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5 things to do this week

The kids are back at school! Whoop Whooop! What are you going to do with all that extra time (apart from WFH of course!)? Here's a few suggestions...

And relaxxxx

Need to do something with all that pent-up lockdown stress and anxiety? Ground yourself with some relaxing yoga poses from Stephanie Jinks. Owner of Yoga House, Stoneygate, she offers everything from Yin to Calm Flow Yoga even morning meditation but before you scoff at the idea, I’ve been doing it throughout lockdown 3.0 and it’s really helped keep me calm (my husband may disagree). Her classes run every week via Zoom. Check her out here.

Walk it off

Bored of the same walking route? Now that the kids have gone back to school, perhaps it’s time to get a little more…errr adventurous. Pick one from here, stretch your legs and refuel en route with a coffee and cake and catch up with a friend. If you prefer to be on your own, then download The Walkers Switch. This hilarious podcast investigates why British snack food manufacturer, Leicester-based Walkers switched the colours of their Cheese and Onion and Salt and Vinegar packets. Some are convinced it happened but Walkers deny it ever did. Cue crisp-gate!

Give your body a spring clean

I may have been guilty of making one too many microwave meals and bypassing the fruit bowl for the Haribos and Munchies, but now that the kids are out of my hair, I’m starting a new health kick. Yes siree! Step forward Harry Hewetson. Hot-yoga instructor and nutritional therapist, Harry has started a Guided Detox Program – his next one starts on Mon 15 March and I’ve already signed up. The online course includes a welcome pack with all the info, a one to one nutrition call, daily guidance and support with tonnes of recipe ideas, meal plans and advice on supplements. Summer beach bod here I come!!

Treat yourself

From forking out for an iPad for homeschooling to buying new toys to keep the mudlets happy, distracted and busy during lockdown, I can’t actually remember the last time I bought something for myself. So, I’ve decided to splash some cash on a piece of Lucy Flint Jewellery. This Rutland-based indie business makes gorgeous pieces of jewellery and I’ve got my eye on her Dragonfly necklace. Find her in Muddy’s Indie Store.

Cheers to you!

Give yourself a big pat on the back! Altogether, you’ve made it through almost seven months of lockdown not to mention become the nation’s top multitasker, adopting the role of teacher, private chef and more so pop open that bottle of Multum Gin and pour yourself a tipple to celebrate – no pouring until after 11am though, that wouldn’t be responsible now wouldn’t it?

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