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Ideas To Keep You Busy In April

7 April 2021

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We have made it in to the second quarter of the year. How have you found this year so far? As much as I have enjoyed the restrictions being lifted with more to follow this month I really do hope we will still embrace the simpler days of walks in the park and exploring our local area. Here are a few things to keep us busy in April.

spring flowers

April Fools Day (1st)
Play a trick on your family and friends. Can you fool them?

Good Friday (2nd)
The first of two bank holidays this month and depending on your religion today is the day we remember Jesus dying on the cross. 

Boy holding an Easter egg

Easter Sunday (4th)
Easter is celebrated in so many ways. For Christians, Easter Sunday is the day we celebrate Jesus rising  from the dead. Amongst the younger generation Easter is a day when the Easter Bunny arrives to give out lots of chocolate eggs.

Grand National (10th) 
One of the biggest sporting events in the UK, the Grand National will take place behind closed doors this year after cancelling last year due to Covid-19.

The three day racing event will run from 8th-10th April with the main race taking place live at 5:15pm and available to watch on ITV.

boys sat on a bench overlooking a runway

National Siblings Day (10th) 
Whether you are young or old today is the day to reflect on the bond between siblings. You may not always get along with your sibling, they may not be with us anymore or maybe you are best friends. Today is a day to remember the bond you share. 

Roadmap Step 2 Begins (12th)
April 12th is a date that has been on our minds for sometime now. It's the day when non-essential retail, personal care venues, gyms and most outdoor attractions can open as part of the easing of restrictions in the UK. 

Anniversary Of The Titanic Sinking (15th)
If you are looking for something to watch tonight then maybe you could watch Titanic to mark the anniversary of the day it sank. 

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Finale (23rd April)
For Marvel fans the 6 episode mini series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier finale will air on Disney+ on the 23rd April.

What are you looking forward to in April?


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Ideas To Keep You Busy In March

1 March 2021

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If everything goes to plan in the world, we can start to look forward to being able to do more things and have a lot more freedom starting in March. It's crazy to think it's been a year this month since the craziness began but hopefully we can start to put it behind us. Here are a few things that can keep us busy in March. 


World Wildlife Day (3rd)
Head to your local woodlands or forest. Each year a new theme is introduced to help celebrate and raise awareness of World Wildlife Day. In 2021, the new theme is Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet. This theme looks to shed light on the links between the state of our planet’s forests and woodlands and the preservation of the many livelihoods that depend on them. 

World Book Day (4th)
World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. It is usually celebrated in schools with children dressing up as their favourite character from a book. However as most schools are closed except for a select group of children we will just have to celebrate at home this year. 


British Science Week (5th-14th)
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. You may have your own ideas on how you can celebrate all things STEM but if you are looking for some inspiration, head over to You can download activity packs and even make your own poster. 

WandaVision Finale on Disney+ (5th)
For all the Marvel fans out there you may not want this date to come around as it means it is the WandaVision finale. Just 9 short episodes of Marvel brilliance and it all comes to an end tonight. There are lots of theories but no-one truly knows what exactly is happening in Westview but I am guessing we will get some answers in the final episode.

Raya And The Last Dragon on Disney+ (5th)
Available on Disney+ Premier Access Raya and the Last Dragon can be streamed through the app for £19.99.

Back to school chalk board

Back To School (8th)
The 8th of March is the date given that all children will return to school. Everyone has their own opinion on this date. Whether you think it's the right or wrong time for the return, I think only time will tell.

Meet A Friend (8th)
You will be allowed to leave home to meet a friend in a public place, such as a park today as part of the lockdown easing plan.

International Women's Day (8th)
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness about women's equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for female-focused charities.

Assembled - Making of WandaVision on Disney+ (12th)
For all you who are missing WandaVision you can watch Assembled - Making of WandaVision on Disney+

Yes Day on Netflix (12th)
Imagine saying yes to your kids to everything they ask for one whole day. Yes Day starring Jennifer Garner premieres on Netflix today.

Mum label

Mother's Day (14th)
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. 

St Patrick's Day (17th)
Dress up and decorate your house in green as Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Red Nose Day (19th)
Red Nose Day is a campaign to end child poverty, one nose at a time. There are lots of ways to get involved by raising money and awareness to ensure children who need our help the most are safe, healthy and educated around the world.

bed and bedside table

World Sleep Day (19th)
March is National Bed Month so it's the perfect time to catch up on some zzz's and get some much needed beauty sleep. We all know sleep is good for our health both physically and mentally so we need to make sure we are getting enough of it. 

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (19th)
The new Marvel mini series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premiers today on Disney+.

International Day Of Happiness (20th)
International Day of Happiness is a day to remember how important it is to be happy. Do something for you today, do something that makes you happy. 

Spring (20th)
Today the sun will rise at 6:14am and set at 18:25pm, giving us 12hours and 11 minutes of daylight to mark the first day of Spring. 

Odd socks

World Down Syndrome Day (21st)
Pop on a pair of odd socks today and help raise awareness for Down Syndrome. 

Debt Awareness Week (22-28th)
Time to sort our your finances this week for debt awareness week. 

