Today I’m sharing ways to pass time when stuck indoors. In recent weeks, I’ve found myself stuck at home due to several things. First Storm Doris held us captive for a couple of days, then my youngest got chicken pox. She spent a lot of time sleeping, so I spent a lot of time twiddling my thumbs. She’s a really light sleeper, so noisy chores were out of the question while she snoozed.

Ways to pass time when stuck indoors

Firstly, I spent some time reading on my kindle. I reread The Reason I jump by Naoki Higashida… Which gives an amazing insight into the mind of a 13 year old boy on the Autistic spectrum. My son has Autism and it really helps me to think outside the box and see things from my son’s perspective.

Secondly, I spent a good few hours re-watching Will and Grace… In preparation for the new series which is out later this year. (It was one of my favourite shows for many years – were you a fan)? I do love a good box set when stuck indoors… Don’t you?


When Syd was awake, we did quite a lot of baking. It seems one of the biggest Chicken Pox symptoms is an excessively sweet tooth! We baked loads of biscuits together, and my mini master chef in training helped me make American Pancakes from scratch too.

Ways to pass time when stuck indoors

When Syd was sleeping off her Pancake coma, I spent some time online. Social media is a huge vide of mine… STOP JUDGING ME!

Something else I did, while stuck at home all week was finally phone some of my relatives for a gossip. I spoke to 2 of my Aunts and one of my Uncles – I do love a good catch up! They all live 200+ miles away so I can’t just pop round for a brew, like I do with the relatives who live close by. I do love hearing all the latest gossip, though.

I spent a fair bit of time sorting through my wardrobe too – The doors finally close now – HOORAY! What do you like to do when you’re stuck indoors with poorly children? Finally, check out more of my random ramblings here!

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