Light the fires, if you have a fire place, put on something christmassy from Hallmark or Netflix, get out the blankets, pull your nearest and dearests closer for a snuggle on the couch and indulge in a little picnic of your own making. Maybe offer to take your nieces and nephews for the day, the weekend, and host a picnic with them inside since you know, Omicron wants us to stay inside for who know how long. Whilst we are safe inside, let’s make some memories.

Furniture is pushed to the side, blankets laid in the centre and a big song and dance made of it.

If you feel like splurging Fortnum and Mason have a perfect reunion picnic basket otherwise your very own picnic basket can be curated at home. Fill your boots.


  • A basket not necessary but a nice touch
  • A blanket
  • Cheeses
  • Salmon
  • Fruits
  • Belvoir Sparkling Apple juice
  • Water
  • Tonic Water
  • Flask of hot chocolate
  • Biscuits
  • Sandwiches
  • Caprese salad
  • Tea if you must
  • Chocolates
  • Brownies
  • Nuts

For couples; commission your vows by a calligraphist and have it framed by an expert, go all out with an elaborate gold frame.

For children; commission an artist to create a bedtime story which you made up and present it to them. These stories tend to have a life of their own as they travel from generation to generation.