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Life in Lockdown. What we have been up too.

Good morning my lovelies, I hope that you guys have been having a lovely week so far! I have noticed that spirits and positivity seem to be picking up now that we are allowed to have 6 people in the garden/meet at a park as well as a load of other confusing rules, that quite frankly make no sense. Depressingly the weather has been so shitty recently! Which is why I am praying that the weather picks up again! We have no time for rain right now! So I thought it was about time that I talked about life in lockdown, and what this situation has brought us in this house.

Lockdown has been trying so many of us, we’ve had our share of good days and bad. after a few weeks into lockdown, I decided to give a bit of a break from my normal monthly wrap-ups, So as I have not done a monthly update since the Covid-19 started really. Mainly because Lockdown has felt like a constant form of groundhog day. literally.
So anyway, I thought it would be nice to share what we have actually been up too during the stay at home and stay safe period.

So what has life in lockdown brung?

Lockdown Street Parties

I feel like life in lockdown has been a blessing to get to know our neighbours so well, and so quickly! When the beautiful human ‘Crazy M‘ started bringing our street together by hosting music and dancing for our weekly Thursday claps, which then developed into street quizzes, bingo and a very drunken VE day picnic party.

(Crazy M has been our lockdown superhero, and I honestly suggest you check our her website, she is now offering virtual parties for kids birthdays and doorstop visits around the Hampshire area).

All of these street gatherings have been so amazing and not only brought us closer to our new neighbours but have also given us something to look forward to every week.

After a conversation with Crazy M one night, Emma also shared that I can sing. So with much persuasion and a bit of anxiety, I was able to sing in front of our street on many Thursday night claps, etc.

I have to give VE day a special mention because this party broke a lot of us! with so much alcohol and so many laughs (Yes at a social distance).

Connecting over FaceTime… A lot!

Personally, I have been making a lot of use of the video call feature on my phone recently. Even forcing my parents into answering a video call over the phone to see their faces.
As well as general chats on video calls, we have had group calls with friends for virtual quiz nights! Which have been hilarious! especially when dressing up as an idiot for the video call.

A lot of crafting!

I have been busy finishing old projects and starting plenty of new ones during life in lockdown! I have been spending plenty of time in our craft room fiddling around with varies different projects!
The pros of having our craft room are definitely having the assessability to all of our stashes! making it easier to just get things out instead of rummaging through boxes and trying to keep it compact.

I have been doing so many little projects as well as big ones. Ive learnt how to use a sewing machine! and I have some pretty major crafting plans for the next few weeks! so there is definitely more to come!

The bizarre shopping trips.

Well, I certainly did have to give this one a mention. To clarify I am talking about food shopping. Which going to the supermarket is no longer what it used to be!
We’ve learnt that on a Tuesday (our shopping day) as we are shopping for 2 people, (Ourselves and Emma’s dad) that it is easier to get up for 8 am, just to avoid that masses of ques and be able to get our shopping over and done with!
It is amazing the amount of effort that the stores are putting in place to keep us safe, from clear guards for the shop assistants to the arrows on the floors telling us what way to go. Sadly not everyone is so cautious at this point, and I constantly find myself getting pissed off as someone gets too close!

So many series have been watched.

If you saw my recent post on ‘13 things you need to watch on Netflix‘ you will already know that lockdown has left us watching a lot of Television. Even when we are doing things like me on the laptop, or cross-stitching away, the TV tends to be on. So we have been watching too many series catching up on the things that we have wanted to watch for ages.

I’m also having such fun with watching my childhood shows. I am completely addicted to watching old school programs on Disney+. I mean Hannah Montana, That’s So Raven, Lizzie McGuire, that kinda old school.

Refocusing my business mind.

When lockdown was introduced my online selling business took a pretty massive hit, which of course was unfortunate but very understandable due to the situation. Just like so many others I made the decision to close that businesses whilst this is going on. Also due to the fact that I have illnesses that are high risk and wanted to avoid going out as much as possible.

In the past few weeks I have been refocusing on my business plan and I am launching 2 new businesses. including my photography business ‘AlexaJade Snaps’ and my crafting business of ‘AlexaJade Creates’

It feels rewarding and productive that these are getting in motion finally. They are still in the building process! but I would rather be in that position than putting it off still. My mental health does tend to put me in a damper a lot recently. So I am proud to finally be fighting this.

Life in lockdown is something that so many of us have been struggling with… I have written a list of creative activities here, check them out and try something new!

Focusing on Self-growth.

