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We’ve finally arrived in 2021 after a year of unprecedented - well - everything. See ya 2020.

The beginning of the year can be a gloomy time. Cold, dark days reign supreme, escapism is at a minimum and a blank social calendar can often lead to the winter blues kicking in, leaving you feeling glum and miserable. And that’s before you even consider the current restrictions we're all living under.

Lockdown 3.0 is about to begin, and with it, a regression into our pyjamas and onto our sofas until this thing all blows over. Suddenly, we’ve got an awful lot of time indoors on our hands, and there’s a danger of us simply shutting down, switching off and hibernating until Spring. Without the proper mental stimulation, that is. Enter IDEAL.

We're here to keep you entertained and inspired; whether you're after advice on keeping calm in stressful times, tips on how to plan a virtual celebration to ensure special occasions don’t go unmarked, surviving - or even thriving - in lockdown, or if you're looking for holiday inspiration once we're allowed to travel again, we've got you covered.

We’ve done the legwork so you don’t have to, with our IDEAL guides on travel, food, lifestyle, wellbeing and keeping fit.

LET THE READING BEGIN!

5 TIPS FOR FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH DOG WALKING

Ideal for the disillusioned dog walker. When the sun is shining, the temperature clement and the country’s mood buoyant, there’s nothing better than taking your...

HOW TO BE GREENER IN YOUR DAILY LIFE IN 2021: 7 IDEAL WAYS

New Year’s resolutions at the ready, people. With minds preoccupied with Dry January, a month of veganism, COVID-19, and personal growth (or right now,...

HOW TO BRING THE OUTDOORS IN FOR WINTER: THE IDEAL GUIDE TO INDOOR PLANT CARE

Gardening and caring for plants outdoors is a beloved past time for us Brits. For many, this wholesome hobby provides comfort, routine and even...

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SPRAY TAN IN 8 STEPS

Ideal for those who are missing their usual dose of winter sun. With planes grounded and the UK population currently confined to their homes, the...

HOW TO BEST PROTECT YOUR SKIN IN WINTER: 5 EXPERT TIPS

We're in the deep, dark depths of the bleakest of winters, and it’s safe to say our skin has started to lose its glow....

7 LOCKDOWN DATE IDEAS FOR COUPLES

Flame fizzled out? Honeymoon phase well and truly over? Boredom banishing all hope of romance? You’re not alone. In fact, last month the BBC reported...

5 COMMON MISTAKES YOGA TEACHERS MIGHT MAKE

And the IDEAL ways to set them right. We think it’s fair to say that we could all use some realignment right now. The ancient...

7 REASONS INVESTORS ARE BUYING PROPERTY IN ANTALYA IN 2021

Antalya, Turkey’s fastest growing city and the gateway to the country’s glorious Turquoise Coast, is set to have a lucrative few years. In the...

7 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SOLVING CROSSWORD PUZZLES

Ideal for giving your brain a much needed workout during the current downtime. It is believed that the very first crossword puzzle came to be...

WILDLIFE VOLUNTEERING IN ZIMBABWE: 5 TIPS FOR A CHARITABLE TRIP

What are you going to do first when the world opens up again? After giving your parents a hug and having a pint with pals, travel tops the list of priorities for so many.  And with travel lovers from across...

5 TIPS FOR FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH DOG WALKING

Ideal for the disillusioned dog walker. When the sun is shining, the temperature clement and the country’s mood buoyant, there’s nothing better than taking your dog for a saunter. You answer every ‘how old is she?’ with unbridled enthusiasm, you...

5 STEPS TO CHOOSING THE IDEAL KITCHEN ISLAND FOR YOUR HOME

No person is an island. But in an ideal world, we’d all have one. A kitchen island, that is... Hmm. Perhaps that introduction didn’t quite...