How To Cope In Isolation

Categories: Covid-19 Updates

No matter how you look at it, the UK is probably going to go into lockdown any day. While many have been panic buying, many more have not been social distancing. Pubs are now closed, and people are still out and about, and we’re not talking about people going to work. Some in the community are already in self isolation, some through choice, some because they have health issues. But how are we going to cope?

So let’s motivate the public. This is the time to literally save peoples lives, you can be a hero by literally doing nothing. You can be a hero sat on the sofa.

The kids have finished school and if China is anything to go by, the divorce rate is going to rocket in the UK, but then again, that’s maybe fake news as China changed the rules on divorce late last year, but thats another storey.

We really don’t know how long this will last. China did it in 3 months, but they put the country into lock down.

Like many we have kids in our house hold, and keeping them occupied is key to a lock down/self isolation. Here are some tips to help pass the time.

Grow Some Vegetables

Turning a small part of your garden, window box or plant pots into a mini market garden. It’s easy if you can follow the instructions and you’ve have some home grow produce on your dinner table.

Amazon has some great products for home growing. check them out here.

Home Baking

Ever thought about baking some bread, modern bread makers now make it very easy to have home baked bread, and many of them come with great recipe books and instructions. Weigh the ingredients put them in the machine and it does the rest, does it get any easier, and the smell of home baked bread is great.

We found this Morphy Richards machine at less than £85. Some even come with timers so you can have fresh bread to wake up too.


No sky, No Netflix, don’t like contracts, what about NOWtv, it’s like sky but without the dish and long contract.


Crafty Kids

Tucan Box is a paid for craft box that gets the kids being creative. Check it out, prices are reasonable and they can be addressed to a child.

Tucan Box

Stuck For Dinner Ideas?

HelloFresh Recipe Boxes are your household meals for the week all in one box. They come courier delivered to your door. The box comes with most of the items you need, just add a few general items from your cupboard like seasoning. The ingredients are all labeled and there is even a chilled pack in the box for the temperature controlled foods. Thats got to cut down on mixing with people in a supermarket. You need to plan ahead though, but the app helps you. You can even get £5 off your first box at the time we wrong this. There are other companies to try out to such as Guesto that offer a similar service.

What are you planning to keep the kids entertained? Rumour has it there is going to be a baby boom after this is over. Here is something for the adults.