People taking part in stag and deer hunts have been ignoring social distancing and breaching the 30-person limit, an animal rights charity has claimed, based on eyewitness reports.The League Against Cruel Sports estimates a total of 800 people have participated in hunts in Devon and Somerset since the decision to allow the activity to be exempt from “rule of six” restrictions.The charity said weekday hunts had consisted of about 130 people, while some 200 people took part in last Saturday’s deer hunt in Exmoor.Pro-hunting and shooting groups can continue to hold gatherings of between six and 30 people because they are covered by a loophole that permits licensed “outdoor activity”.But the charity says that as well as breaching the limit, masks are not being worn and social distancing is not being observed.Organisers have rejected these “spurious and uncorroborated allegations” and insisted they have been operating “entirely responsibly” within Covid-19 guidelines.Paul Tillsley, the charity’s head of conservation who lives in the heart of deer hunting country in Exmoor, says he saw two groups of about 130 people each on deer hunts last week.“There have been 800 plus people taking part in hunts just in this immediate three-mile radius since the new rules came in,” he told HuffPost UK.“They were hunting right next to us so it was very easy to see that there was nothing like masks going on. I only saw one person that had a mask on, no one else had one. Every time they stopped, the people in the cars would get out and all mingle and have a chat in groups of around 10 or more.”Although he has witnessed stag hunts in the local area for almost 30 years, he said he was “very surprised” with the lack of measures people had taken to protect themselves – especially as many members of the group looked older, “at least 70”.“It’s totally ridiculous, it makes no sense whatsoever – particularly when you’ve got a lot of vulnerable people out there,” he said. “They may be outdoors but they’re mingling in close quarters so there’s still a high risk of spreading disease. The whole thing was just bizarre.”In comparison, the people in the local town of Dulverton were reportedly adhering to coronavirus rules. “When you’re in town everybody is abiding by the law, but as soon as you get into the hunting arena, it’s like everybody forgets anything different is going on and nobody abides by the rules. They think it’s okay because the government has given them the green light to carry on so that’s what they’re doing.”He said it “completely undermined” the advice that public health officials were giving to the public: “It does seem strangely biased towards one sector of society when everybody else is toeing the line.”A spokesperson for the Devon and Somerset Staghounds said: “The DSSH is operating entirely responsibly within the government regulations and in line with the Covid protocols issued by its governing body.“All DSSH members have been made aware of the regulations and what is expected of them. Sadly it is no surprise that employees of anti-hunting organisations continue to make spurious and uncorroborated allegations about the DSSH”.Shooting – including grouse, pheasant and pigeon shooting and “recreational deer stalking” – was one of several activities permitted when lockdown was eased this summer, with no restrictions on how far people could travel to do so.Much of the Tory party has long been proud of its links to hunting and shooting, while the prime minister himself has written in the past that he “loved” foxhunting with dogs, once writing in the Spectator magazine of the “semi-sexual relation with the horse”.A government spokesperson said: “We have exempted over thirty types of sport, exercise and physical activity such as football, rugby and other outdoor pursuits.“Outdoor activity is safer from a transmission perspective, and it is often easier to social distance. Where such activities take place, safety measures must be taken including conducting a risk assessment and compliance with Covid-19 Secure guidance.”rule of six Boris Johnson Attempts To Defend Test And Trace... By Completely Undermining It Opinion: If Boris Johnson Wants The Public's Backing On New Restrictions, He Must First Apologise Military Could Help Police Enforce New Coronavirus Rules, Says Boris Johnson
