You know what I’ve been missing the most during lockdown?
Impromptu after work drinks, weekend brunch, coffee dates, wining, dining and most of all gossip! We’ve tried to keep up some semblance of normality of course, with the odd video call here and there, but honestly, I’m getting bored of talking to friends about the monotonous day-to-day of London Lockdown.
& that’s when I was introduced to a totally inclusive forum by one of my friends called Lockdown Love
It’s a forum for bored wives and husbands to discuss all things naughty and nice! There’s all sorts of topics on the forum ranging from advice on how to keep positive and entertained right now, as well as thoughts on married life, affairs and sex! It’s a totally inclusive community and I’ve really been enjoying commenting on all the interesting daily subjects!
What a great idea to kill some time and talk to some interesting characters. It’s all run by the website IllicitEncounters.com (a dating site for married people!)
Let me know if you like it, maybe chat to you there? 😉
I am completely obsessed at the moment, so please share if you find anymore delicious recipes! So fun to make with the kids as well, leave out a few a few things for them to decorate them with and they’ll be having lots of fun 🙂
Now the clocks have gone forward the days are getting longer which means… MORE SUNSHINE! OK, so it’s still a tad chilly, but with the right outdoor attire there’s plenty you can start doing outdoors. Springs begun and there are blossoms on trees – on my street the trees are all sprouting pink!
We have a lovely bank holiday weekend coming up so I thought I would compile a list of fun things to do indoors – and outdoors providing the weather remains fruitful!
1. EASTER FUN!
Spring has Sprung and that only means one thing- Easter fun! Why not decorate eggs with the children? It can be a activity for all the family to enjoy. There’s two ways you can enjoy this – either cook boiled eggs and paint them then you can enjoy them during Easter breakfast! Or you can hollow the eggs out, tie a piece of string through and make easter egg decorations – the choice is yours!
2. Sports Day
The fun doesn’t have to stop there – you could hold a sports day and invite friends and family to join in. There’s plenty of activities to get you going. Here’s a short list of ideas to get you started:
– The three legged race
– The egg and spoon race
– A game of rounders
– Skipping Challenge
– Javelin Throw
– Assault Course
3. Make a Nest
Another DIY project. Spring is a time in which birds begin to hatch new little baby birds! This also means that they will be building nests to home their newborn chicks. You can find items around the house or in the park to make a little birds nest and rest it in a tree. You could even make your own DIY bird feeder to attract your new found feathery friends.
4. Treasure Hunt
Host a treasure hunt either in the garden or around the house. It is a known fact that children love a good scavenger hunt. Here’s a link to some cool treasure hunt clues and answers!
Alas, if the weather fails spectacularly – make cookies and have a jug of milk at the ready.
Forget about Christmas, it’s my Birthday 🙂 & boy have I let everybody know it he-he. Many people believe that having a birthday over the festive season somehow distracts from your big day- but actually- I think having it this time of year makes it all the more special. Everyone spends the lead up to Christmas getting into the spirit of it all, most of your friends will stick around to share the holidays with family and friends and most of us will have booked time off work close to Christmas day- so no excuses not to turn up.
For anybody else who shares a birth date on or around Christmas, Wishing you an excellent Birthday, Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I’ve just been to my first ever ‘Surprise’ Baby Shower for my friend Rose. Let me give you one piece of very good advice: Never. Surprise. A. Pregnant. Lady.
So, this is pretty much how it began… Rose entered the house, and we all shouted “SURPRISE”, startling the living daylights out of Rose. She proceeded to go through a number of different emotions:
Scared– Shocked – Moment of Realization – Happy – Overwhelmed– Uncontrollable Tears.
Wow. We were not expecting the crying. Now, after a sit down in the kitchen with a couple of us nearest and dearest, we finally calmed our lovely friend down. Up to the bedroom to clean up and dress up and finally the party could get started. Phew! Just keep in mind, if you’re ever to throw a friend a baby shower, notify them at least a week in advance- hormones can make us act crazy at the best of times.
Anyway, after the slow starter, we carried on and the party was absolutely delightful. We had game after game which was organised by our fantastic hostess and the expectant mother had an amazing time. It’s been good fun getting the party ready, I thought I would show you some of the cool things we had organised for the special day.
1. Don’t say baby!
Game one banned any mention of the word baby throughout the night. Should the word baby be uttered you would need to complete a forfeit. A list of forfeits were decided prior to the event or chosen on the spot by the mother to be!
2. Pin My Nappy Game
Guests were given a pin to stick onto a picture of a baby in a nappy. Guests were blindfolded and spun around and then had to try to pin it in the correct place. The winner was the closest to get to the center of the nappy.
3. Baby Charades
This was my all time favorite. We had a bunch of cards with instructions such as ‘Bottle feed’, ‘Water has broken’ etc.. and we had to reenact these for the guests to guess!
4. Make a baby out of playdoh
We were given some colorful playdoh and had to create a baby out of it. The expectant mother then judged them to decide on her favorites.
5. Guess the baby
Prior to the party we were all asked to bring a picture of ourselves as a baby. The hostess then put all the pictures up on the wall with a number next to it. We were then given a piece of paper to match the baby to the person.
The hostess really went full out on things like decorations. She painted baby bottles and dummies on big pieces of cardboard and stuck these all over the walls.
We were also given little plastic babies in ice cubes to put in our drinks (no risk of swallowing these as we were drinking out of straws). We were even given baby bottle favors filled with chocolate!
The games were absolutely fabulous. We had such an amazing time celebrating this new and exciting chapter of our friends life. What is the best baby shower you have ever attended? Or maybe you’ve hosted an amazing one of your own- feel free to share your stories with us!