Silly Saturday – Quarantine Quests

Some of you may be coming out of isolation, some of us are still in confusion, but it is imperative that you have completed this list of ten goals to achieve before re-entering the world.
1. Share on Facebook, one a day, the covers of thirty books that have shaped your life. If you have not even read thirty books in your whole life you have time to read them now.


2. Share on Facebook, one a day, the forty music albums that had an amazing impact on your life. Think carefully about your street cred and decide what image you wish to project.
3. Train your dog or any pet to do amazing tricks and post them all over social media. Not got a pet? Now is the time to raise a puppy, cub or foal while you are at home all the time.

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4. Upcycle just about anything to plant plants in and post smug pictures to demonstrate your green credentials.

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5. For the more ambitious, design and create a totally new garden with a wow factor that will mean you never need to go on holiday, or even out again. No garden, no problem. Create a hanging garden on your balcony. No balcony, no windows? Create a terrarium. But don’t forget to post the pictures.

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6. Create new dishes from scratch and share one a day – share on the internet, the good news is you don’t have to actually share the food, you can eat it all yourself.

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7. Macro photography is ideally suited to your new insular life. All you need are a few flowers and endless patience so you get shots of bumble bees, butterflies and dragonflies that are superior to the millions of others on Instagram.

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8. If you haven’t tried them before, take up cycling and jogging and be sure to post regular accounts on Facebook of how far and fast you have been. You may even get a starring role on social media if your picture is taken by walkers complaining on the local Facebook group about the idiot cyclist or jogger who breathed too heavily when they sped past.


9. Laid up with a sprained ankle after number 8? No excuse for not taking up sewing. By now you should have made at least a thousand ineffective facemasks out of your old Tshirts or flowery sundress… And also created the longest rainbow/ hearts / We Love NHS banner in your road so you will be ready for number Ten.

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10. The only time you see another human will depend on which country you are living in. Perhaps you are out every evening clapping for something or someone. In the UK we are out at 8pm every Thursday clapping and banging saucepans for the NHS and anybody who is actually out working. But that is not enough. You must get your road or block of flats on the local news that night, or better still the ten o’clock national news. You will need one bag piper marching down the street signalling it is eight o’clock, a string quartet playing on the front lawn, lots of cute children glad to be delaying bed time and an out of work opera singer leading a rendition of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’ Just make sure everyone is two metres apart to avoid a media storm of disapproval.

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Have you achieved any of these goals?

21 thoughts on “Silly Saturday – Quarantine Quests

  1. Thanks for a great post, as always!

    The quarantine has not given me any extra free time, because I have had to go into work every day just like I did BEFORE the quarantine. Therefore, I have not been able to take up anything that is “Facebook-worthy”. I’m still the same ol’ boring person I always have been.

    But your post has inspired me. I may do ALL of these things over the weekend. I may not survive, but at least my last post on Facebook will be a good one!

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  2. Delightfully scathing, Janet. For the worst of the ‘look at moi’ offenders I’d prefer there was something other than a garden hanging from their balconies. Sorry, got to go, my tumbrel’s just arrived.

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  3. My favorite Facebook posts are the ones where people post about how much they hate Facebook, and what a waste of time it is. This comes after the day they posted nine photos of their blueberry pancakes.🤣

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  4. I have definitely done my contribution to Facebook mainly on the subjects of Essential Oils and a Motivational Healthy Lifestyle Program. I mustn’t forget my art lessons blogs here on WordPress. You sound like you haven’t had a moment to become bored, me neither 😀

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