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Awesome Things To Do In Lock down- COVID-19

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I know its a difficult time for all of you- and us.

 

I hope you are all keeping well and busy as you can at home while we are stuck down while the corona virus is going on. Try to have fun at home- even though there is a lock down make the most of the time you have when normally busy working or elsewhere- you couldn’t spend your time at home.

 

 

While as you know, my great readers- we are a travel site. You can still check out places to go in the future and even write out a bucket list of destinations to go. We can not let this lockdown be the last of us or the corona virus.  Life has to move on but for now- keep yourselves safe as you can.

 

For now though- we are not giving up! We hope that the corona virus  passes soon- so we can all get back to normal as we can while we and after our lock down. I wonder what you have been up to? Let us know in the comments below. We are a friendly site you can share everything with! (Please keep it nice lol)

 

While as you know we like a good adventure- we still like to make the most of it- where ever we are. For young and older- this blog may amuse you for all.

 

How You May Ask?

 

While many complain of boredom on social media, you can actually laugh at some of the things boredom drives people to do while sitting in their caves while we are on lock down!

With some humour right? We all need something to cheer us up at least at this crazy time in the world. So check the internet for some funny things to keep you amused.

The other day, I hash-tagged ‘bored’ on search in Twitter- Just out of curiosity while I was in a silly mood.

There were thousands saying the same thing- people all dressed up- nowhere to go *Search it- made me laugh anyway! lol Some people painting rainbow makeup while others made videos dancing on Ticktock…..

I think while you’re at home- why not make the most of it right? There is so much to do yet- maybe some you need some ideas and motivation!

 

It’s so easy to sit at home and lounge around but after a couple of days, things become the same old and we get lazy. How about making a productive week without even having to go as far as the garden?

There’s no need to be bored if you think about it! Lets get creative 🙂

So here goes- Suzy the Editor list of things to do:

 

 

 

Everyone’s Stealing The Toilet Rolls At Your Local Store Like Its The Last – But Not The Plants! 

 

Do The Garden!

Lets make a wacky garden. Not just for the day- but to enjoy every weekend you can sit out on a Friday night. Now is the perfect time to make your garden beautiful- and even if you’re only get a metre out from your front door- you can still make the most of what you have got!

Grab your chairs and enjoy the sunshine… as long as your not far from the  doorstep- who cares! LOL. I live in France and as you may know- flowers can turn any dull balcony into a nice sitting area 🙂

We used to rely on our local stores for groceries but why not think about growing your own?

Honestly its not as difficult as you think.

We know you are not all living in countryside houses like myself, but I have lived in the smallest spaces imagined- I understand. There are so many spaces near by you may be able to use quietly.

Now if you think about it, we throw apples away- they have pips.

Potatoes have a way of growing on their own. Put them in soil and somewhere dark. Have you ever left potatoes so long, have you seen what happens to them? Shoots!

Same with carrots and all the other vegetables. Why waste what you throw away when it can be grown again? You are wasting money in stores!!! All you need is the right soil which is much cheaper investment to buy in stores/ supermarkets. The truth is- Vegatables have their own life cycle- you either use it or you dont. Dont know what I mean? Every fruit or every vegetable has pips- they are meant to be seeded!!! You just ignore the fact!

I totally understand if you live in an apartment and thinking- I cant do that! Why not find a secret place near by that has fields (as long as your not on somebodys property) You can grow things with good soil! If you have a small balcony- there are also things you can do just from there. Its not all about weather just google what you can grow in all kinds of wethers. Even better if you have a greenhouse. Nobody needs to a speciality in gardening (a bit like myself) I am learning new things everyday!

Party At Home!

Now lets not be boring!

Although your weekends once used to consist of night clubs, local bars and socialising with friends- why not do up the home so you can create your own night club space. Make your cocktails, find some great music (without annoying the neighbours) and even post to your friends you can still enjoy a little festival at home. (sounds weird right- ha ha) If your creative with music- get out the decks! No one can judge being your own DJ at home!

Whether you got a few people at home to enjoy it with or home alone- make sure you Skype this stuff when your done to friends or post a how to on YouTube. Make your garden like an outdoor bar (not a bar as such- but enough solar lights) and grab as many LED products as you can. Just need strobe lights!

Lets get rid of that lock down boredom! Create something amazing!

lock down UV lights for home

Have You Noticed- No one’s Trolley Dashing To Buy Paint!

‘Hurry paint crisis”

”last strip of the fence to do! ” 

”last paintbrush- that woman’s got the last one- tell her I will buy it off her for 50 dollars”

Not quite…….. ha ha!

 

 

Why not bring a little bit of outdoor’s inside with beach designs

Do Up The House!

Those bits and pieces you have been meaning to do for a while- why not brighten it up with a splash of colour!

While everyone’s fighting over sanitizer- grab that paint! Be productive to make your house as welcome you want your guests when this is all over and feel proud!

