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 37 of my something new challenge – baking a birthday cake for a fish.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. This time two years ago I was a CFO and COO turning a loss- making company into profit. Today I spent the afternoon making a birthday cake for Bruce, our goldfish. I have never made a birthdayContinue reading “Day 37 of my something new challenge – baking a birthday cake for a fish.”

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….”

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.”

Doing something new every day – a recipe for motivation during lockdown?

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. There have definitely been tough times over the last couple of days. Between the weather, homeschooling and the lockdown, life was triangulating to frustrate me. However, having my daily challenges has certainly helped. Somehow, they are muchContinue reading “Doing something new every day – a recipe for motivation during lockdown?”

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”

Coming out of lockdown – will the world change? What’s the impact? Will we miss anything?

Here we go like moles out of our holes, poking our little heads back into the big bad world after lockdown. Will we be arsed doing things differently after all these passive months of hibernation? Will the world change? What will be the lasting impact of lockdown? First here are things that I will missContinue reading “Coming out of lockdown – will the world change? What’s the impact? Will we miss anything?”