Things to do to live your life well in 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!
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Join a bat walk at www.bats. org.uk/pages/batnight.html
Register to post your pic at www.worldphotoday.com
You’ll need: a dark area in the suburbs or countryside, 30 mins for your eyes to adjust, a blanket!