Lockdown 2020 – Homeschooling – 11th May 2020

This morning Bella had ballet so we got ready for that and Bella joined in nicely. She is doing so well with her ballet. Every lesson she seems far more engaged and is improving so well. I’m so proud of her.

After ballet the rest of the morning was pretty chilled. I needed to sort out my shopping list for the week. I sat on the sofa trying to work out what food we needed for the week. I hadn’t really meal planned for this week so it was a bit of a panicked what do we need. I tried my best to guess what we needed.

We tried to do a little bit of home learning today – it’s been pretty hit and miss recently. I don’t know why. I wonder if it’s because we’re stuck inside the house. It’s the same everyday and Bella is getting more and more frustrated with being at home. I know she misses our days out and visiting family and friends.

Today I was focusing on Bella counting. We’ve been working on this and we’ve finally cracked her counting and remembering 4. We were using a dice to make an animal puzzle. Bella chose a lion puzzle.

We sat together and Bella rolled the dice. She then counted the spots on the dice and I helped her choose which piece she needed. We haven’t been focusing on what the numbers look like.

It is suppose to be a game a bit like a beetle drive but we just focused on Bella’s one animal rather than focusing on taking it in turns.

Bella did extremely well with her counting. I’m very impressed with how well she’s doing.

We stopped for a bit of lunch and a break before focusing on our activity for the afternoon. I’ve changed the way I home school (when I do it) We have little snippets of learning in the morning eg a maths focus, fine motor skills etc. And then in the afternoon we have a couple of hours focusing on one specific thing eg science, crafts, cooking.

While we were enjoying our lunch Bella found my shopping list and wanted to write her own. Luckily I had already taken a photo of my list and sent it to Rachel so Bella was able to go to town drawing all over the white board before we set about getting on with our homeschooling.

This afternoon our focus was our topic – minibeasts. We started our afternoon by watching a powerpoint on the life cycle of a butterfly and a story. Bella snuggled up on my lap to watch the powerpoint. It’s so cute how she will do that.

Then once the power point was finished I pulled out our activity. A butterfly life cycle sheet. Bella had to cut out the four different stages and then glue them down in order.

Bella really enjoys cutting and sticking and the moment and got really into is. Instead of just cutting out the four different stage pictures in the squares they were in, instead she tried to cut the images out as close as she could get. I have to say her cutting skills are doing amazing and she was able to cut pretty close.

Once they were cut out we stuck them down in order. Bella needed a little help with reminder her which order they go in but she was pretty good and only needed a little nudge.

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x

Lockdown 2020 – I finished the Romper – 10th May 2020

Bella started her day playing with her box ship again. She had managed to break it yesterday so my first job of the day was to reattach the front of her ship. Once I’d fixed it all up she went back to playing pirates – no costume today though.

I was back to my sewing, I had managed to get nearly the whole of the romper complete. However when I tried it on Bella to check that it worked and fitted her I encountered a problem. The straps were far too short meaning it was very hard to put it on. So last night I had made a little alteration and added in some extra fabric to extend the straps and to help with the putting on and off the straps can be undone to give extra space.

This morning all I needed to do was hem the bottom of the legs. I had tried to finish the romper last night but decided I should probably go to bed.

I finished off the hems, attached the poppers and then it was complete. I asked Bella to put it on so I could see what it looked like and check the fit.

She was not happy. After a little bit of a fight and arguing she put the romper on and I managed to get a photo. It was a little big in places but it’s ok for just playing around the house which is why I made it.

After the battle of the romper Bella wanted to do some drawing. She wanted her Paw Patrol drawing set out so I pulled it out and laid it down on the carpet for her.

Her favourite part of the set seems to be the stencils. A few of them have broken sadly where they are just card but she still has plenty to choose from. Bella decided to chill out on the floor drawing Chase and Skye and some bones.

She happily sat on the floor colouring and drawing quietly. I love the fact she is so happy to be creative and can have this time away from a screen.

