We’ve started it!

You may remember apart from my train set, Hubby bought me this for Christmas.
Well, we decided to start it today, have got all the edge pieces together and have started on the boats.
It got me thinking about things you can do at home to keep you occupied should you have to stay inside and get fed up with the TV.
Puzzles are just one.
Making cards is another.

Playing cards, dominoes or scrabble

Darts (lampshade optional)

DIY board games

DIY snakes and ladders


Yep, we had one on the bed in the boat (I’d actually made three when we were in the cottage, and gave one to my Mum to put round her legs when she sat at the patio windows watching the birds from her chair).

Cooking and baking

You could paint:

Digital Camera

Digital Camera

Digital Camera

Digital Camera


or simply stay in bed.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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29 Responses to We’ve started it!

  1. Sadje says:

    Great ideas.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    I love this post Di. It is so positive and what you’re saying is so bang on. There IS a lot we can do to keep busy and I have to say I am having no problem staying home. It makes me feel better because I know I am safe here and there’s no risk I will come into contact with anyone who has coronavirus.

    • That’s a good thing Fransi. In all of my working jobs, I could never have worked from home, but being retired, even if an under training State Pensioner, our time is our own so we can be careful more than most.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I have been freelancing and working from home since 2009, so maybe that’s why this isn’t dramatic for me. Of course before coronavirus I was able to go out and now I’m staying in all day everyday and that’s certainly different. I guess my attitude will depend on how long I’m shut in, but the way I see it, what choice do we have?

      • Better safe than ill. We’re still walking the dog, but hardly see anyone and if we do, put distance between us, as do they.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Oh that’s fine Di. Even doctors are recommending we all get out for fresh air. The key is to avoid close contact and crowds and to be extremely diligent and careful when you touch anything that lots of other people touch — like ATM machines and door handles for example.

      • Hubby and I went through an exercise some months ago before all this started as to what we touch as a matter of course every day.
        ATMs, doors, food and tins in supermarkets, keypads on checkouts, anything in any shops, handles, trolleys, bins, household items, most of them it’s automatic and you don’t think about it. We adopted wearing rubber gloves when shopping a couple of weeks ago.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Same here Di. I must confess I never stopped to think of how many things I touched without even giving it a thought. Those days are gone.

      • We don’t, do we. I cant remember ever washing my hands so often, and so far am lucky they haven’t dried out or chapped. I don’t use a hand cream either, but our handwash is an antibacterial cream one so maybe that’s why,

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Me too and I’m amazed and grateful my skin is not raw.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Great ideas Di 🌹

  4. joyroses13 says:

    Fun ideas and I really don’t understand how people can get bored at home. There is always something I can do!

  5. Not done a jigsaw in years. What a great idea,

    • We only have this one, but when times improve will get another as I want one either side of the one we already have hanging in the lounge. It will have to be of canal boats though, so choice may be limited.

  6. Carol Anne says:

    Awesome ideas Di! 😀 I like reading and writing and listening to music!

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