Things to Do This Stormy Weekend

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 by Anna Scott
Depending on where you live in the UK, you might have felt the full force of those thunderstorms last night, perhaps signalling an end to the long summer of 2016. The prospects for the weekend aren’t looking too much better at the moment, so here are a few ideas on how to kick back and enjoy some time at home. We’re all a bit sick of the hot weather by this point anyway, right?


Cook Up a Storm

We’re not talking flooding your kitchen, but rather taking the opportunity to indulge in some classic autumnal cooking. After all, you’ve probably been craving Sunday roasts and beefs stews for a little while now, so here’s the perfect excuse to get stuck in. Hole yourself up in the kitchen for a few hours and create your autumnal masterpiece, and if you’re short of an ingredient or two, you can get next day delivery as well as save money on your order by stocking up with Ocado promo codes.

But once you’ve completed your main course, what’s stopping you getting started on some classic cold weather puddings. We’re thinking treacle sponges, jam roly-polies, blackberry and apple pies and crumbles. All with custard, of course.


Settle Down With a Book

Bookshelves, libraryThis is also the perfect opportunity to catch up on your to-be-read pile, or perhaps get started on a few titles you didn’t quite get around to while you were on holiday. Sometimes it feels like the holidays are the only time we can really switch of and zone out to get completely absorbed in a lengthy tome, but why shouldn’t we give ourselves the time to relax with a book at the weekend? If you get the chance to have some time to yourself, turn off your phone and the TV and settle down with a good book, or two, or three... A book really is the perfect accompaniment to a rainy day, after all.


Binge Watch

Working on the same principle, a stormy weekend is also the perfect time to catch up with your favourite TV shows. Whether you’ve got a growing list of to-watch programmes on your favourite subscription service, or you’ve recorded hours and hours of things you just haven’t gotten around to watching yet, this weekend is the ideal opportunity. And if you are stuck for something to perfectly capture your weekend mood, why not use our Sky discount codes to upgrade your package?


Plan a Family Games Afternoon

Board gamesPut down the phones, step away from the screens and gather around the table for some old-fashioned family fun. Board games aren’t just for power cuts you know, and there’s nothing like a games session to bond as a family. Of course, it could turn out to be less a bonding exercise and more a heated family argument, but those are the risks involved when you undertake an extended game of Monopoly. But, if you’re rather opt for a less-fraught board and game and want some new ideas, check out The Entertainer promotional codes for an extensive online selection.


So whether you’ve been secretly yearning for the wet weather to hit or you’re feeling a bit glum about the prospect of spending a weekend indoors, take comfort in the fact that there’s still plenty to amuse yourself with. And if you’re lucky someone might even make you a hot pudding with custard…

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