Lockdown links

posted in: Grow Mama

You might say I was made for these times, we have a garden, make most food from scratch, we’re well set up since we homeschool and work is mostly remote, but we’re usually out a bunch and miss our friends. Finding it all a bit hard this week. I know some of you are too.

I thought I’d share some of the things that have gotten me through.

Other than cuddles and antics with the animals, some darn good food and even better books, writing (always writing), stargazing with my boy, great work colleagues, working in the garden and the figs starting to ripen - there are some damn fine creative things coming out of these lockdowns in various countries.

This Wellington family's epic lockdown boogie.

What happens when sports commentator Nick Heath can't work? Commentating on random life moments. The look a bit dodgy solo.

Karlo Mila’s guided meditations on Soundcloud. So good. I met her last week and she is all her voice conveys - all the good things.

The reality of confinement with a four year old. BBC. So good.

Stunning poem from the amazing Nadine Anne Hura.

Anne Salmond’s call for a greener economy as we rebuild.

Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto’s 1 Giant Leap - an oldie but a goodie.

Jack Black showing off his home work out. MY VERY FAVOURITE THING ON THE INTERNET.

Matched by Sam Neill with a ukelele radiohead rendition and words of encouragement


This story about an astrophysicist that got magnets stuck up his nose then had the bravery to speak to the media about it. You can't make this stuff up.

Spooky and stunning – Max Penk’s collated shots of places that are usually bustling with people.

Some carbonara sauce cooking inspiration from Nat for the teens? Only if you’re not squeamish about swearing.


Lucy from Lulastic has stepped into the breach with some insights around homeschooling. Bearing in mind that what’s happening is actually quarantine schooling not homeschooling. Homeschoolers and unschoolers spend a lot of time out of the house!

And, on that theme, the Unexpectedly Homeschooling facebook page.


If the kids are looking for exercise inspo, check out PE with Joe. If anyone has a lead to teen friendly ones, let me know.

Move it Mama is my workout go-to.  They're keeping it real and I appreciate that. Nine live workouts a week for $10 a month. And, in case you're wondering, I don't do nine, not even on a good week!


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