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Time at Home with Alex, our Communications Manager

Making time for the things we enjoy is something we’ve always advocated – it boosts our mental wellbeing, keeps us grounded and evokes a sense of escapism.

If there’s one thing that this isolation period has taught us, it’s the importance of nurturing the rituals and routines that bring us solace – seeking the positives and making them a non-negotiable part of our days at home.

With this in mind, we wanted to share the pastimes that our team are enjoying at the moment – from crafts to crispbread, we hope our “Time at Home” series inspires you to share your isolation moments of pleasure with us. Simply tag us in your photos using #PetersYardAtHome.

 

Alex | Communications Manager | Bristol

Tell us, do you have any newly adopted rituals?

I’ve been enjoying taking classes on Zoom from my friend who’s a PT and BarreCore instructor. Her workouts require no equipment and are neighbour-friendly too, a necessity when living in a flat during lockdown.

I’m also revelling in the extra time we have to enjoy breakfast, so I’m making the most of this with eggs and avocado on our Original Sourdough crispbread with chopped spring onions on top.

Lastly, I’m getting dressed for work as I would to leave for the office – this is something that may not work for everyone, but I find it helps me feel more productive.

What have you been enjoying with your crispbread at-home?

As I joined the team in March, I’m still working my way through the whole range – but I must say that one of my favourite combinations at the moment is our Spelt & Poppyseed crispbread, topped with a generous layer of crunchy almond butter, sliced banana and a drizzle of local honey. I have a sweet tooth, so this is heaven for me.

Have you been listening to any podcasts or music that you’d like to share?

Whilst working from home more, I’ve been listening to artists like Sabrina Claudio and Alina Baraz – their music is great for when you want something to melt into the background.

What’s the last book that you couldn’t put down?

I’ve recently finished “Where the Crawdads Sing” written by Delia Owens – an untraditional love story that shares both the struggles and successes of discovering independence. It’s beautifully written and so descriptive, it’s been a real pleasure to read.

What simple pleasures have you been appreciating lately?

I’ve always been interested in skincare, so I’ve been making the most of my extra time by investing in my routine a bit more. I’ve been using my Rose Quartz Gua Sha tool every night for facial massages, along with the ‘Miracle Facial Oil’ from Organic beauty brand, Evolve. I’ve also been making at-home body scrubs, using granulated sugar and olive oil – even though these ingredients are so simple, they feel so luxurious!

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