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Summary –A new market study, “Global   Oil & Gas Upstream    Market - Global Demand, Sales, Consumption and Forecasts to 2020-2025” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.The Global Oil and Gas Upstream Market was valued at USD xx trillion in 2017 and is fore-casted to reach USD xx trillion by 2025, with a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period (2018-2025).The upstream oil and gas market is also called Exploration and Production (E) sector.Up-stream oil & gas market encompasses activities related to searching for, recovering and producing crude oil and natural gas.The upstream market consists of public as well as pri-vate companies.Companies which work in all three segments are called integrated oil companies (IOCs).After 2016 Paris agreement, World Bank announced it would no longer finance upstream oil & gas after 2019.On-shore upstream oil market segment is accounted for the largest share globally, due to in-creased investments in the onshore oil explorations.Global Distribution of onshore and offshore crude oil production sites 2005 to 2015 (in units)Year Onshore Offshore2005 68 322010 69 312015 71 29Based on drilling technology, upstream oil & gas market can be segmented into Conven-tional & Unconventional drilling.
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Four people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a stabbing attack outside a pub in Plymouth.Devon and Cornwall Police were called to the Railway Inn on Albert Road in Stoke at about 10pm to reports of multiple stabbings.The victims sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries and were taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment.A police spokesman confirmed they had been stabbed.The suspect initially fled the scene but a 50-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.Armed police initially carried out a search at a property in Breacon Park but found the suspect was not at the address, the force said.Officers later stopped a man in a vehicle on the outskirts of Ide in Exeter, almost 40 miles away from the pub.A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “The suspect had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, but has initially been taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.“Police inquires continue into this matter. Anyone with any information and who has yet to have spoken to an officer is asked to contact 101 quoting log number 1112 19th September.”Albert Road has been sealed off and a police cordon remains in place.Related... Man Killed And Seven Injured In 'Multiple Stabbings' In Birmingham The Queer British Rappers Rising Above Hip Hop Homophobia
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From the year 2024, production houses that want to see their film to be nominated for the Best Picture must satisfy inclusion standards both in front end work as well as in back end work.In order to create a difference in the industry and society, the Academy has geared up to create strict criteria for the award of Best Picture category, the process of which will start from 2022.As a part of the Academy Aperture initiative, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has introduced a set of standards which the films have to ensure in order to have any chance in winning the Best Picture category at the Oscars.The Best Picture initiative will come in full force from the 96th Oscars ceremony in the year 2024.DeVon Franklin and Jim Gianopulos will lead a panel to ensure the success of the Aperture that was inspired by the principles of British Film Industry Diversity Standards and eligibility in some categories of British Film Academy.The statement said that the Aperture initiative would bring a change in the industry and will make sure that it is reflecting all sections of the society as well as the audience who connect with it.The statement read that they hope the initiative works as a “catalyst” in bringing a turnaround in the areas of diversity which is the need of the hour.In the Academy Award functions of 2022 and 2023, there will be an Academy Inclusion Standards form for the Best Picture, but the nominees will not be subject to Inclusion thresholds which will come into effect only at the 96th Academy Award ceremony to happen in 2024.The Academy has basically introduced four standards and films looking to get a nomination at the 96th Oscars ceremony will have to satisfy at least two of those standards.The four standards are (1) Standard A- On-Screen Representation, Themes and Narratives, (2) Standard B-Creative Leadership & Project Team, (3) Standard C- Industry Access and Opportunities, (4) Standard D-Audience Development.In each of these standards, the Academy expects a film to satisfy some specific inclusion criteria, which is basically to ensure that marginalized groups are getting equal employment, treatment, and opportunities.This is the next step to ensure equal representation throughout the industry.The marginalized groups or in other words, the underrepresented groups that have been included are people from racial groups and ethnicity, women, the LGBT community, and People with cognitive or physical disabilities.The racial or ethnic group as decided by Academy envelops Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, Indigenous/Alaskan Native/Native American, Middle Eastern, Northern American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or other underrepresented racial or ethnic communities.The category C of the inclusion criteria makes it compulsory for the film distributors and major studios to provide paid internships and other opportunities for exposure of industry to underrepresented groups.This is a great step forward in the equality movement that has picked up the pace ever since the Harvey Weinstein incident and will be a catalyst in ensuring that there are enough people from all groups so that any newcomer from any group doesn’t feel secluded or insecure in the industry.