After some colouring and drawing Bella wanted to be a pirate again. I have a feeling that the fact we were watching Peter Pan had a hand in that. She sat in her ship playing and watching the film.

While Bella was happily playing and watching the film I headed into the kitchen to get dinner ready – it being a Sunday means its roast dinner day. Like always I chill out in the kitchen with the laptop and iPad, watching videos and getting work done. I also use this time to get some washing up done and tidying.

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x

Lockdown 2020 – Sewing day while the kids play – 8th May 2020

I’ve finally decided I should probably try and attempt the romper I was making for Bella. I’d been putting it off where I was so invested in her dress, that was all I did for a week. I’d only gotten as far as sewing the front panel together. Which I had gotten wrong and ended up having to unstitch the whole thing so I could do it properly. Once that was done it, it was time to sew the back panel pieces together and then attach them to the straps.

While I was getting my sewing done, Bella was playing quietly with her shop till. She was typing in numbers and trying to use the microphone. She didn’t seem to grasp that she needed to press a button to make the microphone work. She was happily entertained an it meant I was able to get on with bits that I wanted to do.

It turns out we didn’t really do much today I was so focused on getting this romper done I just let Bella play. Friday’s are normally a slow day as I’m too tired to do anything.

I did stop to play picnics with Bella. She really loves setting it all out for us and sharing that time with me. She wasn’t able to find all the pieces from her picnic set today though, so it was slightly lacking but we had fun together.

Liam was doing some bits in the garden, he tends to disappear out there at least twice a day. Bella wanted to head outside so I got her dressed and sent her off to annoy him. She had eaten a kinder egg just before going outside and inside her egg had been a little motor bike. I had put it together and Bella had decided to take it into the garden with her.

She decided to play with her slide. She climbed up the steps and then sent the bike down the slide before she followed it.

She does love being outside but it was a bit chilly outside and Bella has gotten funny about the back door being open if it isn’t gorgeous sun outside. So when mummy went inside after taking the requested photos – Bella does enjoying demanding I take her photo, but wont play ball when I want to take her photo. I headed back to my sewing and Bella quickly followed.

I’m pretty proud with how far I got today with the romper. I decided to use a pattern with ruffles – I love to make things difficult for myself lol. It took me almost all day to add the ruffles but I eventually got them on and was also able to attach the front of the romper.

I wonder how far I will get with it tomorrow. I want it finished and now the ruffles are out of the way I don’t think it’s going to take me much longer.

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x

Lockdown 20202 – A Pirate’s Life for Me – 9th May 2020

This morning started a little crazy. I have no idea what had gotten into Bella. I don’t know if it was because Daly was off or what. I honestly have no idea.

Bella first decided she was going to completely trash the living room. She pulled apart the sofa and was then jumping from cushion to cushion and even running head first into them. She just put her head down and ran at them. I’m not sure why but she certainly thought it was fun. Sometimes she makes me wonder what is going through her little mind.

Once she had finally stopped trying to send herself to A and E she started playing with the giant box I had received from Amazon yesterday. She was laying inside it like a mechanic lies under a car when their doing work. She had got hold of her little tool kit and told me she was fixing her box.

I had popped Nick Jr on as I didn’t feel like watching any grown up TV and it didn’t seem like I was going to get a sensible answer out of Bella as to what she wanted to watch. Peppa Pig was on, not great but at least it wasn’t one of the episodes I’ve banned. Peppa and her friends were pretending to be pirates. They were burying a box of goodies, and Pedro Pony’s glasses, and then made a treasure map. Seeing this Bella wanted to dress up in her pirate costume.

We pulled her costume down and we got her dressed. She was walking around the living room shouting ‘Arg!’ We even found out her pirate hat but it kept falling off her head. It’s a little bit too big for her.

We pulled her costume down and we got her dressed. She was walking around the living room shouting ‘Arg!’ We even found out her pirate hat but it kept falling off her head. It’s a little bit too big for her.

