As lockdown is set to end really soon and it’s the summer holidays, I thought it would be nice to share what I’ve been planning! I have been planning some of these since March 2020, and maybe it will give you inspiration as to what you should do when lockdown is over! I know not all of these are currently plausible, but I do have lots of plans for the future and I hope that one day I can say I have completed all of these with my friends and family 🙂
Aesthetic picnics, I love picnics, I just think they are so gorgeous and romantic, making me feel like I’m right out of a Jane Austen novel or something! I want to have many different types, including: formal, with a posh dress code and champagne flutes, dark academia, with vintage books and dark colours with fountain pens, cottage core with floral prints and wildflowers, homemade bread and toadstool houses for fairies and, finally, artistic indie with watercolours, mugs instead of glasses and 70s music.
Poker night. I may be stealing this idea off of my boyfriend, but I’m sure he won’t mind! I want to have a proper poker night, with formal dress, cocktails and a real mock Las Vegas style setting
Meeting friends I haven’t seen in a while. This I have already started doing. It’s been so lovely to see those who I have been so close with and getting the chance to have a proper catch up!
Wine and whine. yet another idea I may have stolen off a friend, and we may need to replace the wine with shlur… But, those who know me will know I am a painful gossip, and I’ve wanted to do this for so long!! Hopefully I’ll have lots of time to do that this summer!
Tattoo designs. I really want to get tattoos once I turn 18, but in order to prep for them, I want to get temporary tattoos to ensure I want them. Luckily, Inkbox lets you do this! I’d love to have a Just Tattoo of Us style hangout with my mates, just giving each other tattoos while the other person doesn’t know what they’re getting.
House party. Since watching all the naughties American movies, I’ve really wanted a proper house party, with red solo cups, beer pong and loud music! Hopefully someday, I’ll actually be able to throw one!
Museums/art galleries. My god, how I’ve missed them!! Hopefully I’ll be able to go to and explore all of London’s great artistic hotspots and things really soon♥️
Costume party. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will know how much I love halloween. My all time favourite part of Halloween has got to be the costumes! That’s the exact reason why I desperately want to have a costume party – plus I have so many costume ideas and it’s quite simply just mean to make me only wear them once every year.
Swimming with friends. I love spending time with my friends, and I love swimming, so what better then to mush them both together?! I don’t know where we’d go but I think a water park would be loads of fun and a really great day out for all of us.
A day trip to France! Now, out of all of the items on this list, this one is most certainly the most “out there” one, but I used to do this with my family as a child, and I long to do it again. I think it would be so fun to do and the possibilities are endless! Maybe one day… when we don’t have to quarantine or anything…
I know this is only ten, but I have so many more ideas, and I’m sure that you do too! Let’s all stay safe but also have a lot of fun – we definitely deserve it!!
They do always say third time’s the charm… Maybe we’ll finally knock out the virus this time?
Only the second post of the year and it’s already gone to shit… yeesh.
Since the excitement of staying at home wore off… almost a year ago, it’s super hard to stay positive during yet another national lockdown. However, most of 2020 was about making the most of a bad situation, and even though it’s going to be super hard, it’s important that we try and keep moral up throughout this lockdown. My gorgeous girlie Blondie said that it would be a very positive thing if I wrote an article on how to keep motivated during lockdown, so I am giving that to you lovely lot! I’ll be honest with you, this was a hard article to write because as of recently, I cannot help but be slightly cynical about everything that’s going on. Nonetheless, writing this cheered me up immensely. Of course, it’s completely fair to be pissed about it all, I’m pissed about it all! This is going to be tricky, but we’ve got this. We’re strong, we’re doing good, we have Taylor Swift on our side, we can do this together!
DISCLAIMER: I know this is a difficult time for us all, there’s no sugar coating it. if you feel as though you need extra support, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the numbers here. Remember, no matter how much you feel it at times, you are not alone.
My Main Aim This Lockdown:
My overall goal for this lockdown is to get shit done, and look good while doing it.
I don't care what it is I'm doing, but you better believe that I am going to be looking my absolute best and working to be my absolute best so I'm ready for post-lockdown season!
The Personal Bits and Bobs I Will Be Doing:
My AS exams have been cancelled, but so far my A Levels have not, so most of my lockdown will be spent on Microsoft Teams, trying to scribble down notes from lessons, ensuring I understand it all, and just trying my hardest to be prepped for my A Levels! This is a good thing as it keeps my mind active. It stops the boredom seeping in, and it’s very good just for life in general!
