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.”

Doing something new every day – Day 56 – Swearing in new languages. It’s fun.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. I have attempted to pick up and play with new languages over the course of the last few weeks. Today, I decided to jazz things up a bit. Instead of learning the usual niceties like ‘hello’ andContinue reading “Doing something new every day – Day 56 – Swearing in new languages. It’s fun.”

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.”

Doing something new every day – Day 48. Bloody well giving up… almost.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. I almost gave up this morning. I just felt like I couldn’t be bothered with all these bloody resolutions any longer. It’s been a struggle and yesterday did not help. Yesterday sucked, and not the sucking dieselContinue reading “Doing something new every day – Day 48. Bloody well giving up… almost.”

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…”

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….”