Planning a wedding is an exciting, yet testing, time for many couples. Venues booked months in advance, countless dress fittings, mass invitation send-outs, and figuring out a seating plan for the big day – it can be a logistical nightmare. But this year, thousands of couples tying the knot have had to contend with the added stress of a pandemic that no-one could’ve seen coming.For months, coronavirus halted weddings and civil partnerships across the country, with plans postponed or cancelled altogether. Current guidelines now allow up to 30 people to gather indoors for a ceremony and reception if social distancing can be maintained.Even though it may not have been the wedding they’d originally planned, many brides and grooms across the UK decided not to delay their special day any longer. With reduced guest lists, receptions in the back garden, and live stream Zoom video calls walking down the aisle, we asked people to share photos of their Covid weddings in a post-lockdown world. Related... I'm Planning A Pandemic Wedding – These Tips Have Helped So Far ‘We were able to make it a more intimate day that was incredibly personal to us’Kelly Wainhouse, 30, and Andrew Parkes, 31, based in Lewisham, London, got married in September at Southwark Registry Office. It was followed by a small celebration at a few bars in Peckham with eight guests. They’d originally planned a big outdoor woodland ceremony in Kent with 150 people. “With a small group, we were able to walk through and celebrate in areas of south east London that were significant in our relationship,” Wainhouse tells HuffPost UK, “including cutting our wedding cake in the venue where we met and walking by our first flat.“Although the changes were difficult, we feel very lucky we were still able to get married as we know many people still haven’t been able to tie the knot. I had originally bought a big wedding dress but it didn’t feel right walking around Peckham in that, but I fell in love with this suit in the end!”‘We had our dogs as best men and maid of honour’Ruby Winchester, 26, and her wife Kristen Winchester, 27, from North Carolina, US, originally planned to get married on June 6 with a venue at the park they met – a typical wedding. “Once the pandemic hit, we were going to move it to next year but with things growing increasingly difficult with moving plans back for another year, we decided to just leave a date in the door until we knew when the pandemic was going to be over,” they tell HuffPost UK.“Until spontaneously my wife and I decided to have a small quick get together with the two of us, our dogs as best men and maid of honour, two witnesses and our officiant, who was a mutual friend and my wife’s coworker. Masks and social distancing all happened during the short, 15-minute ceremony. And that’s about it. The officiant read what they had to read, we said ‘I do’ and then we were married!”‘Having a micro wedding meant we really focused on the marriage itself’Matheus Matioli and Naomi Richardson, both 29, originally planned to have a London church wedding with 180 guests, followed by dinner and dancing. Instead, they got married at a tiny chapel in the Sussex countryside where Naomi grew up. “We decided to still get married because it didn’t feel right not getting married, as simple as that sounds,” says Richardson. “With the world so uncertain at the moment, we didn’t want to postpone everything in case a second wave of Covid stopped us getting married again!“We had nine people and, after taking some photos on the South Downs, we had fish and chips in my parents’ garden! Sadly, my husband’s parents flew all the way from Brazil for the wedding, but were on day 11 of their quarantine on the day of the wedding. They Zoomed into the wedding from Vauxhall, which was pretty devastating for us all that they were so close but couldn’t be there.” ‘We weren’t able to get married in the church, so the priest came to us!’  Anna Kennedy, 29, and Giovanni Malatesta, 31, chose to get married in their living room in Qatar. “Of course, we were disheartened that we weren’t able to get our dream wedding in Scotland,” says Kennedy.