March Monthly Favourites

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Well. March 2020 did not go to plan did it? We’re in the middle of the most unsettling of times right now. We hope you’re all doing ok and managing to stay well and keep in touch with the people you love.

We know that some of you will be working extra long hours (thank you!), many of you will be feeling worried and distracted. Lots of people will be bored and longing for something to add a little structure to the days.

We were planning to kick off this new Monthly Favourites blog series anyway, but we hadn’t quite imagined that we’d be doing it under these circumstances.

Hopefully you’ll enjoy our round-up of the things and people that have been making us smile and keeping us entertained over the past month.

Something to read:

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid This book has been getting heaps of critical acclaim and it’s easy to see why. Quick to read, it’s full of sharp observations and uncomfortable questions. Loved it!

Something to play:

The board games are out and a regular feature in the family day. Lets be clear the iPad, X-Box and Netflix are also getting lots of use too!

Until now an unplayed with gift and new to us is Pit, a fast-paced trading game and really good fun for all the family so if you need a break from UNO and Dobble why not give Pit a try?

Something to eat:

Not going to lie. Mini Eggs have featured heavily in my diet during the lockdown so far. What will feature after Easter? I will keep you posted!

Chocolate aside, cooking and discovering recipes that can be made with cupboard ingredients is the new thing whilst we’re all hunkering down at home. The Huffington Post published “The 10 Most Popular Instagram Recipes Since Coronavirus Lockdown” which has some great recipes and I can confirm that The Mediterranean Chickpea Salad by FOODIE CRUSH is delicious.

Someone to lift your spirits:

This is Dani DiPirro. Dani is shining brightly in these gloomy times, posting daily on Instagram with inspiration and insights on how to stay optimistic and mindful. Follow along, brighten up your feed and feel better.

And finally, some signs of Spring…

Daffodils always make me happy so these are always a pleasure to see in our garden and local walks.

So what do you think of our round-up? Tell us your favourite things this month; we’d love to know. Share them in a comment below or message us on Facebook or Instagram.

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay at home.

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