People Are Dressing Up To Put Their Bins Out During Lockdown
With lockdown ongoing and nights out feeling like a distant memory, some people are donning their finest clothes to carry out mundane chores, such as putting the bins out. Well, why not, eh?
Thousands of people have joined a Facebook page called Put Your Bins Out In Your Ballgown, which pretty much does what it says on the tin - encourages folk to get all dolled up to put their rubbish out.
Others have decided to put their own spin on it, with one guy mowing the grass in a tux and another woman taking a jog on her treadmill while wearing a wedding dress. Fancy.
The group was set up by Angie Emrys-Jones, 43, who is director of a charity and was nominated for a national award - but, like so many other events, the black-tie ceremony was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Her friends loved the snaps so much, Angie decided to set up a Facebook page to encourage others to do the same.
Angie, who is director of the Cornwall Accessible Activity Program, said: "On 20 March it was Friday night and we were supposed to be going to Birmingham to pick up an award for the charity I started.
"We had been nominated and were very excited, but it was cancelled because of the pandemic.
"We were all dressed up with nowhere to go, and I decided to wear my ballgown for a meal with my family.
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"I took some pictures and put them on Facebook, just of us having a laugh. A friend messaged me saying I should do something with them because they were funny.
"The next day I set up the Facebook page Put Your Bins Out In Your Ballgown."
And it quickly caught on, with people wanting to join from all over the world.
Now the page has more than 12,000 members, with people sending photos from the US, Australia and Hong Kong.
Angie added: "I just thought it would be for a few of my friends, but by the end of the first day we had 1,000 members - it went crazy.
"It's gone bonkers, we can't keep up with the demand.
"It's all people who are in lockdown, the idea is not to save anything for a better day but to enjoy it now.
"It's mostly mums, but there are a few dads. I want children to remember this as the time that mum went mad in her wedding dress.
"I want them to remember all the fun things rather than the people in hazmat suits, I want them to remember us making the most of it."
Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/
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