I noticed once she was all dressed up as a pirate she was climbing into the box and using as a ship. I suddenly had an idea. If Bella wanted to use it as a ship then I would help her turn it into a pirate ship. I quickly fired up the laptop and logged on to Twinkl. I quickly found some display images for a pirate display and decided we could adapt them.

I printed out a collection of port holes, a pirate flag and a wheel to glue on to our box. Bella helped cut out the port holes while I focused on the tricky wheel and made the pirate flag.

I tidied up the port holes once Bella had finished cutting them out and then it was time to glue them on to the box.

Off Bella went. The only help I gave her was to direct her which way up the port hole should be.

Bella stuck on all the port holes and then the wheel on to the inside of the box. Her ship was nearly ready.

We taped the pirate flag to the back of the ship and she was good to go.

Bella jumped into her ship and I hunted out some props for her. I found her pirate sword, an eye patch and a gun from an old cowboy costume. She set sail across the 7 seas.

Her flag did fall off at one point and Daly stuck it back on for her. Bella enjoyed spending her time playing in her ship. In fact Bella spent most of the day in her ship.

To continue with her pirate themed day I printed of a map gluing and sticking sheet. Bella happily sat in her ship and cut out the different sections she needed for her map.

While Bella was cutting out I set about hanging up her butterflies that she had made earlier in the week. I thought it would be nice to hang it in our living room window. Although we only have these little filter paper butterflies at the moment I’m hoping to create a few more butterflies that can be hung up or added to my mini display.

I’d hung a string across the window and then tried to come up with a way for hanging up these little butterflies. Once I’d eventually hung them up I was pretty proud of my efforts.

Bella had cut out all the different squares for her map and was ready to glue them on. I gave her some glue and just left her to it.

She seemed to really enjoy her pirate day. She had great fun making her pirate ship and treasure map.

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x

Lockdown 2020 – A lovely walk + a rant – 7th May 2020

This morning our day started topsy turvy. I started my day by prepping dinner. We were having a hotpot for dinner and to save me using the large roasting tray – which I had used last night for lasagne and it still had leftovers in it – I was going to use our slow cooker. I prepped all the ingredients before adding them all together and cooking them before placing them in the slow cooker to cook until later. I added the potato slices on top and left it to cook while we got on with our day.

While I had been cooking Bella had been playing in the living room with her toot toot toys. Well I say with her toot toot toys, she was actually just using the little house her toot toot dog lives in but the dog is in her bedroom and she was playing with princesses and Duplo people.

Once I’d finished prepping the dinner and Bella was happy to leave her toys we went for our weekly walk. I know a lot of people are going for daily walks but my anxiety can just about cope with one a week. We got ourselves ready and then headed out.

We had heard reports of someone being a bit creepy over by the orchards over the weekend. Liam was staying at home but said if we had any trouble to give him a call and he’d be straight over. Bella wanted to wear a jumper even though it was baking outside but that’s what she wanted.

We walked over to the fields. I couldn’t believe how many cars were on the road. We were trying to cross over to the entrance to the fields and we had to wait for several minutes for there to be a break in the traffic.

*Rant alart!*

It’s insane. We are still on lockdown so why is everyone out. I’m seriously waiting for the second wave of infections. People end up getting complacent and bored and decide to go sod it, it’s not affected me so I’m gonna do what I please. I however feel my family and friends’ health is far more important than my boredom. I refuse to mingle with other people because how would I feel if I accidently gave them the infection and even worse if they gave it to Bella. I mean that’s a whole new level of stupid if entertaining yourself is far more important than those you love’s health.

Ah got fed up of sitting at home so I thought I’d go to the shop and get some snacks and then go to my parents for a movie day. Three weeks later, oh yeah my mum died of corona and there’s a chance I’m the one responsible for spreading it to her because spending a couple of hours with her was far more important than any of our health or even life. Opps! My bad! Like seriously people stop being selfish and think how you would feel if you lost a family member because of your boredom. Just winds me up so bad that people don’t get how bad it is.

