Weekly Round Up

#1 Care home residents are surprised with a ‘disco drive through’

Residents at a care home in Norfolk were surprised with a disco, where loved ones and family members could drive past and wave to their elderly relatives to cheer them up. After 8 weeks of isolation, the elderly are really suffering. But simple acts of kindness like this one put a smile on many faces, and it’s truly inspiring to see. 

#2 How to increase your productivity whilst working from home

The increase in employees working from home has actually created a spike in productivity, studies have shown. Forbes have suggested that mindfulness has a massive part to play in this, and some of their tips include self-care, avoiding multitasking, setting boundaries, and blocking off time for relationships. 

#3 BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is going virtual

It has been heartbreaking seeing annual events being cancelled all over the world due to the Covid-19 outbreak, however we’re already seeing many of these companies adapting to the challenges they face and offering fans digital solutions, for example Burning Man and BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Artists such as Sam Smith, Rita Ora and Biffy Clyro have confirmed they will be taking part from their homes and entertaining the nation – and we can’t wait!

#4 Country Living Magazine are hosting a virtual fair with masterclasses and workshops

 The ‘Celebrate at Home’ weekend event will include workshops from Kirstie Allsopp, Emma Bridgwater, and Masterchef’s Giovanna Ryan to name a few. Follow Country Living on Facebook for more updates, a full schedule, and information on how to book. 

#5 New York Times: Kids Edition

Since an experiment in 2017, the New York Times have released a kids-friendly edition of their Sunday paper, with cartoons, articles and drawings put together with children in mind. With articles on pranks, dad jokes, and how to survive going back to school, the series was an instant success. See all of the stunning cover designs in this article by Creative Review.

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