This year when I posted my 2020 goals, I mentioned how I wanted to focus on my self-love and growth. I have always been the type of person to put myself down for everything possible. I realised I didn’t want to be like that any more and it was about time I realised how worthy I really am!
Confidence is a really tricky thing to Master. If you have a natural confident personality then I admire you! but for so many of us, we are learning to fake it till we make it! which is completely fine.
I have been taking extra time to focus on the reasons to be positive about myself, which is slowly helping my confidence, motivation and mental health.
I have been posting more pictures of myself full length which is something I would always avoid before.

Lockdown may not be completely over, but as things slowly return to ‘the new normal’. Positivity is definitely flowing a lot more right now!

I think so of life right now is just growing acceptance. Acceptance to change and adapting to life in a positive way whilst the world is pretty much upside down.

Thank you beautiful people for reading my little update! Hope you are having a safe time, and our staying strong. I love you all.

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      AlexaJade
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      June 22, 2020 / 11:13 am

      Itโ€™s not quite the same but you have to find the positive sides to things in life. Right?

  1. Avatar June 22, 2020 / 8:36 am

    Such a fab post my lovely, was great reading what you have been up to during lockdown. I’m sending you so much love. Stay strong, stay safe. โ™ก

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

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      AlexaJade
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      June 22, 2020 / 11:15 am

      Thankyou hun ๐Ÿ’› hope you are doing exactly the same. X

  2. Avatar June 22, 2020 / 11:01 am

    it is really interesting what others are doing during the lockdown etc, I am in Canary islands and the lockdown has been more like a prison than a community like yourself. It is nice you have got to get to know your neighbors. I love a lockdown post!! Self-growth is a defo since the lockdown, it’s good to hear your positivity at the end too. Thanks for your share of your post!! Nice mask to where did you get it from? Take care xx

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      AlexaJade
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      June 22, 2020 / 11:14 am

      Thank you so much lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ I made the mask myself ๐Ÿ’›

  3. Avatar June 22, 2020 / 11:44 am

    I love how your neighbourhood has become closer during this pandemic. As well as you being creative. I really think that this pandemic gave us all a time to really focus on what’s important. I’m glad you shared this, thank you๐Ÿ˜Š

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      AlexaJade
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      June 22, 2020 / 6:24 pm

      It has been so amazing! and since we moved in right on lockdown It has really made us love our new house and new street even more! thanks for commenting x

  4. Avatar June 22, 2020 / 11:50 am

    Great post! I loved reading this! Glad you have been managing to do some fun things!

  5. Avatar June 22, 2020 / 2:03 pm

    I admire your spirit through everything that is going on. Alot of people have just given up during this time but you have found ways to turn this pandemic into a focus on improvement.๐Ÿค—

  6. Avatar June 22, 2020 / 2:07 pm

    Looks like you have been making the most of your time in quarantine. It’s crazy how much our lives have changed. Your street parties and crafts look like so much fun.

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      AlexaJade
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      June 22, 2020 / 6:23 pm

      I am totally trying to stay positive! but I really do admit that it isn’t that easy at all!
      Our street parties have been amazing! I feel really lucky.

  7. Avatar June 22, 2020 / 2:40 pm

    Love this Alexa! Lockdown has definitely been a weird time. Seeing how long some of the queues were to get into the supermarket were just outrageous! Love your little bear stitch! Do you sell those? ๐Ÿ™‚ That’d be perfect for my office!

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      AlexaJade
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      June 22, 2020 / 6:22 pm

      Lockdown is just something so weird to experience cause it is totally out of the normal for anyone! right?
      I would love to make you one Jenny! bare with me and I’ll see if I can sort something out!

  8. Avatar June 22, 2020 / 3:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing your Lockdown experiences with us. Sounds like you and your neighbors are having a blast. Love to see positivity come out of an otherwise stressful situation.

  9. Avatar June 22, 2020 / 5:37 pm

    Sounds like youโ€™ve had a super productive lockdown! I love the idea of street parties โ€” I would have loved for something like that to be able to happen where I live! We did do cheers every day at 7pm for healthcare workers though, which was pretty awesome. Hope everything is going well for you with returning to normal!

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    Nons Mshengu
    June 22, 2020 / 9:21 pm

    FaceTime and Netflix has literally been such a saving grace during this lockdown ! Glad to see you are safe and healthy !

  11. Avatar June 24, 2020 / 9:14 am

    Good to see you have kept busy! The street parties and ve day look awesome.

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      AlexaJade
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      June 24, 2020 / 12:28 pm

      thank you so much! I loved making use of my Cricut to create some decorations for the house! I admit that VE day was so much fun, we did get very merry with the neighbours!

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