Day 196 – Mancala

We're on holiday this week and have been enjoying a nice staycation as we're still a bit apprehensive about travelling far. Rather than fit as many things as possible into our week, we're going for a Sunday-every-day kind of vibe: lots of long lunches, cosy films, and walks in the forest – it's been perfect.… Continue reading Day 196 – Mancala

Day 194 – Nine Men’s Morris

A while ago I picked up a cheap wooden chess-set in order to learn how to play. It was the type of set that you could turn into a few different games like draughts, snakes and ladders, and ludo – games I'd played before numerous times. It also included an unrecognisable board for a game… Continue reading Day 194 – Nine Men’s Morris

Day 165 – Taskmaster Challenge

For the past few weeks, a YouTube channel called Taskmaster has been popping up on my home screen. I gathered the videos were of people doing weird things, but I never actually clicked on a video until today. It turns out that each week during the UK's lockdown, a different fun challenge was set for… Continue reading Day 165 – Taskmaster Challenge

Day 142 – Paper water bombs

After my spaghetti bridge success the other day, I really wanted to attempt another one of the James Dyson Foundation challenges – I mean, they're for kids, but that just makes them extra fun in my opinion. As it was a really warm day, my attention wandered over to the paper water bombs section. All… Continue reading Day 142 – Paper water bombs

Day 131 – Spaghetti bridge

I subscribe to food writer Anna Jones's newsletter as I love her recipes (I made her rhubarb and ginger cookies a few days ago), but for the past few weeks her newsletter has been renamed, "Goodness when we need it most". She compiles a list of nice things happening at the moment, whether it be… Continue reading Day 131 – Spaghetti bridge

Day 126 – Camping at home

My husband is on holiday this week as we were meant to be visiting family back in England. Although it became clear a while ago that wasn't going to happen, he kept his holiday from work all the same. As we can't go anywhere, we decided to have a break regardless and go camping...in our… Continue reading Day 126 – Camping at home

Day 119 – Calligraphy

Before the shops started shutting and we had to stay home, I discovered a great shop in Frankfurt called Søstrene Grene. They sell all sorts of lovely stuff for the home, as well as a large amount of crafting stuff: the products have an eco-friendly focus, and everything is at a great "cheaper than I… Continue reading Day 119 – Calligraphy

Day 118 – Made a bouncy egg

This isn't magic, and I haven't finally lost it - I used actual science to make an egg bounce. Whilst researching new things to do at home, I stumbled across a video that contained some cool science experiments to do with kids (just the right level) and picked out the bouncy egg as it seemed… Continue reading Day 118 – Made a bouncy egg

Day 116 – Speed-story with Storymatic

Today's new thing takes a little bit of explaining. Last Christmas I bought my husband a Storymatic – a set of cards with an equal mix of character traits and situations. The idea of the Storymatic is that the cards provide you with prompts to write a story. The beauty of these cards is that… Continue reading Day 116 – Speed-story with Storymatic

Day 113 – Recreated a childhood photo

I wasn't feeling so good today, mainly due to overtiredness, but I really did not feel like doing a new thing for the first time in this challenge. Stuck without anything planned, and without the will to do it anyway, my mum managed to save me by sending a photo from my childhood at the… Continue reading Day 113 – Recreated a childhood photo