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6 ways to take that Grand Stretch by the horns

Let there be light…

IT MAY HAVE seemed like the longest, coldest winter known to man but finally there’s a bit of a stretch in the evenings.

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In celebration of that extra bit of Vit. D our sorry bones are synthesising right now here’s our top 6 ways to take advantage of that little bit of extra daylight.

1. Book in the park

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The cinema may have been your refuge during the winter months, but the time has come to crack open a book, laze on the grass and consider yourself all intellectual, like.

2. Rooftop anything

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Rooftop bars, gardens, and terraces are all fair game in your extended days. Find your closest one and set up camp, pronto.

3. Eating outdoors

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You’ve already picked out your favorite outdoors lunchtime area to nibble a sanger in, now’s the time to stake out an evening version. Practice your stink-eye for anyone encroaching on your space…

4. Explore your local area

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Now that you don’t have to hurry home in the cold and dark, there’s time to explore around where you live. Taking a different route home could throw up all sorts of interesting sights you’d have never seen if you hadn’t gone out of your way a little.

5. Outdoor exercise

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Longer evenings mean summer is coming and summer coming means…swimsuits. And swimsuits mean getting in shape. However, there is one shaft of light in that grim, grim exercise tunnel – outdoor exercise. Whether it’s a coastal walk or  bootcamp in a park, give those endorphins a double whammy with some light-filled exercise.

6. Break out the patio furniture

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Your patio furniture has been waiting all winter (the whole six months of it…) for this moment – do it a solid and set it out in pride of place.

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