Happy Sunday! We’re now on day six of Coronavirus lockdown and as Harry said, the clocks have gone forwards, so one hour less boredom! I feel for him. Since injuring his knee in January, he hasn’t been able to play football or rugby, although he wouldn’t be playing anyway with everything being cancelled. He had a Saturday job in a local café which has of course, now closed, so his weekends were always full. He can run though and goes out most days. He’s always had an abundance of energy and is very sociable, so social distancing is hard for him. He’s keeping up with his schoolwork and doing his best to keep occupied, but he’ll be glad when things get back to normal.
Ian and I walked through the park again this morning. It was still relatively quiet for a Sunday but there were plenty young families and dog-walkers. It must be so difficult for those with younger children. Despite everything though, spring carries on and the daffodils will always brighten a day.
My leopard print top and leopard stripe joggers are by Asquith, about whom I’ve written and worked with on numerous occasions. Their stay-at-home-styles are comfortable, stylish and perfect for days that are a little lazier than usual. I work three days in practice and do my freelance writing and blogging for the other two. Obviously I can’t work as an optometrist from home, so I have spare time in abundance. From a financial point of view, I’m very thankful to be employed but even more thankful that my loved ones are all safe in their homes too. And that’s the thing to remember. We aren’t stuck at home; we’re safe at home.
And speaking of home, I want to do a few decorating projects. I have a new-build house that is in an excellent location but is devoid of character. It needs a lot more personality injecting into it, so I’m browsing through interiors books and studying paint charts. I’ve always loved Pearl Lowe’s style and these two books feature some beautiful rooms and ideas- very romantic and pretty. The two Mad About The House books are written by Kate Watson-Smyth who authors a blog of the same name. It’s excellent, as is her Instagram feed; a brilliant source of inspiration.
Leopard print top and leopard stripe joggers: Asquith, 2019 (part of a paid partnership 2019). This blog post from September features more photos of this outfit.
Mad About The House books: Amazon
Pearl Lowe books: Amazon
Peach transparent eyewear: Stepper, current and available in several different colours, (part of an ongoing paid partnership).