“However, not knowing how long Covid-19 was going to last for, we decided to get married anyway. We weren’t able to get married in the church, so the priest came to us! Living abroad meant our friends and family couldn’t join us, so we did a Zoom call instead. We had two witnesses (three including our dog Betty!) and it was a lovely afternoon.” ‘Becoming husband and wife was the most important thing, it’s an incredible feeling’ La Braya Richmond, 25, and Daniel Richmond, 27, from London had their big ceremony with 200 guests scrapped due to Covid – and their original venue even closed down completely due to the detrimental effects of the pandemic.Instead, they decided to get married in their local church with just a few guests.  “It was a really devastating experience and took me a while to process that something we had worked so hard towards had been taken just like that,” Richmond tells HuffPost UK.“But eventually I realised our union was the most important thing and we could not let this stop us becoming husband and wife. Marriage is a beautiful covenant and we knew we didn’t want to wait any longer to share that union with each other. ”‘It was a pure elopement and no one knew beforehand’Matthew Mee and Gema Bate, both 31, from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, were due to get married on their fifth anniversary of being together at Central Park in New York City. They’d originally planned to get married on their joint hen and stag do at Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds on May 23 – but unfortunately, everything got cancelled. “It didn’t feel right waiting, so we talked about eloping,” Bate tells HuffPost UK. “We drove to Leeds, walked over to the registry office, and did the deed. We had Ryan (our photographer) and his girlfriend as our witnesses, then went for a bottomless brunch at an NYC-themed restaurant, dressed in our wedding gear.“We wandered around Leeds Museum and finished up at Five Guys. We had an amazing day celebrating just us and were amazed we managed to get it all together and aligned so well and so quickly.”‘Our wedding day was still so happy and special’Sabrina Nordlund, 24, and Angus Gibson, 27, got married in Edinburgh, and had to cut their guest list right down, as well as change the venue. “We made a lot of sacrifices to what a ‘normal’ wedding would look like, but our wedding day was still so happy and so special,” Nordlund explains. “It was the first time we saw any family after lockdown, and was truly just a beacon of happiness that brought us through the end of lockdown. It already feels like it was a lifetime ago! Definitely not a day we could ever recreate, and I love that.”‘After two months of lockdown, it felt like such a treat to say I do’Gina Rooke-Rendell and James Rooke-Rendell, both 33, got married at Cardiff Registry Office. Originally, they were due to get married on May 9 and had planned a humanist ceremony in a small seaside town in south Wales, with 80 of their closest friends and family. “After two months of lockdown, it felt like such a treat saying our ‘I dos’,” says Gina. “We are still planning to have the our wedding in 2022 but we wanted to get legally married as soon as possible. As everything else we’d planned wasn’t able to go ahead, such as our honeymoon, we just wanted to be able to celebrate something this year.”‘When we found out we could have an intimate wedding, we just felt sheer joy’Emily Smith, 29, and Ben Watts, 35, got married at the Ash Barton Estate in north Devon. “Ben and I had come to the conclusion that our wedding wasn’t going to happen,” says Smith, “so, when we found out that we could have an intimate wedding with 30 guests or less, we just felt sheer joy.“Knowing that our original date [July 4] could happen, and we could make that commitment to one another was an amazing feeling. As we were confined to our homes for so long, it was extra special to see our closest friends and family again. Knowing we couldn’t give our family hugs on the big day was difficult. It’s all those small details that we take for granted.”‘It was the most romantic fairytale setting ever’Domini Hooper, 50, and her partner Peter Hooper, 50, from Bath, got married at Manvers St Baptist Church. “There were no guests, no extended family, just the bride, groom, our three children, the Baptist Minister and someone to film it all,” says Hooper.“The church was going to be very empty and slightly eerie without a congregation or guests to fill the pews. So, as a complete surprise, my partner filled the sanctuary with the most beautiful blossom trees, flowers, and luscious plants, transforming the sanctuary into the most romantic fairytale setting ever! “When it looked like the ceremony might be possible with major changes, we realised it felt right to go ahead”Deya Dasgupta, 36, and Sam Leigh, 31, from south London had their wedding in August at Battersea Park bandstand, followed by a socially-distanced picnic with 20 guests.