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Thursday, 7 May 2020

'Sometimes a little thing you do gives happiness to someone. So never stop doing little things'. Anurag Prakash Ray

In the lockdown school holidays, one child 'camped' around the house. Making tents under tables or behind the lounge, she slept on beanbags or blow up matresses or a myriad of other make shift bed materials. Each night before bed there was an industrious building of a cubby before settling down for sleep.

I decorated the surrounds with the vine fairy lights, so she was 'in the wild'.

It was silly.
It was funny.
It made the 'holidays' different to the last 2 weeks of lock down school in the exact same place.

In these strange days, small things are becoming everything.

Make that exotic cocktail.
Read in the sunshine.
Dress up for zoom.
Do whatever you need to in order to make it a little less dull, Find things to differentiate the days.

Take care, and enjoy what you can.

Linking with #LovingLifeLinky #PictorialTuesday  B&WWeekend. and #MySundayBest

As an aside, someone shared this article on FB.  There was apparently emotional and scientific reasoning behind the action...

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

Musings Of A Tired Mummy


  1. I've got the cocktail thing down pat.

  2. I thought it was a robot at first heheh! ;-)

    Have a campsafetastic week 😷😷😷

  3. Love your posting. and I love your takeoff of Marice Sendek "Where the wild things are"

  4. Sorry to be so late visiting - it's been a busy few days!

    Fun! I like the idea :)

  5. Love this - nice to see creativity to cope with covid.
    Thanks for sharing at

  6. Sounds very fun. Reminds me of when mine were little and loved to have the blanket over two chairs or tables to get under or makeshift boxes. Have a good week.

  7. My sister and I used to do this when we were little. It was grand fun.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  8. Small things are what makes life enjoyable. What a great imagination!

  9. Only boring people get bored! Such wonderful ideas to amuse the little ones (as well as the grown-ups), Lydia.
    Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

  10. Oh gosh I remember how much fun making indoor tents was (for my grandkids, kids, and even wayyy back to my own childhood ... some things never change! A great idea for your youngster to “camp out” .... activating his imagination. I like your suggestions for the grownups too ! We need to keep our creativity going too!

  11. Interestingly, a friend posted this - apparently it was a good for mental health activity. Who knew?!

  12. Camping and cocktails sounds like the ideal thing to do to cheer us all up. I might let mine do the camping, and dig out a drink! Thanks for sharing with #stayclassymama

  13. Oh yes, absolutely loving this, so true! Thank you for linking up with #KCACOLS, hope you'll join in again next time! x

  14. We slept out in the garden in our tent and have been trying to have special experiences despite the limitations. Small things can be especially magical for children so it is important to encourage wonder. Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

  15. 'Small things are becoming everything' - so true and an approach to life that's kept me going through all this often negative change.

    SSG xxx

  16. I've had to start taking more care in how I dress each day and putting on a little make up because being a sloth in daggy clothes and no makeup was making me depressed. I've also been having a Bailey's on ice around 5pm which is a little something I look forward to each day. xo

  17. I love it. It truly is the little things that make magic.

  18. I have definitely been making those cocktails!

  19. That is so true. I dressed up and put make up for a zoom meeting. It felt great! :-)

  20. Far too much champagne going on for me.
    A big yes to dressing for the video meetings
    And YAY MUM for the fairy lights