The February winds may be chilly, but at Time Wizard we’re talking to our clients about holidays, fun and getting organised. Here’s our round-up of our top February tasks to make sure 2013 is your best year yet.
Plan your summer holiday
There’s no better way to get through the rest of winter than by knowing you’ll be off on holiday later in the year. The best summer destinations get booked up fast, so don’t miss the chance to do what you want, rather than what you can find at the last minute. Whether you’re after a charming, calming cottage in Europe, or a luxury sports hotel in the Caribbean, now’s the time to get it booked and in the work diary, before everyone else does.
Half-term: fun or stress?
Half term looming and still not sure how to fill it? There are terrific events on for kids across the country, such as the fabulous but busy Imagine festival on London’s South Bank, Dover Castle’s Secrets and Spies days for aspiring sleuths, footballing for boys and girls at clubs including West Ham, and hundreds more. We can put together a full programme, from a day to a week of activities to keep your kids happy and occupied.
Valentine’s day: better than roses
Roses are red… or you could do something more original. Why not give your loved one a wardrobe makeover to make them feel fabulous, or a personal styling session? If you missed out on our Christmas gifts ideas, they still make fabulous presents, from a session of life coaching to a home-visit spa treatment.
Alternatively, tell us what you’d like, and we’ll set out on a personal shopping mission to find it. And if you’d like to whisk someone away, we can find you the perfect romantic venue for whatever you have in mind.
For the most valuable present of all – time – a Time Wizard gift voucher gives your partner complete flexibility. Give them as many or as few hours of our lifestyle assistance as you’d like, and they get our free list consultation as well.
Be first with the new collections
Many designers and boutiques start having preview evenings over the next few weeks as the new collections arrive in store. If you’ve got a favourite shop, designer, or stylist, ask to book a place or a private session to give you the first look at what’s new, or ask us for ideas. You’ll get the pick of the new pieces, and can start spring knowing you’re ahead of the style game.
Dig for a glorious garden
If you’re hoping for riotous colour or a borders overhauls, now’s the time to get digging. February is all about manual labour, forking over the ground and getting the soil ready. Not ready to get down and dirty? One of our trusted gardeners can come and create the blank canvas you need for your summer vision.
Make the most of your tax momentum
If you had a last-minute rush to get your tax return in, you’re probably swearing that next year will be different. There’s no better time to get organised than now, while it’s still fresh in your mind.
If you run regular spreadsheets, get this year’s set up already. Filing systems for receipts? It’ll be much quicker now than later, while expenditure is still recent. Now’s also a good time to look at apps you can track your expenses on. We can help set up systems, and get them up-to-date so you’re ready for year-end already.
Many accountants give a discount for getting your paperwork to them early – and if yours doesn’t, request it.
Time Wizard can make the rest of 2013 easier, and you healthier and happier. Simply give us a call or email us now and tell us how we can help you. We can take on your-to list, allowing you to focus on the more rewarding things in your life.