Teachers: 10 ways to treat yourself for under £10 this Easter
The Easter break is on its way and that means you've finally got time to catch up on some much-needed down time. Whether you're staying in or venturing out, here's our top ten ways to treat yourself and your family for under ten pounds...
1. Death by Chocolate
Life wouldn't be worth living if you didn't have a bucket load of choccy this Easter. Hop on over to Hotel Chocolat and treat yourself to the Caramel Chocolate Bunnies - the box is small enough to hide in a drawer AND they are small enough to eat in one bite (we've tried). It's good to go a little more luxurious after a crazy term, so sod the Cadbury splurge.
2. Washing it down
The best thing about time off is the fact you can drink wine on a school night and enjoy it. Easter deals on Ocado mean that you can bag yourself a lovely bottle of the red or white stuff for well under £10 and they deliver so you don't have to move from the sofa.
Price: £4.99 - £9.75
3. Fun for all of the family
Egg and spoon race champion? Prove it. Cardiff castle are throwing two days of Easter fun for everyone to enjoy and there's plenty to do. £5 admission (or free if you have a castle card) and £1 for the trial (including a prize) means that it's a cheap and cheerful way to get out of the house and stuff your face with chocolate.
Price: £0 - £6
4. Duvet cocoon
Two weeks in bed? Okay then. Catch up on all your favourite series, films and documentaries by signing up to Amazon prime for one free month (just don't forget to cancel). Finding out how amazing Game of Thrones is is just as important as all the work that needs marking downstairs, seriously.
5. See Me After Class by Roxanna Elden
Books are a great way of switching off, EVEN if the chosen topic is education. This highly recommended read has past and present teachers discuss their experiences, providing an insight into successful classroom work. Laugh, cry and relate to a shed load of crazy situations whilst reflecting on your own ways of teaching - definitely worth a purchase!
6. Stock up on stationery
Okay, okay, whilst this isn't a new car or holiday, as teachers we all love sticky notes and nifty pens. Paperchase has a fantastic sale on with plenty of cool classroom gadgets for half of the usual price... bingo. Forget a cheap and cheerful bic pen run, go all out, you deserve it.
Price: £1.50 - £9.00
7. A large popcorn
If you use the comparison website Compare The Market, or if you’ve used it during the past year, you can get 241 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday for 12 months from the date you use the site. If not? Pop on and purchase the cheapest sort of insurance (you aren't going to use it so it doesn't matter what) and you've got yourself a free pass to films every week. Take a friend and finally get your social life back, marking can wait.
Price: £6.70 + one free, wahoo!
8. Kid o'clock
The children are off and it's about time you spent some quality time with them. Rain or shine, an Easter egg hunt is a great way of getting everyone excited whilst not having to spend a gazillion pounds - plus everyone loves it, even the adults! Lakeland offer a 'Great egg hunt kit' that includes signs, footprint and treat bags all ready for you to get creative!
9. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
With the rumour of a heat wave spreading the grapevine, it's probably best you blow the dust off the picnic baskets. Mumbles' location means that the village is literally surrounded by stunning beaches so get yourself down to the iconic Langland Bay where you can surf, play tennis and enjoy tasty food from the seaside cafes.
10. When the cupboards are bare
Ask Italian & Zizzi restaurants are both offering a fantastic 25% off ALL food so if you fancy saving some elbow grease then let someone else do the cooking.
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