Moore Please! is a monthly Friday series where I can just chat about what’s been on my mind lately. From what I’ve been eyeing & buying, to personal updates, to weekend plans – you can read all about my current favorites here!
Well, it’s now been over two months of quarantine for most of us and I think it’s safe to say that we’re getting a little stir crazy. Unfortunately for anyone in the UK, the road to “normalcy” is set out to be a long one. This week we learned that shops aren’t expected to open until June, and restaurants / pubs until July (this is best case scenario as well). We’re all still encouraged to stay home if we can. I hope you’re all still finding ways to make the most of this time at home, and I’m always here for a chat if you need one.
I thought it might be nice to share a few ways you can donate, either time or money, to help those effected most the pandemic.
- City Harvest: The mission at City Harvest is to collect surplus food (aka perfectly good food that was going to get thrown out) from grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants, and safely get it to the hungry. Not only is this helping those in need, but it’s good for the environment too as it’s keeping food out of landfills. They currently need volunteers to help get food to the vulnerable, as well as monetary donations to help keep their delivery trucks out on the road!
- NHS Charities Together: Help support those on the frontlines of the pandemic by donating to NHS Charities Together. Their current focus is on raising money to provide additional metal health services and support for NHS staff during these stressful and unprecedented times.
- Beauty Banks: Beauty Banks is a small charity that aims to assist those in need of essential personal care items, such as shampoo and soap. You can help by purchasing items from their wishlist.
- Women’s Aid: Women’s Aid is urgently asking for donations to help keep them open during the pandemic. The charity supports domestic violence survivors, and has launched an appeal to support those stuck at home with an abuser during the lockdown.
- Crisis: Crisis is one of the leading UK charities for homeless people. They’re especially vulnerable right now, and Crisis is currently raising money to provide food, hygiene kits, mobile phones, and other essentials to those experiencing homelessness.
I did a little question box on my Instagram stories this week to see how you were all feeling about shopping lately, and a huge majority said all of this has completely altered your shopping habits. To be honest, I couldn’t agree more and I’ll be writing a full blog post on what I think has changed for the better. I did pick up a few noteworthy pieces this month though, which I’ll share below!
- I just re-stocked my all time favorite fragrance – it’s truly the best of the best. I know this may seem like an odd time to be purchasing perfume, as we can’t go anywhere. But I’ve still been putting it on every morning after I shower, even it’s just to put loungewear on and sit at my home office. It gives me a much needed pep in my step!
- This dress is SO COMFY for working from home, but still cute enough to run to the grocery store. When this is all over, I can totally see it being my go-to weekend coffee and farmers market look.
- Every few years I like to treat myself to a new pair of Birkenstocks, as I wear them to death during the summer. This year I went with the gorgeous ‘Earth Red’ color, and they’re obviously the comfiest sandals ever!
- Did you catch last weeks post on 15 creative things you can at home?
- This carrot cake loaf is next on my baking list!
- Sometimes we just need a laugh these days – this is a great list of the 40 funniest comedies on Netflix.
- This is an interesting article on how our hair appointments are never going to look the same again.
- In a surprise announcement, the Hamilton movie (with original cast!) will be released on 3 July on Disney+ – a year earlier than originally planned.
What are your weekend plans? Are you still on lockdown where you live?