Thursday, 21 October 2010

Time to spare? Some ideas to fill time

I am almost officially house bound. Whilst some time out may sound appealing to some, let me assure you that I am bored. Out of my skull. Shopping is out and I think I've reached the end of the internet. Naturally, I've already resorted and filed our entire home office, re-organised all the storage in the house and cleaned all the places that you always put off until you have more time. Apparently, that time came.

I have had no choice but to find some alternatives to fill the time. These have included:

1. Getting into House. This programme is bloody brilliant - Hugh Laurie is a genius and makes you proud to be English. Apparently it's the most successful programme in the world, ever - if you use the measure of most watched programme. Good-o.

2. Knitting. Don't laugh too hard, but I am loving a bit of knitting. My Grandmother taught me when I was little, but I haven't done it for years. I bought a couple of Debbie Bliss books, some needles and wool and voila! Baby items galore. 

3. Make soap. I promise I'm not adding making jam to this list. But ever since I saw Kirstie do it on Kirstie's Homemade Christmas (which was a brilliant programme by the way) I've thought 'how hard can it be?' It takes quite a while to do, but it's very therapeutic - although I won't be able to sample the results for another four weeks. When the time comes, I'll report on whether it was worth it, or whether I should have just gone to Lush instead. 

4. Attempt to master wordpress. This is very traumatic. And is ongoing. I don't want to talk about this any further. 

5. Get ridiculously excited about Halloween. I never used to be into Halloween, but last year we had a party and it was great fun decorating the house and carving pumpkins. I'm planning on doing the same this year - without the party, but with more cupcakes. I can't decide when it's acceptable to put the decorations up - I'm thinking this weekend should be okay.

6. Plan for Christmas. Presents, cards, food - the full works. I love Christmas and now the shops have started to stock their seasonal goodies, I feel no further excuse is needed. 

If there's anything you feel I'm missing, do let me know - any inspiration gratefully received right now!

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