World Water Day (22nd)
World Water Day is held on 22 March every year since 1993. It is a day to remember how lucky we are and help to raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.

Tolkien Reading Day (25th)
The 25th of March each year is known as Tolkien Reading Day and it was created to encourage people to celebrate the author J.R.R Tolkien. For fans of Lord of The Rings you may recognise the significance of the date 25th March, this date was the fall of Sauron and Barad-dur. 

Rule of 6 is Back (29th)
From today you will be able to meet in larger groups again, but only outdoors - including in private gardens.

The rule will be that up to six people can meet, or a larger number as long as you all come from just two different households.

football on grass

Outdoor Sports (29th)
Outdoor sporting venues (such as tennis clubs) will be opened and people can take place in outdoor sports.

Stay Local (29th)
The stay at home order will end today, but the advice will be to stay local rather than travelling long distances. We are lucky to have lots of parks, beaches and forests locally.

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Ideas To Keep You Busy In January

1 January 2021

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January is probably most famous for new starts. New years resolutions are a good way to give yourself a kick up the bum. Whether you want to try a new hobby, lose weight or anything else January is a great starting point as it's the beginning of a whole new year. I am so glad to see the back of 2020 and I am looking forward to keeping busy in January and here are a few ideas. 

Happy New Year
Dry January (1st-31st)
If you are still feeling the effects of your Christmas drinking then you can take part in Dry January. Ditch the hangovers, reduce your waistline and save lots of money too.

Make Some Resolutions (1st)
Are you making any resolutions this year? Now is the time to write them down and start the year fresh.

Disney Fix (2nd and 3rd)
You can get your Disney fix on the BBC this weekend with Big Hero 6, Planes: Fire and Rescue and Saving Mr Banks showing on BBC1 and BBC2.

cup of tea
Catch Some Extra zzz's (3rd)
Festival of Sleep Day is designed to give everyone some extra shut eye. This is almost near impossible though if you have kids... What's sleep again?

Back To Normal (4th)
Over the Christmas holidays there is always that period of time when you actually have no idea what day it is. I love being home with my family over Christmas but I also love that feeling when the kids go back to school and I return to work and we can have some normality and routine again. 

Bye Bye Christmas (6th)
If you follow the 12 days of Christmas then you will be able to take your decorations down on the 6th January. We usually take ours down after New Year so we can start the year fresh.

Friday Night is Date Night (8th)
Date Nights have been none existent for most of us in 2020 due to lockdowns and tier restrictions. Why not arrange a date night even if it's just watching a movie or cooking a meal for each other. 

boys walking
Head Outdoors (9th-10th)
No matter what tier you are in you should try to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. There are lots of parks and open spaces you can head out to as long as you stay safe and socially distance. 

Houseplant Week (11-17th)
I have never understood houseplants but I know how popular they are and how much people enjoy having them in their home. If you want to start a new house plant collection then you can start today as it's officially Houseplant week. 

Premier League Returns (12th)
After a short break the Premier League matches return this week with Sheffield Utd v Newcastle. 

Half Way There (15th)
We made it! We are half way through one of the worst months of the year. It's Friday let's celebrate and maybe order a takeaway. 

holding a cup of tea
Brew Monday (18th)
If 2020 taught us anything it would be that staying in touch with family and friends can get you through even the darkest of days. Brew Monday has been created by the Samaritans to encourage people to stay connected even if just virtually. Pop the kettle on and have a cuppa with a friend or family member over Zoom or on the phone. 

Blue Monday (18th)
The third Monday of January is known as Blue Monday and is supposed to be the most depressing of days when people suffer from post Christmas blues. Why not get in touch with a friend or plan something for yourself and family to keep you busy. 

Winnie The Pooh Day (18th)
Today we appreciate the loveable and huggable bear, Winnie The Pooh. Read one of the many stories of the adventures of Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood or head to Disney+ for lots of bear adventures. 

Smear For Smear 2021 (18th-24th)
Let’s face it, the last year has been a challenge with lots of things in life changing and becoming more difficult. But some things haven’t changed - The importance of cervical screening (smear tests)

Join #SmearForSmear during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week to share a tip, a story or a reminder – you could help one of your friends or family book a test that could save their life. 
Here's how you can get involved.  Share a message of support, smear your lipstick and post it on social media with #SmearForSmear.

It's Cold Outside (23rd-24th)
Towards the end of January heading in to February it's so cold outside and some places may even have snow. It's natural to want to stay in your PJ's all day in front of the fire watching movies but it's also good to get outdoors. Pop on your coat, hat, scarf and gloves and head out on an adventure this weekend. Being outside in the open air is great not only for your physical health but your mental health too.

Burns Night (25th)
Burns Night marks the anniversary of Robert Burns' birth on 25 January each year. It's celebrated mainly in Scotland but can also be celebrated anywhere.

Pay Day (29th)
For many this will be the first pay day of the year. Will you be saving or spending?

New Years Resolutions
New Years Resolutions Update (30-31st)
January is done. How did you get on with your resolutions? Now is the time to reflect and see what went well, what didn't and what can you do to improve in February. 

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