“When it looked like the ceremony might be possible with major changes, we realised it felt right to go ahead,” says Dasgupta. “We did consider postponing the entire event, but given how unpredictable the pandemic has been, any future date also carries some degree of uncertainty.“We were lucky in many ways: our siblings and close friends have been healthy and live nearby. We are still hoping for a delayed reception celebration with all the other important people in our lives who couldn’t be there next spring, but until then, we’re happy we’ve had our ceremony.”Related... Like Princess Beatrice, We Wore Hand-Me-Down Dresses For Our Weddings Couple Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary With Cuddle Cushions No Singing, Touching Or Trombones: The Government's New Covid-Safe Wedding Guidelines
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You’re reading our series Summer’s Not Cancelled, celebrating summer in this new normal. From rediscovering nature and time with friends and family, to virtual festivals and unforgettable staycations – summer’s still here, it’s just different.Want a nature getaway without having to give up the home comforts of hot running water, heating, and lighting? Maybe glamping really is the answer. Handily, VisitEngland has just announced its 2020 list of Award For Excellence winners featuring some of the best camping and glamping sites in the UK. From wooden eco pods and sturdy yurts to beach huts with private access to the sea, there is luxury camping to be had all over the UK, making it the great option for a weekend away close to home. You don’t have to go abroad to experience the great outdoors in comfort and style. And let’s face it, domestic travel is the way forward at the moment. Before you grab your camp chairs and pack a picnic, it’s worth check outing out the latest travel guidance and top tips to help you plan responsibly, so you can respect and protect the countryside right here in the UK.Here are eight great glamping spots to make happy campers of you all.Related... Fresh Air And Freedom: Why We Value Time Outdoors Like Never Before 1. Landal Darwin Forest, DerbyshireA five-star lodge holiday park for a five-star holiday to remember. This park located just outside of Matlock on the edge of the Peak District National Park has 132 luxury lodges nestled within a stunning forest setting, as well as fantastic onsite facilities including a swimming pool, spa, gym, play centre, restaurant, and an array of sporting activities for all the family, including woodland walks and cycling trails to explore. Or, if prefer to relax and unwind, you can soak all your troubles away in your room’s private hot tub, with a view of trees as far as the eye can see.Lodges start from £269 a night. For more information visit their website. 2. Swallowtail Hill, East Sussex Escape the city and enjoy the idyllic farm life where you can meet donkeys, pygmy goats and pigs galore. Bask in Swallowtail Hill farm’s beautiful 40 acres, which are filled with wildflower meadow and woodland. Get your slice of peace and quiet away from the pace of modern life by choosing from six accommodation options on offer. They range from off-grid cottages for those looking for complete silence to matching pair of cabins perfect for families wanting space and a wonderful woodland retreat. Cabins start from £199.50 minimum two-night stay. For more information visit their website.  3. Eye Kettleby Lakes, LeicestershireGot a keen eye for the good life? Then look no further than Eye Kettleby Lakes. Take your pick between luxe-lodges or smaller equally glam glamping pods, then either chill by the lakeside or fish til your heart’s content. Don’t worry about being entirely self-sufficient; there’s plenty of amenities on offer such as a clubhouse with a bar, a tearoom, and accommodation luxuries like fire pits, charcoal BBQ and flat-screen TVs to make your stay special. What’s more, you’ll be a stone’s throw away from the Melton Mowbray area, a market town with loads of pubs and most famously known for its pork pies and Stilton cheese, so be sure to save space in the suitcase to stock up.Cabins start from £85 a night. For more information visit their website.  4. Loveland Farm, DevonThis eco-friendly haven in Devon is not only a great jumping off spot for visiting sandy beaches but is a perfect place to rest your head and view the stars. All accommodation comes with maximum privacy and fantastic views. Start your day off right with a breakfast hamper from Loveland Farm and then explore all the activities Devon has to offer before stargazing with your friends and family in the evening. Tipi prices start from £196 and pod prices start from £270 minimum two-night stay. For more information visit their website.   