Make The Most Of Covid-19 Self-Isolation

Talk About Surreal

Wow… I’m not really where to start with this one.  I feel as I guess many of you do that everything right now is a bit surreal.  Feeling as if you are part of some horror movie or you are just waiting for someone to jump out and shout. “surprise it was just a joke”.

The thing is our lives now will never be the same.  Today’s post in part is about also how to make the most of Covid-19 Self-Isolation plus my rantings.

Watching what is happening in Europe and the escalation of it I’m convinced it will get to the stage where we will all lose someone that we know.  Personally, I feel we should have been put on lockdown 7 or 8 weeks ago.  But now is not the time to point fingers now is the time to pull together and become the community that has been seriously lacking in this country for too many years.

I remember growing up as a child everyone knew everyone.  Everyone was an “aunt” or an “uncle” even though they weren’t.  People would watch out for each other; fetch peoples washing in when it rained.

The shopkeepers knew my grandmother by name.  The butcher would put aside bits that he knew she would like.  It was a real community.  You felt safe going outside.  It was safe to let your kids go to the park on their own.  We would go out on our pushbikes all the time and only come back when the street lights came on.

This lack of community really needs to stop now; this is our opportunity to pull it back.  Be kind not just to our family and friends but to everyone.  War, famine, poverty, there is no need for any of this to exist.  Not if we all work for the common good.

Baby formula selling for £300 what the fuck is going on in people’s heads just fucking stop it!  Be kind.  Do you really need 200 toilet rolls? Be kind.  Do you really need 10 bottles of anti-bacterial gel? Be kind.  Do you really need to buy every single loaf of bread on the shelf?  Be kind.  For god’s sake, people be kind!

What is the name of your next-door neighbour?  What are the names of the kids you see playing across the road?  How many people on your street do you actually stop and talk to?  I’m just as guilty of this somehow we have all managed to become something or someone that doesn’t rest easy with me.  We can change this now; we can do things right.  Not just for us but everyone else.

These are scary times.  People who struggle with anxiety and depression will be going through hell right now and so will many more.  These are people who don’t usually struggle with their emotions.  People are losing their jobs.  My daughter was made redundant last Friday because of the virus.  Other people are losing their jobs, their businesses including myself.  I have not had a client for weeks.

I have just set up a “not for profit” limited by guarantee community interest company.  This was so that I can provide free complementary therapies to people in an emotional crisis and on a low income.  If you want to follow my progress with the CIC please visit my webpage here and I will be updating it.

There has never been such a time that needs it more than right now yet there is nothing I can do.  I am unable to raise funds.  The profit from private clients was going to provide free treatment but without clients, there is nothing I can do.

10 Ways To Grow Your Own Happiness
Do Something You Love

Due to underlying conditions, I am now in self-isolation.  The easy way to react is; now what?   Try and utilise the time the best you can, decorate, clean, tidy, garden, take up new hobbies, paint, draw, sew, crochet the list is endless.

When your grandchild turns around to you in 20 years time and say. “Grandad what did you do during the virus – be the person that said I helped my neighbours not I went to the supermarket so buy 200 toilet rolls.

Try not to put people at risk; don’t think that maybe you just have a cold.  It’s not worth it and you could pass it on or just be a carrier.  Don’t take the risk.  I’m not going to the supermarkets I can’t help but think of the sneeze covered hands on the trolly handle but that’s just me.

I’m lucky I have quite a few Exante sachets and bars left which I’m more than happy to live on.  A good time to diet; there’s always a silver cloud of some sort.  I’m also not going to the shops to get tempted by all the chocolate or “comfort food” as I see it.   So for me there’s never been a better time and if you decide to do the same and do shop online use my code TRACEY35 and you will get 35% off your bill.  I do get a little bit of money for suggesting that but not life-changing and I only recommend things that I use myself.  But it does contain all the daily vitamins and minerals you need so you could supplement your normal food with a shake a day too.

When we get through this and we will we should have a street party on every single street on the same day.  Come together and celebrate a new era of compassion, empathy, kindness and unconditional love.

Please everyone take care; and we will get through this.

Love as always

Tracey

 

Last 15 Photos On My Phone

Yes it’s that time again I haven’t done this in ages.  A little sneaky peek behind the scenes.  Don’t hold your breath though it’s not very exciting but here we go:

Photo 1 – Homemade Ketogenic Cherry & Almond Breakfast Biscuits

Home-Made Keto Cherry Almond Breakfast Biscuits

Love these little beauties.  Made out of ground almonds instead of flour.  I will be putting the recipe on my keto website soon.  As you know I’m on a diet (aren’t we all) not only to lose weight but to help my fibromyalgia symptoms.  I miss biscuits with coffee but I can make these beauties and then I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything.  

