The stormy weather we experienced over the weekend has left a carpet of leaves and small branches around the farm. Here in the Cotswolds at least, it felt really rather autumnal for 48 hours. I’m sure we will see plenty more glorious sunshine before summer leaves us for another year. But that unseasonal weather did make me start thinking about all the rural hobbies returning over the next few weeks.
The glorious 12th has already arrived, kicking off the grouse season for another year. Now it won’t be long before the 1st of September (partridge) and then the 1st of October (pheasant) roll around. If shooting is your bag, then there’s so much to look forward to during autumn and winter! And that’s not all, autumn hunting will start soon. And run until the true hunting season kicks off in late October or early November. Those less inclined to stand for hours in muddy fields can also look forward to crisp mornings. Or blustery pub walks and snuggling up in front of open fires.
Of course, when autumn does arrive then the weather will get cooler and the days will begin to noticeably shorten. I adore the summer sun and mourn the end of warm weather. But I do secretly love the defined seasons we have the in UK. Those little hints and signs that spring or autumn are on the way are so special. I will also admit that I start looking forward to Christmas pretty much the moment I pack the sunscreen away!
PREPARATION IS KEY
This ‘in between’ weather does give us a good opportunity to undo some of the effects of summer and prepare for that colder weather. The salt water, chlorine and sunshine we’re exposed to during summer frolics can all leave skin feeling a little tired. It’s worth taking steps to help your skin recover. Especially to protect it before the wet, windy and downright freezing weather arrives.
Barker & Sloane is a new British luxury skincare brand that was officially launched at the Game Fair last month, and their products are the perfect solution! Designed for women who love to enjoy life in the great outdoors, the Barker & Sloane ‘Kit for Skin’ has everything you need for happy and healthy skin. Whether your idea of enjoying the British countryside is from a grandstand at Cheltenham, in the saddle on a windswept hillside in Devon, or a grouse moor in Yorkshire.
THE BARKER & SLOANE KIT FOR SKIN
The Barker & Sloane Kit for Skin contains three products – Daily Defender to protect skin, Overnight Recovery to repair skin and the fabulous 12 Bore Mist. Perfect to tuck in a pocket and use to rebalance the skin out in the field. As you’d expect from a countryside-focused British brand, all the botanicals used are sourced from British farmers. The skincare products are manufactured in Barker & Sloane’s Wiltshire lab, are non-toxic and designed to care for your skin around the clock. So, if like me your skin can get irritated by the outdoor lifestyle. And you get a rather eye-catching ‘rosy glow’ after a day spent outside, why not check them out?
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