October 21, 2020

As we enter ‘Lockdown 2’ 10 things to keep you busy

So gradually the country is sliding back into lockdown. Perhaps it is inevitible but as we move towards Christmas it seems like this year it will be one to forget.

We have been looking at some great ideas for you to get up to during lockdown 2 – and over the Christmas break, from writing your very own novel to clearing out the kitchen cupboards.

The main thing is not to vegetate – don’t waste too much time on social media moaning about stuff – remember there’s always someone worse off than you.

Remember – Have fun!

diggin' out the music

a couple of years ago John Potter and Charles Dawson (of Essex Lifestyle) started broadcasting a programme on local radio station Leiosure FM. It didn’t work out in the end, we didn’t fit in (surprise surprise) so we left – however we still have quite a few shows recorded, we will be putting some of them on here – Essex Lifestyle’s Smashy and Nicey!!

New Italian Restaurant in Brentwood

Essex Lifestyle were invited to a wonderful lunch at Figo, Italian restaurant in Brentwood, read what we thought about it . . .

it's not all about you..

Come on people, its 2020 and we’re all wandering around and wondering when it will all end . . We think at Essex Lifestyle that it’ll be a good year before everything is back to normal (whatever that means) so we’d like to do our best at not mentioning the ‘C’ word too much in the future . . probably won’t happen.

It's all a bit of a mess..

At Essex Lifestyle we work with a lot of restaurants and pubs. ALL are struggling at the moment. The fact that Essex County Council volunteered Essex to be moved into Tier Two . .

Historical Essex

We love our history here at Essex Lifestyle and there’s loads of it in Essex.

From Colchester, the oldest town in Britain to Basildon a New Town built in the 1950s.

We have some fascinating videos and images for you to peruse . . take a look HERE

Test-and-trace consultants are being paid £7,000 a day

The government is paying private sector consultants the equivalent of million-pound wages to work on its test-and-trace system.

Some executives from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) helping the government to set up and run its testing system are being paid day rates of about £7,000, equivalent to a salary of about £1.5 million, according to Sky News.

Order your Blackwells Turkey Now

Blackwells in Coggeshall are now taking orders for their Christmas Turkeys -and other goodies!


Historical Essex in Pictures and Videos

The Ford Focus ST - the ultimate Hot Hatch?

Did Shakespeare originally sound 'A bit Essex'?

Essex-girl Margaret Cavendish: The 17th Century genius

Perhaps our Council's should be doing this too?

Hooray, Theatres open from the 1st August, Oh no they wont!

Chelmsford up and coming artist premieres new single

Visit some of the BEST vineyards in Essex

H21 Group - Looking after our natural and built heritage in North Essex