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.
In these modern times, we’ve adapted to new ways of socialising. In the dim and distant past, we thought nothing of an impromptu brunch at the local cafe, a bottle (or two) of wine in town with friends or a weekend away with besties. Now we’re on lockdown we’ve found new ways to meet up. Move over coronavirus – you’re not getting in our way of living life to the.
The days are much longer now, the nights are shorter and spring is officially here – but with coronavirus living among us and uncertainty rife (who knew that a trip to the supermarket could be such a big deal!), in many ways it still feels like we’re in the midst of a never ending, deep mid-winter. In fact, personal wintering is a thing. That’s according to Katherine May, author of.
Feeling festive and planning to throw a yuletide/ New Year gathering at home? For novice party planners far and wide check out top tips from event planner Bronson Van Wyck, author of Born to Party: Forced to Work: 21st Century Hospitality, as featured in the January 2020 issue of Elle Decoration…. The golden rule for hosting a great party? Make sure you aren’t so tied up with your hosting duties.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a bush for the past few weeks you can’t have failed to notice that the festive season is in full swing! And now that you’ve sampled work drinks/ neighbour drinks/ alcohol-fuelled nights in dodgy-bars-a-plenty, perhaps it’s time to think about (gulp) hosting your own merry mingle? And as always Grazia magazine is shining the spotlight on festive entertaining trends. Apparently bar carts are a thing.
With the dark days and the never-ending nights it’s easy to forget about the long-gone days of summer, so this week’s Blog is in tribute to summer… a potential project you get you in the mood and mindset for sunshine… If space saving living is your thing and you get a kick out of transforming small spaces into fully-functioning-living-havens, we have a top tip for you! Shift gears and get.
Now that autumn’s here there’s a distinct whiff of planning in the air. Work/ Home/ Uni/ School schedules are well and truly locked down (and hopefully working well); we’ve got a few day trips in the diary; and we’ve even started thinking about where to spend Christmas (eek – surely it’s not almost that time of year again!?). So it’s no surprise that the planners among us are rubbing our.
With the clocks set to go back later this month it’s time to celebrate that extra hour in bed. In fact, with shorter days and longer nights it’s only natural that our minds focus on one of our favourite pastimes – sleeping! So we were interested to read this fab blog from Popsugar. Says Blog writer Shannon Vestal Robson: You know we spend a third of our lives sleeping, but.
We hate to say it but summer is well and truly over. Farewell long, lazy summer days, evening walks and alfresco eating and hello shorter days, winter coats and being inside your home. But hold on, there has to be an upside, surely? You bet. Shorter days means longer nights, which means more time to spend in bed. See – every cloud has a silver lining! So what better way.