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 season.

 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. Finding 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. 


  1. 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,

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

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


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