Start planning your spring days out
It’s that time of year when the weather starts to turn distinctly chilly, the clocks are about to go back and there’s Christmas just around the corner which is very much a “Marmite” time of year on a “love it or hate it” basis.
If you’re anything like us, you can afford a little winter sun but we wouldn’t judge you if you’re already planning a few days out for spring. As we’re happily wrapped up in our cashmere cardigans and warm jackets, some of you are probably chilled to your bones and can’t wait to get your warm weather glow back. Perhaps you’re already getting yourself in shape for the warmer season? If you are someone that needs a little motivation during the cooler days and something to look forward to, here’s a date you should get in shape for!
One great day out is the Grand National, to be held at Aintree near Liverpool come April 11th. The race and the day need no introduction, but it’s a time of year when the ladies come out in force – dressed to the nines if the sun is shining. And it’s amazing how often Grand National Saturday is one of the first bright and sunny days of the year.
Having a close look at some horse racing analysis and tips in the run up to the race can help you get a decent punt on the big race at long-shot ante-post odds and this is usually worthwhile as the odds tend to come in on the day itself. Remember, though, that if your selection gets injured or has to withdraw for any reason, you forfeit your stake (which is why you tend to get bigger odds obviously).
If you have a good run for your money, it’s incredibly exciting. But if you don’t, it’s a wonderful day out anyway and something to look forward to. There are plenty other great events in the British sporting and social calendar in spring – this is just one suggestion. The important thing is to have something to look forward to – to keep you going through the winter blues!