I admit I’m bored and having Bella here 24/7 is driving me insane at times. Especially not being able to take her to the park or the beach but her health and life is far more important to me than getting five minutes peace. I would never forgive myself if me wanting those few minutes break resulted in her being exposed to the virus and then spending weeks fighting it, potentially ending up in hospital and dying. I’ve watched some fight just a chest infection, barely being able to breath and because they don’t think their gonna make it, they weren’t put on a ventilator. Be told that because of something seemingly so silly they might not see the next 24 hours and inform the family. The panic as that person struggles to breathe. And we were luckily we were able to sit round their bed and joke and hold their hand with the only thing being restrictive an oxygen mask. And I live with guilt every day thinking if only I’d rung a doctor sooner or taken her to hospital. That guilt never leaves no matter how many times people tell you it’s not your fault you did everything right. There’s always something you could do different. If people want to live with the knowledge that that is happening to their loved one and can live with the potential guilt, go for it. Do what you want!

Sorry for my rant but it’s so frustrating when I’m trying to keep my family safe.

*Rant over!*

We walked into the field and today Bella decided she wanted to walk towards the hill. I knew several ways home coming off the hill so I was happy to head that way.

We hadn’t even gotten very far down the footpath when Bella said she wanted to sit on my shoulders – that’s Daly’s fault. I agreed and let her sit on my shoulders because I knew it would be easier to carry her like that than on my hip.

Off we went again. We walked to the bottom of the hill but then Bella wanted to go to the left back towards the houses and down a little wooded path. I hadn’t been this way for about 2 years. Last time I walked this way was when I was doing my photography course and I took a cute photo of Bella running down the path through the autumn leaves in her cute red coat. I now use that photo on my business cards and as my business profile picture.

We walked along the path with Bella on my shoulders as they gradually burned. Oh man carrying Bella was a definite work out.

We made it through to the lane back towards the main road and Bella had to get off my shoulders. She wasn’t too happy about walking again but she had to suck it up. We walked down the lane, with Bella pretending to be a car and made it up to the main road.

We headed down the road past the houses and Bella looked out for rainbows again. We found a big one made out of post it notes in someone’s up stairs window but didn’t find any others. We walked back through the park and Bella moaned that it was a long way home even though she could see the house. I think she was just enjoying moaning today.

When we got home my weighted hoop had turned up so I put it together and went for a spin in the garden while Bella watched TV. According to Bella I was hoopa hooping. So cute. I’ve signed up to online hoop classes in the hopes to loose some weight. I’ve managed to put on weight during this look down, not surprising.

When I came inside it was time for Bella’s nursery session online. They were having a story followed by a craft today. I had set up Bella’s table in front of the TV and while Bella was listening to the story I got all of the resources together. She needed a paper plate, orange paint, black paper, and some glue.

Bella sat and listened nicely to the story the Tiger who came to Tea. Once the story was over she sat up at the table and listened to the instructions. She painted her plate orange.

Then she had to tear up the black paper. She struggled with this bit but with some help she finally got there.

Once all the paper was torn up she needed to glue it onto the plate to make the tiger stripes. Her nursery nurse said the idea was to give them skills to make something rather than making an all singing all dancing tiger.

Bella, however, wanted to turn it into a tiger. I went and found her some googly eyes. She glued them on. Then she cut out some triangles for ears and glued them on.

And finally drew a nose on some pink card before cutting it out and gluing it on. She was very proud of her tiger. We sent a photo of it to her nursery so they could see what she had created.

That evening before dinner Bella seemed to get a burst of energy. She spent a good half an hour running from the living room to the dinning room and back. That child never tires.

