Life in Lockdown | Lockdown Silver Linings

April 20, 2020

As the days and weeks of social distancing and lockdown pass by it is easy to think about the things we are missing out on. The things we have had to cancel or postpone. The people we haven’t seen in weeks or even longer. However, there are positives, silver linings if you will to the current situation.

Ticking chores off the to-do list

I’d like to think that everyone has that list of chores to be completed around the home. The list that only ever appears to grow with little ever crossed off. Thankfully this extended period of time at home has allowed us to start ticking chores off the to-do list. With the recent warmer weather allowing us to make headway on the garden bucket list.

A relaxed pace of life

Usually life is running at full speed. Time spent clock watching for school runs, after school activities, work schedules etc. Life has slowed down to a more relaxed place of life. I’m really enjoying still completing the mundane of tasks of life but without the urgency of having to have it completed before swimming lessons or performing arts drop off etc.

What’s baking?

Roo loves to bake, however, is usually restricted on when she has time around school and her 101 after school commitments. With time on her hands she has been enjoying creating cupcakes, biscuits and cheesecakes – and we are enjoying eating them, YUM!

My bulk buying is paying off

When we moved to our current house I bought a huge chest freezer for the garage. What The Dad Said laughed when he saw how big it was, joking that we could all fit inside it. Over the years we have made use of it for purchasing meat in bulk from the butcher and freezing it in portions. As well as freezing reduced products from the supermarket etc. With supermarkets running low and not wishing to go shopping as often, we are making the most of all the things in there. The freezer roulette of dinners.

The same goes for always purchasing the big packs of toilet paper, washing powder etc. Even my Amazon subscription to hand sanitiser gel which comes through every three months.

I was tagged by A Rose Tinted World to share my Lockdown Silver Linings. I’m passing on the challenge to Emma at Emma and 3, Louise at Pink Pear Bear, Ali from Incredibusy and Becky from A Beautiful Space.

  • becky April 20, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Ah, the baking! yes, its’s a win!

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN April 20, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Ha, I think you might be like me. I’ve always had a bit of OCD when it comes to buying essentials so I had loads of toilet roll and frozen food well before lockdown or even mention of the virus. I’d love a chest freezer as those are great, only problem is we don’t have anywhere to store one.

  • Joanna April 20, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    I like your pots for the succulents, so cute. I have been doing little by little chores around the house. Decluttering is big on my to-do list and so far I’ve cleared out quite a bit.

  • Yeah Lifestyle April 20, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    I agree, I have done a few things which has not been done for years like sorting out my garden, clearing my house as well as sorting out recipes thanks to the lockdown. This has given me more time to also spend time in the kitchen baking our own cookies, bread, cakes and make gourmet meals

  • Rebecca Smith April 20, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Our bulk buying is paying off too! We’ve got a ton of meat and other stuff in the freezer so we’re trying to work our way through it.

  • Liam Wilkinson April 21, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Got to love the bargain hunting, chest freezers are great if you have space! allows you to budget and take vantage of those offers when you see them, plant pots look cute though lol.

  • Kacie Morgan April 21, 2020 at 10:54 am

    I totally agree – I’ve always said I’d like to pause the world so I can catch up with my to-do list and although I’m not happy that we have coronavirus, it is good to have a chance to catch up at last.

  • Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog April 21, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    The money we’re saving on commuting is great – plus it’s helping the environment. There are always silver lining and we need to do more house jobs and chores x

  • Kara Guppy April 21, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    We have been baking too, I have not done it for a few years but glad to say its turned out ok, so far

  • Rowena Corderoy April 21, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    We are the same doing loads of jobs around the house and tidying up!

  • Jennifer Gladwin April 21, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I’m so jealous of your huge chest freezer. We have really limited freezer space and would love more!

  • Jenny April 21, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    The weather has been so amazing for the time of year and I’m enjoying family time right now.

  • Melanie williams April 21, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Ooo love that you are seeing the best of this situation. also you are luck y to have hand sanitizer subscription too x

  • Chérylène April 22, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    I’m loving the pots, they’re so adorable! I’ve been baking lately during the lockdown with my siblings. We’re also enjoying the cookies, muffins and cakes too 🙂

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