Another busy week has gone by but still plenty of reading accomplished thankfully.
This week was my husband’s birthday which meant a special meal of pizza and a nice bottle of bubbly.
It has been a while since I have done a jigsaw but a friend of mine has given me a load of jigsaws to do so I thought I had better make a start.
I’m back on my future learn courses to get my brain back in gear for studying ready for my Masters that restarts in October.
On Sunday I went around to my parents’ house where we watched the church service online but before the service started I went for a wander around the garden because the flowers in my parents’ garden are gorgeous so I had to take some pictures.
I this post finds everyone well and safe.
This week has been rather busy, so much so that I haven’t managed to get my usual amount of reading in.
Teaching and Recording
I have been doing a bit more teaching online which has been lovely as I have been able to see my students again and to see what they have been up to. Due to teaching online though I can no longer play duets with my students because of the delay, this got me thinking and my solution was each week to email a duet to my students with the parts recorded separately so my students could play along. Getting the hang of recording on GarageBand has taken up quite a bit of my time. I recorded my first duet and put it on soundcloud. If you fancy a listen here is the link.
I’ve started another jigsaw and I am thoroughly enjoying it because it is all dogs!
I’m still busy completing my course on Future Learn in preparation for my second year of my Masters. I have also spotted some more courses on there that I want to do next.
No baking really this week but we have made waffles! Waffles and Maple Syrup are the best!
So that is my week so far. I hope everyone else is also having a good week.
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So here is what I have been up to this week…
I have been really getting into my exercising over the last few weeks and so I also treated myself to some new leggings. I love bright fun leggings so I went for a Sesame street theme this time, sadly the socks don’t match but they are Pokemon so I think they are ok.
We are still going on our daily walks and this week we found some lovely stones on our travels.
I made a Carrot Cake! My first ever Carrot Cake and it was wonderful, probably my best cake since baking in the AGA. Now planning my next baking adventure, suggestions most welcome.
I finished the Sherlock Holmes jigsaw which was interesting because I had no picture to follow and had to work it all out. I have two jigsaws left to do: a 3000 piece Star Trek jigsaw and a 1000 piece dog jigsaw. The only problem with the 3000 one is that it will take up the whole dinning room table.
TV series and movies
I have now started the second series of Criminal Minds and have discovered that I haven’t actually seen some of the second series so that is proving to be a nice surprise. We are also still enjoying movie nights, we have watched Absolutely Fabulous, The Fantastic Mr Fox, Chalet Girl and The Colony.
Studying continues and ukulele practice.
That is my week so far. I hope everyone else is having a good week.
This has been another good week of reading and other activities. So here is what I have been up to…
Walk and Pokemon Go playing
We have been going on our daily walks and saying hello to the sheep and I have been playing Pokemon Go.
I finally finished the one jigsaw and I have started another jigsaw but this one is a mystery as it is a Sherlock Holmes jigsaw so you don’t see the picture and all the items in the jigsaw are attached to the mystery.
The Ukulele is going well and I have started working on Grade One. Hopefully exams will recommence at some point this year.
I had a go at a chocolate torte this week which is a new recipe for me, sadly it caught on the one side but I am slowly getting used to baking in the AGA. Going to try another new recipe next week.
We have done our best to recreate the cinema experience and have watched two films with popcorn and chocolates. Emma was a really good adaptation and we did enjoy a good laugh.
I’ve also done loads of reading!
So that is my week. I hope everyone has had a good week.
I hope this post finds everyone well and safe. So here is what I have got up to this week other than reading.
I have started another Jigsaw and now just have the sky left, I always find the sky to be the worst part in a jigsaw.
Cooking and Baking
I have been trying to do a recipe each week that I have never made before and this week was spaghetti carbonara, it was very yummy. I also made one of my favourites, rhubarb crumble with soya custard.
We are still going on daily walks and regularly go and see these three sheep we have affectionately nicknamed the Three Amigos!
I have been really enjoying practising the flute everyday for at least an hour, it is so nice to enjoy playing again.
I bought a Ukulele and so today I started learning how to play it. Thankfully, I used to play the guitar so it is all coming back. I’m really enjoying learning a new skill so will see how it goes.
So, that is what I have been up to this week. Please drop me a comment with what you have been up to as well.
With everything going on I am doing lots of things as well as reading to fill my time, so I thought every Thursday I would do a post about my other hobbies other than reading. So here we go…
I finally completed my Christmas jigsaw that I started in 2017 and started a second jigsaw which was of course cat related. I have at least another two jigsaws to keep me going. All my jigsaws are 1000 pieces so they should keep me busy.
I have also baked some little cakes with lemon butter icing. I was following a new recipe by Mary Berry and I must admit there seemed to be a lot of icing but they are very yummy. I’m planning Easter nests next as I gave up chocolate for lent so this will be a nice reward.
I’ve been trying to keep my fitness up so have been walking everyday and also playing on my Ring Fit Nintendo switch game as well as doing online exercise.
Studying and Music
I have also been studying but it has been disappointing that my final assignment for this year has been cancelled. I have also been practising the organ everyday with the hope of taking another exam either in the summer or winter.
So, that is just a few of the things I have been up to as well as house chores and gardening. What has everybody else been up to over lockdown?