Cook Up a Feast
We may make dinner every night, but why not transform it into a source of entertainment by cooking with your partner or trying to make one of your favourite restaurant dishes? If there’s a particular dish you love from a restaurant you might not have been able to go to in a while, buy a cookbook and try to replicate it at home! We love the House Black Daal from Dishoom and can’t wait to try out the recipe from their cookbook, available at WH Smith.
Dishoom: The first ever cookbook from the much-loved Indian restaurant, £26 from WH Smith
An evening spent playing games with friends or family is an evening well spent. Pass the time with laughter and make some fun memories by picking out a few games to play. Introduce little ones to family favourites such as Monopoly or Bananagrams, available at Waterstones, and enjoy some healthy competition that’ll make the time fly.
Monopoly Classic, £20 from Argos
Treat yourself to an authentic at-home film night one evening by picking a new release to watch with your family. Buy some popcorn and other movie snacks to replicate the cinema experience and if you want to go the extra mile, why not buy a projector to stream the movie on? This one from Currys is fairly inexpensive but will still be sure to wow the audience.
PHILIPS NeoPix Easy NPX440 Mini Projector, £99 from Currys PC World
A good book will keep you entertained for hours. The perfect distraction after a busy day, the right book can take you anywhere in the world, make you laugh until your stomach hurts, or keep you so intrigued you can’t put it down. There are so many amazing fiction and non-fiction books out there to suit every taste that is can be so hard to pick one – but sometimes picking the book is half the fun! Head over to Waterstones to explore the amazing range of books they have available, like The Sunday Times Best Seller, The Midnight Library from author Matt Haig.
The Midnight Library, £8.99 from Waterstones
If it’s been a long day, treat yourself to an evening of pure relaxation. Run a hot bath, put on a face mask and light your favourite candle, and you’ll start to feel refreshed in no time. Unwind in the warm water and let your worries float away while you feel the tension leaving your body. Add to the experience by treating yourself to some luxury bath and skincare products from Champneys, like this Face & Body clay mask.
Face & Body Clay Mud, £5 from Champneys