What a two weeks it has been, there was no chance I was featuring an update last week, but I’m back now! It is nice to actully write about something different for a change, as the blog recently has been very Gift Guide oriented. The countdown to Christmas is definitely on!
The last two week certainly have been hectic, it really has been non-stop, even with lockdown. A trip into my local town centre earlier this week was slightly eerie… check out the image below!
Project 366 Week 47 – The Countdown to Christmas
We finally spotted a Rainbow!
School life is going really well, even with Liv having to cover GCSE work and questions at the moment. Talk about starting them early! I have a feeling the next 5 years are going to be intense, but we are getting there. Lockdown has restricted after school clubs so there are no after school sports clubs at the moment and Liv is missing hockey. However, there is still plenty of sports during school time, I feel like I am washing her kit daily!
Wok has been manic recently so I could have done without my washing machine woes right in the middle of a writing mojo moment! I was in full flow… so was the washing machine… all over my floor! However, I trundled through and all the Christmas Gift Guide posts are now live! I couldn’t resist adding the Gin Bar Tin that I picked up from Home Bargains for £8.99. Such a great gift idea, just not a gift from me as I simply cannot abide gin… however the tin is ace!
If you are in need of any gift inspiration, check out the posts I have featured recently for some ideas! Posts feature a mixture of items I have been sent and items I have purchased.
Check out more Sim’s Life Christmas Gift Ideas
My washing machine imploded last week, right in the midst of me trying to publish gift guides and also right in the middle of a wash cycle. Fortunately, I was able to shift the old washer out, shift the new washer in and connect it up to get cracking with a mound of washing that was piling up at a rate of knots. Seriously, there are two of us in the house, how can there constantly be so much washing?!
Ah well, life as a single mum never runs smoothly, but having basic plumbing skills alongside many more definitely helps!
All hail the genius behind cake mixes! Seriously, these have been a godsend during lockdown and when we both wanted cake recently, one was baked and iced (by me) and decorated (by Liv) within 30 minutes. Bonus!
Although, I am back to being fully Keto now to make up for all the cake indulgence the past few months. Last night we enjoyed a house favourite of roast chicken with my Keto cauliflower cheese, nom nom nom! So easy to make and so adaptable too, but I love adding in bacon lardons, spring onions and seasoning.
This is the image I referred to at the beginning of this post! I have never seen my local town centre so empty, even at 4am on a Sunday morning! There are still a couple of shops selling essentials still open and I have to admit that I did expect to see a couple of people milling around… but nada! How are things in your local area?
Getting out for walks with my buddy and partner in crime has really helped in the refresh stakes. A couple of walks are just what we needed and meant we could easily capture some terrific images from our local walking path!
Other than that, we have done diddly squat except mooch around the house, what else can be done at the moment? I did however finally get a catch up call with Karen! Hopefully Lockdown 2.0 will be lifted soon, but with stricter tiers being introduced in its place, I’m not too sure how life will change that much from its current state.
However, we have the Christmas countdown to spur us all on and have something to focus on! How are you all this week?
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Check out Sim’s Life Christmas gift guide