March is another month where we have continued the pause on our renovations. We are in the process of finding quotes for doors, skirting and architraves which has actually been surprisingly difficult to do. While doing this we are trying to save a little bit more in preparation for completing the bathroom renovations later in the year.
Book wise I ended up reading 10 books for the month which I am pretty happy with. I managed to complete
My favourite read for the month would probably have to be Persephone Station by Stina Leicht which is a science fiction book set on another planet and follows some badass female characters! I also read my first ever book club read, which is really exciting. We read ‘The Weekend’ by Charlotte Wood and are meeting up early this month to discuss and choose out next book.
Baby is still in there and he’s still growing. Right at the end of the month I went into the hospital for some monitoring after having a very persistent headache but both Bub and I are okay! Very grateful for all the nurses and midwives at the hospital who made me feel really comfortable, even though I felt a little like I was being a drama queen!
Aside from that we were preparing our fur baby Archie for his de sexing, which with an anxious pet can be a bit of work but its all in hopes that he will have a smooth transition when going in for the procedure, so here’s hoping it all helps.
The last 4 weeks of Term have been fantastic but a marathon! It’s been really hard to focus on much outside of work trying to get through each day and not be a total exhausted heap when I get home. I have still been playing Animal Crossing for a little each night, I am currently working on collecting Nook Mile Tickets so that I can do a dream villager hunt stream later in April.
We are also trying to get into a better cleaning routine so that when the baby does come we can hopefully stay on top of everything but that may be a pipe dream!
During the first round of lock down in 2020 I got super deep into Animal Crossing and I mean super deep. I had never played any of the previous variations but give me a game on the switch and I will more than give it a go.
However, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and in the end and gave up on making my island a magical place. Not only was I unhappy about the layout of my island, I didn’t know anything about villager hunting and their different personalities. I didn’t love the name either and was just not committed to continuing.
After learning about the new 2021 updates, and the announcement of yet another lock down I was ready to start my island over again and actually make an island that I absolutely love.
Beginning with the name this time round I wanted to go for something a little more tree/wood related because I absolutely love trees! So I decided to name my island ‘Forest Cove’ because forests and mountains are my absolute favourite place. I find them really peaceful and I want to keep the theme of my Island quite nature filled and tranquil.
I also went for a different layout with this new island and so far I am really enjoying it. So far there are a couple of buildings that I want to relocate but I will do that once the option becomes available.
This time around I have more awareness of taking my time to choose villagers. I already have the first 2 villagers that you get when you move onto your Island, and I am working hard to earn Nookmiles to get tickets to travel to mystery Islands to find the villagers I really want to love in.
After much research of Nookipedia I found the villagers I would love to have on my island. All their personalities are Normal (I’m pretty sure), which is one I prefer. I really wanted to avoid jock, cranky and lazy villagers.
Here are the villagers that I plan to hunt for to move to Forest Cove.
I am currently working towards 100 Nook Mile Tickets before streaming the hunt for these villagers!
I am really enjoying getting back into Animal crossing and cannot wait to share an update next month with which villagers I have on my island and any things I’ve learnt along the way!
Join in and play a video game. If my fiancee is playing the Play Station I will grab the Nintendo Switch and keep working my way through Zelda: Breath of the Wild – although this means that I interrupt his game play to help me when I get stuck.
Bake! I love baking on the weekends! I am trying to learn how to make a few staples like bread and stock (have nailed the stock so yay) but I also love baking gluten free and dairy free treats! My absolutely favourite recipes at the moment are these Choc banana muffins and a chocolate peanut butter banana bread.
Puzzle! We are currently working on a Zelda: Breath of the Wild puzzle. This is probably not something I could do for hours and hours but I do like to take a break from reading sometimes and work on it.
I also love to switch off and colour in when George is knee deep in a video game he just can’t get enough. I find it really relaxing and sometimes its just what you need!
The last thing I will do when he’s in a video game sesh, is to work out. Its actually the perfect time to do a work out because I feel like I have the time to finish a work out and then shower. Perfect time to get a sweat on!