On top of this, I will be doing daily workouts and fitness (more on this later!) and I’m doing something with a few of my friends where we’re going to have daily/weekly catch ups.
I am a complete social butterfly. I thrive off of speaking to others, which is the main reason I struggled so much in lockdown number one. This time, I have organised Skype calls with my boyfriend daily (something we’ve been doing since before Christmas), and weekly FaceTime calls with my gorgeous girl-friend. This is a great way to catch up with all of their crazy ways, gossip about whatever is on our mind and just generally have some interaction with others my own age.
Another thing which I’ll be doing this lockdown (much like I did in the previous two lockdowns) is I will be preparing myself for amazing, wonderful things after lockdown. By the end of this lockdown, I’ll have a to-do list ready and waiting to be completed, ready and waiting to make memories. This was one of the things which has kept me going for so long and I’m not letting it go when I need it most!
What I Am Doing To Help My Mental Health:
As you know, my mental wellbeing is something which I have struggled with for years now. However I am most definitely on the mend, I still have a bit of a way to go, and that’s okay! One big plan which I have for this lockdown is my new mini-challenge which I’d love you all to take part in! get dolled up with no-where to go is a new plan which lets me treat every day like it’s a fashion show, wearing all my cute outfits, trying out new makeup looks, and just generally taking care of myself and my appearance. It helps me to feel more in control of my life, which is something I think we can all agree I need now more than ever.
Something else which I began in December was looking after something other than myself. I bought three cacti from IKEA and I love them with my whole heart. They look cute, they give me the motivation to get out of bed, they’re not too high maintenance and they are super cute! Whenever I feel upset I remind myself I need to look after my plants, whom I have endearingly named “my children”. It honestly helps a lot and I recommend anyone who’s feeling a lack of motivation currently.
Finally, I will be doing a bunch of hobbies and things which cheer me up, and I will be talking about those more later! Feel free to use my ideas, I hope you find they help!
What I’m Doing to Help My Physical Health:
As I mentioned in my last post, I am going to be working on my wellbeing and fitness, and I will be explaining it a little more here.
As I briefly mentioned, my boyfriend has made me see fitness a whole new way. He showed me what wonders it’s done for his own self-confidence, and I’m sure you’ll reap the benefits also. It’s incredibly good for your wellbeing, releasing endorphins into your body, and overall just getting that post-lockdown-ready-for-the-beach-body! Soon I’ll be posting a list of exercises which are COVID Friendly – meaning you can do them at home, with no extra equipment!
I will also be looking after my skin, using masks I got for Christmas from MadBeauty, sticking to a strict skincare routine, eating healthier and drinking lots of water!
All of these things are very important to consider, and don’t forget to go outside once a day, and get that Vitamin D!
Things to Think About – Ideas and Inspiration for Lockdown Activities:
Of course, as much as I love to, I don’t want to just talk about me for this whole post! This is also about you, your mental wellbeing and what will help you during these tough times. Hopefully some of these ideas will help and if you have any more, feel free to comment them, I’d love to hear your ideas!!
Start a new hobby! Sky’s the limit.
If you’re a dab hand at sewing, why not sew face masks for you and your family? Protect yourself and those you love, but why not look cute doing it?!
Drawing! Last lockdown, I really loved going on walks and seeing all the rainbows in the windows and the “Thank you NHS” signs and more! I really want to keep that up this time so, you know what to do!
Read! It never hurts to transport yourself to a COVID-Free world! Currently I have set myself a mini challenge to read 12 books in 12 months, let’s see how I get on!
Netflix! The Office (US) is on the UK Netflix now so… what are you waiting for?! It’s brilliant, and I can guarantee you I’ll be watching it over and over again.
Cooking/baking! It’s a calming chemical reaction following a recipe, which I enjoy hugely. No time like the present!
Try out new makeup looks! If they fail horrifically, who’s going to know?
Organise your house – get a head start on spring cleaning! You got this.
Keep your mind active, playing logic games, things like Trivia or even Monopoly, watching game shows and yelling the answers at the TV and getting annoyed when the contestants are wrong, they’re fun pastimes which will keep you alert which is always good
Take some photos! Sing! Dance! get creative!
And most importantly, have at least 20 minutes each day to just… breathe. You need it, just calm down and relax!
Firstly, I’m sorry for the extended, unexpected hiatus. I will be explaining that in due time, but I am safe, happy and healthy and I hope you gorgeous people are too! Now, on with the article!