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x

Lockdown 2020 – Butterflies – 6th May 2020

I woke up before Bella today. That never happens. I was downstairs and actually was able to sit and watch some grown up TV before she came down stairs.

When she eventually came downstairs the TV went off and it was time for breakfast. I didn’t really want to make toast this morning so I raided the cereal. We had some shreddies I had bought for Daly which he hasn’t touched yet so we opened them. I poured Bella a bowl with milk and them myself a bowl with milk and sugar. We went and sat up to the table and enjoyed our breakfast together.

When we’d finished our breakfast I told Bella it was time for some work. This morning it was finger painting spots onto ladybirds. I sat with Bella as we counted out how many spots she needed to put on the ladybirds. She did a pretty good job at counting. But she hadn’t quite got the idea that she could put the spots on both sides of the shell of the ladybird.

While I did some jobs, Bella entertained herself doing some stamping. Bella received a stamp set off my aunty Hanneke last year when we went to my cousins party. Bella had found it and was using this this morning. I found her some paper and she had to use one of her Paw Patrol ink pads but she was happily playing.

As I passed through with washing to hang up on the line, Bella was telling me which animal she was stamping. She is certainly coming along with her conversation skills.

Liam woke up and he and Bella enjoyed some CBeebies while I sat on the floor and sorted out all the dry washing. It seemed to be piling up pretty badly over the last few days. Apparently I was sitting in a castle, made from the washing piles, and Bella was trying to join me in the castle. We were both queens and when I got up to sort out her lunch, she was now the queen.

After lunch we read a story about a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Bella seemed really focused on butterflies today. She snuggled up on my lap and listened so nicely to the story. She was telling me all about the story and what was happening in the pictures.

After the story we did a bit of art. Using water coloured paints we painted coffee filters to make butterfly wings. While Bella was painting their wings I painted a few pegs brown for their bodies. I thought we could hang the finished butterflies in the window as a cute display.

Bella ended up painting 8 coffee filters before I finally got her to stop and move on. She was enjoying painting so much. It’s great how she gets so stuck into an activity like that and it’s hard to pull her out.

She was a bit sad I’d told her it was time to stop. I asked her if she wanted another activity to which the answer was yes. I gave her a shape butterfly to make. I stuck the original picture up in front of her as a guide and then just left her to it. She did amazing at copying the original. She didn’t need any guidance at all. If I asked her which shape she was using next she’d show me and tell me where it was going to go.

After dinner Daly and Bella had a bit of a play around with Daly’s phone while I was busy. They sent me a whole bunch of silly photos for me to enjoy when I finally checked my phone.

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x

Lockdown 2020 – Migraines suck – 5th May 2020

I didn’t really want to get up this morning. I heard Bella get up closely followed by Liam. It turns out when I came downstairs Liam had come down to find Bella sitting on the sofa with the TV on. She is good at that. She’s discovered how to turn on the TV but she hasn’t worked out to turn on the sound bar yet. Liam popped CBeebies on for Bella and the pair of them were chilling out when I came down.

Liam had made me a cup of tea and was waiting for Daly to wake up so he could go to work. He works in the middle of a wood so shouldn’t be any risk of him catching corona virus unless a tree has it. I made Bella some toast and we chilled out on the sofa while Daly and Liam headed out.

It was ballet this morning so once we’d eaten we got ready. I rigged the laptop up to the TV and we found the resources we needed for class. Today Bella needed some scarfs (we’ve been using fat quatres) and a noisy instrument. We hunted them out and class began.

Bella once again was very focused and joined in well. She made me join in with her a little bit but I was soon able to just sit back and relax.

After ballet Bella got dressed and I let her watch some Nick Jr. Homeschooling wasn’t going as planned today but oh well, we have on and off days.

Bella was happily watching Peppa Pig while I prepared dinner. I was making us a lasagne and things like that I like to prepare in the morning and then put them in the fridge to cook later. It means I feel less pressure when it’s dinner time.

