It’s that time of the week again, time for another edition of Nice News to lift our spirits during these tough times. Sit back, relax and have a read…
Hello everybody and welcome back to this week’s edition of Nice News. Make sure you’re comfortable and you have a drink and/or a snack.
Tom’s 100th Birthday Walk For The NHS from his garden
Meet Captain Tom Moore, he’s 99 years old and walking 100 lengths of his back garden (click to watch BBC video) to raise money for the NHS during these tough times. He will be doing this before the end of the month when he will be turning 100 years old.
Maytrix will also be collaborating and donating £1 for every length that Tom does of his garden. This is such an incredible idea from Tom and very kind. He will be doing 10 laps a day, probably more productive than me during self-isolating if I’m completely honest! Incredible idea.
You can donate and support Tom’s 100 laps by clicking HERE. Every little counts, even if you only donate £1, it’s better than nothing! Well done Tom!
Ali Hebenton shares her tips on how to stay positive
Ali owns a lifestyle blog that talks about a range of topics from dating and weddings to lifestyle celebrity interviews. In her latest post, she shares her tips about how to stay positive during the current craziness.
Ali’s top tips are to talk to your friends and family, do not be hard on yourself or self criticize and finally banish boredom and stay productive. Her post is full of amazing tips and uplifting stories to get you out of your sad self isolating slump that I am sure like me, many others are suffering from. Lack of productivity, inspiration, effort be gone!
You can read her post in full by clicking HERE.
The DIY social distancing journal to calm your mind
Life isn’t normal right now, and that is totally OK.https://www.bethantaylorswaine.com/blog/
A fellow blogger Bethany has shared a great idea, a social distancing journal to calm your mind and soul. Journals have been around for a while now and they’re great fun wether you are creative or not. The idea of getting anxious thoughts and a buildup of stress out into paper really does excite me. Maybe I am boring or maybe I’m right, I’ll let you guys decide that.
Journals are a great way to show gratitude, start a new healthy habit, write down your thoughts or draw and create away your stress. The idea is to use journaling as your calm space. Bethany provides a free journaling guide to get you started and inspired.
You can read her post and have a look by clicking HERE.
Weekly Podcast ~ For the Pop punk lovers out there
My good friend Danny from the band ‘A Few Too Many’ has recently started up his very own podcast for fellow Pop-Punk music lovers such as myself. If Pop-Punk music is your thing then you’ll adore this free weekly live-streamed podcast.
Danny talks to some big bands and has some even better ones lined up which is all very top secret but something to look forward to. So far Danny has had chats with bands such as members from Knuckle Puck and Handguns. These are all big and well known bands within the genre.
You can check out his podcast HERE.
There ain’t no party like a Houseparty party…?
If you haven’t heard of the Houseparty app then where have you been? It’s an app that allows up to ten people to video call, watch Netflix together and play games. It’s completely free, safe to use and fun!
On Monday night it was one of my good friends’ 23rd birthday. We had all planned to go out to Cambridge and enjoy a few drinks but sadly thanks to lockdown we couldn’t. Instead, we decided to have a virtual party via the Houseparty app. Drinks were had, games and music played. It was fun! I would highly recommend the platform to stay in touch with friends.
You can find the free app HERE.