I love Christmas. The presents; the songs; the traditions; the food; the atmosphere, I love it all.
Due to the fact I love it so much and I want to spread some Christmas cheer to my favourite people in the whole wide world (yes that is you), I have decided to give you a list of 24 things to do on the run up to Christmas, so you can keep it festive all season long! These things are perfect to do with your friends, family, significant other, whoever really! Don’t worry if you can’t see people face to face because of…reasons… these activities also work if you’re self isolating this festive season.
I’m just hoping to provide you all with a little festive joy in these dark times. I am now Tati the Christmas Elf, spreading Christmas cheer at this time of year! [Yes, I did write that because it rhymed, Christmas makes me turn into a child and that’s not a bad thing!]. Now, let’s get started!
Dance to Christmas Music
There’s something strangely beautiful about dancing like nobody’s watching. It’s freeing, a good form of exercise, and you can listen to Christmas bangers while pretending you’re Mariah Carey, and no one will judge you because they’re doing exactly the same thing. I just feel like people need to dance more, it’s a magical thing.
2. Decorate the tree!
Lugging down the tree from the attic, reminiscing over all the decorations you remember getting, then eventually abandoning the decorating because you “got bored”. That’s my Christmas tree decorating for you. However, this year, I’m going to be different. I am on a mission to decorate the tree and make it the most gorgeous tree ever. It’s such a cute activity and I can’t wait to do it this weekend!
3. Go Christmas shopping!
My favourite part of Christmas is – without a doubt – the Christmas shopping! I love going around the shops and choosing that one perfect gift which I know they’ll treasure for years to come. Even though the shops are opening, if you’re still paranoid about having to go to the big shops, don’t fear! Etsy is here! Etsy is pretty much now the place I buy everything from. You support small businesses, you get quality products and it’s so lovely because you feel like you’re a valued customer at each shop you buy from. Plus, the things you can buy there… oh. my. god. I just live and breathe Etsy – it’s a Pinterest-ers paradise!
4. Make some special Christmas cards for the ones you love
I also love to make cards. I’m slowly turning into a full out crafter and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. I love to make handmade cards for friends and family because – like them – they’re one in a million. Plus, if you’re stuck for ideas, just look online!
5. Christmas Light Trails
Something which I used to do all the time with my friend at this time of year. We’d hop in the car and go have a look at all the Christmas lights in the houses. Some of them were gorgeous!! As time progressed, I began to bring this tradition to my family, and now we go and look at the Christmas lights in London. A gorgeous, but affordable, tradition which produces gorgeous photos!
6. Wear something festive!
Every day is Christmas when you’re friends with me! From reindeer antlers, to dancing light up spinning Christmas trees, to hair baubles, to ugly jumpers, to a turkey hat, if you want tack, we have you covered! My friends and I all have the most tacky crap in our houses, exclusively for the month of December. No matter how bad life is going for us, we will get into the festive season, jingle bells and all. It cheers us up to no end and the teachers get a kick out of it too. It’s just a lovely way to spread Christmas cheer when you don’t feel too cheery yourself.
7. Gift wrapping
Unleash your inner elf and wrap to your hearts content!! Get out all the wrapping paper, ribbons, all that jazz and wrap the gifts so beautifully that people won’t want to open them! Plus, you can even make your own wrapping paper and that’s always super impressive and it can look super professional.
8. Christmas movie marathon!!
The only thing I do on my Sunday evenings! I love Christmas films – well a certain selection. And I have been getting hyped all year to watch the Nativity Trilogy!! I don’t know if people watch this trilogy anywhere else that’s not England, but if not, you should! I’ve been watching these films since the first came out in 2010 and I now watch them every single year, without fail. Another iconic one I’ve watched for as long as I can remember is the Disney Once Upon a Christmas. I’ve watched those since I could watch things and those mini stories all hold a special place in my heart.
9. Christmas walks!
There’s nothing better than late night strolls – I have mentioned this before! And when it’s Christmas, there’s a certain sense of magic in the air. Lace up your boots, zip up your coat and wrap up warm! We’re going on an adventure ♥️
10. Read a book
I love to read. I never shut up about how much I love to read, so of course my list has to include at least a tiny bit of reading! Just curl up and allow yourself to be transported to a magical world where the only limit is your imagination. It’s such a perfect way to unwind and relax and forget about your worries.
