Day 138: A Cinderella Movie and Some Gardening

Just wanted to update you on how I felt after my very long walk yesterday. Although I had rushed out the house a bit stressed, I returned one hour and twenty minutes later in a happier state of mind. It’s amazing what fresh air, exercise, and time to think can do. It reframes your mind and allows you to see things much clearer.

When I got back, the house was quiet and my girls were keeping themselves occupied in their rooms. They then decided to made a delicious lemon drizzle cake whilst I pottered around in the garden. I later found out that my husband didn’t even know that I’d gone out for a walk as he had fallen asleep on the settee!

I suggested a takeaway for dinner and went to collect 3 x burger and fries and 1 x pizza from our favourite Farmhouse restaurant (practising social distancing of course). It was delicious and I was very grateful that I didn’t have to cook. We finished the evening watching the ‘very different’ Eurovision Song Contest – 30 seconds of each song without the voting.

Today was better

I felt much more calm and in control today. I tried to go with the flow of how I was feeling and after a late breakfast asked my daughters if they wanted to watch a girlie movie together. We chose Cinderella – the 2015 version with Lily James. It’s a beautiful feel-good type of film, and ‘have courage’ and ‘be kind’ echoed in my mind long after the film.

It’s time for the baby plants to go outside

It was lovely weather today and I was determined to repot some of the plants that I’d started growing from seedlings at the beginning of lockdown. They’ve been in the conservatory and every day we’ve been putting them on the patio for watering and to get them used to being outside. This is how much the geraniums and whirlybird mix have grown from the three packets of seeds I sowed back in March

I found some tubs down the side of the house last week and used these as new homes for some of the plants. Let’s see how they survive outside.

I haven’t put the geraniums out yet, I think they need another week or so, as they are quite small. Can’t wait until they all flower as it will give some colour to our very green garden.

Cooked a roast this evening and my daughter helped me clear up. I’m going to relax now as I’m shattered.

Hope you’ve all had a good weekend.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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4 Responses to Day 138: A Cinderella Movie and Some Gardening

  1. PRASHANT JAIN says:


  2. That must have been some walk! Congratulations on growing geraniums from seed, not an easy task.

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