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Five Ways to Make Long Winter Weeknights More Exciting
With winter nights creeping in, it can be hard to find things to keep the early sunsets and long gloomy nights at bay. Trading those long winter weeknights for something more exciting is the ideal way to pass the cold season in style.
From cooking up a range of new foods and drinks to beginning that long-delayed artistic project, there are numerous ways to turn those long winter weeknights into something more exciting. Let us look at five ways we can put a little fun back into those unappealing wintery evenings and bring some.
1. Start a new food and drink experience
Being huddled up behind doors away from the winter bite might mean you can’t visit your favourite restaurant, but it doesn’t mean you have to neglect any new gastronomical experiences. Long winter weeknights can be spent trying those long adored, yet untried recipes and unique drinks.
Putting together a new food experience will not only bring a little more joy to your winter weekdays but will also broaden your overall food experiences. Kolibri Drinks offer this new and unique dining experience through a range of bespoke and unique drinks that can take your food and drink experience to the next level.
2. Dedicate nights to something specific
If those icy winter nights make it hard to pull yourself off the sofa and venture out into the cold, then why bother? Bring that theatre or cinema experience straight to your living room with a dedicated movie night or TV marathon. Tuesday no longer has to be just another dull day, Tuesday has become ‘Movie Night’.
Snuggling up on the sofa with your friends and family, breaking out the popcorn and even dimming the lights will all create that cinema-like feeling. Shutting out the cold in exchange for the next biggest blockbuster movie is an ideal way of making those winter weeknights fly by.
3. Take time to learn a new skill
Some may complain about the nights drawing in and the days getting shorter and who can blame them. Yet being shut away indoors for a few extra hours can be turned into a blessing in disguise. This is the perfect time to practice that skill you’ve always wanted to get right, turning your weeknights into self-improvement time.
Whether the skill is learning a new musical instrument, painting a masterpiece landscape, or simply perfecting your favourite cake recipe. Taking a few hours every weekday to hone your favourite skill is a great way to take advantage of winter weeknight’s excess of time.
4. Take the plunge with a winter weeknight walk
Although the instinct is to go to ground during the winter months, shut every window and door and blast the heating up high - doing the complete opposite may surprise you. Far from locking yourself indoors, venturing out for an evening stroll can turn the quite mundane weeknight in something more enchanting.
Simply wrap up warm and snug, brew yourself a flask of delicious hot chocolate and set off for an evening walk. The idyllic beauty of winter is often underappreciated and to see it by night gives it an air of extreme calm. Even a brisk walk around your neighbourhood can turn a bleak winter night into something more.
5. Create themed nights
Breaking the boredom of cold winter nights can be difficult when you are dealing with a Monday to Friday way of thinking. Yet, if you assign each weekday a different ‘theme’, you instantly elevate a simple winter weekday into something far more exciting.
For example, Monday is no longer Monday night but Italian night or Mexican night. From the food you serve in the evening, the beverages your drink and the movies you watch - all should reflect the theme of the night. This is a fantastic way to make a simple winter Monday evening into something so much more.