What to do now the evenings are lighter

Spring has officially sprung, and with the clocks going forward one hour this weekend evenings are finally getting lighter. Gone are the days where it’s dark as you leave for work and dark as you get home. To celebrate spring’s arrival, here are 3 ways to spend the lighter evenings.

Go for a run

It’s hard to find motivation to look after your body during the winter. Now that spring is here there is more time to venture outside for a run, so dust off your running shoes and get your heart pumping.

For those of you looking to get serious about fitness this spring, consider investing in a fitness tracker to help you stay on track. Whether you want to lose weight, improve your cardio-vascular health, or train for a specific race, fitness trackers are a great way to keep motivated and track your progress. At the moment, you can get £20 off the Fitbit Surge at Boots.com.

Create your dream garden

With the warmer weather finally on the way, now is the perfect time to start working on your garden. If you start planting now, by summer you could have a little slice of paradise to while away the warm nights in.

Stock up on gardening essentials at B&Q, and then head outside once you get home from work. Not only will you have a beautiful array of plants at the end of it, but gardening can also be incredibly fun and relaxing.

If you’ve never sown a seed in your life, don’t worry. There are plenty of books to help get you started, including Gardening for Beginners by Abigail Wheatley or How to Grow Stuff by Alice Vincent.

Have a barbecue

Lighter evenings were made for barbecues and outdoor parties. Instead of spending your evening stuck in the kitchen, take the cooking outside and make the most of those extra hours of sunlight. Invite your friends and family round to join you, and experience the delight of feeding the ones you love without the pressure of a formal dinner party.

Whilst disposable barbecues are available from most major supermarkets, it may be worth investing in your own barbecue for the perfect grill every time. John Lewis stocks a range of barbecues to suit most budgets, so why not treat yourself this spring?

Last updated: Wednesday, 22 March 2017


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