Let’s not get ahead of ourselves now people.
With spring officially here, despite the weather telling a completely different story, there are still some people out there who seem to be confused as to what season they are in. Yes it is getting a little warmer and yes the sun is making the odd appearance, but just because the calendar tells us we’re edging that bit closer to summer, doesn't mean we should pack up the black and strip off for the months ahead right away. We've noticed that some people are getting a little carried away with themselves lately and had a think about what’s acceptable and what’s just silly in March.
Do: Wear pastels
You know its spring time when the clothes in the shops go from autumnal purples and browns to lovely pastel colours, pretty much overnight. Gradually introducing these items into your wardrobe if perfectly fine; just remember not to put your winter coat in the attic just yet.
Don’t: Wear shorts
Need we say any more? No matter how brave you are or how much you insist you “don’t feel the cold”, stark white legs are never a good luck on anyone. Exceptions can be made for people pounding the pavements exercising, but for the average person wearing their cut offs at the first hint of sunshine, it’s a no go we’re afraid.
Do: Go for evening walks
Is there anything nicer than getting out in the evening and having an after dinner walk when the days start to get brighter and longer? Yeah, we love it too. Wrapping up and taking the dog for a walk, all while admiring the pretty colours the spring brings is just the best.
Don’t: Go swimming.
It’s still March. MARCH. Unless you’re a seasoned pro this is just downright irresponsible. Fair enough the Irish summer doesn't exactly guarantee swimming weather from June to September, but deciding to take a dip in the sea at this time of year is a bit extreme.
Do: Get fit and healthy
By all means get out there and get active during the months ahead. There’s no better motivation than the thought of summer approaching and any sun holidays that we want to look and feel our absolute best for. The clocks are changing any day now so we will have no more excuses.
Don’t: Post pics of your bikini body
Or anything relating to what you hope to achieve in the next two months, if it has anything to do with fitness or food. Yes, we all have great expectations but in reality most of us won’t stick to the plan and don’t need a constant reminder of what we haven’t been able to achieve. Plus it’s just plain annoying.
Do: Spring clean
It’s a great idea to give your home, or yourself for that matter, a bit of a spruce up and get rid of any baggage, emotional or otherwise, that is taking up space in your life. Having a good de-clutter spree will not only make your house look nicer, but you will also feel better too.
Don’t: Hound all your friends to do the same
Congrats if you have managed to throw out the junk and now have a house that is shining from floor to ceiling. We’re happy for you, really we are. But, spare a thought for the *poor souls (*everyone else), who are still falling over the pile of books outside our bed that we have been meaning to move since last spring.