Make Your Evenings In More Exciting

With winter in full swing, the evenings are getting colder and darker. I don’t know about you but it means I am much more likely to stay in. Plus, it can be tricky getting a babysitter. Ah, mum life. So it means many a night in for me and the hubs.

There are plenty of things to do, though, to mix things up a bit. Here are a few ideas for you:

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Make a Dessert

For me, the hubs gets in pretty late as he commutes from London and has a busy job. So by the time he is back, the dinner has been cooked, and I have eaten mine with the kids. So making a nice meal together isn’t really an option. But getting in the kitchen and making a dessert together can be fun. It could be baking some cupcakes, making a chocolate fondue for dipping fruit, or make some pancakes, waffles or ice-cream. It could even be a fruit salad if you’re feeling healthy. Just doing something different together is what it is all about.

Work Out at Home

If heading out to the gym or for a run doesn’t sound appealing in the dark and cold, then work out at home. There are plenty of things that you can do at home, that don’t need equipment. I look up routines on YouTube, like Jillian Michaels or Shawn T. If you don’t feel like doing anything too energetic, then you could always try out yoga or pilates. Choose a beginner level and you’ll still get the relaxing and rejuvenating benefits.

Play Games

I love to play games (and have had to teach the husband to love them haha). It can be cards when there is just the two of us. Board games are a little trickier when there are only two of you. You could try a bingo game, as well as watching your favourite TV show. That is one of the things that is handy about the winter evenings – the TV is much better than at other times at the year!

I have been sent over this I’m a Celebrity Bingo game and it looks so funny. I love watching this how each year. Ant and Dec are my faves and make it what it is, I think. Having looked at the score card I can see that I can be ticking off a few already (loling at ‘someone eats a penis’). So why not try this, or maybe a Strictly Come Dancing one? Make it more exciting by having a prize on offer for the other people playing (and vice versa).

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If you like this kind of thing, then you could play more online bingo games at Paddy Power.

What do you like to do with your evenings?

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