Self-isolation in London can be trying, partly because there is a real lack of green space. I combined weeks 5 and 6 in this post, talking about my experience of self-isolation.
Self-isolation week 5 and 6 and nothing much has changed. I definitely feel like I have got into the rhythm of working from home, separating out time from the week and the weekend and using my free time more wisely. I honestly have been the example of staying at home – I have only left my house for the weekly food shop for a walk every so often.
My back garden has become my most treasured place. With the sunshine finally coming out in London, I have been spending a lot of time in the garden, either reading or just having my lunch break outside each day. I have loved the sense of peace of being out in the sun on my own and nothing else has given me that kind of happiness in recent weeks.
In my spare time, I have been watching Netflix (like everyone else in the universe!), reading girly chick-lit books and scrapbooking. How many times have we thought, we should be printing our photos and storing them in some way? I am finally getting around to sorting through the photos and putting them in some order, ready to stick them down in scrapbooks. I am also creating a baby scrapbook so I can savour all these moments for years to come.
Life in Lockdown
As I am trying to be more productive, it has meant that I have spent a lot of time googling new recipes and trying out new dinner ideas. Takeaway options are dire near me so I have been resorting to seeing what other people are cooking online and creating vegetarian options out of them. It has been fun but what I wouldn’t give for a restaurant meal or even some good old fish and chips!!
I have also now got my hospital bag ready for the baby’s arrival. I can’t believe how fast my pregnancy has gone and the time when I meet my baby is getting nearer and nearer. I am excited yet terrified, I mean there is going to be an actual human being in the world calling me mum. Scary times.
Apart from that, I am trying to stay positive and active. One of things that I have learnt from this whole lockdown is that we don’t need much to survive. We are learning how be more resourceful and actually spending more time thinking about how we live, what we do each day and what matters most. I had forgotten a lot of these things, constantly running from one thing to the next so I am finding these moments of contemplation well worth it.
For more of my self-isolation posts, see below:
Links that I have been loving
- I have made TheAnnaEdit’s recipes for her cookies twice now and they are heavenly!
- Josie from FashionMumblr has moved into the dreamiest house in the Cotswolds and I am not going to lie, I have started to look at houses there too. I love their new instagram, the interiors are absolutely gorgeous!
- I am really enjoying getting back into reading and using my GoodReads account, come over and follow me and leave some recommendations below
Let me know what you have been getting up to this lockdown, I would love to hear from you!