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Stuck at Home?

With the dreaded COVID-19 (Corona Virus) infecting so many of us, staying at home is the best option if possible. While you are keeping away from the crowds maybe you are wondering what you can do while you are isolated. Here are a few suggestions of mine. Including affiliate links of course. Remember, clicking these links will cost you no extra, but if you purchase I may earn a little money from them. So thank you in advance.

Home Decorating

It’s a great time to get on with those decorating jobs that need doing, and you can ease your boredom while freshening up your home. Dulux are currently doing a March Special for Easter.

March Special: £5 Off!

Save £5 off orders of £25 or more when you quote 5OFF25. Offer ends 31/3/2020. Conditions apply.

Add some colour to your home and your life indoors.

Mother’s Day

Can’t get out to see your Mother on Mother’s Day? Why not send her some flowers and a free box of chocolates and have them delivered from Prestige flowers.

There are loads of lovely gifts to choose from and next day delivery if you order before 10pm. Please note delivery fees are more expensive for the weekend. Every Mother’s Day order before 22nd March will be entered into a draw to win free flowers for a year!

flowers and gin for mother's day
Roses and Gin gift set for Mother’s Day (or any day!)

Easter

Easter is usually my favourite holiday of the year, two weeks of no school, lots of chocolate and loads of fresh spring air. It’s not going to feel the same this year, but at least we are lucky enough to have a garden. We don’t have to go without chocolate too, we can always buy our eggs online from the Cadbury Gift Shop.

easter eggs

You can also order a chocolate Mother’s Day gift if you get your order in by 4pm on Saturday 21st March. See my post on Cadbury’s Mother’s Day gifts for inspiration.

You can also buy Mother’s day gifts and Easter Eggs from Thorntons. There is no need to risk the shops. Thorntons have 2 for £12 and 5 for £25 offer on their eggs.

School Closures

With most kids out of school for the foreseable future parents will be wondering what to do with them. Of course their education is important, and so is keeping their minds active and ready for when they finally go back to school.

Twinkl is a resource I have used in the past and they provide some fantastic learning resources. Why not pop on over and see what Twinkl have on offer for Kid’s out of school, and a lot of their resources are free!

Edplace is another educational site that offers learning for children of all ages. It can be expensive for some, but you can get a £1 trial to see if it’s worth it for your child.

Books

Books are going to be more important than ever now, we have agreed as a family to have a reading time each day. I’m not going to force the literature on them but let them choose what they like. We have lots of books already but Waterstones is generally our go to bookstore, the variety is amazing.

If you fancy your chances of winning an educational book on The Plastic Problem, I am giving two copies away currently on my other blog. I’m hoping postal services won’t be affected but they seem to be okay for now.

Other Activities

I’m a huge fan of crochet so I’m stocking up on my wool stash and hoping to get a lot of works in progress finished. My go to wool store is Deramores They currently have some fabulous sales up to 30% off, and I’m thinking of joining in with their Easter Crochet along. I really enjoyed the Christmas one.

The kids are all keen to learn something new while they are off school. We haven’t decided yet what this will be, but it should be fun.

Remember, if you are not sick you can go out, just keep away from other people who may be sick, even if they don’t look it. There are plenty of wide open spaces to explore. Get some fresh air and enjoy a walk.

What will you be doing?

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Easter is My Favourite Holiday

I love Easter. It’s in the spring time, the kids have two whole weeks off school and there is lots of chocolate! What’s not to love. You don’t even have to be religious to enjoy Easter, but if you are then you’ll know how uplifting the Church Service can be on Easter Sunday.

I’m going to visit some of my favourite Easter related things in this post. I may contain links to other sites and even affiliate links, just thought I’d let you know.

Easter Bonnets

My Children are too old for Easter Bonnets now, but here’s some we made earlier.

Easter Treats

Easter really is the time for treats, I know, I know, chocolate is a treat, but we’ll come to that later. Good things come to those that wait. First of all, how about Easter Cakes. I am a big fan of the Simnel Cake. I just adore marzipan (probably more than chocolate!)

This is my tried and tested recipe for Simnel Cake

Easter Simnel Cake

We made some yummy Easter Chocolate bark way back in 2013, It was fun and easy to make but my photography is not so good.

Easter Eggs

Do you have an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday? We do one at home but a couple of years ago we went to a local National Trust Property to do one. We may just do it again this year. You can find out if there is a hunt near you by clicking here.

Finally, here is a pick of a few of my favourite eggs from Cadburys!

Newsflash!! Use the code EGGHUNT at the checkout for 15% off, ends 5th April, so hurry


A box of five of the best selling Medium Cadbury Easter Eggs. Perfect for a family to share or to use for an easter egg hunt. £15.45

Giant Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut Egg with sharing bar. Cadbury’s smooth milk thick shelled chocolate egg with Fruit & Nut inclusions and 1 sharing bar inside each presentation box! £12



Two of our NEW for 2019 a special Easter egg gift of a smooth Dairy milk chocolate hollow Easter egg with a plush Cadbury purple Easter Bunny Toy. £11.98

I hope you have enjoyed my Easter themed post

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