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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C
# april treats
6 ways to treat yo'self this April
You deserve it.

IT’S BEEN A looooong winter. If you’ve managed to get this far you’re doing pretty well.

Pat yourself on the back, or better yet, take a leaf out of our good friends Donna and Tom’s book and check out our guide to 6 top ways to treat yo’self in April.

You deserve it.

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Psst – if you’re not familiar with Donna and Tom’s amazing ethos, check out this clip below from beloved comedy series Parks and Recreation – you won’t be sorry:

1. Hair today

There’s not much that can beat gettin’ your hair did for a feel-good treat – and you know your last cut is probably overdue. So, get scissor happy and you too can be all, ‘I woke up like this’ like our good friend Beyonce below – that includes you fellas, too.

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2. One new massage

There’s nothing quite like getting worked over by a Swede with a grudge to bear. You’ll come out feeling like you’ve been in a match with Conor McGregor but you won’t know yourself the day after. And…relax…

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3. New choons…

Or better yet a whole new way to play them. Enter the Pono player. Backed by Neil Young himself this claims to be the way to listen to music as you’ll hear the high resolution studio version of the songs, not the compressed mp3. We’ll let you be the judge.

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4. Some bling

Whether the real thing, or some fake bling, a little frosting never hurt nobody. Just ask our dawg, yo.

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5. A shoe in

You don’t need them, you want them, and you go get them! Just like this guy did.

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6. Me time

Friends, roommates, countrymen… While the company of others is without question a wonderful thing, sometimes having the TV all to yourself for the evening can be the best part of the week. A take-away, DVD and your favourite beverage equal a night in heaven.

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Now, over to you – what’s your favourite way to treat yo’self?

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