Don’t let the weather get you down!

We’re well into
winter and we all know what that means – lousy weather!… Although crisp, bright
mornings are beautiful, it’s more likely that most of us will endure damp,
grey, mizzly days and nights as we head through November and into the Christmas

 Well…here’s how to make
the most of long, dark nights and cold, wet days. which can bring on the
winter blues for some people. 

Get creative at home

Getting up in the
dark and coming home from work in the dark can leave one feeling rather blue,
but coming up with new and different ways to have fun with friends and family
in the winter evenings can help throw off even the darkest winter blues.


Film nights, board
game evenings or crafting circles are all ways to get your friends round, have
some fun together and not spend a lot of money. And, the more people around
you, the cosier you’ll feel!

Get out and about

During the day
wrap up well and take long
winter walks. There is nothing more beautiful than enjoying the
cold air and early sunsets while warming the blood and getting in the mood for
festive times.

Christmas shopping
is also a fun thing to do – if you time it right. Avoid Saturday mornings and
try and go as early as possible. Take the family and make it a fun trip out
with dinner at your favourite restaurant to top it off.

Get pub quizzing with your mates

Going to the pub
doesn’t necessarily mean loud music and dodgy dancing. That old stalwart, the
great British pub quiz is a fab way to get your mates together and do something
fun – and you might win, of course!

If you’ve been
heading to the same pub quiz for years, why not mix it up and try a different
way to play. Speedquizzing is the new fad in pub quizzes and it’s spreading all
around the country. Basically a pub quiz that uses smartphones and a centralised
source of questions, it’s cheat proof and much speedier and more fun than an
old style quiz.
a smartphone quiz in your area
is easy – all you need to do is search Speedquizzing
on Google and you’re sure to find one near you.

All you need is
one smartphone or tablet in your team and to download the free app. You’ll then
be able to answer the questions via the phone and use it as a buzzer for
quickfire rounds. As the answers go straight to the computer there’s no boring
gaps waiting for your answers to be marked. It basically brings the pub quiz
bang up to date. 

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  1. sky-blu-pink
    26th November 2013 / 11:40 pm

    Great advice here, Happy. Those tiresome Winter blues will be well and truly vanquished!

  2. Alison
    26th November 2013 / 7:10 pm

    What fun ideas. I've never heard of speedquizzing!!!! It sounds like fun!LoveAlisonx

  3. Barbara
    26th November 2013 / 2:07 pm

    My dear,watching your amazing and colourful pictures takes the winterblues miles away ;-)Thanks a lot for that :-)We make us the world how we like it!! Yeahhh ;-)Hugs and kisses and a cozy evening, Barbara

  4. einfallsReich amy k.
    26th November 2013 / 2:05 pm

    your blog is great! love it!!!all the bestamy

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