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”

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!”

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 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….”

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.”

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?”