It’s certainly been a fun-filled February, what with homeschool, a brand new hot tub, and of course we had the half-term holidays to enjoy. I say enjoy but in reality, I meant ‘to endure’… still, we’ve been busy and it’s good to keep busy!
I’ll be honest, I haven’t read much of anything other than the news and my email, neither of which has been that much of interest – I really ought to find a new book to read but I haven’t really the time nor the inclination at present.
Paul and I have watched numerous box sets over the past three or four weeks including ‘Back To Life‘, a short but sweet BBC series based upon the story of an ex-convict returning to reality following a lengthy stint behind bars. We then worked our way through the entirety of Atypical, an awesome Netflix series that tells the tale of a young college student with autism – given our personal circumstances, we found this particularly interesting.
We’ve also watched a couple of films with the kids including Small Foot which we had intended to view at the cinema but given that we’re stuck living in lockdown, we enjoyed it from the comfort of our couch.
Ever since my Dad passed away in November, I’ve been looking for his copy of Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts album – Ain’t Life Strange. I’ve no idea where Dad left his copy of the CD but I’ve given up looking and instead ordered a copy of the CD for myself. As this album is unavailable to purchase or to download within the UK, I ordered a copy from Germany which arrived this week and I’ve since been listening to it.
Though Barney’s music is rather nostalgic and – I won’t lie- makes me well up a little, it’s lovely to hear some songs from the past and to think back to better times.
Much like the Elves in Santa’s workshop – we’ve been busy crafting here at Homeschool HQ. I’ve spent a fortune on art supplies such as paints, pencils, oil pastels, chalk pastels, watercolors, glue, clay, and all sorts of stuff!
We’ve baked endless sweet treats, we’ve modeled clay (which I then dropped and smashed), we’ve painted, we’ve potato printed, we’ve drawn, we’ve coloured, and we’ve even animated our own videos!
This month saw me wearing a bikini outdoors in sub-zero temperatures – it’s a first for me but it certainly won’t be the last time that I don swimwear and a wooly hat as we’ve now got our very own hot tub in which to relax of an evening and I plan to use it pretty much whatever the weather.
Following a serious wardrobe clear, I’ve now got space for some new clothes ready for the spring. Already I’ve ordered and received a few items, all of which are ‘floaty’ in order to accommodate the lockdown lard which I’d really like to rid myself of at some point in the very near future. I’ve spent the past week or two floating around in Lagen-look smock tops twinned with stretchy leggings and a pair of fluffy, boot slippers. I can’t say it’s the most attractive look but it’s comfortable and that’ll do!
February finally brought the much-needed half-term holidays which we all enjoyed, though we didn’t do a lot, it was just nice to be able to relax without having to constantly check our devices for school work and such-like. We’ve also enjoyed Valentine’s Day and Paul and I celebrated our sixteenth-anniversary (since we first met) and of course, there was pancake day which most likely added another inch to my ever-growing waistline but as always, was enjoyable.
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