How to Make Your Weekend Feel like a Vacation

How to Make Your Weekend Feel like a Vacation

Did you know that it is more than possible for you to have the best weekend ever without having to leave the house? You also don’t have to worry about going over your budget either. If you want to know how to make your weekend feel like a vacation keep reading.

How to Make Your Weekend Feel like a Vacation: Unplug Your Devices

Unplug all of your devices, as soon as you can. Make sure that you do not respond to any emails and also make sure that you focus on what is important, which is taking care of yourself and your family. Remember that social media will always be there when you get back and that sometimes you simply need a rest from any news updates, images and tweets. Face-to-face contact is important and being away from everything is what helps to make vacations so great.

How to Make Your Weekend Feel like a Vacation: Forget your Schedule

It’s your weekend, so sleep in if you want to. If you lead a very busy life, then sometimes a sleep-in or even a pyjama day is good. Let your brain get some extra sleep because if you do then your brain and your productivity will help you. Sleep in as long as you want, and also don’t feel obligated to do the things that you need to do every morning. If you can do this, you’ll soon find that it is possible for you to have the best weekend ever.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Switch Your Weekend Up

Switch things up if you want. Don’t go running errands or worry too much about laundry or even cleaning the house. Instead, focus on what you can do with your family. It may be that you go on a scavenger hunt or that you plan something special to watch that night. If your family are really into sports, then it may be that you plan some outdoor games in the garden and that you then look up rugby fixtures.

How to Make Your Weekend Feel like a Vacation: Bring Camping Home to You

Who says that you have to go camping in the woods? It’s very easy for you to bring camping supplies to you, and you can always pitch a tent in the yard. If you are short on space, then you can camp out in the living room if you want. Things like this can help you to have the best time and you would be surprised at how much fun you could have. If you do have an outdoor space, then you can roast marshmallows or you can even just sit back with some pretzels and look up to the stars. Either way, it’s very easy for you to bring the adventure to you if you try hard enough.

Plan Something Fun

If you have been craving a spa weekend treat for quite some time then why not grab some girlfriends and then get some pedicures done at home? If you want to go for a picnic in the park, then make time to do it. Life is short, and the more you can make the most out of it, the better. You don’t need to get on a plane, and you don’t need to travel miles just to have the best vacation ever. The sooner you can accept this, the sooner you’ll have more fun in your own home.

 

 

 

The do’s and don’ts for the ultimate pumpkin

The do’s and don’ts for the ultimate pumpkin

Believe it or not, pumpkin season is almost upon us. Many of us “skipped” the Halloween season last year, meaning that 2021 looks set to have even more emphasis than ever before.

Whether you’re the type of person who wants to be the envy of the street, with award-winning pumpkins dotted around your windows, or if you simply want to see what all the fuss about when it comes to carving, today is for you. This blog post will help you navigate the the do’s and don’ts for the ultimate pumpkin.

The do’s and don’ts for the ultimate pumpkin: Do make sure you look at the condition first

In short, not all pumpkins are equal. Suffice to say, if you see any mould or bruising, it’s time to turn to the next one. Nowadays, it’s better to pick one yourself than head to the supermarket where you’re generally left with the scraps.

In terms of other advice, lightly toned pumpkins tend to be easier to carve. We’re not quite sure of the reasons why, but to make things easier for yourself, try and judge the tone for yourself.

Do give your pumpkin a good wash

Like most things that grow from the ground, pumpkins are utterly filthy. Even though you might not have any intentions of consuming it, a clean pumpkin is going to be easier to carve and last longer. If you can soak it in a combination of bleach and warm water, you’ll lessen the chance of mould spreading and ultimately preserve your prized pumpkin!

The do’s and don’ts for the ultimate pumpkin: Do cut off the bottom of the pumpkin

It might “feel” obvious to cut off the top of the pumpkin as you begin scooping, but the opposite approach is more advisable. By cutting the bottom off, you’ll keep more moisture in the pumpkin and, as such, preserve it for longer.

Don’t try the freehand approach

You might consider yourself a talented artist, but pumpkin carving brings something completely new to the table. The best advice is to use a stencil or at least draw on what you intend to carve first.

In terms of what you should use to draw on your pumpkin, a water-based marker is usually the best bet, as this can be easily removed after the carving is complete.

The do’s and don’ts for the ultimate pumpkin: Don’t carve the big pieces first

If you’ve never carved a pumpkin before, you’ll soon realise how satisfying it feels.

However, hold your horses and take a step back. If you get too enthusiastic and start carving huge pieces, you’ll find that it becomes nigh-on impossible to carve those more intricate details later down the line. You’ll be adding a so-called finishing touch before realising that the pumpkin is starting to break and all your hard work has been for nothing. It sounds dramatic, but carving can take time, and by following a process, you can heighten your chances of being the talk of the street (for good reasons, we should most definitely add).