How To Stay Entertained When April Showers Hit
Spring time is one of the best times of year – the blossoms are out on the trees, the skies are blue above us, and – oh. What’s that? Yeah. Somehow, after months of winter, it’s still raining. The phrase ‘April showers’ is a thing for a reason – it really does seem to rain a lot this time of year, which means that your summer lovin’ dreams will have to be held off for a few weeks. Luckily there are a few things you can do when the April showers hit…
Yeah, that’s right – go hiking. Unless it’s bitterly cold or windy, a little rain won’t affect you too badly so long as you don’t have anywhere to be afterwards. The great thing about April showers is that they aren’t too unrelenting – rather they’re on and off through the day, which means that no matter how boggy the ground is and how thick the clouds seem to be, the sun will break through at some point and brighten up your day. Just make sure you wear stout walking boots that the mud can’t get through and that you wrap up in a waterproof jacket.
Curl Up On Your Couch
If it’s raining outside, you can’t be blamed for not particularly wanting to go out in the evening, so it’s time to find that comfortable little hollow on your couch where you spent half the winter and curl up there. Try to challenge yourself a little – turn off the Friends and New Girl episodes that you’ve seen a thousand times before and go for movies and TV shows that might challenge you a little. If you don’t want to buy a DVD box set that you might not like, apps like ShowBox mean that you can stream them instead – head over to the download page to find out what exactly you have to do and which shows are available. If you’re going for snacks, try to pick popcorn instead of potato chips and tea instead of hot chocolate – let’s make a little spring effort, at least!
Experiment In The Kitchen
During winter we tend to eat a lot of heavy stodgy food – and we often gain a few pounds as a result. Check out recipes online that use plenty of seasonal produce and leafy greens so that you can start a new more healthy spring diet, and start experimenting in your kitchen so that you have a few new dishes that you can make for dinner.
Is there anything better than being curled up with a good book as the rain falls outside? Light a candle, wrap yourself up in a blanket, and make yourself a cup of warm tea to enjoy while you read. There are plenty of good books being released at the moment. If you like young adult fiction, Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give made it to the top of the NYT bestseller charts the first week it was released, while Rose Tremain’s The Gustav Sonata is great for people who like their fiction a little more literary.
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