5. Rosie’s Hut, South DevonNow’s your chance to fully immerse yourself into Cottagecore by staying at one of Rosie’s Hut beautiful glamping properties. Set in a secluded location near the south coast of Devon with gorgeous uninterrupted countryside views. Although we might’ve skipped past summer solstice, the sun continues to shine and draw out those beautiful long and warm autumnal evenings as we enter into September. The cherry on top for the most romantic getaway under the stars? A wood-fired hottub that’s perfect for unwinding after an action-packed day.Prices from £504.25 minimum-three night stay. For more information visit their website.  6. Hadlow Hideaways, East SussexAnother eco-friendly site with bell tents and hot tubs that combines classic camping traditions with modern luxuries. Situated on the edge of a private wood in East Sussex, the tents offer campfires, gas stoves, and fold-out camping chairs, while also having its own kitchen shack, en-suite toilet, shower room and a wood-burning stove. With five tents in total to choose from, two of which are larger ‘emperor’ tents that can sleep up to six people. And the best thing? The owners have a drift of pigs and a clutch of chickens, so any kids in the party can help feed the animals and collect the eggs.  Prices from £230 minimum two-night stay. For more information visit their website.  7. Exe Valley Glamping, DevonThe eco-friendly, family-orientated safari lodges are set within 150 acres on a family farm in the grassy glamping meadow area. All accommodation is tastefully decorated and designed with the environment in mind, as well as being off-grid with solar energy for lighting and power for the fridge. Take in the breathtaking scenery while you make the most of the campfires, stars, and board games. While you’re in the area, be sure to take advantage of the nearby craft shops, tearooms, riverside walks, a railway museum, and pubs in Bickleigh village. Prices from £500 minimum three-night stay. For more information visit theirwebsite. 8. Carswell Beach Hut, Plymouth There’s off the beaten path, and then there’s Carswell Beach Hut. Head down a steep cliff path and after a 15-minute walk from the parking spot lies Carswell Beach Hut, which sits pretty above a private strip of rocky and sandy beach. The beach hut might be far removed from the rest of the world, but it doesn’t come without luxury amenities such as electric lighting, plug sockets, shower room with flushing toilet and wood-burner. For the ultimate cosy coastal getaway, laze in the wood-fired hot tub or relax in the hammock chairs after a day of exploring rock pools and swimming in the sea. Prices from £348 per night. For more information visit theirwebsite.Related... 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Global tight gas market is expected to register a substantial CAGR of 5.13% in the forecast period of 2019-2026.Tight gas is generally a source for natural gas extraction and exploration.The extraction of natural gas through this method requires high amount of hydraulic fracturing.Tight gas is trapped inside rocks while having significantly low amount of permeability.Tight gas is extracted by pumping the cavity of rocks with high-pressurized fracking fluids to initiate the hydraulic fracturing process.Segmentation: Global Tight Gas MarketBy Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Power Generation, Transportation)By End-User (Power, Others)By Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa)Get Free Sample Copy of Report Here: @ https://www.databridgemarketresearch.com/request-a-sample/?dbmr=global-tight-gas-marketKey Market Competitors: Global Tight Gas MarketFew of the major competitors currently working in the global tight gas market are Occidental Petroleum Corporation; BP p.l.c.; Canadian Natural; Chevron Corporation; Total; Exxon Mobil Corporation; PetroChina Company Limited; Royal Dutch Shell; China Petrochemical Corporation; YPF; MARATHON OIL COMPANY; Ensign Natural Resources; DEVON ENERGY CORPORATION; EOG Resources, Inc. among others.Competitive Analysis: Global Tight Gas MarketGlobal tight gas market is highly fragmented and the major players have used various strategies such as new product launches, expansions, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, and others to increase their footprints in this market.
