This Week: 1/4/2020

Welcome to the new segment. This is a page that I’ll try to update weekly with what’s been happening around me, what caught my eye, my ear, my mind etc.

The third week of lockdown in France. I’m lucky that my boys live only 5 minutes away from me so I get to see them at least once a week.

  • Inspired by Austin Kleon’s newsletter post on making mini zines with your kids, we dug in and made our own! A great and simple activity. You only need an A4 paper, a pen, and your imagination.

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  •  I started a “50 photos inside” challenge. Creative limitations right? Inspired by fellow photobloggers and looking at some fascinating similar projects can only lift you up, inspire and motivate you. Looking forward to sharing the rest in future posts…

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  • After having watched the amazing latest season of “Ozark”, I started the new series “Unorthodox” about an Ultra-orthodox Jewish girl who decides to change her life by leaving her community. It is quite fascinating.
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  • Video chats people! I have been chatting, catching up with my friends all over the world and it feels great. We don’t do it often enough, normally everybody is busy, going on with their life but during this self-isolation, the internet plays a big role so why not benefit?
  • Music: I’ve been listening to some Jazz playlists while making blog posts or while cooking… Also, the last 6 songs mini-album from Christine & The Queens is really something…

I hope you’re well and till next time!

6 comments on “This Week: 1/4/2020

  1. love the 50 photos inside idea, that will be great personal documentary of this period, am so looking forward to all your photos, Yuri 🙂

  2. Excellent idea about the mini zines/comics, I’m going to try that with our kids this weekend.

    We’ve been using Zoom for video stuff, two of our kids have had lessons (bass guitar and gymnastics) via Zoom and it’s working well. Plus we’ve been using FaceTime to chat with our parents (the kids’ grandparents) as they’re not allowed to visit in the current lockdown.

    I’ve also this week had a video chat one-to-one via WhatsApp with one of my team at work who’s self-isolating due to her asthma.That also worked well, far more “in person” than an email conversation or even just a phone call.

  3. I am a big fan of Christine and the Queens, and I didn’t know about the latest tracks, so thank you for the tip! Great to hear that you are keeping busy. I have to admit that I am enjoying some aspects of this new reality, but it certainly depends on the day.

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