Back into normality – in this new norm?

In a previous post I explained that I recently had to put myself in isolate for two weeks so that a planned hospital procedure could go ahead.

It happened Tuesday (results better than expected – phew) so I am now able to rejoin the household again. Not sure that they are too fussed, they will just be glad to get dinners cooked again 🙂 To be honest, I shall be glad to get back in the kitchen after two weeks.

I didn’t get bored at all, I had plenty to do. In fact there were lots of things that weren’t touched. Time flew by.

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My #101in1001 challenge 60% update

Day Zero Project

The first time I did a 101 challenge, I manged 60% of them, this time it is a miracle I have got as far as I have, the Coronavirus lockdown put the final nail in the coffin, although saying that, there was no way I would have completed them, I just wanted to beat the score from last time.

Neeeearly there.

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Here is a record of ten challenges I have managed to tick off.

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Read ten books suggested by friends #101in1001 #56

During my last #101in1001 challenge I vowed to read every book that my book club stated cover to cover. This meant I ended up reading some real dross. Another problem was that we had book club every six weeks so I had to complete a book during that time or I got behind. Later on, we stopped using the excuse ‘book club’ as very few of us read and we just socialise instead.

Instead for this challenge, I decided to read 10 books that were recommended by friends, hopefully meaning that they would be at least halfway decent. I don’t read very quickly (Only a few couple of pages per night) so I don’t want to waste my time reading things that are not appealing in a more manageable timeframe.

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Learn 5 new things on Indesign #101in1001 #63

Indesign is a clever little programme created by the clever people at Adobe (those who made photoshop). It is what professionals use to create, posters, leaflets, newsletters etc. A very powerful package and I love using it. Saying that I get very frustrated that I only use a fraction of the functions that it has on offer.

I was first introduced to Indesign when I was covering a maternity leave as a temp job. There I learnt the basics but it was when I started using the package for my other jobs that I had the time to hone and develop further skills.

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Sort and Play LPs #101in1001 #50

I first started to be obsessed with showtunes in the 80s. Being a teenager in the Midlands it was rare I visited the West End so buying cast recording and soundtracks became my hobby.

I collected as many as I could some new, some second hand. I built up a decent collection and played them constantly in my bedroom and had my own ‘songs from the show’ hospital radio show.

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A right old rant.

Waking up on my fourth day of isolation, I was in a good mood. I seem to have this isolation thing sussed. After an hour or two of work each morning, I have given myself plenty of tasks to do / learn and am spending time on each of them each day. I am catching up on my unfinished blogs and have started writing a few new ones, I am working on my 101in1001 tasks and working out which can be done indoors, I am sewing some Christmas decorations ready for the most festive tree in East Grinstead, I am watching things on TV that I don’t have time to see and trying to catch up with paperwork.

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