Well, this lockdown lark is fun isn’t it? Anyone else feel like they are going slightly stir crazy?
Following on from my previous lockdown post, I have now read more books, mown the lawns and baked more cakes than I have washed my hair during lockdown. I have also started sewing! I have absolutely no idea what day it is, but I have started sewing… this is how I know I’ve turned a little loopy! In all fairness though, I’m not just randonly sewing things, we have decided to make our own face masks – a fun lockdown activity Liv and I can do together. Inspired by face masks I bought yesterday (pictured below), ours are definitely a work in progress, but we are finally making good use of the fat quarter material bundles I gifted Liv for Christmas! Although I did find myself buying more material and elastic last night, it will be a lovely treat for Liv when it arrives!
Lockdown Activities Keeping Us Occupied
We are following this particular video on ‘how to make your own face mask‘ – it’s easy to follow and I am sure the process will become a lot smoother, easier and neater the more we make! The masks are just for added reassurance really and are keeping us occupied. They offer absolutely no filtered protection in any form, but it just feels like a positive activity.
Yesterday was the first time I have step foot in a shop in WEEKS and it felt odd. However it was great to see how the shop has adapted to social distancing and how everyone was adhering to it properly. We nipped to see a friend to drop some supplies off and had a chat from her driveway… it was glorious! It really did cheer everyone up, the perfect boost to start the week off!
I mentioned we had been baking cakes… super yummy cakes – thank you Betty Crocker cake mix! We have totally cheated with baking, but the cake mixes are so easy to make and so tasty! My favourite lockdown cake was the lemon cake mix pictured above. Not the neatest or prettiest of cakes, but it was amazing!
The second lockdown cake we made was decorated by Liv, I’m not sure she could have fit anymore sprinkles on top!
To work off our yummy lockdown cakes, we have still been enjoying our walks which take us by the book hamper that we swap books with. I posted a picture on Instagram the other week (here), fast forward a week or two and it’s lovely to see that it has grown in size! More people are now contributing books and sharing the love of reading!
It has been a great incentive to tidy up around the house and find books to contribute to the book swap hamper. Liv is still midway through the Miranda Hart book she borrowed and I’m about to start on my fourth Cecelia Ahern novel. Reading has been a lovely break away from staring at screens – work for me and Liv with all the fantastic online resources for children learning from home during lockdown.
How are you all getting on? What lockdown activities have bee keeping you occupied?
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