Wow, how the world has changed since my last blog post.
Social distancing and self isolation are phrases that have unwittingly entered my daily vocabulary and our only social plans are via Skype.
Adventures are on hold and the only allowable reasons for leaving the house is for essential supplies.
We’ve all got our own individual ways of getting through – and there are some really fantastic articles featuring ideas for what you can get up to while in lockdown – but I’ve personally found keeping a diary super helpful, as emotions can be all over the place, so it can be good to untangle your thoughts on paper.
We’ve also been keeping a ‘post-lockdown’ wish-list of adventures, together as a household, with friends and with family. And so I thought I’d share just a few of those things with you!
It’s the most magical time of the year…
I make no secret about the fact that I absolutely ADORE Christmas. I wish people decorated their houses so beautifully all year round, with garlands, lights and front garden decorations, because it honestly makes me SO happy and uplifted to see such wonderful displays throughout December.
When we moved into our new home earlier in the year, I couldn’t wait to decorate for Christmas.
I have often spoken about my issues with IBS and my subsequent appreciation for probiotics, as a means of keeping my symptoms at bay. In the quest for optimum health, I found the probiotic brand Probio7 – a great product range of quality probiotics.
Recently, the brand has launched Intiflor, which I was lucky enough to have been sent by the Probio7 team. Intiflor not only supports gut health, but is specifically tailored to promote intimate female health, ie. urinary tract infections, which are so common for many women (and not spoken about enough, in my opinion).
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
And possibly also the most expensive. But hey, that’s why we love Christmas, right?
It’s obviously not all about the gifts but one of my favourite things to do around the festive period is shop for presents that I just know my family and friends will love.
It’s that one time of year that you can merrily treat your favourite people without them feeling awkward and saying ‘oh no but you shouldn’t have’, so I take the opportunity with both hands and start my festive shopping early (we’re talking September early).
Rather than denote the recipient of each gift, I’m just going to collate my favourite recommendations into different categories.