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We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.It’s 9am on a Monday morning, and I’m sat in the glorious Kent countryside at a small kitchen table in the living area of my Airbnb. I’ve never heard so much birdsong in my life – nor have I seen so many bees. As I open my laptop, I stare out of the door into the quintessential English cottage garden, and begin to type. Just another day in the office... my work staycation office, that is.My friend is sat opposite me working, too. We spend the mornings at our laptops, bouncing ideas off one another and enjoying the change of scenery. It’s nice having someone else to work alongside, other than my partner (and cats).We take shared lunch breaks in the garden – cheese and biscuits with grapes and pineapple juice – and work from different rooms when we have meetings in the afternoon. The WiFi is great, the sun is shining – it’s the perfect set-up. In the evening, we clock off and explore somewhere new for the evening, forgetting for just a moment that it’s only a Monday night.We’re on a work staycation, you see – and after six months of staring at the same-old wall, with a back destroyed by sitting on my dining room chair, it’s much needed.Related... 5 Signs Your Cat Genuinely Bonded With You During Lockdown The pandemic saw thousands of us say goodbye to office life, retreating to makeshift desks at home instead. For some, it’s been an adjustment. For others, it’s opened up new possibilities in the way we work – and where we work. Many have realised that as long as you have the kit you need and a decent WiFi connection, you can work from pretty much anywhere.My work staycation lasted four days: the weekend was spent sans work – exploring Whitstable and Herne Bay, sitting on quiet pebble beaches, eating fish and chips. And Monday and Tuesday was spent working from ‘The Potting Shed’ in Wickhambreaux, a home away from home. Despite being a short break, the whole experience – mentally and physically – left both of us feeling renewed.Considering one in three workers believe they won’t be back in their office until at least next year, according to YouGov, these ‘work staycations’ are probably about to become more popular. A survey of 2,000 workers by Huawei found 10% have worked from a holiday destination or holiday home already, and more than half said being able to choose where they work had a positive impact on their mental health. I, for one, can vouch for that.A ‘work staycation’ is simple: book accommodation somewhere other than your home for a few days or weeks. Heck, take a month if you dare. Slot in some annual leave so you can have a bit of a holiday while you’re there, then work from your accommodation for the rest of your stay.The upsides are great: a change of scenery, the psychological boost of feeling like you’re on holiday (even if you’re working), and being able to clock off at 5.30pm and enjoy a new area – countryside, pubs, or hidden gem restaurants.  The notable downside, of course, is that it costs money – but it doesn’t have to set you back a fortune, especially if you’rit’s e splitting it with a mate. At the beginning of August, podcast producer Charlotte Foster, 39, travelled from her home in Newcastle-Under-Lyme to Fernhill Heath in Worcestershire for two nights for a change of scenery. “I chose there because the cottage looked nice, it wasn’t expensive and it wasn’t too far away from home – around 90 minutes in the car,” she tells HuffPost UK.She booked a one-bedroom cottage with a stable door and garden situated in a small village. “Part of the attraction of going away was to spend time away from my husband, as terrible as that sounds,” says Foster. “We had a long-distance relationship for the first seven of our 15 years together and we’re both very independent with separate friendship groups and interests. Lockdown is probably the longest stretch of time we’ve spent together without a break.”Foster loved getting a fresh perspective while away from home. She chose to work in the kitchen of her Airbnb so she had easy access to the kettle (a must). “The table was huge for all my stuff because it turns out I don’t travel light, and there were extension cables for all the plugs I needed,” she says. “The WiFi was good enough for me to download, edit and upload the podcasts for my clients.”Foster says as an employee, she used to roll her eyes at “away days” – or anything that took her away from day-to-day work. Now, she’s a changed woman. Despite having her own rented office space at home, she enjoyed being away – spending her evenings drinking wine and exploring the village by foot.“Just being somewhere different gave me a sense of calm,” she says. “I was stressed out by the pandemic: worried about my business surviving and really worried about my parents. Yes, I still had to cook and clean up after myself but it always feels different when you’re away from home and ‘normality’.”The break away also boosted her productivity, allowing her to focus on bigger picture things. A fresh perspective can often help kickstart creativity, which is why plenty of people in creative industries are opting for a work staycation.