It's Raining, It's Pouring there's no need to be boring!

It's Raining, It's Pouring there's no need to be boring!

06 October , 2017 0 Comments

It's Raining, It's Pouring there's no need to be boring!

We’ve seen a lot of rain this winter and spring, more than the usual so the weather pro’s tell me. Rainy days at home don’t have to be boring days, and if you’re struggling for ideas then you're in luck! We’ve put together a list to get you inspired or save your sanity.

If you have kids to entertain indoors (these involve little to no screen/device time!):

  1. Build a blanket fort/den/hideaway packed with comfy pillows and cosy blankets to snuggle up with - perfect in the winter time!
  2. Do some baking in the kitchen, you could make cookies, a cake, muffins,  scones or a delicious slice
  3. Have a treasure hunt. Place a few treats or toys about the place and have clues for them to figure out. You can make it easy for young children or a bit more challenging for older kids.
  4. Go to the movies at home. Pop some popcorn, throw some pillows and cushions on the floor, pull the curtains, turn off the lights and chuck on a DVD or Netflix (or other online streaming service).
  5. Have your own indoor picnic, tea party or indoor pretend campfire complete with torches, red and yellow cellophane for ‘fire’. You could even toast some marshmallows over a candle (adult supervision needed on this one) or combine suggestions 1, 2 & 5
  6. My personal favourite from when I was a kid….my Dad use to bring home large cardboard boxes, the kind that large appliances would come in. My brother’s and I would spend hours making houses, cars, rocket ships, pirate ships, castles, drawing all over them and cutting them to shape.
  7. Create your own little town. Roll out newspaper print paper, grab the crayons and felt tip markers and get the kids drawing roads, parks, railways - take it a step further and incorporate toy cars, blocks and lego and build houses,skyscrapers, airports….it’s a real life SimCity!

...For the grown-ups

  1. At home ‘Spa’ day. Deep-condition your hair, give yourself an all over body scrub, pop on a rejuvenating facial mask and finish with a mani or pedi. A great way to de-stress, zone out and feel a million bucks
  2. Catch-up or binge watch your favourite TV show/s via online streaming services like Netflix, Lightbox, Neon and on demand channel services. Or if you’ve had enough of TV lately.....
  3. ....Why not curl up with that book you’ve been wanting to read for a long time.
  4. Brush up on your Mixology. Is your signature go-to drink a glass of red wine? Want to impress your friends the next time you’re at a bar or entertaining at home? Have lovely glassware that rarely gets used? Use a lazy afternoon to master the art of the classic drink—we’re talking Mad Men era cocktails here—that you can serve at your next dinner party or pour for yourself after a tough day at work. Once you know the basics, you can get creative and alter the recipes to suit your taste. So grab some snacks—no one needs to drink mojito’s or martinis on an empty stomach—read up on the difference between bourbon and rye, and try one one or more of these Classic Cocktail Recipes, or get adventurous with something a bit flash.
  5. Online Shopping! Get a head start on Christmas presents or Birthday gifts for family or friends. We love online shopping, because it’s frowned upon to be in a store without a bra, wearing track pants and drinking a glass of wine….
  6. Meditate. If possible without any mess, open your windows, then turn off the TV, computer, and cell phone. Just listen to the sound of the raindrops hitting the leaves on the trees, the roof, and the ground, breathe in that fresh after-rain earthy smell (called ‘Petrichor’). The smell of rain can help reduce stress and improve your mood by up to 60%
  7. Work out at home. Pull up exercise videos on YouTube for what you want to do (yoga, abs, biceps) and lay out a mat on your living room floor.
  8. Rearrange things in your house. If your kitchen cabinets are mixed up, sort everything out. Clean your refrigerator and throw away old food. Sort your pantry. Go through your closet and choose things you don't wear to donate to charity shops.

So ignore the yard work you were planning on doing, put on your coziest pajamas, and pick one of these things to do at home. Embrace the day as time to recharge and reconnect with people you love. And don’t worry. The sun will (probably) come out tomorrow.



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