I feel almost guilty for writing a ‘positive post’ as the past three months or so have been pure hell, yet here I am trying to look on the bright side – it doesn’t seem nor feel right considering current circumstances (by which I am not referring to the pandemic nor the lockdown). I, however, feel that I owe it to my kids to wear a brave face and for that reason alone, I will continue to blog upon the brighter aspects of what is an incredibly dark time.
So without further ado, here are a few of the things which I have #LikedandLoved throughout March…
Having repainted our dining room and kitchen with a beautiful shade of sage green, I could no longer cope with the straggly, stained roller blinds – they weren’t fit for purpose nevermind presentation!
Earlier this month we ordered brand new, ‘bespoke’, wooden, white blinds which arrived shortly after and my husband very quickly set about hanging.
No longer am I being blinded by the sun whilst washing up nor do I have disgusting drapes hanging from the windows, I absolutely adore these brand new blinds!
Though it felt rather sad and strange being unable to visit my parents and in-laws to celebrate Mothering Sunday, I was still spoilt with cards and presents from my own children (thanks to my husband) and made the most of what was Mothers Day.
The kids very kindly got me the ‘Tarot Del Fuego’ deck (along with a beautiful box in which to store said cards) which relit my love for reading the tarot and I have since started collecting further decks.
Turning Back To Tarot
As I said above, having had my love for reading the tarot relit, I have recently started collecting a number of new tarot and oracle card decks. I recently received ‘The Light Seers Tarot‘ (designed and created by Chris Anne), which is, I have to say, one of the most beautiful tarot decks I have ever come across!
I have since created my very own area in the study, you may call it an altar if you will, although I prefer to think of it as an of retreat. We all need somewhere to retreat to especially when we are isolated!
World Book Day
Though it feels like so long ago, this month saw us decorating fruit and vegetables as characters from stories for World Book Day.
The kids weren’t all that impressed as they’d have preferred to have dressed up. With encouragement and the promise that they could dress up all they wanted when they got home, they finally put in the effort and along with a ‘Captain Underpants Carrot’ we also put together a ‘White Rabbit Onion’… it did the job I guess.
One thing is for sure, being locked in your own house for a few weeks soon gets the creative juices flowing! We’ve been all about entertainment for the kids and as part of that have included regular baking sessions. These sessions have been both entertaining and essential as it gave us the opportunity to bake bread, which saved us from having to venture to the shop!
I’m not entirely sure whether the kids are lucky or unlucky that I just so happen to be a qualified and experienced teacher. Homeschooling as you can imagine has been like second-nature to me and as a result, the kids have been working just as hard (if not a little harder perhaps) as they would normally at school.
I’ve rather enjoyed homeschooling so far, it’s really nice to be involved in the kids’ education though now the Easter holidays have arrived I’ve cut them some slack.
Raising A Smile
Earlier this week the kids and I painted some rainbows to display in the window, I’ve seen a fair few ‘rainbow displays’ dotted around on the internet and thought that we’d follow suit to keep our neighbourhood bright and cheery.
When times are tough it’s often the simple things, the little things, the non-important things, that actually bare importance. A simple gesture, a kind thought, or good wishes are the things that pull us through. Having listened to our latest, my brother-in-law and his wife very kindly sent me some bath bombs to keep my cheery through what has been (and will be for some time) a pretty crap time.
I love nothing more than soak in the tub, it’s quite literally like washing away your worries and having a few bath bombs in which to do this has made bathtime all the better. Thanks guys x
My New Mood Ring
I remember having a mood ring as a child, I was obsessed with watching it change colour and was forever referring to my mood-chart to see what mood the ring suggested I was in. Back then mood rings weren’t made with sterling silver and after a month or two of wear would turn a lovely shade of green, they would also stain your finger the same shade of green which was neither healthy nor attractive.
I recently came across a hand-made, sterling silver mood ring for a good price online and decided to treat myself during what was (and still is) a tricky time. I adore my new ring though wish I had opted for the chunkier (and slightly more expensive) version which I have now added to my wishlist for future gift ideas.
Spring Has Sprung
For the past however many years, the clocks have sprung forward on Mothers Day. In my eyes this was a little more than a cruel coincidence – Why oh why would anyone wish for us Mothers to be woken an hour earlier than usual on our one day of the year?!
This year, thankfully, Mother’s Day came a week prior to the clocks changing. I for one am rather enjoying the sudden change in having lighter nights and in retrospect, longer days. Spring has certainly sprung and I’m rather enjoying the sunshine days…
Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed reading what I #LikedAndLoved in March.
If you fancy sharing some of your own #LikedAndLoved points from the month then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what you #LikedAndLoved this month!