This week, I spent a lot of time with my daughter making preparations for the 75th VE Day. We didn’t have any union flags so we made some red, white and blue bunting for our garden fence from some old plastic bags. I also printed some colouring pages for my daughter to complete and stuck them up in the kitchen.
First, I want to say a huge congratulations to the anthology authors of Voyagers: The Third Ghost, which released yesterday! I hope you enjoy this wonderful time. The anthology I was part of (Masquerade: Oddly Suited) is a whole year old now and I had such an amazing time working with the other authors to promote it.
I successfully completed the Blogging from A-Z Challenge once again. It was my 8th time taking part and I really enjoyed it. Being off work this year meant I had more time to get my posts written, so I didn’t feel under quite so much pressure. Below are my thoughts on what went well and what I could improve on next year.
Today is our 6th wedding anniversary! It feels like yesterday. During that time we’ve made great progress with our careers, gone on some fantastic holidays, had our beautiful daughter and made some wonderful memories.
For the 2020 Blogging from A-Z Challenge, my theme was “Family Fun at Home”. I posted 26 pages of ideas and tips for keeping your family entertained at home, which included arts and crafts, games, learning ideas and imaginative activities for all ages. I thought it would be particularly useful while we’re all self-isolating or socially distancing, though it can be used for any time of year. You can find the entire list of posts below. I hope you enjoy them!
Letter “Z” is for Zoos. Many zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums are now offering live cams of their animals and special online events. These are a wonderful way for children to learn more about different types of animals, habitats and conservation issues.
Letter “Y” is for Yoga and Your Well-being. During these stressful times, it’s important to practise self-care and to take time to relax and unwind. Holding onto stress can be bad for both our mind and body, but luckily there are many things that can help, such as yoga, mindfulness and meditation.