I especially love the wall murals you can transform your rooms for under $20!Various wall designs to choose from the city to the beach.

beach wall murial to decorate the walls of your home

Although we are a travel shop-  recently Suzy the editor opened a shop of her favorite items while in lock down. See my french furniture and other house items on my Amazon store

@ Shop At Suzy Sparkles

Wine, Fashion, Electronics & Home Decor

Learn a language

Learn a language FREE FOREVER!

Ok so everyone thinks its end of the world Apocolypse, but who knows- you might actually be visiting another country next year! So why not find a new language to learn!

I find Duolingo @  the best so far while others I had found a little tedious and clicked off fast. I think its got better over the last few years and it’s just as good as paid classes *I know- I’ve done both! Some things I have learned on Duolingo I haven’t in class and I have to say- this app makes you remember it well.

I polish up my French skills on here now and again.

Learning a language is also handy if you’re going abroad. I once couldn’t even read the labels in the supermarket!

Once you learn the basics, it gives you the freedom of exploring a whole other country while being more independent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tired of looking for work? Without work? Fear no more- learn to be your own boss this lock down.

Work From Home/Go Freelance

There are so many online jobs these days you can almost work at home to find some extra money. I started off on Upwork and other freelance sites.

You just have to give yourself some credit and believe you can do this- and why not? Don’t go for these get rich ads on YouTube- I guarantee they won’t work. I have spent money on these in years passed – to of felt let down at the worst- no money earned. They took my subscription money and I was left with no hope and no help.

What you need is realistic jobs and paid for each job you do. Marketing is great but if you can find jobs paid by the hour or by the project- I suggest you go for those for a guaranteed wage. I think blogging is a great way to start and it can be also therapeutic as well as passing the time being productive!

To complete your first freelance job feels so worth it. If you’re looking for a laptop lifestyle you can build on that now while travelling in the future. You can also write eBooks like this one here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MAKE-MONEY-ONLINE-FIRST-TIME-ebook/dp/B01K57D9IC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=

This was my first book in 2015!

– Beginner Friendly!

Make Some Awesome YouTube Videos

Have you got a hidden skill at home or a funny bunch of people to include?

Why not make a cool channel (perhaps painting, woodwork, music, how-to videos, etc) and build a future income. Or if you got a family like the Kardashians- can always stage a few episodes haha!

It is so true that sometimes while sitting down- there is money to be made and a variety of ways.

There are so many urban explorers these days making thousands on YouTube- there’s always a way to start exploring abandoned or interesting places (within your vicinity that is)but always be sure to have someone with you. Don’t go anywhere you shouldn’t an make sure you abide by the rules! Rural areas might be better for this at this time.

Do you love makeup? Be the next best thing on sharing your makeup skills…

Exercise- Look Great By Summer!

Get Fit!

While we don’t have hundreds of miles to go from now on, we still have online dance and gym classes… wouldn’t you prefer that in your own home than standing next to competitive idiots on a treadmill? haha!

Skype/Messenger

friends calling on messenger and making the most of time together

Why not make the most out of video ?

You use social media  to post your pics but you don’t actually like say direct hellos? Why not use this time to spend some quality time with friends and family on video! Cant have a social drink with friends? There’s always the weekend on messenger!

Messenger is just as good as a visit and its a great way to keep in touch with your loved ones!

Create A New Business Idea

Dreams Never Expire

Use this time to draw out a business plan and chip away at it! Research- nobody was born in this world ‘lucky’ we all have to learn!

It so annoys me about the assumptions that someone has to be extra special with a million dollars just to make a business plan work. I think its a matter of time and effort more than money. Money is always a little advertising bonus, but the lady that recommended me to start blogging never spent a dollar and eventually- she found what she loved- and earns from it.

Learn how to create your own blog or how to design your own website at your own pace by watching videos for help or just trying things out.

*I remember how daunting it can be when I didn’t know but with , a drag and drop builder makes it fun and easy to use! I absolutely love this platform over others. Why? I think its addictive- even for beginners!

This is probably my 7th website- but take a look at the latest project

Yis site- this week!

The truth is you can be anything you want!

Be Creative and sell

Can you knit a pair of bed socks or has an awesome skill? lol

Why not make the most of your skills while we are going through a long lock down. It is so true though your passions can make money! No time for boredom- you will just go stir crazy doing nothing- make the most of you!

Lock down is all about keeping busy and keeping safe!

Lock Down Build!

 

 

Learn to build an outdoor Gazebo with pretty LED lights to sit out at night

Have you got some building to do- extra parts of the house or projects you need to do? There’s always a first in DIY and woodwork! Why not use this time to get it done…..

LED Pallet Bed- Easy To Make

Infinity table

Pinterest is great or DIY & Crafts- simply to get the idea from the photos themselves or find alternative instructions on YouTube.

I hope You Enjoyed Awesome things To Do In Lock-down

I hope we get past this stage and wishing you and your family the best of health.

Stay home and keep safe.

Keep busy, keep positive & keep strong!

Suzy @ BVA Bookings

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