Get Outdoors with forward2me


As I write this, outdoor living seems a very remote possibility here in the UK. A few snowflakes have drifted past on the breeze and we scraped ice off the car yesterday! I suspect that if you live abroad, you already spend a considerable amount of your time outside in the sunshine. How can forward2me make it even better for you? We thought we'd put together a few of our favourite outdoor living ideas that we would like if the sun was more obliging here in Blighty.

Stylish outdoor living is all the rage here in the UK. Design features strongly with striking and contemporary outdoor furniture being a quick way to give a lift to a garden room. Take a look at these leaf-inspired chairs from TwentyTwentyOne or this ultra-stylish bistro set from gardenfurnitureworld. Rattan is everywhere this year. Having indoor furniture outside is very on trend - outdoor cushions, settees, footrests - the range on offer from John Lewis is impressive. There's even a whole lounge suite that is suitable for outdoor use. Outdoor fireplaces and chimineas are still popular too but probably because of the UK's weather...

Cooking outdoors is an essential feature of outdoor living. You can cook in style using a clay oven from The Garden Gift Shop or even convert your barbeque into a pizza oven using this nifty pizza stone/oven from cuckooland. If you're more of a free spirit, there is all sorts of wild cooking equipment - from woodburning stoves to campfire tripods. Don't forget the essential campfire kettle though...Wild stoves has a multitude of cooking equipment to choose from. Just use forward2me's fast international shipping and you too can be cooking under the stars.

Which leads us nicely on into the subject of camping. Apart from cooking outdoors, there's all the other kit and caboodle. You'll need a comfortable bed, sleeping bags, not to mention the tent itself. There are also numerous inventions to help you camp more easily. Go Outdoors has a fully comprehensive range. They even have a section for festivals with all the equipment you need to chill out listening to bands...Just book your tickets and let forward2me deliver your festival gear using our door-to-door tracked delivery service. For the more earnest campers in need of serious hiking equipment, take a look at Tamarack.

If you can't escape completely but still want to play outside, you might be interested in some garden games. Masters Games have boules, giant games like chess and jenga, and some traditional pastimes such as croquet and quoits. Argos and Amazon also have good ranges to keep everyone happy this Summer. Contact our customer services department if you have any queries and enjoy the sunshine!