11. Spa Day!
Nothing screams self love like turning off your phone and running a bubble bath and hakuna matata-ing your cares away. Use that bath bomb at the back of your cupboard and put on your favourite playlist and just embrace your own gorgeous self at the end of a stressful day at school or work.
12. Do some charity work
One of the most important parts of Christmas is giving to others, and something I used to do at my secondary school is we’d donate to our local food bank. I think that’s such a lovely tradition and it’s always lovely to give back to those we love.
13. Make a gingerbread house!
Something I am on a mission to do this festive season is make a gingerbread house. As soon as my mock exams are over, I will be making the most extravagant, incredible gingerbread house the world has ever seen! Expect a blog post of my journey soon!
14. Get those cute Christmas pics!
Another thing I always go on about at this time of year is taking the cutest photos possible! The Christmas lights, the weather, all of it is just super cute and Insta-worthy! Make sure you share your photos with me ❤
15. Make special Christmas cookies!
As you have probably worked out by now, I love baking! I find it so relaxing and decorating things so they look super pretty is just so much fun to me. I love to bake with my friends especially and just because we can’t go to each other’s houses doesn’t mean we can’t still do that!! I for one know I will be FaceTiming my friends and together we can whip up a batch of cookies for our families to enjoy!
16. Make reindeer food
Something I used to love doing when I was five or six was getting food for Santas reindeer and sprinkling it on my lawn on Christmas Eve. It’s something I hold close to my heart and I know if I ever decide to have kids, it’ll be something I share with them. If you want a recipe, I found a lovely one here.
17. Hot chocolate and fluffy sock Friday’s!
The other day, I was talking to my boyfriend about this blog post idea, saying that this was one of the first things I thought of. He blew me away and said he’s never owned a pair of fluffy socks! Crazy! I feel like it should be a law that everyone owns their own pair of fluffy socks and has to wear them at least once a month. I have oodles and boodles of these and I have my gorgeous hot chocolate which I will only ever buy from Whittard’s . Perfect after a tiring week at school, getting into my jammies, putting on whatever binge-worthy thing I’m watching this week, and settling down and see how long it takes for me to become the sofa.
18. Letters to Santa
Yet another fun thing I loved doing when I was young, letters to Santa are the greatest invention known to mankind. Just writing them and hoping that you’ll get what you wished so hard for, and seeing if he listened to your wishes on Christmas Day.
19. Christmas markets
This may be a lot more difficult now, what with restrictions and everything, but if there is one open near you, go to a Christmas market!! They have some of the most gorgeous things in these little shops, I even have a ring I got when I was 12 which I still wear today from the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. (Next year I’m going to go, I refuse to miss out two consecutive years!!)
20. Star gazing
Looking out of my window right now, this may not exactly be the smartest move in the whole galaxy (heh… get it?). But, on a slightly less wet and windy day, go to your local park and just lay there, looking at the stars. I love stars, I used to love going to the planetarium too, just that feeling that you were infinite and you could do anything you put your mind to, it’s just so gorgeous to me. It’s the thought that when you look at them, your soulmate could be looking at them too… gah it’s just so cute to me!
21. BOARD GAME BATTLE!!! [not to the death though, no one should get hurt]
Sometimes I forget how nerdy I can be, then I’ll start getting super excited over board games. I love board games. They’re so much fun and I really enjoy how competitive people get, especially in things like UNO! If you want to get the whole family together, why not create a family pub quiz? Zoom call in the family and see who’s the best at knowing random crap you’ll never need in the real world! It’s super fun and my family did it once a week together over lockdown.
22. Hang up the stockings!
I’ve had my own personal stocking I’ve used since I was born!! I just think they’re the coolest things and it’s so fun hanging them up on Christmas Eve, then coming down the following morning and seeing them all filled to the brim!
23. Get some special Christmas PJs!
Matching or not, get yourself some festive jammies this Christmas season! They have super cute ones everywhere and they’re super affordable too! Get the festive spirit running through your veins this December!
24. Have a lazy day – you deserve it!
No matter what you’ve spent this year doing, I think we can all agree that you deserve a lazy day this December. Enjoy yourself, relax and stay safe this festive season.
See, I vowed to stop writing lockdown articles because I feel like it just gets everyone down and that’s not good because I’m here to inspire, encourage and just help everyone to vibe! But, I felt like this was a rather light hearted article, so I caved and decided to write it. I hope you enjoy and there’s a notice at the end which is kind of important!
