Spring forward? Yeah right! Daylight Savings Time (DST) falls on 30th March this year, and I'm already preparing myself for a miserably short day of sleep deprivation (it could be worse of course; poor mums wait all year for Mother's Day and when it finally arrives they end up losing an hour of sleep when the clocks go forward!).
Apparently today is the most depressing day of the whole year. While the date isn't the same every year, the day is. Statistically, the third Monday in January is the saddest day of the year, the day when everyone feels full of despair, totally fed up, down in the dumps, and generally pi...well, you get the idea!
I understand the logic behind the theory - the festive season is over,
the credit cards are maxed out, everyone's back to work and, if the Met
Office is right, the weather's about to get much worse! On top of
that, most people are feeling despondent because they've already broken
their resolutions, it's the middle of flu season and, oh yeah, it's Monday!
A single man in London who likes to spend, but who likes to save even
A long, long time ago in a land not so far away it used to
be the case that I could eat and drink whatever I wanted and maintain a body
that was more Johnny Depp than Johnny Vegas.But, as the years go by and the metabolism slowly grinds to a halt, there
comes a time in a man's life when he has to face the facts – notably, if
something isn't done soon I'll be rejected from internal flights in the
USA (if you know what I mean).
The cold, harsh fact that I'm cultivating a beer keg is
accentuated by summer and the layers of clothes that conceal any excesses are
no longer available to wear.I know the
weather's not been great recently but it's not cold and, fingers crossed, the
UK summer will start sooner rather than later which means exposing one's self
to the rest of London and, more importantly, London's female population.
You can look at summer in two ways - beautiful blue skies, warm sunshine and an abundance of colour laid out by our country's natural foliage and abundance of flowers. Or, sunburn, heat rash, insect bites and hayfever! Whilst the latter may be less than enticing, it's a fact that just about every Brit will suffer from one or another in their lifetime so, as the warmer weather approaches, get your medicine cupboard in order so you're fully prepared for whatever the summer throws at you.
First things first. Before you update your medicine cupboard you need to
give it a good spring clean. Check expiration dates on lotions, potions
and medicines and anything that's past its sell-by date needs to go.
(And remember, medicines can be returned to any chemist for safe disposal.)
We at Savoo are the same as
everyone else when it comes to New Year's resolutions, a quick poll
of the office found we're guilty of the usual January 1st life
changing promises including a manic and short lived compulsion to
a) lose weight, b) get in shape, c) stay in shape, d) get healthy
and treat our bodies like the temple we know it has the potential
to be, and not the receptacle for booze and awesome tasting
awfulness we subject it to, particularly in the Christmas party
With this in mind, we're starting a PRE-New Year's resolution to
rock the good healthy lifestyle we know we're capable of, and save
money at the same time, so here's a look at some of the Health and Beauty vouchers we're going to use to fulfill our new
health conscious destiny!
'The Body Shop' have kindly teamed up with Savoo again to offer
our members a chance to win one of two great prize packs featuring
some of their top products. All you need to be in with a chance to
win is to be a Savoo Community Member. Click here to sign up.
Already a member? you're automatically entered in the draw. Draw
will be held at the Savoo offices November 30th, Good luck!!
More' for full prize details, and check out our The Body Shop
vouchers page for all the latest deals.