Rebecca Lees Writer

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The biggest trends for post-pandemic wellness-

There’s never been a greater need to look after our wellbeing but, post-lockdown, we need to find new ways to give our health that essential boost. Here’s the updated version of my wellness trends article initially written for Admiral in 2019.

Exploring the life of Sarah Sophia Banks- The Royal Mint

I thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing this article in my role at The Royal Mint, exploring the life of Sarah Sophia Banks – a remarkable female collector ahead of her time!

Eight thrill-seeking activities you might not have tried-

The outdoors is open again – and here are some activities you might not have tried! Read the post-pandemic update of my article initially written for Admiral in 2019. 

Boost your home with biophilic design-

With the need to reconnect with the outside world arguably never being greater, biophilia in our homes and workspaces could be the answer. Read my article for Admiral on this emerging interior trend.

2 Wish Upon a Star – Cwm Taf Morgannwg

It was a privilege to meet 2 Wish Upon a Star founder Rhian Mannings MBE and share the story of how she has supported hundreds of families following the deaths of her husband, Paul, and baby son, George.

How to buy a home in a seller’s market-

If you’ve been house hunting this year, chances are you’ve been pipped to the post in securing your dream home at least once. But what can you do to improve your chances? Read my article for

Living in harmony with those next door-

Forget keeping up with the Joneses, it’s enough to get on with them these days. Whereas neighbourly niggles might once have been confined to a Sunday afternoon, lockdown restrictions and working from home have magnified many a minor disagreement.

Wild camping- BBC Wales X-Ray

Filming in the Brecon Beacons for BBC Wales X-Ray, I chat to Steffan Powell about how to enjoy wild camping while taking care of our beautiful landscape.

Camping essentials for your summer staycation-

UK holidays are set to boom in 2021, in particular, there are predictions of a surge in camping. So, with that perfect ‘peg’ for an article, here’s what you need to know.

An interview with Patrick Jones- RCPsych Wales

I chat with poet and author Patrick Jones about the benefits of spending time outside for our mental health and wellbeing. Watch my video interview for the Reconnect podcast for The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales here.

Environmentally-friendly garden trends of 2021 –

If one thing has bloomed in the last year, it’s our gardens. So before you visit the garden centre, read my article for for the 2021 trends that can help.

Wheely Tots podcast – guest contributor

I chat to Rhiannon from charity Wheely Tots about my love of the outdoors and my role as an Ordnance Survey ambassador. Tune in to A Wheely Good Listen here!

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