It’s crazy to think we’re now on week 11 of lockdown here in the UK. We’ve celebrated Mother’s Day, Easter weekend, bank holidays and big birthdays, all through the medium of Zoom but now we’re slowly dipping our toes back into normality – the warped 2020 version of it anyway!
We’re getting outside more and seeing small groups of friends in our gardens and on beach walks, we’re catching up with our parents IRL again and ordering our favourite takeaways. How bloody glorious. Who knew a McDonald’s reunion would be so emosh?
We still can’t hug one another (boooo) but we can make it through this last hurdle knowing there is hope and on the horizon. Now that the lockdown restrictions have been eased, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do to make sure June is a month filled with good vibes, personal growth and precious mems.
1 Read a book outside in the sunshine and while away the hours, chapter by chapter. Take some time for you.
2 Take a dip in the sea and spend some time around water. It’s undeniably good for the soul!
3 Roll out a picnic blanket and lay on the snacks. There is no such thing as too many pork pies.
4 And if the weather’s not up to it, have a magic carpet picnic instead.
5 Watch 13th on Netflix – consider it vital viewing.
6 Order some flowers from you to YOU to support a local florist.
7 Have a fancy schmancy date night. Show me the cheese and wine.
8 Throw a mini birthday gathering in your garden. Rosé comes heavily recommended.
9 Make a Summer playlist full of all your favourite mood-boosting hits. Tear-jerking ballads are banned.
10 Find new routes to go walking, The prettier the trail, the more steps you’ll do!
11 Dream about the first place you’re going to travel when all this is over.
12 Tie dye an item of clothing like the lockdown cliché that you are.
13 Catch a Summer sunset and bank it for all the ones we missed in April & May.
14 Do your hair all nice for that virtual date night. Long distance lovers, we salute you.
15 Spend the day in pjs, surrounded by books and coffee. Bliss!
16 Spot the wildflowers blooming when out on your walks.
17 Have a family bbq to celebrate Father’s Day and being able to see each other again yay!
18 And immediately fall back into squabbling with your siblings again like no time has past, “No that is MY sausage!”
19 Put on your best clothes and a happy face. Dress up for YOU.
20 Enjoy line-drying your washing. Channel your inner Marianne (Normal People fans, you know).
*Images shot by our lovely Lareese, find her on Instagram here.