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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The ultimate ‘Me-time’

This is Covid lockdown week number 14.

Thankfully for most people now, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Most workplaces are running with more opening up (hopefully) in the next couple of weeks, the amount of people you can meet is slowly increasing and cases are still falling so the risk of catching the coronavirus is lessening.

In the early days of this pandemic the first “lock down“ I was full of optimism that I would cope better than I did with SARS in Hong Kong.  I had lots of things to do planned, I had communication, I had my family all safe at home and, we have a nice environment to be in.

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My #101in1001 challenge 50% update

Day Zero Project

This is pants pants pants. First I had to take six months out of my challenge because of family problems, then money was a constraint, then my work increased so I had no time, and now… Covid!

I was destined never to finish these challenges.

I have until the end of July I can do some of the things at home, *watch this space* but chances are I shall be completing even less challenges than the first time. Ho hum.

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

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Sort out the Dining / Family Room #42.

When I started this challenge 3 years ago, our family room (where we spend 90% of our waking hours) was a mess, really terrible sofas, ugly and uncomfortable and the table wobbly and unsafe.

Our family room is an extension off the kitchen and the most used room in the house. It is warm (due to the kitchen) and overlooks the garden which is lovely.

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After 3 weeks of Lockdown

Hello fellow isolators!

It is a couple of weeks since I have been in touch, how are you all doing? I hope that you and you dear ones are all well. It is great to see the curve flatten but I am sure you agree that albeit inconvenient we must continue to keep our distance.

How was your Easter weekend? Did you do anything special to make it seem a little different to the rest of the week. We had lovely roast lamb and of course chocolate in the house after seven weeks of Lent 😊

I expect many of you are trying to juggle working form home and children, and others are so bored that the days are all merging into one. What are you doing to pass the time? Any tips?

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Gardening under sufferance

Counting my blessings that we have a decent sized garden whereas many don’t. This afternoon I have dug over the vegetable patch. This is not unusual, I do this every year, I occasionally get around to planting things too.

But I am such a rubbish gardener, I never have any success 😂

Last year, I actually planted quite a lot, and I assumed nothing had grown because nothing was visible. Digging over the ground today I found bumper crop! (Second picture) obviously now inedible.

So as this is the year for learning something new please can the gardeners out there tell me:

A: why I can’t grow anything?
B: when I do, they are less than an inch long
C: what can I do so that I may grow delicious crops to eat, freeze and give away?

Anyone?????