This 5 ways to navigate lockdown two post isn’t here to tell you what to do. There’s no right way to deal with the lockdown situation, you can do what ever you like. Take no notice of anyone who is saying you should or could be doing X, Y or Z. Lockdown, and this whole pandemic is hard enough without adding any extra pressure to do anything with this time.
Read, don’t read, run, don’t run…whatever you choose to do or not do is EXACTLY what you should be doing.
But, if you’re looking for things to do and fancy a couple of suggestions, here’s 5 ways to navigate lockdown two…
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Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Hollam Nurseries in Titchfield is in bloom for summer 2020 the first time ever!
Move over lavender, there’s a new flower field in town and they’re taller, yellower and embody summer. Everyone from your next door neighbour to the influencers on your Instagram want in on this new and rather lovely experience.
The rise of the sunflower is in full swing and you’ll find Pick Your Own Sunflower experience popping up at a farm near you. Hampshire already has some amazing offerings!
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Coastal Remedy has a carefully curated a selection of lifestyle, travel, food and literature products that promote wellness. It stocks some really great wellbeing items, that travel, cooking, yoga and interior fans will love.
A shop is a little switch up from my normal travel and food content. But, rules are made to be broken, right?
The shop channels all those travel and wellbeing vibes that connect with what I do here on the blog making it a good fit. Plus, it’s really important to shop locally and support independents. All the different independent business ventures is what make our towns and cities fun and vibrant places to shop, eat, drink and travel to.
Head to Marmion Road in Southsea, to find Coastal Remedy and products that help promote a balance lifestyle.
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I’ve gone wreath mad this year, I’ve already got three up and I am planning a fourth if I have time!
I made my first proper foliage wreath this year thanks to Teacups and Tutus in Southampton who hosted a Christmas wreath workshop with cuttings supplied by Sweet Pea Florists.
Take a look at this festive class and the wreath I created that’s now hung on the door.
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This year I went pumpkin picking on a farm for the first time ever. There’s nothing better than spending time with friends and family and I couldn’t think of anything more seasonal to do!
Here’s a look at my afternoon spent in the field picking pumpkins – it will certainly give you an autumn boost as the pictures are rich in colour and sum up this time of year perfectly.
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This summer we decided to sort out the garden in front of our house. I couldn’t have spent another month mowing the lawn every week, something had to be done!
We raided B&Q and rolled up our sleeves for a busy weekend sorting the garden out. Here’s what we did on a budget…
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You might have seen Old English Company in Urban Outfitters, Elle Decoration or Paperchase. It makes hand lettered homeware, stationary and prints which will make great gifts and have your home looking like an interior on instagram!
Take a look at some of my favourite things from the collections and enter the competition to win a selection of enamel pins.
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We’re all in the thick of it, aren’t we? We’re in the final countdown to Christmas. Wrapping presents, the final shopping trips and of course, some festive baking.
This year I’m off to Australia so I haven’t really had the chance to do much baking this year. Unfortunately everything has been channelled into getting packed and ready for our trip!
So consequently I’ve been looking for a fast and furious festive bake that I can put together in the space of 20 minutes. Thankfully Twitter came to my rescue with a recipe from Jus Rol for some mince pie twists. Here’s the recipe and my first bash at making them.
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This year I wanted to do something different with my pumpkins for Halloween. I’ve seen the trend for foliage pumpkins is on the rise, so I thought I’d try to make some myself. Here’s a little how to guide so you can do the same! Continue reading “How to make foliage pumpkins for Halloween”
The other night I came home from the gym, stepped out of the car and it felt like someone was watching me. Continue reading “The deer on my doorstep”