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Nervous About Post-Lockdown Life? The Madre’s tips for a successful relaunch

Nervous About Post-Lockdown Life? 

The Madre’s tips for a successful relaunch

As we re-emerge from lockdown, the Madre gives us some reasons to be cheerful....

Here’s the deal. You’re coming out of lockdown. You’re excited, but nervous too. The thought of jam-packed pub gardens is thrilling… and a little scary. Sound like you? Don’t worry, Madres & Padres, we’re all in the same boat! Here are a few of the Madre’s top tips for a smooth relaunch into the world…


The Social Biome

The Social Biome

Researchers studying polar explorers, hermits & astronauts suggests social skills are like muscles: they atrophy when they aren’t used enough. Well, Madres, something similar has happened to us all in lockdown: enforced isolation has left us a little out of practise in the social department. 


The signs are everywhere: in the elbow bumps that accidentally turn into hugs, the oversharing on Zoom work calls, or the realisation that the only ‘news’ you have to share is plot of the latest series you’ve been binge-watching on Netflix.


Jeffrey Hall, of the University of Kansas, describes our social life as being a little bit like the gut microbiome. Hall says your ‘social biome’ encompasses the “pattern of your social interactions throughout your days; the who, the what you talk about, and the modalities you use to communicate, from face to face to other means”. Just as quality and variety matters when choosing the food you eat, to have a healthy social diet it’s not just quantity that counts.


Put simply, a healthy social biome could be made up of deep and meaningful conversations with a good friend or partner, small talk with a neighbour in the street, a friendly ‘hello’ to your bus driver, and a phone call with an old friend after work. 


The Madre’s advice is to ease yourself back in: start small and go from there. Be kind to yourself: in no time you’ll regain your pre-lockdown confidence and find yourself on top of the world again! 

The Social Biome

The Social Biome

Researchers studying polar explorers, hermits & astronauts suggests social skills are like muscles: they atrophy when they aren’t used enough. Well, Madres, something similar has happened to us all in lockdown: enforced isolation has left us a little out of practise in the social department. 


The signs are everywhere: in the elbow bumps that accidentally turn into hugs, the oversharing on Zoom work calls, or the realisation that the only ‘news’ you have to share is plot of the latest series you’ve been binge-watching on Netflix.


Jeffrey Hall, of the University of Kansas, describes our social life as being a little bit like the gut microbiome. Hall says your ‘social biome’ encompasses the “pattern of your social interactions throughout your days; the who, the what you talk about, and the modalities you use to communicate, from face to face to other means”. Just as quality and variety matters when choosing the food you eat, to have a healthy social diet it’s not just quantity that counts.

The Social Biome

Put simply, a healthy social biome could be made up of deep and meaningful conversations with a good friend or partner, small talk with a neighbour in the street, a friendly ‘hello’ to your bus driver, and a phone call with an old friend after work. 


The Madre’s advice is to ease yourself back in: start small and go from there. Be kind to yourself: in no time you’ll regain your pre-lockdown confidence and find yourself on top of the world again! 

Find Reasons to be Cheerful

In May, there are loads of things to celebrate. With the cold of winter firmly in our rearview mirror, we look ahead to spring and the hazy heights of summer. As the warmer weather rolls in, we can leave the house without wrapping up in approx 2 million layers. Wahoo!


The first week of May’s jam-packed with things to do. As far as worker’s rights goes, the 3rd marks a pretty important date in the calendar. Way back in 1890, a protest at the Haymarket helped secure the 8-hour working day in the UK.


The memory of that protest may have faded, but we’re still blessed with the 40-hour working week (not to mention the early May bank holiday!). That’s right, Madres! We’re free to turn off our alarms and enjoy a long, lazy weekend in the May sunshine. We’re so excited, we could almost go dancing round a maypole… (almost being the operative word here). 


And let’s not forget Cinco de Mayo. In South America, 5th May marks another historic celebration: Mexico’s freedom from French imperialism. Margaritas are the go-to drink for this occasion, but if you fancy going a bit off-piste we recommend La Clementina: it’s a winning formula. To go with the cocktail fun, we love cooking up a Mexican storm, with enough guacamole, tacos and tamales to feed an army. 


So, Madres & Padres, why not start your post-lockdown relaunch by celebrating Cinco de Mayo with your nearest and dearest? Even that bank holiday is worth dancing over. Just grab a case of Agua de Madre and venture out into the world! 


In the words of Ian Dury, there are loadsa Reasons to be Cheerful. 


The Social Biome

cocktails

 

Find Reasons to be Cheerful

In May, there are loads of things to celebrate. With the cold of winter firmly in our rearview mirror, we look ahead to spring and the hazy heights of summer. As the warmer weather rolls in, we can leave the house without wrapping up in approx 2 million layers. Wahoo!


The first week of May’s jam-packed with things to do. As far as worker’s rights goes, the 3rd marks a pretty important date in the calendar. Way back in 1890, a protest at the Haymarket helped secure the 8-hour working day in the UK.


The memory of that protest may have faded, but we’re still blessed with the 40-hour working week (not to mention the early May bank holiday!). That’s right, Madres! We’re free to turn off our alarms and enjoy a long, lazy weekend in the May sunshine. We’re so excited, we could almost go dancing round a maypole… (almost being the operative word here). 


The Social Biome

cocktails

 

The Social Biome

And let’s not forget Cinco de Mayo. In South America, 5th May marks another historic celebration: Mexico’s freedom from French imperialism. Margaritas are the go-to drink for this occasion, but if you fancy going a bit off-piste we recommend La Clementina: it’s a winning formula. To go with the cocktail fun, we love cooking up a Mexican storm, with enough guacamole, tacos and tamales to feed an army. 


So, Madres & Padres, why not start your post-lockdown relaunch by celebrating Cinco de Mayo with your nearest and dearest? Even that bank holiday is worth dancing over. Just grab a case of Agua de Madre and venture out into the world! 


In the words of Ian Dury, there are loadsa Reasons to be Cheerful. 


The Social Biome

Researchers studying polar explorers, hermits & astronauts suggests social skills are like muscles: they atrophy when they aren’t used enough. Well, Madres, something similar has happened to us all in lockdown: enforced isolation has left us a little out of practise in the social department. 


The signs are everywhere: in the elbow bumps that accidentally turn into hugs, the oversharing on Zoom work calls, or the realisation that the only ‘news’ you have to share is plot of the latest series you’ve been binge-watching on Netflix.


Jeffrey Hall, of the University of Kansas, describes our social life as being a little bit like the gut microbiome. Hall says your ‘social biome’ encompasses the “pattern of your social interactions throughout your days; the who, the what you talk about, and the modalities you use to communicate, from face to face to other means”. Just as quality and variety matters when choosing the food you eat, to have a healthy social diet it’s not just quantity that counts.


Put simply, a healthy social biome could be made up of deep and meaningful conversations with a good friend or partner, small talk with a neighbour in the street, a friendly ‘hello’ to your bus driver, and a phone call with an old friend after work. 


The Madre’s advice is to ease yourself back in: start small and go from there. Be kind to yourself: in no time you’ll regain your pre-lockdown confidence and find yourself on top of the world again! 

Nervous About Post-Lockdown Life? The Madre’s tips for a successful relaunch

Find Reasons to be Cheerful

In May, there are loads of things to celebrate. With the cold of winter firmly in our rearview mirror, we look ahead to spring and the hazy heights of summer. As the warmer weather rolls in, we can leave the house without wrapping up in approx 2 million layers. Wahoo!


The first week of May’s jam-packed with things to do. As far as worker’s rights goes, the 3rd marks a pretty important date in the calendar. Way back in 1890, a protest at the Haymarket helped secure thhttps://gem-3910432.nete 8-hour working day in the UK.


The memory of that protest may have faded, but we’re still blessed with the 40-hour working week (not to mention the early May bank holiday!). That’s right, Madres! We’re free to turn off our alarms and enjoy a long, lazy weekend in the May sunshine. We’re so excited, we could almost go dancing round a maypole… (almost being the operative word here). 


And let’s not forget Cinco de Mayo. In South America, 5th May marks another historic celebration: Mexico’s freedom from French imperialism. Margaritas are the go-to drink for this occasion, but if you fancy going a bit off-piste we recommend La Clementina: it’s a winning formula. To go with the cocktail fun, we love cooking up a Mexican storm, with enough guacamole, tacos and tamales to feed an army. 


So, Madres & Padres, why not start your post-lockdown relaunch by celebrating Cinco de Mayo with your nearest and dearest? Even that bank holiday is worth dancing over. Just grab a case of Agua de Madre and venture out into the world! 


In the words of Ian Dury, there are loadsa Reasons to be Cheerful. 

And, Madres, if you’d like to try the original drink that put this whole journey in motion, why not give our delicious Ginger & Lemon kefir water a go? 

After all, in the words of one of our fans, Pauline, ‘It’s been life transforming’. 

And, Madres, if you’d like to try the original drink that put this whole journey in motion, why not give our delicious Ginger & Lemon kefir water a go? 

After all, in the words of one of our fans, Pauline, ‘It’s been life transforming’. 

The Social Biome

Researchers studying polar explorers, hermits & astronauts suggests social skills are like muscles: they atrophy when they aren’t used enough. Well, Madres, something similar has happened to us all in lockdown: enforced isolation has left us a little out of practise in the social department. 


The signs are everywhere: in the elbow bumps that accidentally turn into hugs, the oversharing on Zoom work calls, or the realisation that the only ‘news’ you have to share is plot of the latest series you’ve been binge-watching on Netflix.


And, Madres, if you’d like to try the original drink that put this whole journey in motion, why not give our delicious Ginger & Lemon kefir water a go? 

After all, in the words of one of our fans, Pauline, ‘It’s been life transforming’. 

Jeffrey Hall, of the University of Kansas, describes our social life as being a little bit like the gut microbiome. Hall says your ‘social biome’ encompasses the “pattern of your social interactions throughout your days; the who, the what you talk about, and the modalities you use to communicate, from face to face to other means”. Just as quality and variety matters when choosing the food you eat, to have a healthy social diet it’s not just quantity that counts.


Put simply, a healthy social biome could be made up of deep and meaningful conversations with a good friend or partner, small talk with a neighbour in the street, a friendly ‘hello’ to your bus driver, and a phone call with an old friend after work. 


The Madre’s advice is to ease yourself back in: start small and go from there. Be kind to yourself: in no time you’ll regain your pre-lockdown confidence and find yourself on top of the world again! 

Find Reasons to be Cheerful

In May, there are loads of things to celebrate. With the cold of winter firmly in our rearview mirror, we look ahead to spring and the hazy heights of summer. As the warmer weather rolls in, we can leave the house without wrapping up in approx 2 million layers. Wahoo!


The first week of May’s jam-packed with things to do. As far as worker’s rights goes, the 3rd marks a pretty important date in the calendar. Way back in 1890, a protest at the Haymarket helped secure the 8-hour working day in the UK.

cocktails

 

And, Madres, if you’d like to try the original drink that put this whole journey in motion, why not give our delicious Ginger & Lemon kefir water a go? 

After all, in the words of one of our fans, Pauline, ‘It’s been life transforming’. 

The memory of that protest may have faded, but we’re still blessed with the 40-hour working week (not to mention the early May bank holiday!). That’s right, Madres! We’re free to turn off our alarms and enjoy a long, lazy weekend in the May sunshine. We’re so excited, we could almost go dancing round a maypole… (almost being the operative word here). 


And let’s not forget Cinco de Mayo. In South America, 5th May marks another historic celebration: Mexico’s freedom from French imperialism. Margaritas are the go-to drink for this occasion, but if you fancy going a bit off-piste we recommend La Clementina: it’s a winning formula. To go with the cocktail fun, we love cooking up a Mexican storm, with enough guacamole, tacos and tamales to feed an army. 


So, Madres & Padres, why not start your post-lockdown relaunch by celebrating Cinco de Mayo with your nearest and dearest? Even that bank holiday is worth dancing over. Just grab a case of Agua de Madre and venture out into the world! 


In the words of Ian Dury, there are loadsa Reasons to be Cheerful. 

And, Madres, if you’d like to try the original drink that put this whole journey in motion, why not give our delicious Ginger & Lemon kefir water a go? 

After all, in the words of one of our fans, Pauline, ‘It’s been life transforming’. 

MEET BLOOD ORANGE BITTERS 

And, Madres, if you’d like to try the original drink that put this whole journey in motion, why not give our delicious Ginger & Lemon kefir water a go? After all, in the words of one of our fans, Pauline, ‘It’s been life transforming’. 

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