Over the last year, you’ve finally perfected that banana bread recipe and can’t wait to share it with the rest of the world.
And with the news that lockdown will be over for good within a matter of months, you’re on pins waiting for the sweet, sweet taste of freedom.
So in preparation for the big day, take a look at these creative tips to ready yourself for the end of lockdown.
1. Packed lunches
Remember a time when lunch wasn’t just a packet of chocolate digestives?
As we return to the office, we’ll probably be craving something a bit more exciting for lunch, so why not try a new recipe?
Riso Gallo have a range of easy risottos that can be prepped on the go (just add water) or thrown in a Tupperware box for convenient transportation. And with a rich variety of recipes on their site, you could even try making one from scratch!
Chuck in a piece of fruit, plus a sweet or salty snack of your choice (a Twix, a pack of McCoys, whatever floats your boat), and voila! You’re good to go.
2. Comfort over style
If you feel the inclination to dress up, good for you! Go paint the town red in your highest heels.
But if it’s not for you, don’t feel pressure to glam up for your first outing – with the unpredictability of British weather, cable-knits, chunky scarves and cosy boots are your friend.
Switching up your style is a great way to express yourself away from the watchful eye of the Zoom webcam.
3. The Joy of Sharing
After perfecting those new lockdown recipes – brownies, sourdough, posh pasta – you’ll finally be able to share your cooking creations with friends, family and neighbours.
Don’t be afraid to show off those new hard-earned culinary skills. You’ll be the envy of everyone you know!
4. Pet Preparation
Our furry friends have enjoyed having us home full-time, but unfortunately for them, that era is soon to come to an end.
Get them used to spending some time on their own, even if it’s just a room away from you. For longer periods of time where they’ll be alone, such as while you’re at work, focus on making them comfortable in the house with familiar items such as toys or pet beds.
Some vets also recommend leaving your dog with an item of your clothing, as the smell of you will be comforting to them.
We are moving into a new and brighter era, but staples like face masks and hand sanitiser will most likely remain in use for a little while longer.
But just because they’re necessities doesn’t mean we can’t get creative! There are lots of crafty creators online making their own face masks out of all things fabric, from old clothes to
And if you’re really up for a challenge, why not try making your own scented hand sanitiser?
We hope these five tips have you lockdown-ready in time for a cracking crafty summer!
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