Friday, July 10, 2020
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Time Well Spent: One Hour

Ok, be honest – how many times do you find yourself saying “I wish I had more time to do this” or “I don’t have time to finish that” or (the big one) “if I only had more hours in the day”?

How cool is it that we spend most of our days wishing for more time and then just like that, daylight savings appears to give us an extra hour.  No negotiations required.  A whole sixty minutes. 3600 brand new seconds that we didn’t have before. Sweet.

Despite a few comments about the kids waking up too early on Sunday, I was pleasantly surprised to see countless posts on Facebook about how people were spending their extra hour.  An extra long breakfast, dancing in the living room,  raking leaves and more. It got me thinking about all the fun things that you and the family can do in an hour, so I started a list:

Sock it up. Head down to The Monkey Show and have an hour of fun helping the kids make their very own sock monkey.

Gather round the kitchen table and play a good old classic board game like monopoly that will pass an hour faster than you’ll pass go.


Visit a Live Science Show at the Discovery Centre …but be warned, once you get there you’ll likely stay longer than an hour.


Heat up the oven, grab a cake mix and your kids to whip up some cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles.  Yum!


Sail away.  A round trip ride on the ferry is about 30 mins, so do it twice and you’ve got yourself a fun adventure on the sea.



Strike up some fun.  Rent a lane at the bowling alley for an hour and get the whole family together for some friendly competition

Racquetball, basketball or badminton – book a court at any of the local gyms for an hour and get active.

Now it’s your turn – share your post below to tell us your family’s favourite way to spend an hour?