I am a chief writer for Weekend Notes, a copywriter, published poet and Editor of poetry magazine ‘Fruit Salad’ (on hold). I also write children's fiction and inspirational pieces.
Published August 28th 2016
Life is to be lived
Fancy some doodling? Effortless scribbling, just colour your page.
Get the kids interested in new things this holiday and give yourself some time out. Let them know that yes, there is life beyond Pokémon. Here are some suggestions for fun activities, some of which may require supervision, depending on the age and skills of your tribe. Enjoy each day as a gift.
1 Eat ice cream for breakfast - just this once. Make it your favourite flavour.
2 Make faces at yourself in the mirror; especially if you and your family happen to be on a flight somewhere, so to ease the boredom.
3 Paint your toenails in ten different colours. Hmm, let's try red, pink, purple, blue, orange, green, gold, silver, black and white. Or alternate two colours like pink, blue, pink, blue.
4 Practice your hand-stands, cartwheels and hurdling skills (only if you're sure you won't get hurt first).
5 Go to the park and climb on stuff - anything - trees, playground gear, railings. Be safe.
6 Try the age-old practice of (politely) debating a topic. Get informed first and figure out the pros and cons - the 'for and against' arguments. Suggested topics: is it okay to bully the bullies?; Facebook - healthy or not?; and computer games - what is really being learned from them?
7 Create a play with your friends using paper dolls and post it on YouTube. Don't forget to 'do the voices'. Improve your Windows Live Movie Maker skills at the same time. Create and record your own sound effects to be heard in the background of your film.
8 Make up a dance to your latest favourite song and perform it for your parents.
From garden to table, seedlings are ready to be grown.