5 ideas to shake up your winter
Who else is getting a bit bored of evenings in? Here’s a few ideas for that much needed change of scenery as the nights draw in and the woolly hats and gloves begin to come out…
GO OUT FOR ICE CREAM
This is all about doing something different and having a change of scenery. What recalls the feeling of getting away, days out, and past holidays more than a cone of the cold stuff? Break free from the normal routine and pop down to your local ice cream seller, cafe or shop. It supports the them, it’ll taste amazing and it’s good for the soul!
GO OUT FOR DINNER
No you can’t sit in a restaurant right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t go out for dinner. Get fish and chips by the sea side, eat a pizza on a park bench or take a picnic blanket and some fairy lights to create an ambient spot in the park. If it’s not raining, it’s just about wrapping up. I did this last week and I can’t remember enjoying a hot meal more!
BOOK A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE
The Old Vic is back with their Old Vic: In Camera showing of A Christmas Carol between 12th – 24th December. These live performances are streamed direct to your TV or laptop, complete with pre-show announcements and the hussle and bussle sound effects of the audience around you before the lights go out. Get dressed up, start your evening with a glass of Prosecco and roll out the popcorn or individual ice cream tubs during the interval.
Read more at Old Vic Theatre website here. Tickets on sale now.
CRAVING LIVE STAND UP COMEDY?
Look no further than The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s Thursday Show. Laughs, chat, News, Stand-up and general silliness every Thursday at 8pm (UK time) with different special guests each week.
Tune in every Thursday and watch past live shows on their Facebook page.
GO FOR A WALK IN THE WOODS
National Trust paths are open and there’s nothing quite like walking through woodland areas at this time of year. As they say, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing so don’t let a bit of drizzle stop you from getting some piney fresh air. Even if it’s drizzling, the woods will provide you some cover and you’ll feel better for getting out than not, especially if you take a thermos flask of hot chocolate with you.
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What have you been up to? We’d love to hear your winter life hacks and ideas for making the most of this time of year!
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