10 things to do in Quarantine

Hi,

Its Sis84 here and today I’m going to share some hacks and things to do to beat lockdown boredom wherever you are.

1 – Binge watch your favourite movies or series. This could be on Netflix, freeform, Disney+ or BBC iPlayer.

2 – Learn the lyrics to your favourite songs whether it is Disney or rap.

3 – Re-read your favourite series of individual book. This could be audio books, kindle or paperback.

4 – Improve your drawing or painting skills, to come out of lockdown a brilliant artist.

5 – Have an indoor photoshoot or take pictures of your garden. You can use family members or pets as models.

6 – Why not write a short story or play. If it’s a play why not act it out.

7 – Learn some new card games for you and your family to play or become a cunning magician.

8 – Play some boardgames with your family.

9 – Play some outdoor games in your garden.

10 – Facetime or chat with your friends on WhatsApp, house party or zoom.

These are just some ideas to keep you free form boredom during lockdown.

Remember keep safe and wash your hands!

Happy International Women’s Day!

To celebrate International Women’s Day I am going to tell you about some of my role models. So in no particular order:

1. Emily Pankhurst – she was an English political activist and is know for organising the UK suffragette movement

2. Emily Davidson – she was an martyr for the suffragette movement in order to get the rights for women’s votes within England

3. Rosa Parks – she fought for equal rights in America for refusing to give up her seat during the Montgomery bus boycott

4. Katherine Johnson – she was an American mathematician who helped to calculate the orbital mechanics for NASA in order to complete the success of the first US crewed spaceflight

5. Malala Yousafzai – she helps to fight for human rights especially for women and children’s education from the Taliban

6. all the women in my family including my Mum, my Grandma and my Nan (who’s birthday is today – Happy Birthday Nanny!)

Happy Founders Day!

Today across the world we celebrate Founder Day. Robert Baden Powell was born on February 22nd 1857. However, previously I have celebrated World Thinking Day – which is the Guiding version of Founders Day after, Robert Baden Powell’s wife, Olave – whom also has the same birthday just in 1889.

I like to spend today thinking about my fellow Scouts and Guides from around the World. Having had the opportunity to attend WSJ2019 I feel honoured to be part of such a giant group of people.

Tea for Blue

Howdy Blue here,

84’s been a busy 🐝 recently, so I’ve taken over the reins again.

84 has told me that if I’m doing a take over I have to blog about something useful. Well I nearly said phnh to that but then I had an idea – I’m going to share with you how I make the perfect cup of tea.

Apologies in advance if I miss a few steps but I’m only a little bear. 🐻

Step one:

Fill the kettle with water and turn on the kettle.

Step two:

While waiting for the water to boil, get a mug and place a tea bag in it.

Step three:

Now here’s the shocker place your desired amount of milk into the mug.

Step four:

When the water has boiled, pour it into the mug.

Step five:

Leave the tea to brew for a few minutes

Step six:

Stir the tea to see how strong it is – check the colour I like mine strong so leave the teabag in for a while.

Step seven:

When the tea is the desired strength remove the teabag

Step eight:

Leave to cool for a short time – nobody likes a burnt tongue.
Finally enjoy the perfect cup of tea.

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Happy Palindrome Day
Today it’s 02 02 2020
Some of you are aware that my name is also a palindrome.
Palindrome comes from the Greek palin, meaning again and dromos, meaning way or direction.

So I thought today I’d share a few more examples with you

racecar
refer
kayak
level
madam

Was it a car or a cat I saw
Never odd or even

Even four of the species of Pokemon are palindromic: Eevee, Girafarig, Ho-Oh, and Alomomola

WOW (I bet you didn’t see that coming!)

The rest of my busy week …

My crafts at the Spa Evening all ready to fundraise!

On Wednesday, I was busy creating new craft items such as hair bobbles to sale at a spa evening on the Saturday. On Thursday, I had dance where we did some contact and contemporary improvisation. On Friday, I was busy sewing making some hand sanitiser holders to sale the next day.

Looking at different style fingerprints

On Saturday, I went to a university open day where I was looking at the Forensic Science course. I learnt about the different machines, which can help analyse different samples as well as different machines which can help solve key points in a crime scene. We learnt about how you should enter a crime scene and what evidence should be taken first as well as how to take a fingerprint sample. I saw versions of university accommodation as well. That evening, sewed on buttons before I headed out to fundraiser at a spa event.

Victorian Christmas Market

On Sunday, I headed to the local Victorian market – it was very pretty and bustling. That afternoon, I headed back home to complete my homework and plan the Beavers meeting which is being run by the young leaders.

Happy Halloween

A quick update from me.

Today I have been busy updating my personal development goals and submitting them. I then followed by quickly creating a Pinterest board of Pumpkin carving ideas before I started de-gutting my pumpkin.

With the pumpkin seed I toasted them in order to make toasted cinnamon sugar seeds. These turned out very delicious.

I soon decided to carve my pumpkin as a dinosaur which you can see within the top photo. I personally think it turned out very well.

This evening, I started packing for my reunion camp making sure that I will not forget anything important and most importantly will not get cold – the UK weather has certainly gotten very cold very quickly (soon I guess it’ll be snowing – *touch wood*).