I came into the living room to find Bella sat in the washing basket using it as a boat. I was pretty impressed with that imagination. She’s never done that before.

I had also been doing various bits of house work as the day went on – cleaning the kitchen, doing the washing up and washing clothes and putting them on the line. It felt good to get jobs done. I actually felt pretty motivated today but I had a niggly feeling in my head.

Once I’d finished the house work and Liam was home from work I was starting to feel really crap. I was dozing on the sofa but that wasn’t working so I headed upstairs so I could crash out. I knew Daly had finished the car and Liam was home. I knew if Daly had a headache or was tired he’d just disappear off so I thought why can’t I.  

I went upstairs and crashed out in bed with the migraine of the day. They seem to becoming almost daily at the moment. It’s so annoying.

I fell asleep and woke up just before I had to put the dinner on. Daly and Bella had tidied up the living room and all was calm downstairs. I was able to put the dinner in the oven and then chill on the sofa. Bella wanted to play with her house so she brought it out into the living room and she wanted to bring out her box of little figures. Because the living room had been tidied I told her instead of the whole box she needed to choose a few and bring them into the living room. She finally put the box back and calm was restored.

I’m not happy I keep getting these headaches, hopefully they’ll ease up soon.

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x

Lockdown 2020 – Home Schooling with Daddy – 4th May 2020

Back onto homeschooling. The timetable is all planned out and we’re good to go.

First task this morning was breakfast and some fine motor skills. Bella had a lion head and had to use pegs to give it a lions mane. Bella very carefully pegged the pegs round the outside. I was very impressed with her pinching skills. She actually has very strong fingers.

She was very fussy about where the pegs were positioned and insisted that the pegs went completely round the outside. She tried to put some pegs on his ears but I had to tell her nope and stick to the parts where the mane should be.

After fine motor skills it was time for ballet. Bella didn’t want to wear her skirt again but that didn’t matter. She is becoming a little super star when it’s ballet time. She joins in so nicely and listens well to her teacher it’s great.

Bella really enjoyed the activity where she had to wave the scarfs. She had the wave them side to side and then skip around in a circle. She was a little concerned that Misty was sat in the middle of the living room but I told her Misty would move if Bella needed the space.

After ballet we had a little break before we played a game on powerpoint. Bella told me she wanted to look a safari animals as well as minibeasts so that was our focus for today. We were playing a game where a small section of an animal was shown and Bella had to guess what the animal was. She was brilliant at it. She was able to guess animals better than me.

Some of the animals she struggled with because she’d never really seen them before. Animals such as meerkats and hyenas. I mean she’s seen them in zoos and safari parks but not an animal we commonly talk about.

After the powerpoint it was time for lunch. Bella decided after eating her lunch she was going to draw on her magnetic board. She told me she was going to draw Liam, Daddy, Mummy and Bella. First up she drew me.

She seemed to loose interest quickly with that and ended up just scribbling all over the board. Oh well she was happy.

That afternoon daddy helped her with her activities. She wanted to do something so I found out her activity I had set. It was a make your own safari park sheet. She had a base mat to stick all the animals on and the second sheet had all the animals and items you would find at a safari park to cut out and then stick on.

Daly sat with Bella and helped her cut out the items. He held the pieces for her and told her which bits need cutting. She can actually cut pretty well as long as she doesn’t have to hold the paper. The scissors are stiff even though their kiddy ones. She has to use both hands to open them but then cuts well.

As she was happily working with her dad and they were doing the safari sheet together I headed upstairs to tidy my room. My side of the bed has been getting more and more untidy and becoming a dumping area for everything, it’s been driving me mad.

I went upstairs and tidied away. After a while I heard Bella and Daly come up the stairs. She had come up to show me her finished safari park. She told me all about it and then we took a photo of it.

It was nice to let Bella and Daly spend some time together and get some jobs down. I’m so happy I’ve managed to sort out my side of the room. That’s another area to tick of my list as tidied.

