The nights are drawing in, which means 1) Autumn is here, and 2) we will be spending more time indoors – whether it be snuggling up on the couch for Netflix binges, or enjoying some hearty homemade meals with family and friends. Many of us have experienced ongoing fatigue and burnout in recent months, as a result of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns. A recent survey commissioned by the mental.
Futon Company says: If last year’s anything to go by we’ve got another month of extended summer to look forward to (step forward Indian summer – we heart you!) – fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed just in case! Which means walks in the park after work, BBQs with friends at the weekend, and – if you’re lucky enough to have an outside space – heaps of alfresco living!In our.
Futon Company says: Aaah summer, we love you! And since Covid hit our shores at the start of last year, we appreciate you more than ever. The long sunny days (sometimes rainy, but that’s OK too), spending more time outdoors, meeting friends for picnics and a shandy or two, day trips to the park, weekends at the beach, camping. What’s not to love! And if you’re one of the lucky.
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.