The Bean Bag Blog

A few weeks ago, I had a lovely chat with Tanya from the Weekend Garden Party Podcast on all things garden! She gave me some brilliant ideas on what I could be doing in the garden right now to get it ready for spring. With the opportunity to invite friends and family into our gardens from the end of March, her fantastic practical tips on garden design, and where best to put your patio, seem especially useful right now.

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We can begin to gently - slowly, cautiously - look forward to meeting up with friends and family again. If you are planning your first small group get-togethers for Easter then the patio, if you are lucky enough to have one, is going to come into its own. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be getting in touch with friends, tentatively putting dates in the diary, and using these five ideas to get my patio ready for some socially distanced catch-ups.
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Yes, we’ll be spending Valentine’s Day in lockdown this year, but that doesn’t mean that it will be a washout. In fact, I’d make this the year to go BIG. Changing up your space – re-arranging furniture, adding accessories, dimming the lighting – can transform it from the day-to-day to something new and romantic. Here are my best ideas for creating a special Valentine’s Day at home.

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Christmas with COVID is going to be a bit of a crazy one this year. I’m trying to think of ways to make Christmas 2020 magical, from getting in all of our favourite bits of food, to finding some fun new games to play as a family over Christmas. All of us are keen to end 2020 in a fun and happy way.
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