So the plan was to do something new and going so far out of my comfort zone. Kara has been at me to start her own YouTube channel for ages but wasn’t sure what to do. She’s been watching planner unboxing videos with me and suggested we do one together. Well I guess that’s better than her doing those Minecraft videos she spends HOURS watching *eye roll*
Anyway I got all set up to do an unboxing of the Purrfect Kitty box then broke my tripod and when I copied the video to my laptop – it’s corrupt. I hate technology. Grumble, grumble, grumble…
Anywho, roll on the new box – Winter Fairytale and we made a video! And it’s on YouTube!! You can watch it at https://youtu.be/FtE98LWfq-k
And I’ve ordered myself a new tripod and ring light so we can get into making more videos. Wish me luck!
During schooling from home (thank goodness that is over!!) I tried to get the kids into the kitchen and help make their own snacks and help make tea. We managed to get a few things made together.
I taught myself how to make focaccia. This is the best recipe I have tried. So good.
TRTLMT Banana Choc Chip biscuits from the kids cook a long were a huge hit and semi healthy. They also made an oat apple slice and ANZAC biscuits that day.
The 2 ingredient homemade naan bread from Healthy Mummy are super easy and really yummy. We had ours the same night we made this delicious green chicken curry. So good and definitely making it into the recipe book.
What about you? What have you been cooking?
Well one didn’t predict the lockdown and not being able to do anything much when I shortened my 101 things to finish in January.
Here’s what I was going to do and what my results are…..
- new jumpers for me DONE
- a set of oracle cards DONE
- buy a Linkin Park t-shirt (I regret never getting one in my 20s) NOT YET
- get our wedding scrapbook finished UM NO
- Keep up to date with my ALP KIND OF
- Create a quilt from the kids’ old clothes (at least get them cut) CUT UP
- Create a blanket of our old band/tv show t-shirts (as above) CUT UP
- create a spiritual journal/workbook NOPE
- celebrate the sabbats DONE
- aim for a weekly walk NOPE
- create a recipe book STARTED
- Have a BBQ (when we get the gazebo up!) NOPE
- complete one of my udemy courses HAVE ONE UNIT LEFT
- learn to crochet NOT YET
- Take the kids to Tazmazia NOPE
- Visit the tessellated pavement DONE
- Cradle Mountain NOPE
- answer the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind DONE (read it here)
- write my name in wet cement NOPE
- give my personal blog a makeover DONE
- sort our movie library STARTED
- Watch sunrise & sunset in the same day DONE
- Get that damn gazebo up NOPE
- take the kids 10 pin bowling NOPE
- make a brand new 101 in 1001 list! DONE Will be up on 1st May
Me? Well it’s interesting. Schooling the kids from has been ok. First week was great, full of enthusiasm. Second week, not so much. School holidays have descended into chaos HAHAHA
We ‘go back’ to Term 2 at the end of the month. The kids will be learning online. Can’t wait to see how it goes.
Mentally. Coping. Just. Missing mum terribly but so glad she’s not trying to survive through this. Just wish she was here so I could talk things through with her or just give her a hug.
I’m trying to keep myself busy. Crafting. Baking. Working from home. Hanging out with crafters and planners virtually. Playing D&D online with our friends who live in the same town. Man that is really strange.
Sleeping in. Playing with our 3 kitties (we’ve adopted 2 of our fosters) and our current foster. Enjoying the days of sunshine. Loving the colder days and curling up like a cat in front of the fire.
Meet Logan & Luna. Our new fur babies. Cola hates them. Actually Cola hates all the fosters so far. She’s old so I’ll forgive her. She just sleeps most of the day now and hides from the kittens.
How are you all going? Coping with lockdown/isolation? What are you doing to stay sane/entertained?
Much love to you all xx
One of the great things about staying home is we’re getting to try out a heap of new recipes and are introducing the kids to some basic recipes.
This week we’ve made
- our own butter (in the Thermomix),
- Apple cider using the abundance of apples of our tree
- Milo brownies
- fruit leather and dried apple slices
- banana cake
- chocolate cupcakes
Next week is going to be Easter themed baking in our house. Looking forward to it. Hot cross buns and Easter biscuits *yum*
So, Covid-19. What a time we are living in! Countries in lockdown. People panic buying (why the toilet paper people???). Physical distancing. Self isolation. Schools closing down or recommending students stay home.
We start our temp home schooling on Monday. School holidays officially start at Easter so we have 2 weeks.
Not sure If I will blog every day but we’ll see how it goes.
In the mean time – Stay Safe. STAY HOME (unless you are an essential worker – in which case THANK YOU!!!!!) Don’t do anything stupid. Be kind to one another.
Here’s a few memes to hopefully brighten your day and I’ll hopefully see you all on the other side.
(oops forgot to post this last month)
February was lots of recipes that are family favourites and nothing really new. I love a good tuna pasta bake, especially if it has crumbled plain chips on top (Smiths crinkle cut salted are best). I couldn’t find my usual recipe so I googled and came across one at Taste. It’s pretty close to the one I usually make and I just chucked a heap of crushed up chips on top and sprinkled with a handful of grated cheese before I whacked it in the oven
You can grab there recipe here. Don’t forget to add the crushed chips on top. You’ll thank me.
One of the things I’ve had on my list of 100 things for the last few year has been make a new recipe each month and blog it. Going to give it a go.
January’s recipe is Ham Mashed Potato Cakes from The Recipe Critic.
It’s a great way to use up leftover ham for Christmas and leftover mashed potato. It’s not unusual for me to have left over mash as I ALWAYS make extra so I can make Scottish potato scones the next day.
These are super cheesy and rather yum. One thing I will do different next time is make my mash with less liquid as our potato cakes fell apart a bit. Kids weren’t overly keen but hubby & I enjoyed them.
Grab the recipe here.
I’ve gone through my list (which you can check out here) and thought I’d list what is left. Then I thought about it some more and a few of those items aren’t on my radar any more, aren’t of interest or not doable by April.
SO here’s what I still have left to do by April……
- new jumpers for me
- a set of oracle cards
- buy a Linkin Park t-shirt (I regret never getting one in my 20s)
- get our wedding scrapbook finished
- Keep up to date with my ALP
- Create a quilt from the kids’ old clothes (at least get them cut)
- Create a blanket of our old band/tv show t-shirts (as above)
- create a spiritual journal/workbook
- celebrate the sabbats
- aim for a weekly walk
- create a recipe book
- Have a BBQ (when we get the gazebo up!)
- complete one of my udemy courses
- learn to crochet
- Take the kids to Tazmazia
- Visit the tessellated pavement
- Cradle Mountain
- answer the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind
- write my name in wet cement
- give my personal blog a makeover
- sort our movie library
- Watch sunrise & sunset in the same day
- Get that damn gazebo up
- take the kids 10 pin bowling
- make a brand new 101 in 1001 list!
25 actionable things to do by the 28th of April. I can do this