Things are hopefully looking up this March.
With the government announcing the gradual easing of restrictions, March could be a little brighter than the previous months if all goes well. We might still be in hibernation somewhat but there are plenty of activities and events to get involved in this month, which will be worth emerging from our little cocoon that we’ve been hiding in over the winter.
1. Head out locally to meet one member of another household
Exciting stuff! As part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, you will be able to meet one person from another household outdoors from March 8. Until this date, we can only meet up with a someone outside of our bubble if taking part in outdoor exercise such as walking, cycling or running. Although those these changes may be small and gradual, we can’t wait to sit on a park bench with a takeaway coffee or hot chocolate and have a good old natter with one of our mates finally. If you’re looking for some walking inspo to accompany that coffee and a catch up check out these walks near Bristol. Remember to follow social distancing guidelines.
Fancy solving mysteries besides which flatmate has been nicking your pasta? Well, in this online murder mystery game you can help crack the case and sift fact from fiction as to who’s done it. You’ll need to interrogate a cadre of shifty suspects, hunt down clues, and formulate your theories to unmask the palace assassin. The clock is ticking, as you’ll only have two hours to solve the case before the palace keeps its secrets forever… Tickets are available here.
Whilst we wait on bars and restaurants to reopen, Jameson has thankfully teamed up with two delicious restaurants, Bleeker Burger and Mother Clucker, to create a food and cocktail-fuelled night-in. Within your kit you’ll receive all the ingredients you need to rustle up either two Mother Clucker Double Chicken Sandwiches or iconic Bleecker Double Cheeseburgers, as well as mix two servings of Jameson, Ginger Ale & Lime and two delicious Jameson Black Barrel Old Fashioneds. While we’re not all professional mixologists and bartenders, never fear as a Jameson Brand Ambassador will guide you through the cocktail making process step-by-step. Book your virtual food and cocktail workshop here.
4. Spruce up your space with a little decorating
Spring is here so why not make a start on the spring cleaning? With us all spending more time at home, why not transform your space into a cosy area free of clutter? This doesn’t mean you need to give the walls a lick of paint but instead organise items in terms of priority and hoover up those crumbs on the carpet. You could potentially hang some artwork up to give the place a pop of colour or even invest in some gorgeous candles or lovely houseplants which help to improve the smell and air quality of your home. You can find some of the best plant shops in Bristol here, some of which have online shops and offer delivery.
A new live online experience has arrived where you get to judge six disgraced celebrities as they seek redemption for their societal crimes. The production format takes a thrilling twist after an evil entity is awakened into the proceedings. Who will survive? Who will get their redemption? You will decide. As the studio audience in the online experience you will vote on how far we push the contestant’s fears. Discover this dramatic and gripping immersive experience here.
6. Support some independent, women-owned businesses
We should definitely be doing more of this if we can, but March 8 marks International Women’s Day so why not show some love and solidarity by purchasing items from businesses run by women? To name a few businesses run by women from Bristol and the surrounding area that you can support, there’s Ahh Toots, Ozaria Plants and Panda Pots, to name a few.
7. Treat your mum for Mother’s Day
Of all the events on this list, this is the one you really don’t want to forget for heaven’s sake! Put March 14 in your diary. It’s your chance to treat your dear Mum to something special – you can’t go wrong with an afternoon tea, after all so why not book one for the future or order one online to come straight to her door.
8. Play a spot of tennis in these nearby parks
Take a break from walking and enjoy other forms of exercise hopefully from March 29. Further opportunities for recreation such as tennis courts, football pitches, open air swimming pools, and basketball courts are expected to be permitted to open from this date. Formally-organised grassroots sport (i.e. your local football team) can also resume. Plus, if all goes accordingly, outdoor gatherings of two households or six people will also be permitted from this date. Until then, here’s some of Bristol’s best parks, gardens and nature reserves to walk around. But please stay local to your home whilst lockdown restrictions are in place.
Disco and bingo have teamed up this month to make February a little less forlorn and instead more fantastic by hosting an night of disco-themed bingo online. The epic night will involve groovy tunes, singing, dancing and all sorts of madcap fun accompanied by your grandma’s favourite game, but with a twist. Instead of waiting for numbers to be called out, you’re listening out for songs which match those on your bingo card. So give your Friday or Saturday some glam and grab your tickets for the online event here.
St Paddy’s Day is coming on March 17 and with it comes the epic finale to the Jameson three-part series of virtual food and cocktail workshops. This time, the Irish Whiskey brand has teamed up with Neapolitan pizza parlour, Pizza Pilgrims, to bring an online pizza-making workshop, cocktail masterclass and a live music performance to your home! With your ticket you’ll be sent a bespoke Jameson X Pizza Pilgrims Kit for two, with everything you need to take part in this incredible night-in.