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Crimbo Limbo: Make The Most of Your Time Off

Crimbo Limbo can be defined as the period of time between Christmas and New Year when most people are off from work and school. It is often spent sitting around, eating leftover sandwiches and finishing up boxes of Christmas chocolates.

by Louise Thomas

This year, why don’t you make the most of this interim period? We’ve put together a few ideas to get you off the sofa and out of the fridge in the lead up to New Year’s Eve.

Walk Off Your Christmas Pud

With many of us managing to scoff an impressive 6,000 calories on Christmas Day alone, this is the perfect time to get some fresh air and head outside for some exercise.

The British landscape is particularly spectacular in winter, when the frost sparkles in the bright December sun. The Welsh mountains, Scottish Lochs, and English countryside are only a short drive away from most towns and cities. Wrap up warm, pack some leftover sandwiches and a flask of hot chocolate, and e joy walking in a winter wonderland.

Hit The Shops

You may have already wrapped up your gift shopping, but this is the best time of year to spoil yourself! Most shops begin their sales on Boxing Day and there are plenty of bargains to be had! Stock up on discounted cards and decorations for next year, find yourself an outfit for New Year’s Eve or maybe even snap up a great deal on electrical and household goods.

Visit Friends and Family

During the weeks leading up to Christmas, most people’s calendars are jam packed. There are always loved ones you don’t manage to see before the holidays, especially if they live far away. Crimbo Limbo is the perfect time to hop in the car and make the effort to travel to friends and family.

Have a Clear Out

Everybody starts the new year with great intentions of staying organised for the next 12 months. This is the ideal time to get ready by having a clear out! Get rid of old clothes, books and knick-knacks. Separate everything to piles for the tip, the charity shop and friends and family then load up the boot with bags and boxes. A tidy home leads to a tidy mind – just what you need to start the year!

Set Goals

Who actually sticks to their new year’s resolutions? A pat in the back if you’re one of the dedicated few!

Instead of making the vague resolutions that are so popular, like exercising more or eating healthier, start thinking about setting realistic goals for the next year. Maybe you want to learn to drive or gain a new qualification? Perhaps you’d like to visit specific countries, or take a road trip from Land’s End to John o’Groats?

Don’t have a car?

No need to worry! You’d usually have to rely on the infrequent public transport during this period, or hitch a ride. However, with Veygo temporary car insurance, you’re no longer stuck between the bus or the sofa during Crimbo Limbo. You can now borrow a friend, family member or even a colleague’s car from 1 hour to 30 days. Now there’s no excuse to stay at home and miss out on the fun!

Louise Thomas

Hi I'm Louise and I'm a Marketing Executive at Veygo. I've been driving for nearly two years after several "practice" tests! I love the freedom that comes with finally having a driving licence. Road trips with my friends are the best - especially when we've got an awesome playlist going! (check out our Spotify for road trip playlists!)

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