Wednesday, March 25, 2020

5 Good Things #2

Hello to everyone and happy Wednesday! Before I begin this post I'd love you to quickly comment down below, one good thing that you've done this week/seen this week. No matter how big or small, let me know one good thing. I uploaded my first "5 Good Things" blog post the other day and thought perhaps it's something I'll do continuously, once a week, twice a week, just spreading a bit of positivity to everyone. 

Blossom Trees - I've obviously been doing my most to self-distance and only go out when entirely necessary. I have been going on a daily walk and have noticed all the blossom trees have started to come out. Honestly the parks and roads have never looked so pretty, they have just really brightened up my week! 

Writing letters to care homes - Across the world, with care homes closing their doors, it means now more than ever that their residents can be isolated and lonely during this time when they have no visitors. I heard from someone at work that there was a care home down the road from her that was asking for letters to their residents. I then did a little bit of research and found this website here Anchor Hanover who have a load of care homes across the country asking for #BeKindToOneAnother letters to their residents. You can type in your postcode and find a care home closest to you. I also joined this group on Facebook called "Postcards of Kindness" who also have a long list of care homes you can write to. All it takes is an introduction to yourself, something you've done that day, a fun fact, a chat about anything that can make them feel in company and get the residents talking to one another.

Virtual Pub Quiz - My flatmate and our friends decided that on Sunday we would come together for a weekly FaceTime pub quiz. We all were given one round each to come up with questions, this week I had TV. We then had a sheet of paper in front of us where we would write all the answers down. It was absolutely hilarious, and although I lost (no surprise there), it really took our mind off everything for an hour and a bit! Our rounds were; TV, Music, Film, General Knowledge (2020), Food & Drink and Sport (which I did shocking in). See if you can grab your friends for a pub quiz!

Finishing a book - This week I've finished my most recent read Us by David Nicholls. I absolutely loved his first book, One Day, and I loved this book equally as much. It follows the story of a family; Connie, Douglas and their son Albie. Connie has decided she wants to leave Douglas, and with their son going off to College too, Douglas finds that he's going to be left alone. He tries to resolve it by still going on their family 'grand tour' trip they had planned around Europe. I absolutely loved the characters in this book, could totally visualise every inch of the book as well. I've also seen that the BBC are creating a four-part drama based on the book last year which I really hope I get to watch sometime soon!

Surprise Parcels - Because it was my birthday last week I received a couple of surprise parcels in the post which insanely brightened my day. Firstly was a lovely Letter Box Hamper from my team at work which was filled with some immense snacks. This is such a lovely gift and they have so many to chose from, so if you know anyone whose isolated they can get a little gift through their letter box. Another adorable parcel that came through was some gorgeous flowers from my friend for my birthday which really brightened up my day. They're from a company Flowerbe Not On The High Street - and honestly they are so beautiful and look like forest flowers. They're also perfect because they fit in your post box to so are a perfect gift!



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  1. One good thing from my week has been poetry reading out in the garden!! It's been so nourishing to the soul & allowed me to find calm in beautiful words & Spring weather. Love what you shared here! Writing to care homes is so thoughtful, now more than ever xx

    brineandbooks.com

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    1. Ohhh how lovely!! I absolutely love the spring weather and it 100% is lifting up my spirits more at the moment! xx

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  2. Love the sound of a virtual pub quiz! That sound's like so much fun and a great way to still be social without going out. Love the rest of these as well. Please keep going with these posts. They're so refreshing to read xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

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    1. It was so much fun and obviously we had gin with us too to make it feel like a proper quiz ha! Aw thank you, definitely will be, they're so refreshing tow rite as well! xx

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  3. Happy belated birthday! What pretty flowers :) I think even in these crazy times there is a lot of good, it's nice I get to spend my time at home with the kids :)

    Hope that your week is going well :) I'm continuing to work from home this week.

    Away From Blue

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    1. Ahh thank you! Aren't they gorgeous! Hope WFH is going well and stay safe! xx

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  4. How lovely to send letters to care homes! The blossom is definitely a lovely thing to see too! x

    Beautylymin | Beauty Bundle Giveaway

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    1. Isn't it! I just think it must be awful for them to not be able to have any visitors so it must be nice to receive some letters for comfort! xx

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  5. I hope you are staying safe lovely x

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  6. Blossom trees are just so gorgeous aren't they. Especially when they have a back drop of a blue sky, with no clouds to be seen. Given all this social distancing, I did a garden work out this morning, and I definitely feel that my day has gotten off to a better start. Stay safe lovely x
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aren't they! I just feel like they're making my one outting a day just a little brighter! I would have loved to have a garden, but we're going to the park (staying safe distance though) which is so nice! xx

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  7. I love reading these sorts of posts, especially at times like these! I'm definitely going to have a look if any care homes near me in particular are after letters as it would be great to go in and meet the residents once this is over! x

    Becca / becc4 blog

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    1. I'm so glad, I hope they're here just to brighten up everyone's day a little bit! Yes please do, I know they would really appreciate it. I'd love to get a pen pal out of it! xx

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  8. Oh wow, such a lovely post - and very much needed. For me it has to be just taking the time to appreciate the sunrise each day; rather than rushing for my commute, I can actually take those moments to properly enjoy it. Hope you stay safe and well.


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    1. I'm so glad :) That's so lovely to see the sunrise! I think we're all going to come out fo this feeling so much more grateful for small things! xx

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  9. I love these ideas! I've got a few birthday cards I need to post soon so definitely going to write them a little letter too! xx
    Danielle's Beauty Blog 

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    1. Ahh that'd be lovely I'm sure so many people would appreciate it and brighten up their day! xx

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  10. I think it's so nice to send letters to care homes xx

    www.anacelinelabod.de

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  11. The letters to care homes is such an amazing idea! I would love to do that, thank you for sharing the idea with us it's so lovely xo

    Makeup Muddle

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  12. The blossom on the trees is beautiful isn't it! My neighbours having one in their garden and I always admire it! Those flowers are soo pretty too. Stay safe and well!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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