Being grateful after a tough tough week

Nil point. Nil point is what I’ve scored in the last week for any of my ‘Something New’s’. But in fairness, I think I have a good excuse. Monday afternoon I took my son back to the speech therapist to start the actual speech therapy. She gave me the same “talk” as last time. I’mContinue reading “Being grateful after a tough tough week”

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”

Lockdown continues… and so do my challenges!

This pandemic thing is challenging at the best of times but I have to admit, I lost the run of myself today. We were driving by the sea when we saw a car ferry destined for Cherbourg. Both of us wished that we could take the kids to France on those camping holidays of ourContinue reading “Lockdown continues… and so do my challenges!”

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.”

Completed three months of resolutions. Now taking my due – a big fat lovely juicy wine-y break!

I need breaks. When I start a “regime”, I’m not aiming for Olympic level fitness or supermodel style thinness (and I won’t open that rant about how they are all starving themselves and will have osteoporosis by the time they hit 38). I just want to be spirited and zippy, the fun bunny I usedContinue reading “Completed three months of resolutions. Now taking my due – a big fat lovely juicy wine-y break!”

Day 53 of the daily ‘doing something new’: the best and worst times of the day to be without your phone

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0, and recently tried to cut the cord to my phone. I have discovered a couple of interesting things about living life with minimal contact with your own phone. Firstly, the very best time of the day toContinue reading “Day 53 of the daily ‘doing something new’: the best and worst times of the day to be without your phone”

Doing something new every day – Day 50. Going phoneless. Easier said then done.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. My latest “something new” is to reduce my reliance on my phone. I thought it would be easy. I would just not look at my phone for a day, or at least have minimal activity. The firstContinue reading “Doing something new every day – Day 50. Going phoneless. Easier said then done.”

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”

Day 32 of my challenge to do something new everyday: fitbit, Barry Manilow and origami.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Its desperate times. I bought a fitbit. I have to say it is certainly an intellectual challenge. I appear to have taken more steps getting the kids ready for school, literally just chasing them around the kitchenContinue reading “Day 32 of my challenge to do something new everyday: fitbit, Barry Manilow and origami.”

Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing of all…

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Today I read some German poetry. I read “Der du von dem Himmel bist” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. I vaguely remember literary types talking about Goethe at some point in my past. My hopes were up.Continue reading “Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing of all…”