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Alex Quick is the '102 series' pseudonym of a well-known English writer of fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of 102 Free Things to Do and 102 Ways to Write a Novel.
Things to Do at Night A Guide for the Wakeful by Alex Quick
Seasonal things to do - Alex Quick will remind you of things you used to do, bring in plenty of new ideas and at the same time give you the low-down on what other cultures get up to in winter. There are things to do at home like making a spiced apple Christmas cake or a snow globe onto more adventurous projects like making an igloo. Great family fun, a reminder of the often free things there are to do – where ever you are. Like for Like ReadingThe Wonderful Weekend Book: Reclaim Life's Simple Pleasures, Elspeth ThompsonSimple Pleasures: Little Things that make Life worth Living, Various
With summer coming to an end, the thought of Autumn beckons, the walks, the chilly evenings, the last Indian summer before winter sets in. Perhaps you need some inspiration for some autumny things to do? Stumped beyond walks kicking up leaves and picking blackberries? Alex Quick has ideas aplenty from the simple to the more elaborate a lovely inspirational range of ideas for young and old. Like for Like ReadingThe Wonderful Weekend Book: Reclaim Life’s Simple Pleasures, Elspeth Thompson102 Free Things to Do: Inspiring Ideas for a Better Life, Alex Quick
As well as perfecting your stiff upper lip, the thoroughly English person might also want to get a bit out of their comfort zone in achieving their 102 English Things to Do. How about (after having a nice tea) a spot of rioting or, braving the weather, (cue the Shipping Forecast) try bottle-kicking or cheese-rolling. There are, I hasten to add, some far gentler things to try, apologising and saying please and thankyou a lot doesn’t take much effort and we can all fail to learn another language and eat fish and chips very easily. However, punting or climbing Scafell Pike are, at my age, a bit unlikely so I shall content myself with savouring an English apple but I absolutely refusing to do the very last challenge, boiling vegetables for as long as it takes to lose flavour, texture and colour – I mean to say - that’s just going too far. Like for Like Reading Watching the English: The Hidden Roles of English Behaviour, Kate Fox How to be an Alien: A Handbook for Beginners and Advanced Pupils, George Mikes