Staying in is the new going out apparently. I rarely go out at night myself, preferring a DVD at home on the sofa with my family and homemade popcorn. Yes, I’ve become a bit old and sensible. · ‘Blended’ and ‘The Other Woman’ on DVD. · A bingo board game. · 4 face masks. · A £10 supermarket voucher for a shop of your choice. I’d suggest buying popcorn and sweets with the £10 and stick your feet up on the sofa with some mates. Maybe some mugs of hot chocolate and marshmallows.
When you have young kids, you end up spending a lot of time at home, and much of that time will be when they’ve gone to bed and you haven’t. For most of us, going out in the evenings isn’t always easy to do – you have to book babysitters, have money to pay them and pay for whatever you’re going to do when you’re out, and have the energy to enjoy the ‘break’. After a busy day with the kids and with work, going out sometimes seems more hassle than it’s worth.
I do, I know this might give you a mental image of old folks at a retirement home, but it’s not like that. Almost every holiday park we go to I play bingo* in the evenings, just one book usually so around the price of a latte. I’ve never been keen on bingo in arcades, collecting tickets and taking them to a kiosk to cash in about a billion winning tickets for a single Mars bar. Nope! I’ll be honest I have played online bingo and won some, and lost some too.