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Beating the lockdown blues

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it's to make the most of every day and celebrate the small things. Last year, we missed out on being able to go on holiday, attend weddings or even go on family day trips, but here are 3 ways we can make the everyday magical in 2021 which the pandemic cannot get in the way of.

Enjoy what's left of your cosy retreat

With winter still looming, there's no better time to stock your log fire, stick on a classic film and make a slow cooker hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and whipped cream. We might not be able to spend the weekend on the ski slopes but there's nothing stopping us from bringing those vibes into our own living rooms in the heart of London. Our hardwood logs are pre-seasoned to reduce moisture content down to approximately 35% which means they give out a lot of heat with a good fire life – perfect for a cosy night in.

Plan a break-out!

If you're looking for a break away from the hustle and bustle of London post-lockdown, you may want to plan a camping trip – social distancing rules permitting! After spending months inside the house, there's nothing better than putting on your hiking boots and heading for the hills. Aside from your tent and sleeping bag, make sure that you pack enough Calor gas bottles for your entire trip. You may not be surrounded by Michelin star restaurants anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't cook a feast. Being surrounded by mother nature, laying under the stars and sharing a delicious cooked meal with your nearest and dearest sounds like the perfect getaway.

Enjoy time in your garden with a cook-up

Spring and summer are on the horizon, and what is more quintessentially British than having a BBQ as soon as the first balmy days hit?! It's the perfect at-home indulgence to keep your spirits up while things slowly begin to get back to normal. We stock premium quality, restaurant grade lumpwood charcoal or Calor Patio Gas in a number of different sizes to suit your needs. Whether your BBQ is fuelled with gas or coals, nothing will be getting in the way of you throwing some juicy burgers and crisp corns onto the griddle – well, aside from the weather!

Whatever you do this year, make sure you do it with passion and set out to make the most of every day.