Since GCSEs were cancelled, I’ve needed to find something to do for all the time I was meant to be revising and working. I complete all my schoolwork the day it’s set (nerd, I know), which means I have a lot of free time. I could spend this time catastrophising and falling down the deep pit of despair, but that’s very unproductive, and I love being organised and busy. (I ooze Pinterest mum energy if you haven’t been able to tell) Instead, I have devoted my time into random skills and hobbies which may (but most likely may not) help me in the future! If you’re sat at home, bored out of your poor little mind, never fear! For Tati is here!
This is also a good way to keep you busy so you don’t focus on the negatives, thus helping your mental health 🙂 – I’ve got your back babes xx
I can now make sushi! This is a super random one, but for Christmas last year I got a sushi making kit, but I never really had the time to actually make the sushi. Luckily, I have all the time in the world now! (I don’t actually know if that’s lucky…) Nonetheless, I have really enjoyed making sushi and giving it to my friends and family.
2. I’ve been doing lots of artwork. I used to love doing mindful colouring – I found it very calming and the end product made me happy. However, recently I have decided to step out of my comfort zone and draw as well. I’ve never been that confident in my artwork and so it’s been really lovely to be proud of my work – which is a rarity for me!
3. I have found solace in Solitaire. A strangely therapeutic game for me, whenever I’m bored or need to relax I just play a game of solitaire! When I was about six or seven, I used to always play with my Grandma and she’d help to show me all the tricks of the trade and I’m looking forward to showing her how much I’ve improved since then!
4. I’ve organised my room on multiple occasions. I have thrown loads of stuff out of my room and it has been very cathartic. It feels like I am giving myself a fresh start and I’m trying to start a new chapter in my life. You know what they say! Clean room, clean mind, organised room, organised mind.
5. Present shopping! My Mum, Dad, brother and I are all summer babies. This means that there is a lot of present shopping around this time. Now, let me tell you this: I love present shopping. It’s an obsession at this point. If it’s anyone’s birthday coming up, I’ll make a board on Pinterest (which you should definitely follow me on here) and then I decide what present I think will suit them best. I feel like Santa, analysing exactly what I think everyone wants and what will give them the most joy. If Santa ever needs some time off, I’m your (wo)man.
6. Organising parties! This was one of my favourite things to do before lockdown, and it’s still my favourite thing to do now! I love planning things, especially parties and because it’s the big sweet sixteen coming up, I’ve been planning for that! It helps me to focus on one thing and it really helps my budgeting skills and party planning abilities in general!
7. Fitness routines. I’m a sucker for a routine and when it comes to working out, nothing really changes! I’m working on a few articles at the moment about being fit and healthy as a teen so follow my blog so you can be notified every time I post a new article! 🙂
8. Re-branding myself. This lockdown, I have dedicated much of my time to becoming the true Tati. I’ve been working on articles here so I can post once or twice a week, I’ve been wearing whatever I want, I’ve been cutting out all the fakies and the flakies for good which is really exciting. I’m finally starting a new chapter of my life and I’m excited for you all to come along for the ride!
9. Practicing make-up looks! Every time I go out of the house, I’ve been trying a new look to go with my outfits (you can see more of my outfits here). It’s been another fun creative outlet and I know I’ll be able to look my best for sixth form this September!
10. Modelling and taking photos. I’ve been working a lot on my Pinterest recently and this leads me neatly into my news…
As you know, I deleted Instagram in February but I’m planning on re-downloading it at some point. Until then, I have appointed a new member to the Totally Tatian clan – Estella! Estella is in charge of my Instagram and she is my photographer as well as my overall rock. She is the one who I run through all my ideas with and she takes all my photos. Go give her some love and while you’re at it you should follow me 😉
Since Lockdown has begun, I’ve had a lot of free time. Particularly in the evenings and mornings where I would be revising for my GCSE’s, I have nothing to do. Recently, I’ve been finding films on Netflix and Sky Cinema, and watching them. As I really enjoy reviewing things, I’ve decided to update this article after I watch a film. My taste in films is very… broad. By that I mean in the morning I could be watching a light-hearted rom com, but then by the evening I’ll watch a spine-tingling horror film, guaranteed to give the bravest person nightmares for months. As I consider myself a slight movie-buff now, I’ve decided to share every film I watch and give them honest, to the point reviews. This way, I hope I can give you helpful recommendations.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall ★★★★✩
Star-spangled cast, lovely message which honestly made me wish I watched the film sooner! Only downside is, at some points it’s very crude. A feel-good comedy about finding your way after getting beaten down.
