Online Art Enthusiast Classes

Art Enthusiast London is based in London. The artist who has tutored on the classes we attended so far, Anastasia, has a studio in London. Before lockdown, these would only ever have taken place in London. From their bio, they do tours and classes for adults and children aged six plus.

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In times of isolation…

Time seems arbitrary

While being in lock-down, I have found that there is so much time and yet I still feel restless.

However, time seems arbitrary. Going to sleep and waking up gets later and later and I hang onto the live online exercise sessions to get the day going. There’s no more needing to get up earlier and earlier so I can get everything that’s planned for the day done. No more trying to find a time to meet up with friends and family and wishing for less.

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Back to wordpress.com

I have decided to go back to my roots and back to wordpress.com. I haven’t got the free version but I have definitely got the cheaper version to what I was paying. Hopefully, it will also be less hassle and less time-consuming in maintaining it. For now, all I want to do on the blog is to write and add some pictures – I LOVE CANVA!

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I love Maths

I love maths and I love solving maths problems. I have since learned that this is not quite normal but anyway. My husband was good at maths when he was at school, so we both thought that somehow our daughters would love maths. Apparently we were wrong. With both my daughters being at school, I feel like I need to sit down and do some Maths work with them.

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Personal Painting Collection

For this weeks blog post I drew a blank. I couldn’t think of anything to write about. I thought about updating my accounting blogs and putting a link to them all but then didn’t. I thought of finishing off a book review that I had started writing a while ago but that too I didn’t feel like finishing and posting. So then…

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Hands Free Life

Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford

9 habits for overcoming distraction, living better and loving more.

One of the best things about this book, Hands Free Life, is that it covered the need to talk about internet and online safety and sibling bonding. For online safety, obviously it wasn’t covered or word for word what to say to your child but it did give you ideas on where to start and that it’s never too late to start talking about it. This was based on going to an online safety conference and hearing people talk about it and what it was that they wished their parents had said to them.

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The Cat in the Hat – A Review

The Cat in the Hat is an amazing show. I went to see it with my girls and a friend and her kids at the Curve Theatre on 22nd December 2018.

In a vain attempt to honour Dr Seuss’s books, I’m going to try and rhyme this review.

The story begins like in the book:
Rain pelters down on living room windows, while one bored kid stares out and another one sighs
Attempting to entertain themselves, they pick up a book for a page or two
But then, water guns come out and spray the crowd while bubbles from above, entrance little audience’s big eyes.

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Happy New Year – 2019!

Happy New Year!

This is the time of the year when I look back and reflect on what has happened and to be honest 2018 has been pretty awesome.  I love writing and finding a job that lets me do that has been quite amazing. I’m still on maternity cover as far as I am aware but even if it is only for a year, it has been brilliant.

The whole getting back into being an employee has been a bit of an eye opener. Both good and bad. In the past if I wanted to stay up late to work, I did and then napped in the day – or potentially I could. Although, I think, in reality, I just ended up getting more and more tired.

Other times, I could get all the bits and pieces done and do more exercise during the day time. I definitely had more time for creative writing although never between September to December. These four months regardless of what I else is happening are always busy. However, there is more of a routine now compared to before. 

Plus it feels good to get out of the house and meet other people. In the office, unless its an emergency, there is nothing else but to work – no personal stuff or someone phoning and asking for a favour in the middle of the day because I’m at home. And it’s nice being paid regularly.

Whatever, happens with this contract, being at work is nice as long as I can fit it in between the school run.

Pre-half term holiday sickness

A week before the end of the first half term, the girls started taking it in turns to be ill. First off, the youngest one has a cough and cold and heartrendingly asks me ‘Why do I always get ill?’ I really don’t know but she does seem to get coughs and colds a lot more than my older daughter. Maybe it’s because she’s still young. Continue reading “Pre-half term holiday sickness”