Things to do to live your life well in Au­gust...

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5 AU­GUST

Cel­e­brate your body im­age ‘just as you are’ – it’s Na­tional Un­der­wear Day in the US and we’re join­ing the party! What be­gan as a mar­ket­ing cam­paign by US undies brand Fresh­pair is now a day to cel­e­brate your body im­age, and, if you’re any­where near New York’s Times Square, strut your smalls in pub­lic!

26 AU­GUST

It’s In­ter­na­tional Bat Night and a great time to spot young pip­istrelle bats leav­ing their nests for the first time. There are 18 species of bat in the UK; tiny, red­dish-brown pip­istrelles are the most com­mon. Look out for them from bridges as they fly over wa­ter while hunt­ing for in­sects.

19 AU­GUST

Share your world with the world on World Photo Day. Founded by Aussie pho­tog­ra­pher Korske Ara as a way to “up­lift, in­spire and ini­ti­ate change” by bring­ing im­ages from dif­fer­ent coun­tries and cul­tures to­gether, you can take part by post­ing a photo on 19 Au­gust.

ALL MONTH

If, like us, you’re a bit of a home dé­cor ad­dict, a trip to the De­sign Mu­seum in Lon­don is in or­der. Breath­ing Colour is a stun­ning, in­stal­la­tion-based ex­hi­bi­tion by Dutch artist Hella Jon­gerius, which ex­plores and chal­lenges our per­cep­tion of colour and how it shapes the way we see the world. Swatch books at the ready…

11-12 AU­GUST

Wish upon a star dur­ing the peak of the an­nual Per­seid me­teor shower, when it’s pos­si­ble to see a shoot­ing star a minute un­der clear, dark skies. Th­ese me­te­ors are frag­ments of the comet Swift-Tut­tle and most are no larger than a grain of sand.

ALL MONTH

En­joy an Oz Clarke mo­ment tast­ing the best of British wines at one of over 500 vine­yards across Eng­land and Wales. Our home­grown wines are win­ning in­ter­na­tional ac­claim – Win­birri in Nor­folk won a Plat­inum Best in Show at this year’s De­canter World Wine Awards.

Fol­low #Na­tion­alUn­der­wearDay

Join a bat walk at www.bats. org.uk/pages/bat­night.html

Reg­is­ter to post your pic at www.world­pho­to­day.com

Visit www.de­sign­mu­seum.org

You’ll need: a dark area in the sub­urbs or coun­try­side, 30 mins for your eyes to ad­just, a blan­ket!

www.vis­iteng­land.com/thingsto-do/vine­yards-and-wine-tast­ing

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