Another week down and another week spent in lockdown! Is anyone else starting to feel like this is actually the norm now? I cannot wait for a time when my weekly updates are slightly more adventurous, but for now, here’s our Project 366 – Week 23 update!
What is normally a day of rest was actually quite busy! We haven’t ventured along our usual walking route during lockdown as it has been busy, but decided to risk it today. Fortunately the glorious weather meant people were preparing BBQ’s and it was quieter than expected which made it more enjoyable. We even got to check out the famous ‘Totty Snake’ (well, famous locally anyway!) – a collection of over 600 painted stones (and growing) that locals have left when walking by. It’s amazing to see and the photo above does not do it justice. Here are a few of my favourite painted stones…
I love this little collection together! So colourful, vibrant and keeping the ‘Stay Safe’ message going.
If you have watched ‘Tiger King’ on Netflix, you will totally understand why this particular stone made me chuckle!
I also featured a round up of beauty products for Pampering Yourself For Life After Lockdown – will you be rushing to a hairdresser once lockdown eases?
Liv and I both started the week off working. Motivation is starting to wane a little so we decided to make a solar oven from a cereal box. Maybe we should have made this last week when the sun was actually shining, because with this horrible weather, it maybe some time until we can try it out with marshmallows! We also popped to see Jenny and her family in their garden. Prepped with our own chairs and refreshments, we all enjoyed a lovely hour in her garden chatting away – it made me hope that normal life will resume soon!
Another day of work with a new giveaway featured on Sim’s Life to Win A Teen Calm Box – such a fantastic idea for tweens/teens! The highlight of our day was our weekly shop arriving, although I’d selected no substitutes on some items which resulted in the need to visit the Big Tesco. I decided to put this off till the next day!
Liv created a cute 3D house on the Purple Mash school resource today, a fun activity that kept us both entertained! I risked a trip to the Big Tesco in the evening when I thought it would be quite and thankfully it was. I was fully prepared with my face mask and hand sanitizer and managed to whizz around for the few bits we needed without bumping into anyone. It was the first time I have entered the large supermarket since before lockdown and it was WEIRD! The store was well laid out for lockdown life and beyond, but it did make me realise life will not be the same for quite some time!
A work and den making day! The weather has been utterly shocking this week, a total turnaround from last week that had me reaching to turn the heating up on more than one occasion. When closing the curtains at night, I noticed the sky was beautifully illuminated from the moon creating such a weird effect through the clouds. Despite the weather during the day, there were certainly silver linings!
The end of what feels like a really long week, I was utterly drained today and actually had an early night for once! Nothing much happened today, except that we had a mini hailstorm during the day. The weather just seems to be getting worse and I am longing for the sun, mainly for the fact we can get outside again away from the same four walls! Lockdown is starting to grate ever so slightly! Friday nights are usually spent at rock climbing and we both cannot wait to get back there – Liv for climbing, me to see my friends again!
An exciting delivery today… a waffle maker! To some, it will just be a waffle maker… to those following the Keto lifestyle, it is a holy grail! It will be chaffle ahoy next week and I cannot wait to start trying out some recipes! Chaffles will open my meal options up to so many possibilities and may even mean a Keto take on a bacon and egg buttie… watch this space!
How has your week been? Are you tiring of lockdown yet?