Monday, 6 April 2020


Day 17:

Hi it's Opeie, lately (while not being able to go anywhere) I have been watching Invader Zim, its amazing. My favourite character is G.I.R. he is so cute!!!!! I love his stupidness! so I ordered a plush of him which is coming on Saturday I can't wait! also yesterday while being stuck in I made a LEGO is really strange not being able to go out. my favourite character used to be mini moose so I built him too. I love the DOOM song its so stupid.

If you are reading this I hope you are not too bored in your house. bye.

Sunday, 5 April 2020

“Colours are brighter when the mind is open”.

Day 16:

While Opeie was mark making with inks yesterday he commented on how lovely the water was when cleaning his quill in a glass of water. The blue pigment was really striking and he decided that he wanted to keep it to make 'potions'. This morning while we were sitting eating our breakfast we were looking at the water again and decided to fill a few bottles with different colours for the sun to shine through. A little bit of colour during these strange times is really good for the soul and has made us realise that we can add a lot more little happy colourful touches to the house to make us smile.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

"Toora loora torra loo rye aye"

Day 15:

After buying Becci a pair of dungarees for Christmas I found myself getting a little jealous every time she wore them because she looks adorable in them and they looked so bloody comfy. last week after a bottle of wine I decided to throw caution to the wind and buy myself a pair. Today they arrived and I don't think I'll be wearing anything but these for the remainder of this isolation period. Dungarees are definitely the way forward... or as Becci calls them 'day pyjamas'.

Friday, 3 April 2020

“Garlic bread, it’s the future, I’ve tasted it.”

Day 14:

Since all this self isolation has begun I've food myself really appreciating the little things, like us finally bothering to work out the weight of a pasta portion per person so to not end up with loads left and picking wild garlic while out for our 1 hour daily allotted walk, to make garlic bread with a lovely home made loaf that Becci kindly brought round to us, yum. 

Thursday, 2 April 2020

"The little things made me who I am today"

Day 13:

Just a random robin sitting in a tree as we were out for our daily hour walk. It did a pooh while we were watching it which made Opeie chuckle. It's the little things that really matter these days.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take You Everywhere"

day 12:

I think we've done well so far not to have been bored for too long yet. concentrating on our mental health through all of this, over everything else has meant that a huge chunk of Opeie's learning has been through play. And today we found ourselves in a long drawn out LEGO drama around me trying to stop a wedding in a rainbow coloured monster truck. All ended well after winning back my lady from the sleazy 'captain Elvis guy'.  I love that little dude of mines imagination.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

Day 11:

When all this Coronavirus drama is over and we all go back to our usual routines I wonder how many of us will have acquired new hobbies and skills. It would be a waste to not be trying new things while we are all stuck in our homes and lets be honest if you are anything like me at the moment, anything that can get you back in to bed quicker is a bonus and time really does fly when you are doing something interesting. 

We've started watching some drawing classes and have lots of others to watch on various things. I've also been trying to master the Rubix cube. After a few days I can get this far, which I'm feeling pretty chuffed about. Ive just got to master that top layer now.

Monday, 30 March 2020

"Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster."

Day 10:

It would be so easy during these insanely weird times to just lose all hope and fall into a deep emotional pit of stress and worry, and although the last few weeks have affected me deeply (as they have most of us), I'm doing my best to say 'NO!' We need to focus on the love and the laughter. Like eating S'mores with a beard and giving no fluffs about the mess I'm leaving as I eat. This is the new world now people and we need to embrace it or we'll lose our minds.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

"Life is full of banana skins. You slip, you carry on."

Day 9:

If it makes us smile then we need to hold on to it and that is so much more true during these strange times. This photo is really making Opeie smile at the moment so as far as Im concerned it is the most important picture in my phone.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

"Be Excellent to each other, and Party on Dudes!"

Day 8:

It will no doubt be one of the weirdest birthdays that Opeie is going to experience with everything that's going on in the world at the moment but I wanted him to feel just as special when he woke up this morning. Its crazy that 9 years have flown by this quickly and although I clearly didn't envision us spending it in isolation, he's had a pretty lovely day. Despite the current situation the only thing that was missing was him being able to spend it with his friends. As I write this though I can hear him downstairs playing online with his besties, So I'm pretty thankful for technology today.

Also I'm looking forward to the cake.