Photo 2 – Keto Packed Lunch For College

College Packed Keto Lunch

Now I know carrots are a bit carby but they aren’t too bad as long as they are in moderation.  So I had a few shavings of carrots for a bit of extra crunch mixed with baby spinach, chinese leaf lettuce, rocket, watercress, kale, tomatoes, spring onion, cress and cucumber with leftover chicken from the night before.  As you can see I also had fresh coconut and a homemade salad dressing of Avocado Oil, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, MCT oil, Balsamic Vinegar with a little bit of  freshly ground Pink Himalayan salt and black pepper – Have to say it was delicious.  There was still some chicken left over so had the same thing again today.

Photo 3 – Back of Sewing Pattern

Sewing pattern

I’ve been inspired to get my sewing machine out again after watching The Sewing Bee (one of my favourite programmes and so glad it’s back on air). So I’ve been looking at patterns and this I took so I could see how much material I needed.  I’ll update you with the progress of this item I can’t wait to get started on it.

Photo 4 – Exante Diet Meal Replacement Shake Smoothie

Exante Diet Meal Replacement Shake

Now I made this for my daughter.  She is always at the gym and she likes to have a smoothie afterwards.  So I made her this out of Exante chocolate meal replacement shake, 1 tbsp of collagen powder, egg white protein powder, a banana and 1 tbsp of peanut butter powder and she loves it!  You can find the Exante chocolate shake here.  Also for my new readers you can get 35% off Exante diet meal replacement meals by using my exclusive code TRACEY35 which is fantastic.

Photo 5 – My Son’s Baby Tortoise

My Son’s Baby Tortoise’s

I can’t remember the names of these little guys but I find them fascinating.  This photo was taken on Mothers Day at his home when they were out having a bit of a run around well as much as a tortoise can do.

Photo 6 – Shepherds Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Shepherds Pie In The Making with Cauliflower Mash

Yep food again you know me only too well.  I know there are carrots in there but again they are ok in moderation on a keto diet.  We are potato free in my house now and they have been replaced by mashed cauliflower which is fantastic even my daughter loves it.

Photo 7 – Prepping For College 

Prepping For A Massage

I’m not sure why I took this and I don’t even remember doing it but this is where I study complementary therapies and a fantastic place it is too.  I think that may be Amanda’s backside you can see on the left.  Shall have to let her know that her butt is on the web.

Photo 8 – My Eldest When He Was Studying Drama

My Eldest

Found this recently and was so happy because I thought I’d lost it.  This is my eldest when he was studying drama.  This is one of the photos I took with me on The Fast Fix Documentary and had in my room.  So proud of him and also of all my children.  So lovely to see them growing and making their own way in life.  Sometimes I wish I could do it all again, I miss holding them in my arms and holding them close.  I’d do it now but I don’t think they would appreciate it.  So all of you out there with little ones cuddle them as much as you can while you can.

Photo 9 – Importance of Play Time

Important Message

I found this the other day and wanted to share it.  I have been saying for as long as I can remember how important it is to play.  To let go –  To have fun – to celebrate your inner child.  Life is too short and play keeps you alive.  For instance for me it is being creative whether that is writing poetry, painting, drawing, sewing a dress, playing with the dog, it can be so many things but whatever it is that makes your heart sing do it and then do it some more!

Photo 10 – Something That Made Me Smile

Made Me Smile

I think this will appeal to my hippy type friends.  You can’t beat a bit of sage.

Photo 11 – Face of Fibromyalgia

Face of Fibromyalgia

One of the worst conditions and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.  It’s about time they made cannabis oil legal.  People are suffering unnecessarily in this country and I find it appalling.  Children having over 100 seizures a day being denied something that will give them their life back but instead we fill them with hundreds of drugs just to fill the fat cat pharmaceuticals pockets.  

Photo 12 – Harvey Houdini My Trusty Canine Sidekick

Harvey Houdini

He’s still going strong bless him.  Found his place next to me in bed.  Not sure what would happen if I ever did manage to find a bloke they would have to fight over it.

Photo 13 – I’m Crap At Technology

Crap At Technology

This was me trying to ask Siri something but instead managed to take a screen shot.  I can’t believe after all this time I still haven’t got the hang of it – no smart remarks 🙂 

Photo 15 – My Dream (please come true)

I Need This In My Garden

I desperately want to get my garden sorted so I can have one of these in it.  I’d be out there all the time.  I’d also use it for massaging clients too.  So if anyone wants to help me sort out the garden (a lot needs doing) you can get free massages afterwards.

There you go I hope they weren’t too boring for you.  

Tracey x