1. Getting Out
There have been 3 milestones in the Turner household this week:
- My husband took his sculling boat out onto the Thames
- My youngest son thrashed me at tennis
- I swam in the Serpentine before breakfast. Twice.
Does that mean we are almost #comingoutoflockdown? Who has a clue? The smiley buzz that ran through a random bunch of swimmers at 7am on a sunny morning on the side of a goose poo-filled pond was definitely good for the soul.
2. Cooking for fun
Sarah's daughter took time out from her online school work to bake these brilliant Pizza Biscuits - thank you Craft & Crumb for the kit.
Julia and Anya have been inspired and have come up with six wonderful looking recipes for half term. A bit retro, and in keeping with the extraordinary weather we are enjoying, none of them need an oven. Click here.
3. Music matters
Suzie's family are winning the prize for the most creative a&u Lockdown household. Their album wall is a work in progress but it is sparking a host of discussions as to what albums would make our individual Top 10s.
Jo's daughter is self-teaching herself the piano via the Simply Piano app. I am signing up - apparently I will be able to play Free Falling by the end of half term.
4. Andrew Scott
Just checking you have all clocked him.
In Sea Wall on YouTube until next Monday, 25 May.
Reading Dennis Mahon's Everything is Going to Be Alright via Emilia Clarke's Instagram.
Thank you for existing.
5. Inside the Isabella Plantation
One of my favourite places in London is closed to the public but a drone has been inside and just LOOK at the glory of those azaleas!