Well, April was an absolute shit show, wasn’t it? I was ill at the end of March and then lockdown happened. Life completely changed overnight and, I’m not going to lie, some days have been an absolute struggle in terms of my anxiety. I’m trying to look at the positives though; my friends and family are all okay and I’m grateful that I can work from home.
I really hope that you’re all okay too and I’m sending you lots of love ❤️❤️
Here’s what April looked like for me:
Well, for obvious reasons we’ve not been out anywhere to eat recently!! We’ve also had to start shopping at Asda again as it’s a lot closer to home!! Somehow our food shopping has more than doubled because we’re trying not to go every week!! We’ve also done some shopping for our neighbours and J’s parents who live near us.
We did manage to grab a few discounted Easter eggs though, which we’ve been working our way through 😀
I also made J and I a pretty delicious salmon and cream cheese bagel with cucumber for lunch last week and it’s all I can think about now!!
What I’ve loved:
I finally got the time to sort out my pin collection!! I bought a KASSEBY frame from IKEA well over a year ago to display my pins in but it’s just been sat in the lounge, still in the wrapper. My pins were all shoved in a padded envelope and I never saw them 🙁 I put them into categories; Harry Potter, Disney, seasonal, food, animals, miscellaneous and TV shows/films. I absolutely love how they’re displayed now and that I can see them all the time! I’d definitely recommend the frame if you’re looking to buy something to display your pin collection! The back is felt so you can move the pins around without leaving obvious holes!!
A lovely hashtag called #SpreadKindness started trending on Twitter where people could share their Amazon wishlists for people to send them little treats. I ended up receiving loads of I Love 7th Heaven face masks, some lip balm, a pummice stone and some Candy Kittens 🙂 Thank you so much to anyone who sent me something, it was so lovely and really put a smile on my face 🙂
J and I started going on some walks round our local park at the weekends. It’s only a 3 minute walk from our house so we don’t have far to get there! It’s also really pretty and while we’re walking around, we judge all the dogs we see; which one’s the fluffiest, the littlest, the biggest etc!!
Being home all the time means I’ve finally got back into blogging again, which I’ve been loving!! I finally finished my personal training post, published a catch-up on the year so far post (January – March 2020) and wrote a post about the TV shows I’m loving on Amazon Prime which was pretty popular 🙂
I was very kindly sent some amazing-looking products from a company called So Natural to review. I’m currently testing everything out and I’ll report back in a month or so 🙂
Home and garden:
When I started working from home, I was in the lounge on the laptop but after doing a workspace assessment through work, I was told that I needed to find a better working space, if I could!! Luckily the dining room is big enough for me and J (J already had his desk and computer in there) however, the other side of the room was full of junk so J and I spent about three days clearing it so we could set up the dining room table again for a proper workspace!! It’s a much better set-up now and my back definitely feels a lot less painful!
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How are you coping with lockdown? How’s the last month been for you? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 xx