That’s My Boy ★★★☆☆
An original storyline and an iconic cast. The biggest downside of this film is they glamorise a teacher and student relationship. If you get past all the dodgy stuff, it’s a very heartfelt film full of plot twists!
Wolf of Wall Street ★★☆☆☆
Honestly, I spent this three-hour long film slightly confused. It was a cool concept and I liked the overall message, there was just a lot of sex, drugs, drugs with sex and sex with drugs.
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels ★★★★★
OH, MY WORD THIS FILM. It’s amazing and so funny and I’ve been quoting it since I watched it. Full of plot twists and you can’t help but love all the characters – as insane as they are.
It’s an iconic film and I loved watching it. I really recommend it. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is because the ending is very underwhelming.
Grown Ups ★★☆☆☆
Cute film, just slightly dull and predictable.
Shawshank Redemption ★★★★★
Complete cinematographic perfection. Amazing storyline, amazing casting, amazing filming. You have to watch this film.
I’ll be updating this article whenever I watch a new film. I hope this helps you find some good things to watch during this bizarre time.
I normally wake up at around 9:00am and when I say I wake up; I mean my Mum wakes me up. I chat to her for a while about some crazy dream I had and then she finally manages to coax me out of bed, and by coax, I mean she gets my little brother to clamber over me until I’m practically shoved out of my own bed.
After I am unceremoniously dumped on the floor, I put on my dressing gown and mooch downstairs ready to eat cereal. I got nostalgic before lockdown, so I got some cheerio’s and I’ve been eating at least a bowl a day… Oops.
I go upstairs and get changed, brush my teeth, have a shower and all that jazz. I like video chatting with my friends, so I wear something nice, if I’m not wearing something chic and stylish, alarm bells immediately go off in everyone’s heads. I pride myself in the outfits I wear, and my loved ones know that more than anyone.
If it was a day, I should be at school I’d aim to do five hours of schoolwork with regular breaks. However, because I should be on Easter Holiday currently, I’m not doing that!!
I’ll go back downstairs and play a game with my brother. So far, we’ve played Minecraft, air hockey, Bop It and even random games from when we were younger. Earlier today we were both playing a Moshi Monsters game on my old Nintendo DSI. After my brother successfully manages to kick my butt at whatever we’re playing, we start on our most recent challenge: getting five stars on everything in Just Dance 2014 on the Wii U. We’ve been nostalgic recently… and by ‘we’ I mean me. After we complete at least four dances, we both separate for a while. I still don’t really know what my bro does during this time, but I know that I’ll watch Everybody Hates Chris or Rick and Morty or Buzzfeed Unsolved and if I’m feeling really adventurous, I’ll watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine. After I’ve had a short-term fix of TV, I go up to my room and work on a Lego set… More specifically the LEGO Disney Castle.
Then, I’ll get changed and do one of the following: Paint my own or my Mum’s nails, work on a present I’m going to give one of my friends or do some colouring/activities in my Feminist Activity Book. I’ll work on that until after Lunch and then go on to do sewing or embroidery as I find it very calming.
After that, I’ll get slightly existential and watch more TV. While doing that, I normally find games I used to play on the iPad from when I was younger, and I’ll restart on those. I’ve recently become obsessed with Jelly Splash and my Mum has had to pry the game away from me! I typically do this for about half an hour to an hour and then I complete some Duolingo. For the past three weeks, I have been learning Russian as I’ve always found it a fascinating language and I’ve always wanted to travel there. I tried to learn the language before, but I never had the time to do it. I strongly recommend it as it’s very rewarding and it’s good to keep your brain active during this time. My Duolingo account is totallyxtati so feel free to follow me on that and we can learn Russian together 🙂
Finally, after I eat dinner, I’ll go out on my daily government allowed form of exercise. I’ll go around my local area and practice skateboarding. Thumper encouraged me to get into skateboarding and now I’m obsessed. It’s super fun and I’ve only fallen off once which is pretty impressive considering I can barely walk in a straight line without tripping.
In the evening, I’ll watch a movie either on my own or with my parents. I’ve watched some great ones (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and some not so great ones (Lizzie). I’m considering writing some more reviews so let me know if you want me to! Also give me film recommendations. :)When I have the time, I’ll read and work on my blog. I’ve been enjoying having the quiet nights in to be honest.
This month has been difficult to say the least. Lets keep holding onto hope, and if we all listen to what the government says it should end soon. Until then, I’ve been Tatiana and just remember: Stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives.