We all know that the most fulfilling life is one that’s full of kindness, care and love, right? So, shouldn’t this extend to caring for the things around us as well as the people? We’ve read time and time again that meditation is good for the soul, and that cleaning is a form on meditative mindfulness, and that also includes taking care of our stuff. So how can we do.
It’s the end of January, the days are short and chilly and we’re deep, deep, deep into mid-winter. But rather than feeling gloomy we’re loving the hunkering down feeling that’s all around us right now. Rather like the hedgehogs, bats, butterflies and bees who hibernate in winter (yes, we had to google this to check we had our facts correct!) and with many of us still WFH and spending so.
In years gone by January has traditionally been about abstaining, giving things up and starting afresh – think Dry January (no booze), veganuary (eating vegan food instead of meat) and resolutions (quitting stuff!). But given the year we’ve just been through and the fact that for many of us our lives are restricted and therefore much smaller and tamer than usual, we think this month (and year, while we’re on.
The shortest day may have been and gone but it’s still a while before spring arrives. In the spirit of a resilient mindset (what other way is there during this blasted virus!) there’s still every reason to celebrate the great outdoors. And if on-off lockdowns are to continue being part of our new normal, we need to embrace being outside in every weather. So Style Magazine’s feature Take It Outdoors.
For many of us, this is the time to hunker down, fire up Netflix, crack open the Quality Street and breathe! And with social exile the order of the day, there’s little else to do but pull on our fluffiest fleece and go with the flow! So when we came upon the article Style’s Big Night In in a recent issue of Style Magazine we were happy. It perfectly summed.
Futon Company says: Christmas 2020 might be like no other, which gives us a great excuse to embrace the festive feel and go large on bits and bobs which up the feelgood factor. When everything around us is uncertain there’s only one thing to do: Spruce up your space and find quick, clever and simple ways to bring light, fun and joy (with a smatter of festive cheer) into your.
It’s official – advent has arrived! But what an unprecedented start to the festive season!! It’s (almost) Christmas Jim, but not as we know it! What to make of it? Called Covidmas by the Sunday Times, it seems that this year’s festivities will be defined by you-know-what. An article by journalists Louise Eccles and Grant Tucker, says: Shops will stock smaller puddings, turkeys and packs of crackers to cater for.
In case you’ve forgotten, the clocks change this Sunday, 25th October, which means we’ll gain an extra hour. We’ve never really got our heads around the whole daylight saving concept, but we love the idea of an extra hour in bed! So, in honour of the bonus bed-time this weekend, we’ve been digging around for tip-top-tips on sleeping, and good old Grazia has come up trumps again in its fab.
If the experts are to be believed (!) the dreaded COVID-19 is here to stay – at least for the foreseeable future. Which can mean only one thing – social distancing is set to be part of our new normal. We’re already experts at the socially distanced supermarket shop, and now’s the time to become a pro at the socially distanced picnic. With the August Bank Holiday on the horizon.
It might be summer but not as we know it. With coronavirus/money/fear factor still lurking in the background, for most of us a traditional summer holiday is off the agenda. Whether it’s a fear of flying in the grip of a global pandemic, a need to save your pennies or just a reluctance to go far from home in the current climate, it’s safe to say that this summer is.
It’s a well-known fact that sunshine has all sorts of magical mood-busting qualities, and now that summer is officially here it’s the perfect time to embrace the great outdoors. Whether you’re planning lunch alfresco on your balcony, deck or in your garden, or are planning a picnic in the park, we’ve got plenty of perky-pick-me-ups to boost your mood! Designed with space saving living in mind, each and every piece.
We don’t know whether it’s the wonderful lock-down weather (summer sunshine from March onwards, anyone?), the enforced time at home or the slowed-down pace of life (for some of us), but everyone we speak to at the moment has come over all green-fingered. Whether it’s growing herbs on a windowsill, tomatoes on a balcony or setting up a vegetable patch, it seems that we’re all hankering for a green space.