Doing something new every day – it’s getting tough now as I’m struggling for ideas….

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. What is becoming patently obvious is that it’s getting harder and harder to invent new things for me to attempt, esp as they have to be easy, quick and within 5km of my house. Last night, IContinue reading “Doing something new every day – it’s getting tough now as I’m struggling for ideas….”

Doing something new everyday is working! Distracted from bloody lockdown for a teeny bit.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Over the last few days I have baked muffins for the first time, completed a Zumba online video, learned a haka and also cooked a new king prawn spaghetti dish. It sounds impressive when I write itContinue reading “Doing something new everyday is working! Distracted from bloody lockdown for a teeny bit.”

Daily challenge to do something new through lockdown – maybe I’m not so bad at homeschooling?

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Here’s a quick update of progress over the last couple of days. The last two days I have slightly cheated and my new thing has been to cook a recipe from my new Mary Berry cookbook. TheContinue reading “Daily challenge to do something new through lockdown – maybe I’m not so bad at homeschooling?”

Learning something new every day is quite uplifting.

My challenge is to do something new every day to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0 I learned to say hello in Korean today. Google says it should sound like this – “anyeonghaseyo baeuda”. But it only vaguely sounds like that. I’m going to perfect it and dare other people to say it properly in drinkingContinue reading “Learning something new every day is quite uplifting.”

Beating the lockdown blues by trying something new every day – Day 9

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. I was flicking through a book called “how to do just about everything” in hope of finding inspiration, when the title “how to write a love letter” caught my eye. At first, my inners shrivelled at theContinue reading “Beating the lockdown blues by trying something new every day – Day 9”

Trying something new every day – beating the lockdown blues. Day 7

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. It’s a big ask during a normal month, let alone one where your movements are restricted to within 5km of your house. In the last three days, here are my snazzy accomplishments: Today I cooked chilli conContinue reading “Trying something new every day – beating the lockdown blues. Day 7”

How difficult is it to do something new every day?

My challenge is to stick to seven resolutions, six days a week for five days. [See end of blog for complete list of my commandments.] I am attempting to do something new every day (or 6 days per week), to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. It sounds so fun, so exciting and interesting that whenContinue reading “How difficult is it to do something new every day?”