How I’m staying safe and keeping motivated at home during lockdown…
I GET UP ON A MORNING FOR… My two house rabbits, who by 7.30am are usually stomping to be out and play.
BREAKFAST IS… During the week, usually porridge (boring, I know)! On a weekend we have been making an array of breakfasts using whatever we have left in the fridge. A personal favourite so far is poached egg on toast with chorizo, mushroom, red pepper and tomatoes.
TO STAY ACTIVE, I… Have been making the most of the nice weather and running through Jesmond Dene. My Nike Run Club app has helped to keep me on track.
TO UNWIND, I… Like to cook with a glass of wine on an evening. It has been such a tonic over the last few weeks. My allotment is also a great way to switch off for a few hours, particularly when the weather is as great as it has been.
I’M WATCHING… Normal People. For the second time!
I’M READING… Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney.
I’M LISTENING TO… The ‘Summer Acoustic’ playlist on Apple Music has been a favourite in our house. I’ve also been listening to a lot of Jamie XX, Beck and Groove Armada. A very random selection, I know!
SOMEWHERE I’D RATHER BE… We had plans this summer to visit some cities in Europe and whilst I’m disappointed that I won’t be doing any exploring for a little while, I’m enjoying riding the slow train here in Newcastle. So right now, I’m happy exactly where I am.
THREE TOP TIPS FOR STAYING AT HOME…
DURING LOCKDOWN, I HAVE LEARNT… That sometimes you just have to slow down and that that’s completely okay.
QUOTE OF THE DAY… “Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin.” – Napoleon