There’s no denying that winter can be a dark, long, and occasionally depressing time. I don’t wish to paint a rather doom-filled prophecy here, but we have to face facts – summer is infinitely more fun!
Despite that fact, there are many ways you can fill your winter with fun and joy, and help it become as busy as summer time, only without the sunshine. Of course, you could head away somewhere sun-drenched, but we’re not all in a position to do that. Instead, check out these suggestions on how to keep yourself entertained this winter.
Get a little crafty
You don’t have to be particularly talented in knitting or sewing to enjoy craft-related activities, and these are certainly taking on a very popular life of their own these days, thanks to the opening of large craft supplies stores on High Streets. Hobbycraft is certainly a winter lifesaver!
Decopatch, cake decorating, card making, sewing, crochet, knitting, clothes making, painting, even model making, these are all ways you can fill your time, and learn a new skill at the same time! If you’ve ever heard of ‘knit and bitch’, you’ll know this is a social exercise of knitting and gossiping with friends – throw in a bottle of wine and you have a fun-filled winter evening ahead of you!
Try your luck at online gambling
Online gaming, online gambling, basically anything which means you play a game online in the hope of winning big, is a great way to fill your winter time. It’s worth mentioning that you should always be a little careful with any gambling of any kind, such as the cautionary tale in this BBC article, however provided you’re sensible, there’s no reason you can’t have a little fun, a flutter, and see if you can win a little extra cash to brighten up your winter! Many people have enjoyed playing online roulette at netbet.co.uk for example, and many of them have lined their pockets as a result!
Make Sunday exploration day
Okay, so it doesn’t have to be Sunday, it can be whatever day works for you, but make it a day when you head off and see somewhere new. Head to your local bus station and jump on a bus to a new destination, and remember to take plenty of photos to remember your adventure by! A day out of your normal routine is the ideal way to freshen things up, and can do a lot to ease winter boredom. If you make this a weekly occurrence, then you have something to look forward to.
Come Dine with Me!
You don’t need to be a top chef to make this work, in fact even kitchen disasters can turn into the most humourous of events! Gather a group of friends and copy the TV programme; if you’ve never seen it, basically you take it in turns to host a dinner party, creating a menu and then voting at the end of the game as to who wins! If nothing else, you get a free feed!
These are just a few ideas on how you can brighten up those boring, dark winter days.