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….”

I broke the lockdown rules.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Yesterday I broke the rules. for the first time. I accidentally-on-purpose “bumped” into a family up the road in the local park. We’ve been so cautious and compliant with all the rules. However, over the last fewContinue reading “I broke the lockdown rules.”

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”

Schools are back open – but for how long?

Schools have opened! Officially! Yabba dabba fecking doo! I don’t think I realised how long the Summer actually was until this moment. His first ever day of school and it didn’t even dawn on me to cry. I gazed around and everyone is all smiles. Christ, we’ve waited an eternity for this day! It wasContinue reading “Schools are back open – but for how long?”