The Liberty Blog

Home Harmony

As we are instructed to stay home to control the outbreak of COVID-19, a great number of us will be super busy working from home, whilst some of us will feel at a bit of a loss, twiddling our thumbs wondering how to fill our time.

At The Liberty we are here to ensure that you can appreciate the time that you will be spending in the comfort of your own home. With your safety being our number one priority many of our shops are now closed, but if you need to do some essential shopping Boots Pharmacy, Superdrug, Holland & Barrett, M&S Foodhall, TSB and Iora Dental Health remain open (opening times vary).

We send our best wishes to all out customers and advise you to follow the government guidelines.

 Home Working Warrior (Keep Up To Speed)

Don’t let your new way of working consume you. Although it can be deemed as a luxury, working from home can in fact be very challenging, with many distractions, from kids, to TV, doing the washing, or alternatively, not managing your time and over-working. To get a work life balance in the home, check out The Liberty’s Work from home guide, providing top tips on how to plan your day and balance your time to achieve a happy and productive working day. Visit out Facebook page @LibertyRomford.

Feeling Bored – Be A Hero

‘I’m bored’ is no longer a phrase just for kids. Staying at home can take its toll at times for everyone. Some of us are using the time to relax, whilst others are using the time to finally catch up on household chores, DIY tasks or that book you’ve been promising to take time and treat yourself to a well deserved break. But if you do feel like you want to keep busy, then bring out your inner hero and try volunteering, there are a number of organisations that need help and support for vulnerable people, whether its talking on the phone to someone who is lonely or bringing cheer to an older person, you are bound to feel a real sense of achievement. Havering Volunteer Centre is co-ordinating all of the volunteers and requests for support in the borough, working tirelessly to match volunteers with suitable roles to help the most vulnerable residents in our community.

 Keep the kids entertained

With Children now at home for the foreseeable future it’s important for them (and important for you) that they are entertained and keep busy. ‘Never Fear, Tiana is here’. The Liberty Kids Corner held on The Liberty Facebook page is hosted by Romford girl, Tiana age 6 and a half, bringing you regular activities, from storytelling, arts & craft, top tips, fitness and baking.

Gladiators…. Are You Ready!

Be kind to yourself! Keep your mind and body well. You have probably seen the fantastic sport WRS Wild Slyde in the centre during the summer holidays or at the Youth Games. It’s a great way to keep active, utilising household items. The sport can be easily adapted for your living room.

Remember the popular TV show in the 1990s Gladiators? Well Wild Slyde has been created by Weininger Irwin the first UK Gladiator Champion and he will be bringing you ‘Wellness, with Weininger!’ and teaching you Wild Slyde. There’s no excuse not to get involved as it is suitable for all ages, all fitness levels, both able bodied and physically challenged. Join Weininger on Facebook live weekdays at 11am Facebook.com/weininger.irwin.7

Work out in style with Dizzy Fashions or reinvent your look

Keeping fit from home doesn’t have to mean dull sweat pants. Dizzy fashions has on trend sportswear to motivate you for your work out, to look good and feel great… Actually to look awesome. Dizzy also have fabulous outfits for all occasions and I mean ALL occasions. It’s the go to shop for casual looks – lounging in luxury or casual outings. Girls Nights Out – hopefully soon to be revived! or a video chat Girls Night in! But in the mean time, use this time to become your own stylist, you can re style your wardrobe and purchase Dizzys great pieces ready for a wonderful return to the new normal outside life! dizzyfashions.com

We love the NHS and we love Dr Simi

Follow NHS superhero Dr Simi. We all have questions and concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) even, how to explain it to our children. Dr Simi Adedeji is a GP whose practice is based in Dagenham and also has a cosmetic, medical aesthetics practice based at The Liberty Shopping Centre in Valentines Nails. Follow Dr Simi on Instagram @drsimi_a where you can get accurate and relevant information on topics such as coronavirus (COVID-19), kids videos on hand-washing and even how to safely make hand sanitiser.