Rethinking what’s important

The time in lockdown has given people the chance to reflect on what’s really important to them. It’s been a time to re-evaluate priorities and think about resetting goals for the future. What about you? What have you missed? • Have you liked the slower pace of life? • Have…

Ways to promote your wellbeing

The wide-ranging uncertainty in these current times intensifies our anxiety and stress. Ordinarily, we like to feel in control and make plans for the future but it’s impossible to plan when there are so many unknowns. We’ve never been in this situation before. We don’t know what the new ‘everyday’…

How to reduce your monthly outgoings

Many employees have lost their jobs, accepted part-time hours or been put on furlough as a result of the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research, British households will see a drop in their disposable income of £515 a month –…

What will the new normal look like?

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a crisis of such immense proportions that things will not just go back to the way they once were. When some semblance of normality emerges, things will be different. We are set for vast cultural, social and economic changes. It’s unlikely that we will suddenly…

April in lockdown: the good, the bad and the hero

April got off to the worst possible start for beer drinkers, with news that up to 50m pints of beer could go down the drain if lockdown lasts until the summer. The estimate was made by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), based on the amount of beer the UK’s…

Technology bringing the generations together

One upshot of the coronavirus pandemic has been the way technology is helping us to keep in touch with each other, especially across the generations. A range of apps are playing an important role in keeping us entertained in lieu of all the sporting events and social events being cancelled.

4 ideas to keep the kids occupied during lockdown

Keeping children occupied can be difficult at the best of times. Keeping them entertained at home during the coronavirus lockdown, with severe restrictions, may seem nigh on impossible. But here are a few ideas we hope might help to fill some of the days: 1. A mini bake-off While you’re…

How to avoid going stir-crazy during the coronavirus lockdown

The effects of the government enforced isolation period will be felt across the whole nation. It’s going to be tough for all of us to spend three weeks (at a minimum!) without leaving home except for essential travel and one form of daily exercise. We’re going to have to adapt…

4 UK cultural events that you might not know about

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Roll The infamous Cooper’s Hill Cheese Roll has been taking place in May since the 1800s. Competitors hurl themselves down a steep hill in pursuit of a wheel of prime Gloucestershire cheese; the hill is so steep that few competitors manage to stay on their feet, resulting…

8 places to visit this autumn in the UK

With autumn just around the corner, it’s nearly time to put on your wellies and kick through piles of colourful leaves. So to celebrate the change of season, here’s our list of places you should visit to make the most of the stunning autumn scenery. 1. Isle of Lewis, Hebrides…
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