Feel-good stories, free stuff and fantastic online happenings. And, with all the screen-time in the world right now, we’ve come across a few gems we simply had to share with you! Eat up!

We need more of this Spar Spirit

There’s been quite a bit written about this already but we still love this story about a retail store owner making an unusual listing for their shelves –  a bit of heart, and a helping hand for struggling small businesses who are unable to open their doors due to the lockdown restrictions.

For us, it’s a reminder that whatever logo hangs over your door, we’re all still part of a greater community, and we all can make a meaningful difference with a little creative thought.

Read more here.

Add Some ZING To That ZOOM

There comes a time when you have to accept that your work colleagues may be getting a bit tired of your artfully arranged laundry, dying pot-plants or dirty dishes as a backdrop to your video calls. The BBC has collected an epic set of backdrops from iconic shows to download for free and use as the background for your next video call. Channel your inner Ab Fab Patsy in a Teams chat…and of course, pants are still optional!
Read more here.

Festival Freebies For Film Buffs

Hit the pause button on that Netlix series, here’s some good movie news! With cinemas closed and lockdown restrictions forcing the cancellation of thousands of events worldwide, more than 20 film festivals (including Berlin, New York, Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca and Venice) have joined together to stream 10 days of contending movies free on YouTube from 29 May – 7 June.

Read more here.