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Lost your lockdown spirit? Don’t lose those feel-good escapes.
Remember all those activities we took up during lockdown? Here’s how to keep them going.
We took to the streets,
the parks and the woods to exercise outdoors, but don’t let the end of summer stop you now! Take a look at apps like the free AllTrails to find walking routes. Get out and about with those 12 stickers you found in your welcome pack and enter our #MyHostCity competition, you could win any number of prizes including a tech bundle of £500!
Want to try something a little different with your new flatmates or “household bubble” then why not take a self-guided treasure trail through the winding backstreets and hidden corners of town!? Where you crack the clues along the route to unlock stories from the past and solve the mystery at the end. They cost £9.99 per trail and there’s at least one for every Host city in the UK except for Huddersfield although there are a number within a few miles of Huddersfield including Holmfirth, Halifax and Bradford.
Remember when flour was like gold dust?
The nation fell in love with baking during lockdown, only god knows how many loaves of banana bread were baked! Why not keep the passion alive, there’s no better time than now with Bake Off back on our screens, and what better source of recipe inspiration than Paul and Pru?
If the enforced time at home…
…made you pick up your first book in ages, then why not join a book club? Many of our locations will be running a book club this year and if not head online, there are loads of free book clubs on Instagram, Reese Witherspoon even has one @reesesbookclub.
We took to our gardens…
…in fact, visits to the Royal Horticultural Society’s website throughout lockdown was up 500%! Loving a bit of greenery doesn’t have to end now you’re in uni! Why not add a bit of greenery to your room? It’s been proven to help our health and wellbeing. The psychological benefits of indoor plants include:
- An improved mood
- Reduced stress levels
- Increased speed of reaction in a computer task
- Improved attention span
Check out the RHS guide to Houseplants and our health here.
Some of our locations have outdoor garden spaces including The Apollo Works where the team have just planted their very own Herb Garden for our residents to enjoy.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.Show me all news
When you’re viewing a property for university, we understand the importance of asking questions and getting the feel of the space. You might feel pressure to secure student accommodation, but it pays off to be thorough when viewing show flats. We’ve put together a list of the best questions to ask when viewing student accommodation.
This year, Chinese New Year is on Saturday 10th February and it is the year of the Dragon Zodiac. The Chinese New Year date changes every year, but is always held between January 21st and February 20th, as the Chinese year follows the lunar calendar. The holiday falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice, (the winter solstice, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun), on December 21st.