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    Rainy Day Blues

    Hello My Lovelies,

    I hope you’re all doing well. Sorry for the lack of post last week, I was in Portugal and it didn’t feel quite right posting this blog post.

    But now … is PERFECT. 

    Now I’m sat inside looking out the window, only to see an incredibly gloomy day. Let me tell you … I can’t wait to get into my pj’s, stick on a good film and light up my room with my candles & fairy lights.

    We’ve all been in that situation where you have planned to take the dog out for a nice long walk or have a barbeque and the weather just goes to shit … with a click of your fingers it goes from being a lovely and bright, to being gloomy and wet.

    Here are some of my ideas for days like that, whether you do it alone or with friends and family. I feel like everyone will find something that will work for them.

    Clear out your wardrobe 

    If you’re anything like me … you have too many clothes. I’m definitely what you would call a shopaholic. I find clearing out my clothes very therapeutic.

    You can sell them, donate them or even pass them down to your younger sibling.

    Window Shop

    Trust me. No explanation is needed! 

    Build a fort 

    I may be 20 years old but I’m a child at heart and I feel like you really need to keep hold of that because sometimes it can help you along with the journey of becoming an adult.

    You can literally use anything around your house – Go get Creative!! 

    Have a Movie Marathon

    “I am a movie & tv fanatic and self proclaimed couch potato”.

    Snacks, blankets & Netflix. Thats all you need for a successful movie marathon. 

    Workout 

    I know your going to read this one and just laugh at it, because come on who would optionally workout? Funny enough I find it quite relaxing (in the confines of my rooms 4 walls) and it kills time more than you would think.

    Board Games 

    This is mine and jays favourite way to kill. Theres one game especially that we love playing each other at, although we’ve played it so much that I feel we’re just learning the questions. 

    Bake 

    So baking is one of my favourite things to do, any excuse to bake something and I will. Even if you’re not good at baking, the more practice you put in the better you’ll get. I also find with most of your ingredients for baking, you will always have left overs … so its perfect for your next ‘lockdown’ in the rain. 

    Pinterest 

    So I may have a little bit of a problem. I have been known to go on Pinterest just to get some outfit Inspo and 3 hours later, its dark and I’ve got 5 new boards.

    Make a list 

    Just because the day you had planned for today didn’t work out, doesn’t mean you can’t make a list of the things you need/want todo the next day. 

    Play the Sims 

    Whether you own the newest sims or you still play the sims 2 life story, which is 100% just me. I have just started playing it and I guess I’m kind of addicted, I mostly do it so I can build and decorate the houses, although I’m hoping for the newest sims for my birthday, because it looks AMAZING!!

    Go on a Drive 

    Just because its wet out, doesn’t mean you can’t go out. You can go for a drive with your mates or family and listen to music. Drive somewhere you’ve never been before.

     Binge Watch a Netflix Show

    I know Im not the only one who can sit through a whole series on Netflix in one sitting, I feel like this is sometimes one of the best ways to kill time, especially when you get hooked. 

    Washing

    You see that pile of washing building in the corner of your room.

    Go do it! Or you’ll never get round to doing it.

    Quizzes 

    This has to be one of the best things ever when you’re bored. Jay & I do them all the time, he’ll usually do the football related quizzes (i.e. how many goals has Sanchez scored in 2017, but you also see some real weird quizzes on FB … trust me you end up going to that weird corner in the internet which no one likes to talk about. 

    Get Creative

    This I can’t say I do too often because I don’t believe I’m very creative, but this is a great idea & can really make the time wiz past. Whether its making a DIY headband or a scrapbook – This will definitely be the one for some people. 

     I know there are probably so many different things to do to cure boredom that I haven’t included, but I hope this helps you out a little!!

    Stay Weird … X

    Jamie

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    17 Comments

    1. September 15, 2017 / 6:12 pm

      This is a brilliant list of rainy / gloomy day activities! Although personally, I hate the sun and the heat so I live for gloomy days haha! I’m a big fan of having an entire bedroom clear out when there’s nothing to do (: it’s so productive! xxx

      • jamieleedriscoll
        Author
        September 17, 2017 / 1:54 pm

        Thats exactly me!! I love this time of year because I love the gloomy weather. A bedroom declutter is like my favourite thing. It really calms down my anxiety as well xxx

    2. September 16, 2017 / 7:09 am

      So glad it’s not just me who still builds forts! It’s so cosy, I have no shame!!

      • jamieleedriscoll
        Author
        September 17, 2017 / 1:55 pm

        I think I will be building forts 20 years down the line if I’m being honest with you aha xx

    3. September 16, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      Oh I LOVE all your recommendations! Building a fort is a great idea, I’m totally going to rope my housemates into building one when I go home to London on Sunday ha ha! Also have you tried Sporcle? If you love quizzes it is *the* internet site for you! Bookmarking this for those Sunday mornings I’m lying in bed trying to decide what to do with the day!
      Kate x
      http://www.findingkate.co

      • jamieleedriscoll
        Author
        September 17, 2017 / 1:59 pm

        Thanks Chick!! Its one of my favourite things to do, I’m a big kid. I’m definitely going to have a look at Sporcle – that sounds amazing! xx

    4. September 17, 2017 / 6:22 pm

      i love binge watching series on netflix!

      • jamieleedriscoll
        Author
        September 18, 2017 / 11:56 am

        Whats your favourite series at the moment?? xx

    5. September 18, 2017 / 12:56 am

      I adore rainy days, they are the best thing ever! What’s better then a good reason not to go outside:)
      This is a great post! I love all your suggestions.

      A Sparkle Of Grace

      • jamieleedriscoll
        Author
        September 18, 2017 / 11:57 am

        Honestly its my fave!! Thank You!! xx

    6. September 18, 2017 / 9:36 am

      I love taking quizzes on my lazy days! It’s such a fun way to pass time, my boyfriend has a guilty pleasure for them too hahah (he’d never admit it though) xx

      • jamieleedriscoll
        Author
        September 18, 2017 / 11:59 am

        It can get real weird though ahaa … See my boyf will admit it but only to the football quizzes xx

      • jamieleedriscoll
        Author
        September 20, 2017 / 6:58 pm

        It’s amazing such a cozy atmosphere xx

    7. September 18, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Love this list! Nothing better than curling up with a good book, or cosying up to watch a film when the weather is miserable. I love playing a bit of the Sims too!

    8. September 29, 2017 / 6:58 pm

      haha yes i love building forts!! Love this list, i live for cozy rainy days! X

    9. November 25, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      These are some great tips for boredom especially the washing pile- it can take 2 monutes to put a load in and jump start productivity (and i soo tend to avoid it haha)

      Jen
      Xx

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