Last week seemed to fly by in a blur of not actually knowing what day it is… and I still don’t! What should have effectively been the first week of the Easter holidays, a break from school and pressures of SATs test preparations, was just another week of lockdown and trying to keep busy. It really was a week of randoms – random finds, random deliveries, random meals. How can I explain surviving lockdown in the Sim’s Life house? Random!
It has been lovely to get out for walks following a short circuit from our house. Our normal walking route is awash with footfall and cyclists at the moment, so we have favoured walking around ‘the block’ to keep out of the way. Choosing to go for a walk just before BGT on Saturday evening, we happened across an Easter basket filled with books that someone had left outside their home. ‘Happy Easter – please take something to read and stay safe’ read the message in the basket – a super lovely random act of kindness! Such a thoughtful and kind gesture – I selected a Caroline Ahern book and swapped for some Haribo Easter treats that Liv had smuggled on the walk.
I am quite looking forward to having some screen free time and curling up with a good read. A fabulous way to simply relax and escape reality whilst attempting to survive the lockdown. A huge thank you to the lovely people who did this!
Liv has been working hard as best she can, with online study being the main force behind her learning at the moment. There are so many fantastic online learning resources out there at the moment and we have had fun branching out and learning more about Geography recently. We have also been enjoying break times by watching cute animal videos from zoo’s. We are loving following the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens videos which can you follow over on their Facebook page here. Videos of Fiona, the 3 year old Hippopotamus that was born 6 weeks prematurely at the zoo are heartwarming and the most awesome thing to watch to cheer you up at the moment!
The lovely people at Quarto Publishing recently sent us a gorgeous selection of books to keep us entertained throughout the lockdown. Make sure you keep an eye out later this week for a fabulous books giveaway! One of the books included in the giveaway ‘100 Screen Free Ways To Beat Boredom‘ features a selection of fun ideas to keep families entertained… away from screens! Using household items and ingredients you may already have in the cupboards, follow the suggestions to make ice-cream in a bag and more!
Liv attempted a slime making session with some cornflour I had managed to acquire, however when measurements were somewhat altered a totally new fun solution was made!
I thought Liv was pulling my leg, turns out Oobleck is an actual thing! A non-Newtonian fluid that acts as a liquid when poured, but a solid matter when force acts on it.
How are you all this week? Did you have a lovely Easter break… well, as lovely as it can be during lockdown! If you are looking for ways to stay busy at the moment, why not check out the latest Sim’s Life giveaways?
Current Sim’s Life Giveaways
Win a Baylis & Harding Royale Garden Washbag – ends Sunday 19th April
Win a Silentnight Duvet Set – ends Sunday 3rd May
Win a Kids Stuff Crazy Soap Bundle – ends Sunday 10th May