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hifer
hifer

Hello,

Yes, me again! Might be posting a million times in the next few weeks. I’ve done the 2ww A LOT and I’d just thought I’d go back to basics and throw it out there and see what other people do to get through it. I know exercise, Netflix, eating well etc etc but just wondered if people had any specific books/ podcasts/films/ pastimes or anything really that they could recommend that maybe I’d not thought of???! Miracle question I know! Am open to any ideas.....

Thanks tribe 🙏😘

Xx

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Wanted to wish u goodluck hifer! 💐💐

hifer
hifer in reply to Mimisami

Ah thanks hun. How are you doing? Xx

I’m in my TWW too!

I’m reading Where The Crawdads Sing - started it last night and nearly finished it. It’s such a beautiful book, I can’t put it down!

Other than reading, I plan to have a couple of slow walks, I’ve got acupuncture tomorrow, rest good food and watch funny films!

I’ve done jigsaws in the past which occupy my mind though - maybe try that? I did that alongside podcasts - I like Fearne Cottons Happy Place and Elizabeth Day, How to Fail.

I’m going to bake as well, make some cookies or something!

Best of luck xx

hifer
hifer in reply to XOXO13

I think you and I are very much on the same page!! I ordered a jigsaw puzzle today and you’ve just reminded me that I meant to order Where the Crawdads sing- thanks so much. Will do now. I’ve literally heard rave reviews!! I also subscribe to both of those podcasts- they are both great. Thanks v much. Goooooood luck 😘xx

XOXO13
XOXO13 in reply to hifer

Ah see, perfect way to spend the TWW!! 💫

Millbanks
Millbanks in reply to XOXO13

it's soo good isn't it! We should start a book club! xx

XOXO13
XOXO13 in reply to Millbanks

It is SO good... I can’t get enough. I’ve forced myself to put it away now so that I have it to look forward to tomorrow! I’ve got two others lined up right after! X

hifer
hifer in reply to XOXO13

I read it all in about 24 hours!! Such a good book. Xx

hifer
hifer in reply to Millbanks

Now that’s an excellent idea!!x

Savvy_teapot
Savvy_teapot in reply to hifer

I listened to it on audio and really enjoyed that. I similarly listen to things whilst puzzling! Not neccessarily a TWW thing but what about trying knitting or crochet. Buy yourself a cross stitch kit?

hifer
hifer in reply to Savvy_teapot

Thank you, excellent idea! It’s going on the list. My new home needs some things anyway for our very blank walls!! Xx

My favourite book at the moment is "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens - its so beautiful! My favourite podcast is "Stuff you should know" and it's completely random topics but really interesting and entertaining. Good luck my lovely xxx

hifer
hifer in reply to Millbanks

Yes I’ve literally just been prompted to order that book which I’ll do now. I’ve heard rave reviews. Re that podcast is it one with a little red box? Just looked it up xx

Millbanks
Millbanks in reply to hifer

I am envious that you've not read it because it means you get to read it first time!! I will read it again. The imagery is beautiful and the ending is perfect. Yes it is the little red box - 2 American guys who sound a bit dopey but are actually really smart. I love ti xx

hifer
hifer in reply to Millbanks

Wow can’t wait to start it. It sounds so good! Thanks re podcast. I’ve now subscribed. Thanks lovely 😘xx

Millbanks
Millbanks in reply to hifer

Welcome! Give me a shout if you need more distractions! xx

hifer
hifer in reply to Millbanks

Read it in about 24 hour!! It was so good! Xx

Artemisan
Artemisan in reply to Millbanks

I looove stuff you should know. Chuck and Josh have been getting me through the 2ww

Millbanks
Millbanks in reply to Artemisan

We saw them do a live show in London a couple of years back and it so brilliant 😬

Good luck Hifer.I have transfer tomoz 3rd time lucky and have bought myself some paint by number canvasses with pictures id like in the nursery. Positive thinking and all that.

Think they would keep anyone super busy

hifer
hifer in reply to Conceivingblee

Good luck to you too 😘. Excellent suggestion re the paint by numbers pic. I did buy a Van Gogh one at another point in IVF but we’ve since moved house and I think it’s now in storage 🧐. Really good idea xx

Good luck! "the nothing girl" by jodi taylor is another good one followed by "the something girl"

Xx

hifer
hifer in reply to Lots8788

Amazing thank you. I’ve put them on my book list xx

Good luck with your 2ww - hoping for a good outcome for you 🥰

Jigsaw puzzles are a good shout 👍 and paint by numbers - I quite enjoyed one of them in my 2ww, but seems to have hit a stop now hehe 😇

hifer
hifer in reply to Sparklylife

Yes just ordered a jigsaw today thanks 👍. How are you doing? Xx

Sparklylife
Sparklylife in reply to hifer

Everything seems well, thanks for asking! Not had a scan since viability scan at 7 weeks, but seems to be doing ok! Just never been here before so all so alien, but happy.

All the best 🤞🤞

hifer
hifer in reply to Sparklylife

Great news. Keeping everything crossed for a smooth journey. Many congrats 😘xx

Good luck 🤞🏼 & toes crossed for you x I would decorate just for something to do or the diy jobs that needed to be done. Have you done diamond art? My daughter likes doing them if you like puzzles crafts etc

hifer
hifer in reply to gcw104

Thank you lovely. I have lots of sorting to be done. We moved house in July last year and there’s still stuff to sort out so that’s def on the list!! No I haven’t heard of diamond art. Will look into it, thank you 🙏 xx

Goodluck hifer ❤️I just watched bridgerton it's great would highly recommend xx

hifer
hifer in reply to Francezc

It’s so good isn’t it? Shame there wasn’t more of it! Xx

The queens gambit? Loved it!x

hifer
hifer in reply to Orla9298

Watched it! I also enjoyed it. Thank you 🙏 xx

Orla9298
Orla9298 in reply to hifer

The imitation game? That’s old but very good, I only just watched it x

hifer
hifer in reply to Orla9298

Good shout, thanks. I have seen it but not for a long time so it’s definitely worthy of another watch: Plus I love Benedict Cumberbatch xx

Orla9298
Orla9298 in reply to hifer

I have met him 😂 he’s so good in that isn’t he

hifer
hifer in reply to Orla9298

What??? What was he like? I like he’s fabulous!! X

Hi Hifer, good luck to you! It’s hard when there are no external distractions. I usually do some yoga- incidentally I see a post about from Diane (admin). And a little opposite to some gentle meditative vibes.. I just watched The Serpent. Thoroughly recommend for distraction xx

hifer
hifer in reply to Maui2020

Thank you. Ahhh interesting that you recommend the serpent. My Mum said that she had seen the first but I wasn’t sure about it. It’s going on my list now! Thanks a lot for the tip xx

So just seeing this now 🥳🙌🙌🙌🙌💗💗💗💗 i did the mindful ivf app, mindfulness colouring and trash on Netflix . Watched a lot of Friends too and ate well . Plus some treats. Rested a lot . Some fresh air walks 😘😘😘💐💐💐🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 sending love and hugs hugs 💗🙏🏻💐

hifer
hifer in reply to RhinoCat

Thanks a lot hun. Doing a good mix of that 👍xx

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