Being the homebird that I am, one of my favourite things about Winter is spending the evening in, under a pile of blankets, with some good food and entertainment.  As such, I want to share with you some of the best things (in my opinion) to do of an evening at this time of year.

1. Watch TV

This might seem like an obvious one, but of course it had to be on the list!  After a long day at work I love nothing more than to chill out on the sofa and spend a few hours enjoying my favourite shows.  We’re actually looking for a new TV at the minute, preferably a Panasonic which I know we can trust, and I have my eye on this Panasonic UHD 4K TV.  It has excellent picture quality, cinema display and Smart features, and all the reviews I’ve seen are really positive!  Just need to save a few pennies now.

We’ve been binging on Netflix lately, and I highly recommend Black Mirror, Glitch and Stranger Things.  We’re currently on Season 1 of Bates Motel which I’m loving too!

2. Play Games

I actually prefer board and card games to computer or console games, and I’m a big fan of playing them with a group of friends, or just with my partner, complete with a large Dominos pizza on the side!  I find it’s a great way to socialise and have fun without having to go out in the cold and rain!

At the moment I’m really into two particular card games – Fluxx (the Adventure Time version) and Sushi Go!  Both can be played in groups or pairs.  Sushi Go! is ideal if you like cute, simple, quick games, whereas Fluxx requires a little bit more commitment with its ever-changing rules!  Both are available on Amazon.

3. Read

I’ve had an obsession with books for as long as I can remember, and even after spending five years studying literature at University, I still get a kick out of reading.  There’s just something so comforting about settling down in front of the fire, with a hot drink and a good book, exploring new worlds and characters.

I want to read a lot more this year than I did last year, and I’m already off to a good start.  My 2017 reading list is getting bigger and bigger, and as well as dipping in and out of several non-fictions, I’m also reading A Kind of Loving by Stan Barstow at the minute.  I have a soft spot for working class kitchen sink realism, so I’m really enjoying it.

What are your favourite things to do of an evening during Winter?

Naomi x