Day 171 – Hand Shadow Puppets

Normally I am quite well organised with my new things, I usually plan out two weeks at a time, and rearrange as and when spontaneous things come up, but today, I don’t know what happened - it was the closest I’d come to not completing anything new at all. I had a full and busy… Continue reading Day 171 – Hand Shadow Puppets

Day 123 – Nunchucks

So after two days of baking, I needed a break. I mentioned a while back that I bought a stash of new things to keep me going whilst stuck inside, and today I decided to break one of them out: some glow-in-the-dark, foam nunchucks. Entirely made for children, but it was the nearest I was… Continue reading Day 123 – Nunchucks

Day 122 – Rhubarb and ginger cookies

So after yesterday's ginger bread it seems I'm on a bit of a ginger kick! I love the stuff, and always use it for tea or curries, but very rarely use it for baking. I found this recipe from Anna Jones, for rhubarb, ginger, and white chocolate cookies a few weeks ago, and it's been… Continue reading Day 122 – Rhubarb and ginger cookies

Day 120 – Learnt to Beatbox

Let me just start by saying I did not think I could do this, at all. I thought I would end up sounding like a lame, middle-aged Uncle, trying to trick the kids he's cool. I was always very envious of anybody who could bust out a beat, and even I tried to follow along,… Continue reading Day 120 – Learnt to Beatbox

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 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 101 – Recreate famous sculptures

I am very grateful that my friends are always on high-alert for new things for me to do: they quite often send through suggestions that I would have never discovered if it weren't for them. I normally put the suggestions on the list and plan to do it in the future. Last week, however, 3… Continue reading Day 101 – Recreate famous sculptures

Day 98 – Laughter Yoga

Let me start by saying this is as weird as it sounds. I stumbled upon laughter yoga in Frankfurt when I was searching for regular yoga classes a while back. Curious, but put off by the weirdness, I didn't give it a try. I'm happy I waited as doing a video at home was the… Continue reading Day 98 – Laughter Yoga

Day 86 – Line dancing

At the moment, I'm discovering how much exercising helps me mentally during this crazy time. A few weeks ago I finally started running again after a year off, I regularly do yoga and tai chi too, but since my movement has been so limited recently, I find myself with so much excess energy to burn… Continue reading Day 86 – Line dancing

Day 85 – Made a towel animal

This was a short and sweet one that actually turned out to be more complicated than I thought! I've never been on a cruise ship, but I've been reliably informed that passengers can be treated to their towels shaped into a fancy animal, flower, or even a heart. So even though I won't be having… Continue reading Day 85 – Made a towel animal