This weekend sees the launch of A Good Weekend – an initiative encouraging people to spend time doing rather than buying.
They’vs gathered together offers and opportunities galore to help you live life to the full – along with some great competitions.
They explain on their site:
.”Between March 17-20th we celebrate International Day Of Happiness by bringing together the most comprehensive listings – ever – of things to do, rather than things to buy!
Through the site, and our partners, you can share time doing something great outdoors, laugh at a comedy show, experience a concert, make art, stretch your mind or book a visit or a break… It’s all on A Good Weekend.
There are thousands of activities! Many FREE and many with great discount offers or money can’t buy competition prizes.
It’s super simple to get involved – just check out the activities, invite some friends and book your perfect idea of A Good Weekend. Do More, Spend Less. Enjoy #AGoodWeekend.”
Grow with a Good Weekend
Obviously, the Groweatgift way to celebrate A Good Weekend involves nature. Here are a few of the things I’ll be doing.
- Taking flower photographs for #Rainbowblooms and #wildflowerhour tomorrow.
- Crafting flowers out of the contents of the recycling box.
- Taking cuttings from a friend’s plants so I can add to my indoor garden.
Other things you could try include:
- Going for a walk in the woods (with foraging thrown in as an added bonus).
- Planning or planting an indoor or outdoor garden or making a miniature garden.
- Making marmalade or cooking comfort food.
- Going on a canal walk (litter picking and feeding the birds as you go).
- Taking a friend to your favourite nature spot.
- Looking at pebbles on the beach.
- Looking for fossils.
- Watching waves.
- Playing Pooh Sticks.
- Going on a cycle ride.
- Crafting using natural finds, from leaf rubbing to pine cone hedgehogs (just add eyes and a nose to the pine cone), decorative bunches of feathers to entire miniature tableau, there’s a lot that can be done with nature, a recycling box and a glue gun. ..
I love the idea of A Good Weekend. Get involved and live rather than just existing this weekend.