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x

Lockdown 2020 – Down to the Post Box – 3rd May 2020

It’s another day in lockdown. Daly is off today and I told him that he could have full responsibility for Bella on his days off as I’m getting to my wits end with her.

I’m guessing Bella had got her pyjamas wet last night in the whole bathroom flooding thing. This morning when she came downstairs she was in a different pyjama top which was inside out and her pyjama drawer was open. At least I know she can take responsibility for things like dressing herself and she also knows where her clothes are.

Daly spent his morning outside washing Rachel’s car. Bella and I spent the morning inside. I was enjoying watch itv. At least this time I was able to see the whole of Britain’s got Talent with very little distraction. Bella was happily playing on the floor with her bricks and animals and her little house.

As the day went on Bella was a little bored of her house and bricks and wanted to do some arts and crafts. We pulled out her art box and had a hunt through. She found some stain glass pictures for her to paint but I wasn’t up for any painting today. Instead she found some Christmas lollypops to colour so she set about colouring them.

Daly and Liam went on the PlayStations in the afternoon. Bella was getting a bit antsy and I needed to head down to the postbox so we decided to go out for a walk. Not in the fields and orchards this time just down the road. Bella was very excited about this as she knew she was going to be able to hunt for the rainbows in peoples windows. We put on our coats, grabbed the letters and headed out.

We walked down the road and Bella was so excited everytime she saw a rainbow. We live near sections of houses that are placed round little greens set back from the road. Bella wanted to walk round these to see if there were any rainbows in these houses. We then came across 3 massive rainbows that were drawn in chalk on the side of one of the houses. Bella went and stood under them for a photo before heading back on our walk.

Once we posted the letters we crossed the road so we could look for rainbows on the opposite side. Bella wanted to continue the walk so we took a bit of a detour home cutting through to a different part of the estate.

We didn’t come across anyone on our walk considering we were in the estate still. We looped back through the houses and cut through a little grassy bit that lead back to our house. I had completely forgotten this grassy bit existed. It was full of dandelions and daisies. Bella stopped to pick a few and blow some dandelion clocks.

We made our way back home in time for me to start dinner. I do love a roast on a Sunday.

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x

Lockdown 2020 – She flooded the Bathroom – 2nd May 2020

Today wasn’t much of a day to be honest. It was more of a filler.

Most of our morning, or to be more accurate Bella’s morning was spent watching the Simpsons. She seems to really enjoy the episodes. I think it’s just because it’s a cartoon than anything else but it kept Liam and I entertained.

We had a brief moment of an activity this morning where we finished Bella’s trees for her zoo. Bella painted the tops of her trees green and then we placed them to one side to dry.

The rest of the day was chilled out watching films again before our Saturday night TV started. I was curled up on the sofa with my tea.

The only other thing to report we did today was have pizza for dinner like normal. I tried to enjoy Britain’s got Talent but that was interrupted by Bella being a monkey. I had taken to leaving her gate open on her door so she could take herself to the toilet but tonight I discovered her in the bathroom trying to flood it. She had been putting toilet paper in the sink of water (not great with the whole toilet paper shortage recently) She had also been taking her kitchen bits into the bathroom and playing in the sink with them. The bathroom was soaked. I was not happy at all. And I was missing Britain’s got Talent. I became even more upset when I went into Bella’s bedroom and discovered water all over her play kitchen. She had obviously been taking water from the bathroom into her bedroom. I was extremely upset when I discovered this. I told her she wasn’t to play in the bathroom and because of the water in her bedroom she was not allowed her TV remote. She can’t turn the TV on with out the remote. And she was not going to be having her iPad during the day tomorrow. I gave her a towel so she can tidy up her kitchen and sent her back to bed, making sure to shut her gate to prevent anymore floods.

Not a great end to my Saturday. Hopefully tomorrow is a better day. Sorry for the content of this blog – my brain is not working at the moment.

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x