“I’ve been so inspired that I created four new pieces of artwork while down in Cornwall,” says illustrator Christian Azolan, 37, who has booked three holiday rentals to work from, with his partner Konrad Treter, 32.The couple, who are engaged, just spent a week in Cornwall, are currently in north Devon for a week, and will then spend a week in south Wales.When lockdown hit, Azolan hadn’t long been made redundant, so the pair decided to give up their flat in Croydon and moved in with Azolan’s mum. As they’re no longer renting, they’re able to make the most of working from different locations. They originally intended to go abroad, but due to the uncertainty of travel during the pandemic, they booked three holiday rentals in the UK instead. The pair made sure all three had fast internet, an office space and large kitchens so they could cook – although, they’re also taking advantage of Eat Out To Help Out. “The best part of working away from home is the scenery and not having to commute, which is so good,” says Azolan. “In the evenings, we go to different places for dinner in the local area and do a bit of exploring. Sometimes we check if anywhere on the seafront has internet and go and sit upstairs in a bar and enjoy the seaside views.“We did this in Looe: we found a gin bar in town and enjoyed the view and had a few drinks while working.”They’ve been able to discover more beauty spots in the UK, which Azolan says they never would’ve done pre-Covid. Being able to visit areas where it’s a lot quieter has also given them peace of mind, as it’s easier to socially distance. While they haven’t been away for that long, they’ve already felt the mental and physical benefits of it. “No downsides so far,” he says. “We’re more healthy as we cook more and go for walks in the evenings. At first we were just waiting for things to go back to normal, then we realised this is the new normal.The pair are planning on extending their trip for an extra week in the Cotswolds at the start of September, because they don’t need to be back in an office.Independent human rights consultant, Vicki Prais, is currently spending a week in an apartment in Whitstable with a friend, who runs her own business. It’s her first work staycation.“I’m finding it pretty easy to settle into work mode here,” she says. “I have a big report to edit which requires focus and attention so I get to my desk – in this case, the kitchen table – after breakfast, and get straight to work. I’m generally quite disciplined in my approach.” Her friend is also a positive influence, she says, helping her stay motivated and on track with her work.Prais, 48, who lives in London, feels more productive and creative since arriving at the apartment – it’s also helped her de-stress. “I usually look out onto a brick wall in my study at home,” she says. “Here, I work in a lovely kitchen or lounge. The apartment looks out onto Whitstable high street and the sea is a stone’s throw away – both of which are a tonic.”It hasn’t been all work and no play. The pair have enjoyed walks along the local beaches as well as perusing Whitstable’s many boutique shops. They also visited nearby Canterbury on a day trip. Prais is enjoying the freedom of the work staycation – and it sounds like this won’t be her last. “London is my home, but the world is my workplace,” she adds.Azolan, Foster, Prais and I have already been on work staycations – but many others I spoke to have them to look forward to. People told me they had holiday rentals booked between now and Christmas, as they’re going to be working from home until the end of the year. Author Saurav Dutt, 38, from Warwick, has booked a solo month-long stay in a cottage in Suffolk from mid-September so he can focus on his work. “I’m looking forward to the countryside, wonderful views, and silence,” he says.“I’ll be working on several manuscripts – interestingly, one is actually a book of essays about depression and mental wellness. Work will occupy my thoughts in the day but once evening comes, it’ll be time to turn off the WiFi, phone and television, and concentrate on a creative world.”Dutt has spent lockdown in his home study, so he’s excited to have the freedom to go somewhere knew – he’s also keen for the opportunity to concentrate and regain a sense of balance after the stress of the pandemic. “It’s wonderful to get up super early and see views that will inspire the writing,” he says.And those who’ve already been on a staycation are considering another. Foster plans to head to Shropshire or the Peak District in September for a couple of nights, and has already booked a trip to Wales in November.“I’d recommend it to anybody who has the freedom to do this,” she says. “It wasn’t a holiday, but it also wasn’t a normal full-on working day. There was enough relaxation to leave me feeling refreshed, but I also got loads of work done which left me feeling accomplished.”Related... 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