2020 Challenges: March Update | Jo Linsdell

2020 Challenges: March Update

2020 Challenges: March Update

2020 Challenges: March Update

WOW! March was not what I (or pretty much anyone else) expected. COV-19 changed our world this past month. 

Our schools here in Italy have been shut since 4th March which has meant I've been working my way around the distance learning systems since then. As this whole situation came out of nowhere the schools weren't prepared for it and as such the first few weeks was mainly spent trying out different platforms for doing, and sending school work. My kids schools don't use the same systems and so it was all doubled.

Then there's been the organising of being in lockdown. Trying to work out routines, making sure my husband has the updated form to take with him when he needs to go out for supplies, and organising simple stuff like food shopping which is no longer simple. Trying to keep the kids from freaking out, and helping them deal with not being able to leave the house. 

I've also not been well. I've had an annoying cough and high temperature. Still not sure for certain what caused it. It did result in our worry levels going up a notch or two though. I am doing better now though, and haven't left the house in weeks so no risk of me having spread it in any case. 

As the situation here in Italy continues to get worse I'm not sure when normal life will restart.  In the meantime we try to stay positive, follow the rules, and do our best with what we've got. 

Needless to say, my progress with my various challenges for March hasn't been great. The small amount of free time I've had I've either been too ill, or just not in the right mental state to do much.

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The Blog Audit Challenge 2020

This is a challenge I created aimed at improving our blogs. You can find full details here in case you missed the introduction post. The goals for March were all related to trimmings. 

Website banner

I didn't get round to working on updating my website banner unfortunately. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up once everything settles down a bit here. 

The Sidebar

I already did a huge declutter of my sidebar when I did my last big website redesign so there wasn't really much to change. The one thing I did want to do was to add a link to my resources page to make it easier to find (especially given the work I did on it as part of the February challenges). 

The Footer

Again, I already did a make over of my footer and so I didn't have anything to change there. 

The Audiobook Challenge

This challenge is was created by Eline from Lovely Audiobooks. I'm doing it as a year long challenge. 

2020 Challenges: March Progress Report #AudiobookChallenge2020

Audiobooks listened to this month:
  • Unfortunately I didn't manage to add any new audiobooks to my list this month.  Hopefully April will be a better month. 

The A to Z Reading Challenge

Next up is the A to Z Reading Challenge. Slow progress here too this month. Just one title added to my list this month. 

Books read this month:

N- Nobody's Perfect by Douglas Clark

Armed with a Bingo

I didn't make much progress with the Armed with a Bingo challenge this month either. 

2020 Challenges: March Update Armed With A Bingo

Books read this month:
  • A book with a number in it's title: 1996 by Kristy McManus

2020 Challenges: March Update