To save lives and protect the NHS, we must all stay at home - but there are positives in all of this! I have been a stay at home mum for the last 22 years, with the exception of setting up and running the admin and bookkeeping for our family business and my ongoing role as a company director for our business. But generally I love to be at home, I have never needed to go out every day and I didn't miss the corporate office environment at all. Of course I don't have young children any longer, I am not sure I'd have coped if I needed to home educate? My son was never the most willing academic participant!
So overall putting aside the huge health, economic and social impact of our current situation, for me personally I am not in panic mode. I don't need to make any big changes to my day to day life. My son is working from home, my daughter is back from uni and my husband is understandably worrying about business. And I can't just nip to the shops or meet a friend for coffee. But I am accepting of the situation, I am frustrated that there are big groups of the population not accepting it though, putting the rest of us at risk. Like everyone, I am really worried about my immediate family, my extended family and my elderly parents.
I love jeans, I live in jeans, I have written about jeans before. I buy jeans in all price brackets always looking for the perfect pair, the perfect fit. I tend to wear indigo and coated black in the winter and white in the summer. With a few variations thrown in, a lighter wash spring and autumn, I have a camo pair and a khaki coated pair. This winter I enjoyed my Amazing Woman jeans but then I also love French Connection rebound .... and so it goes on. I always stick with a skinny fit. Although having said that I do have a wide leg pair from Boden!! You see, I have a jeans obsession.
Anyway, White Stuff got in touch with me about their new sustainable denim collection. White Stuff is a British fashion and lifestyle brand and they are Doing Good Stuff to help the planet - and this spring sees the launch of their new denim range - you can see full details here.
It would be wrong to write this post without acknowledging the very real and very worrying situation developing around the world today. Whole countries shutting down, holidays cancelled, small businesses with no business, and no income for their owners, older people likely to feel very isolated ... stock piling of food and toilet rolls meaning the vulnerable will be left with none. And so it goes on. You have all seen the news. I am beginning to feel quite worried and a bit uneasy. I saw my elderly parents today to plan a few things for them. But life has to continue and we should try and keep as close to normal routine as possible. So I thought I would still share my outing last week. Do let me know how Covid-19 is affecting you, are you worried? Comment below.
A couple of months ago I was asked to save the day for an event in London with Maidenform, the shapewear brand. They had organised such a fun and gorgeous event, held in the penthouse suite at the ME Hotel in the Strand. I was so looking forward to it. A chance to try on the shapewear (it is so difficult to know what will work when looking online), a make-up refresh with a make-up artist, fizz, canapés and an opportunity to have some photographs taken by a professional photographer. I admit I did hesitate about going. But in the end I decided to drive into London and not take the train/tube. I felt with no official advice to stop my day to day life I was best to 'keep calm and carry on' but take sensible precautions. Hence my decision to drive. Usually when I meet friends we kiss and hug and welcome each other so it felt really odd not to be able to do this.
Obviously I am no expert but I thought I'd share the supplements that I take to support me in midlife, I try not to take too many or rely on them when I should be eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables and exercising regularly. But I don't think there is any harm in giving nature a bit support.]. Plus with all the drama of coronavirus I think a few of us are thinking some immune system support wouldn't go amiss.
When choosing supplements choose the best quality not the cheapest. I personally don't recommend buying from the supermarket for example. Find a really good independent health food shop or ask a nutritionist for some specific advice. Or speak to one of the online retailers that offer a helpline, they will advise on dosage, interactions with any prescription medication and make suggestions based on your individual needs.
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