Furthermore, when was the last time you did so without an electronic device with you? It's a sad fact that many of us are living increasingly sedentary lives these days and technology seems to be playing a role in keeping us indoors more often. We're so connected to our mobiles, social media accounts and digital devices that many of us rarely take the time to appreciate the amazing environment we have on our doorsteps. An easy way to unplug, switch off and experience the benefits of getting outside is to grab a picnic blanket and organise a catch up with friends.
Picnics are wonderful things. They provide a way for us to appreciate a beautiful location, socialise with our friends, enjoy amazing food and, most importantly, an opportunity for us to relax and forget about our 'busy' lives. With so many digital distractions available to us these days, it's easy to forget how nice it is to be outside. It's often easier on our weekends to become absorbed in our Facebook feeds, a movie on Netflix or an addictive game on our favourite console. Whilst enjoyable, none of these really provide an authentic experience with other people and can hardly compare to the fun of being out in the sunshine and amongst friends.
We are very lucky to live in a city where our climate and natural environment is so perfect for getting outside. Brisbane and South East Queensland have a plethora of high quality picnic spots with locations ranging from beautiful inner city gardens, warm golden beach fronts, lush green hinterlands and sweeping rural plains. Of course our weather is also well-suited for getting outside. Whilst other regions freeze in their winters, we enjoy brilliant sunny winter days with bright clear skies and very comfortable temperatures. In fact, it's easy to enjoy the great outdoors almost all year round and experience great weather in Brisbane.
Helping you organise the perfect day out is the team at Bask, an Australian store dedicated to picnic rugs. They have amassed a stunning range of picnic blankets which they hope will encourage people to get outside more often. Their brilliant range is backed up by their fast, friendly customer service and their great satisfaction guarantee. They offer free shipping for a modest minimum spend and their large range of designs means you won't have much trouble finding a product that suits your style.
Their range of premium picnic rugs have been carefully designed especially for Australian conditions and have features requested often by customers. Firstly, their extra large size means there is plenty of room for friends and space enough for your favourite nibbles and drinks. Better yet, they are constructed from a water-resistant material meaning that any spills can be easily cleaned off and they can protect you from damp ground. What also sets these apart from others is the unique zipped pocket which has been built into the underside of the rug. This creates a safe, concealed space to place your phone, wallet or keys whilst you kick back and relax.
If you're looking to break free from your device and want to embrace the great outdoors, check out Bask Picnic Rugs and get organising your day out in the sun.