I was expecting it to be warm and fruity, like a thick cherry or plum juice. However, what I hot was a mouthful of bitter tannins and too much alcohol for my young palette. Thankfully my tastes have evolved and red wine tends to be my preference, particularly in the dark, cold winter months. We gave been fortunate enough this year to try some particularly … Continue reading Red Red Wiiiine!!!
It’s that time of the year again! The time to give up drinking / chocolate / fun in favour of cabbage soup / running / detoxes. To be frank, 2020 was punishing enough without an additional side of pain to welcome in the start of a new year. Although I’m guessing that New Years resolutions flew out the window for any lucky homeschoolers! I don’t … Continue reading 30 Day Challenge
I think we can all agree that 2020 was a year we would rather forget. Which is probably why I pretty much stopped posting back in May. However, despite all the lockdowns we did manage to get a lot done which I am somewhat surprised about. We completed our open plan living space We made good progress with the garden We took a short trip … Continue reading The end of 2020
Hey, it’s me! I’m back again after a busy few weeks with work and getting as much DIY done as possible in the house while we have little else to do. We have been fortunate enough to have such lovely weather which has meant that we can spend a lot more time in the garden, preparing it for it’s huge overhaul. Admittedly, had we not … Continue reading How to take care of yourself during lockdown
Celebrating a Birthday in lockdown was not something I had ever possibly imagined would happen to anyone, let alone me. But here I am, celebrating my 32nd Birthday in this lockdown state that we find ourselves in. And actually, I am rather enjoying it! My friends, family and work colleagues have truly made an effort so that I feel like it is still my day, … Continue reading It’s my Birthday!
We are only on day 4 of Lockdown in the UK and many other countries are much further along the line then we are here. We’ve been driving down to the beach in the evenings for a walk and we have since discovered that the drive alone would be considered as non-essential travel, so that will need to stop from now. Happily, I managed to … Continue reading When Lockdown is over
And just like that the UK are officially in lockdown. Whilst I was saddened to hear that we now face this situation I can completely understand why. Media photographs of Brighton beach and London parks awash with people, demonstrated that there were still many who were not taking social distancing seriously enough. Fortunately in Shoreham this was not an issue and we were able to … Continue reading Lockdown
So….how’s everyone getting on with the social distancing and self-isolation? It’s pretty incredible how many memes and videos have appeared on my social media to help lighten the atmosphere. Has anyone see the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost one yet? If you haven’t give it a YouTube (although it’s only relevant if you’ve seen ‘Shaun of the Dead’). As mentioned in previous posts, we’ve been … Continue reading Social Distancing and Self-Isolation
It’s day 3 of working from home and so far the cabin fever is still successfully at bay. Me and Ollie have been aiming to do a quick lap of our local park every day and make sure that we sit down at the dining table for a proper lunch and a chat. Family and friends are regularly in contact via Watsapp, Instagram and Facebook … Continue reading In times of uncertainty
With the Coronavirus now in full swing we have been advised to work from home for the next two weeks. Conscious that the risk of cabin fever is real we decided to make the most of a dry Sunday and hop to the beach for a walk and some fresh air. It was much windier then anticipated but fortunately we had wrapped up warm and … Continue reading Seaside Sunday