LUKE MARSDEN - I’ve even made banana bread

Another week has passed of us all staying in our homes, another week of my Apple Watch reminding me I’m not hitting my daily exercise target or standing up enough.

Friday, 10th April 2020, 12:12 pm
Updated Friday, 10th April 2020, 12:44 pm
Celebrity baker Paul Hollywood

This week my friend text me to let me know she had ordered a 1000-piece puzzle of The Mona Lisa and she was halfway through her face.

At first I laughed out loud at the thought of my 24 year old millennial friend doing a puzzle then I thought about it and realised that there is no better time to do things we wouldn’t normally do, there is no better time to break a routine and create a Da Vinci inspired one.

For those of you that follow me on Twitter (why wouldn’t you?) you’ll know that I’ve been doing a daily Big Brother inspired diary room video where I effectively talk to a pre-recorded voice of my friend asking me questions about my day.

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Even typing that out a month or so ago would’ve seemed strange let alone actually doing it but these aren’t normal times, the traditional rulebook has been thrown out of the window and into the (correct) recycling bin.

There is more to staying at home than Netflix and chill (and every other streaming service that is now out there, although I am loving Disney+) so I’ve decided to attempt baking.

This week I’ve made what every person on social media seems to be baking, banana bread.

Now I’m not saying move over Mary Berry, but I’d give Paul Hollywood a run for his money (and he has a lot of it!) I even dropped some off at my parents’ door although typing this has reminded me to check they got it and it’s not still sat there.

Nobody wants soggy banana bread.

Try something different, maybe you aren’t a puzzler or a baker but a gardener and haven’t had the time, if nothing else the one thing we all have in abundance now is time.

I even contemplated writing Easter cards but instead I think I’ll just tackle the Easter eggs I’ve bought for myself.

Small steps…