Embracing boredom...that's what I've been trying to do, it's either that or go insane. so the following are things that i've been doing over the past 4 miserable grey, rainy weeks.
I'm not even going to talk about this, it's driving us all crazy, even me, who absolutely LOVES having my boys at home, it's finally REALLY taking its toll. I spent a fortune on Blue Light Screen savers last week (Octushields) as a friend told me just how damaging all this screen time is for their young forming brains, it frightened the life out of me.
Plus the boys have both had a few days where it's all too much for them (and me) and we have to sit down and work out how to make this easier and more enjoyable...which works for a few days and then we try and change it up again. It's hard full stop.
ORDERING LOTS OF MAKEUP:
Obviously Loose Women is still on air, but due to Homeschooling I'm not travelling into London. I've had the pleasure of doing lots of on-line Shopping and making sure all our presenters have the correct makeup kits they need, it's always fun doing this part of the job, but boy it makes you realise how expensive Makeup is!
RUNNING A BUSINESS:
That little old thing! and running we have! Blimey the whole DML team have been working our little ankle socks off! Always thinking of ways to improve our presence on social media, Improve the website, creating relatable posts all takes hours and hours and not forgetting designing our products, sorting out our warehouse, talking to our customers and the million other elements involved...mentally exhausting and bloody exhilarating too!
LOADS OF EVENING TV:
I sit down at 7.30/8pm and love my TV time!
PRIME - I love 'The Good Fight'
A brilliant legal series and we have to do at least 2 eps a night...
BBC iplayer - The Serpent
- with my girl crush Jenna Coleman, her fashion and hair are amazing!
Ch4 - Malcolm in the Middle reruns
- do you remember this from the 90's ? OMG its so brilliant, I introduced my boys to it and we all ended up crying with laughter at the chaos.
I've been trying to make healthy sweet things to try and curb that sweet tooth of mine...the Salted Date & Chocolate Bites from the latest Sainsbury's Magazine are the best recipe by far...they taste like the best ever snickers you've ever eaten, i keep them in the freezer and they are crazy good!
EXERCISE & PODCASTS:
I'm committed to doing my 3 classes a week with HeadActive
I love the Weighted Strength Classes and its fun zooming in and seeing everyone else at home joining in. For £8 a week this is money very well spent.
On top of this I walk miles every week, can't beat the feeling of a good brisk walk, even in the rain..I love listening to the podcasts Smartless
with Jason Bateman, Will Arnett & Sean Hayes, they are hilarious together.
During the last Lockdown, I was lethal - I gave away so much clutter and hundreds of clothes, it felt amazing...so it was only right that this lock down I finally have some new wardrobes built to keep my newly organised and fewer (eekk!) clothes in.
The Brief to our carpenter was Old French, to look like they have always been there....he did well! With me peering over his shoulder making sure they looked aged and not too new, was difficult for him but he did brilliantly. Plus we put some cheats style panelling in....so chuffed with the results x
Can you tell I'm a frustrated Interior Designer!!
and that's what i've been doing....how about you?