Bake banana bread, they said,

Use up your store cupboard goods,

Learn a language, while making the bed,

After having one walk in the wood.


Clean out your wardrobe, eat healthy food,

And don’t overdose on the booze.

Meditate at least three times a day,

And try not to watch too much news.


Exercise while you’re cleaning the pans,

Meet your friends for a virtual quiz,

Make sure you’re always washing your hands,

Don’t forget to home school your kids.


Write a novel or maybe a song,

Sew a teddy bear, while hosting a blog,

Grow your own veg, it won’t take long,

Remember to stay off the grog.


Deep clean your house, learn First Aid,

In the morning tune in with Joe Wicks,

Freeze all the soup and scones you have made,

Don’t cut off your hair, try a flick!


Perhaps volunteer, discover your roots,

Upcycle your clothes and shoes,

Go in the garden and look at the shoots,

Remember to stay off the booze.


Improve your communication skills,

Start up your own book club,

Don’t take too many vitamin pills,

Meet your mates in the virtual pub!


Allow your mind to remain still and calm,

Only shop for the things that you need,

Learn to juggle, it will do you no harm,

Once you can get up to the speed!


Read every one of Shakespeare’s plays,

Take a tour of Buckingham Palace,

Watch musicals streaming throughout the day,

Paint the Aurora Borealis!


I’ve tried to follow this nice advice.

To be fruitful, good and inspired,

But to be honest, after drinking my wine,

I’m far too flipping tired!


Lorraine Weightman

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Lorraine Weightman
Lorraine Weightman who regularly writes a monthly memoir telling of her days growing up in Consett has just published 2 books in conjunction with Firefly New Media Uk, which share 24 stories that were originally seen in Consett Magazine over the past few years.


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