Things to do when it’s cold outside
My good gawd, it’s cold outside! We’ve been very lucky and had such a dry and mild winter so far. But the last few days, it seems like little oul Ireland wants to remind us just how cold she can get.
When it’s so bitter outside, it’s very hard to get out there and be proactive. But there are lots of things you can do indoors.
My favourite thing to do is find a nice fire in a warm, cosy pub. Bring a few friends and catch up over hot chocolates or hot whiskeys, whichever you prefer!
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, here are a few other suggestions from blogger Daniel Branch. Now bear in mind he’s American and preparing for deep snow and endless blizzards, which we rarely see the likes of. But he has a few good suggestions and for all ages:
My top picks:
- Have a long, relaxing bubble bath! (and have a fire lit so that you have a lovely cosy sitting room to head to afterwards).
- Write a novel. Hell yeah, release that inner writer with all the wonderful stories you’ve been dying to tell.
- Bring your plants inside. Well this is something I would never think of. Gotta keep an eye on those little outdoor friends of ours.
- Make popcorn for everyone. He doesn’t specify but I assume he means the old fashioned way! Yum Yum!
- Build a fort or castle from sheets. Yes! Then go inside and allow all your imaginations to flow.
- Have a dance party. Great way to spend that extra energy your kids have from being cooped up inside all day.
- Kitchen fun with your kids – dig out the receipe books and get cooking or baking!
Then if you want to try something new or different:
- Learn a language. That’s an interesting one. But yeah, why not?
- Learn to knit or crochet. Hmmm, yes, you could knit yourself a new scarf. Just make sure you finish it before spring starts!
- Rearrange the furniture in your house/bedroom. Good way to pass the time and a little feng shui goes a long way.
If you want some more ideas, have a read of his post here.
In the meantime, enjoy the cold dry weather and watch as the bright evenings start to come in.
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