Do I love jumping on every lockdown hobby / trend? As read here, here and here… YES I DO. As long as it promises to keep me busy for a bit and isn’t too hard to source I will give it a try. But over the past months, I must admit I have said no to a few lockdown hobbies.
I have been tempted, but in the end I haven’t ordered Hello Fresh, Marley Spoon or similar boxes. Every time I see a recipe, I’m more interested in making it myself for less money. Or I rather support local restaurants and purchase their DIY kit. It’s great for people who want everything curated and don’t want to read a 1000 intro to a recipe post, but not for me.
I’ve done enough tie-dye for life during my summers as an animator (entertainer) in holiday parks and have simply not had the urge to do it. However, I have been interested in doing something around dyeing with avocado, beets and leaves.
Tiger King, Never Have I Ever and Bridgerton are lockdown classics I’ve binged, but The Crown is just not something I’m interested in. I guess that show is a bit different as it’s been around for a while, but I feel a lot of new people started watching it this season. I can’t be bothered and not even Olivia Coleman and Gillian Anderson can change that.
I did consider jumping in this one, but then I saw a video about making the actual bread and let’s say that I’m happy to pay the £4.90 for my loaf and respect my local sourdough baker a bit extra. In the meantime, I will continue making my own homemade naan bread, brioche buns and muffins.
I’m seeing the most gorgeous ‘me made’ things on my Instagram and have been considering getting a sewing machine a few times to make myself all the pretty things. But the reality is that it’s not something I’m in the mindset for, it’s definitely one for later.
Have you been able to hold back on the lockdown trends or have you given in?