We thought we could all do with an amazing picture of a beach as it is looking unlikely most of us will be getting away anytime soon. Take a deep breath, close your eyes and imagine the sun on your face and the water on your toes. Ahhhhhhhhhh…
Daisy’s 5 best bits of lockdown
Recharging (I know I am not alone with this one) – I am someone who loves moving 100% miles an hour, ensuring that every minute of my day is utilised. At the beginning of lockdown, I became hugely restless, fidgety and I think quite frankly really annoying but I soon realised that it was ok to chill and use this time to recharge the batteries. I have finally done those jobs which one avoids, sewing the buttons back on my duvet covers, reading that book which has been sitting on my bedside table for months etc… It feels good to have spent some good quality time caring for my house and my loved ones and catching up on that sleep which I was missing out on.
Indian Cooking – It’s so therapeutic. Living in a house full of boys, cooking is my time to zone out and calm down, they also always need feeding. After a stressful day, I’ve always found cooking brought be back to a good place. I know that everyone else has been making sourdough and endless banana bread during this time, but I have been fine-tuning my Asian cooking. I have just completed the Dishroom Recipe book and have loved the time to cook long and slow dishes. I’m moving onto Korean next.
Flowers– Having grown up in Sussex, I love the fresh air. I spend huge lengths of time walking through fields and trying to learn the names for all the wildflowers. I even signed up to Willow Crossley’s floristry course which has been great even though I am the most uncreative person known to earth.
Furniture – I hate interior design, I find it scary, very unsettling and it just simply does not come easy to me but now that I have had some time to think, I have been able to trawl through the websites and auction house catalogues, as a result, I am now loving doing it. It takes time to get your eye in for a good piece but it gives you such pleasure when you find something on Ebay or somewhere like that which you have been wanting for ages and you get it for £10!
Storks – Where we live is one of 4 colonies in the UK where we are trying to reintroduce Storks to the British wildlife. They are fascinating birds, almost prehistoric looking. There was one very exciting moment in the early Spring then we thought one of the Storks was laying her first egg, It would have been the first egg in nearly 600 years in the UK after the British ate all the Storks in the UK, sadly it was a false alarm and they only nest twice a year. Nevertheless, I have loved watching their ways and really studying their agile movements. Fingers crossed for an egg soon.