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This October why not try something enjoyable

This October why not try something enjoyable

Today we take a look at some ways to keep your mind and body active through October.

Try drawing

This month sees The Big Draw taking place. Described as the world’s largest drawing event it’s an initiative designed to encourage people of all ages to enjoy the simplicity of putting pencil (or pen, crayon or pastel) to paper. The theme this year is ‘A Climate of Change’ so we encourage you to let your imagination run free.

Find a new nature trail

Coronavirus entered our psyche some eight months ago so it’s not surprising we are feeling low. Thankfully taking a walk can have a restorative effect on our mental health, reduce anxiety and depression. There are some lovely parks and woodlands in our area so why not take advantage of one of these beauty spots and feel reinvigorated.

Plant bulbs

Think ahead for some early New Year outdoors colour by planting bulbs. Equally at home in pots as well as the garden bulbs are easy to plant and require virtually no looking after. Plant snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths for early blooms and alliums and lilies for summer flowers.

Play conkers

The World Conker Championships are normally held this month however not surprisingly, due to Covid-19, they have been cancelled. The thwacking of horse chestnuts is a renown British pastime so why not use your time wisely and get training for next year’s event!

Bake something from GBBO

The Great British Bake Off has returned to our screens so why not try to execute one of the really tough challenges that Paul and Prue gleefully set for contestants. Step out of your kitchen comfort zone and get rough with the puff, tinker with a tarte au citron or attempt to blitz a Schichttorte.

Here at Martin & Co we know 2020 has been an unusual year, but we’re determined to keep calm, keep active and keep people moving homes successfully.