My Plans For Lockdown 2
Sorry it’s been so long since my last post. The past few weeks have been crazy! Today I wanted to chat to you about my plans for Lockdown 2. Don’t worry, they’re not all doom and gloom!
Get on top of my university work
This one seems obvious, but I have quite a few deadlines coming up between now and January. I hate having multiple things to work on at one time, so I want to try and avoid that. And hey- what else is there to do in this period?
I really want to take this time to do some reading. I don’t mean assigned reading (although I’ll undoubtedly have to do that too), I mean reading for pleasure. As much as enjoy university and my course, it has completely drained me of my love of reading. Now it sometimes feels like a chore. I’m determined to rectify that though and have purchased two books to help me do so.
The first is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I obviously know the story and have seen various adaptations, but it’s a book that I’ve always wanted to read. The copy I’ve ordered has 144 pages, so it shouldn’t take me long to get through either.
The second book is Letters from Father Christmas by J R. R. Tolkien. This one is a collection of letters written by Tolkien (aka Father Christmas) to his children between 1920 and 1943. The book also has images of the illustrations and envelopes that Tolkien designed to go along with the letters. Obviously, the book doesn’t have that much text but I can’t wait to get lost in some Christmas magic!
Start to get festive
On that note, I can’t wait to begin to get ready for Christmas during this period of lockdown. We will probably put up our tree during the last weekend of November, but will begin to watch a few festive films before then. We have an unwritten rule that we can’t watch any Christmas films that feature Father Christmas in a prominent role before December, so we’ll probably watch films like Nativity and Home Alone.
So, there are my plans for Lockdown 2. What are yours? Let me know down below! And don’t forget, please reach out if you are struggling. I’ll always lend a friendly ear!