Many are struggling with Stay-At-Home Blues, and are finding it hard to stay positive during this enforced Covid19 Lockdown.
I work from home and have had a few years packed with many activities at home – work, hobbies as well as running my home. Often these past years, just getting out of the house has been an effort for me. So, while this lockdown meant I had to restructure my daily routine because my husband and I are both at home, the stay-at-home part has not been all that bad for me.
We took some days to figure out our work spaces, so that both of us can work without disurbance, and it’s been quite nice.
So, here 5 tips that will help you enjoy the Stay-At-Home Blues :
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My husband and I have lived without a maid often, mostly because I would rather that, than have a maid who works badly. And because when I have a good maid, I happily give her long leave whenever she needs it. I’d rather have one person work for me permanently, than keep switching maids each year.
The times without a maid have always been a struggle for me, until recently. We made a lot of changes at home, and I reorganised my workflow, trying different ways, until I found something that works.
So, here’s 8 tips to help you live comfortably without a maid.
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A guide for my piano students who are moving to online lessons on a temporary basis. I hope this post helps other students who are moving to online learning.
The set-up in this post is basic and at no extra cost, for students who don’t want to spend on setting up for online lessons. It is meant for my students who usually learn in-studio, and take online lessons just once in a way. Or who move to online lessons on a temporary basis for a short period of time, and will return to in-studio lessons after that.
It’s time to take precautions so that COVID19 doesn’t spread, and be safe.
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She’s new to the building and here’s what they say,
She has a career, and is out at work all day.
Comes home late from the office, is NEVER around,
To chat with the women, when they all gather down. Continue reading Microwave Madam
It has to be a full circle to show you your face,
A mirror that reveals that hidden, dark place.
The good that rings true, plus the faults that you hide,
Life will take you on it’s roller coaster ride.
It has to be a full circle because you have to pay,
The piper you called out in your hour of disgrace. Continue reading A Full Circle
For those of you who don’t live here, a ‘COPY’ is a notebook, usually an exercise book used for school homework. Now coffee, is just coffee, but is also pronounced ‘COPHEE’ like copy, but with an ‘h’ sound added to it, because in many Indian languages an f vowel is pronounced ph. This can cause much confusion!
This post will help you get familiar with commonly used terms when you go shopping for clothes here in Navi Mumbai (and in many other parts of India), so that you are able to find what you want without too much difficulty.
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A ‘Found’ Essay
I decided to use ‘found’ lines from my own poems, using techniques for writing found poetry. More on this in my post Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry
Reading a little bit of ‘Why Mummy Drinks’ by Gill Sims made me want to try my hand at a different style of writing. Light hearted, but with a message.
Continue reading If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay