WITH kids back at school, an end to lockdown is in sight.
We can leave home to meet a friend or family member outside of our household, sit on a bench, have a coffee or a picnic.
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That is reason enough for an outdoor celebration for two, if you ask me.
Here is how to do it on a budget . . .
CHAIR WE GO: Take your own easy-to-carry chair to the park for your sit down.
Trailoutdoorleisure.co.uk has got pop-up chairs for £19.99 but Argos has some brilliant options for just £10.
BLANKET BUY: If you want a classic picnic, Dunelm has some lovely throws that can double up as picnic blankets.
I am a big fan of the Harlow check throw which is currently just £8, down from £16.
TOP TABLE: If you want to make things even more civilised, stay socially distanced at a folding table.
I have seen great options on Amazon for just £17.95, down from £21.99. They can be packed away in a jiffy and are easily portable.
ONE TO HAMPER AFTER: There are plenty of cool picnic bags out there you can’t beat a classic wicker hamper.
I have seen picnic baskets that come with all the cutlery you need for a perfect set-up.
Check out eBay, where I spotted a four-person hamper for £29.99. It includes plates, glasses, cutlery and even a spare blanket.
Similar options can set you back £74.99 at very.co.uk.
- All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability
Deal of the day
A BAG of Sensations lime and coriander chutney poppadoms are £1 at Sainsbury’s. Usually £2.
A TASTY new treat has hit the shelves. A sharing bag of Cadbury Picnic Bites is just £1 at Tesco.