07/05/20 Today I made scones

I haven’t made scones since I was at school. It was probably 38 years ago. I know it is hard to believe I have been on this planet more than 40 years.

You can tell can’t you? The gap between baking scones I mean. I don’t think I will be applying for bake off anytime soon. I decided as part of my rehab I would create something so I have been thinking about baking for a while. I love Bake Off, so I thought I would give it a go. Lisa said baking scones is easy so I thought I would give it a go. And it is VE day and the street is holding a social distancing street party in our front gardens, so I thought I would bake scones and we would sit in our garden drinking tea and eating scones and jam. I think I might ask Lisa to buy some scones when she is out shopping.

Anyway it distracted me and got me up and about, and made me smile. I am a bit pooped now though.

All in all it has been quite a creative day so far. We have a Facebook group at work for staff who are working from home, self isolating or are shielded, to keep people connected and part of a community. Yesterday I invited the group to submit artwork of any form and we would create a gallery documenting our experiences and our creativity. Already there are some quite brilliant creations. So this morning after I had done my exercises in the garden I decided to get all arty with my camera on my phone and took a few pictures to go on the gallery. I really enjoyed it I chose 2 pictures that sum up what I feel about our garden. It always feels tranqui and magical and is my connection with nature. About 5 years ago I camped for a month in the garden for charity, so I have a real affection for my garden. I know you want to see my pictures so I will add them at the end.

Being creative, producing something for the sake of it, is so rewarding, especially when there is so much uncertainty. The best thing is you don’t have to be amazing at it, you just have to enjoy it. I might try drawing tomorrow if I can find some pencils and paper. If I do I will let you know how it goes.

Stay home, stay safe.

This is a picture of our insect hotel, complete with cobwebs.

We have a fairy meeting place at the bottom of our garden, luckily I stumbled across a branch meeting, they are very camera shy.

Published by Matt Smith Personal and Professional Coach

Performance and Life Coach

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