Regardless of the unpredictability of our weather – we all love outdoor activities – from music festivals and clifftop weddings to the humble picnic. One of our favourite pastimes right now is open air theatre and cinema: packing up your favourite snacks and beverages, getting cosy on the grass with blankets and pillows and watching the sun go down in the fresh air. There is a thrill and excitement watching a great film or play in the open air – birds and insects flying around you, the warm breeze, and possible summer showers.
We all know the expression ‘as natural as breathing’. And sure, we tend to inhale and exhale without much – if any – thought.
But in reality most of us don’t breathe ‘naturally’ at all. Most of us have adopted some pretty bad breathing habits as we’ve grown up, including poor posture, shallow breathing and over-tensed muscles.
Rather than depending on a public outdoor cinema event, why not create your very own outdoor cinema in your back garden? You can choose the film, pause it whenever you like, and choose the perfect clear evening – rather than battling through the summer’s drizzle. It can be quite simple, and makes for a very special date to treat a loved one with, or you could gather friends together after an early evening barbecue.
Breakfast at Scarlet is the most important meal of the day – that’s why we like to treat our guests to a long, leisurely three-course breakfast. But when you don’t have the time, here is a great quick breakfast recipe making the most of beautifully sweet, local strawberries.