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hellinabreadbasket Thu 09-Mar-17 20:02:06

Perhaps it because of the change of season- am going from hibernation into action mode, but have been feeling inexplicably bored and fed up over the past few days. Have come in from work this evening and feel like my evenings are very empty or anything to do (bar stick on the tv or browse mumsnet of course). So, to get some inspiration, thought I would ask for suggestions of what you do to fill empty time?

hellinabreadbasket Thu 09-Mar-17 20:37:57


Etymology23 Thu 09-Mar-17 20:39:26

I get involved with amdram, read, cook, do diy - I'll start gardening when the weather is better, and going for evening walks.

Alaia5 Thu 09-Mar-17 20:39:45

I think it depends on your situation OP. Are you single, with or without kids?

arethereanyleftatall Thu 09-Mar-17 20:41:27

I go swim training 3 nights, alternate Fridays socialising with my friends with my dh socialising with his, and we go out as a family to friends on a Saturday.

hellinabreadbasket Thu 09-Mar-17 20:44:45

@Alaia married but no kids. DH plays sports several times a week, but not sure what I could do with the time. Used to love gym classes, but has become a bit more awkward where I live as none within a quick distance

topcat2014 Thu 09-Mar-17 20:45:01

I seem to be stuck in a cycle of doing the tea, getting DC to bed, doing washing up, then (soon) going to bed.

V boring.

TwatteryFlowers Thu 09-Mar-17 20:45:08

Watch TV, read, colour or sleep mainly. I occasionally go out with my camera or set up some still-life scene to photograph and once a week I go out to camera club.

As a family, on a weekend (if it's not chucking it down) we go to the park or for a walk.

MrsJBaptiste Thu 09-Mar-17 20:48:57

Evenings are generally sorting out tea, homework, tidying up, TV/MNing then reading in bed. Exciting stuff! I gym either before or after work as it's just too busy in the evenings.

Weekends are different and we always plan loads to do, depending on if OH has to work or not. Then we'll go for walks, gym, shopping, drinks, see family or friends and take the kids to any activities they have on.

Lazyafternoon Thu 09-Mar-17 20:52:48

My evenings
5pm - get dinner for DS
6pm - play games/ TV with DS
7pm - DS bath time/bed - Either me or DH will start cooking our dinner
7.30/8 - Dinner
8.30 - Sofa/ TV/ browsing internet
9.30 Bed!
It's exciting stuff. Once the weather gets nicer and lighter evenings I might start going for a jog when DH gets home from work about 6. He might take DS to the park round the corner for 1/2hr before bed.

Weekends we do tend to do stuff. Hardly ever have a weekend at home with nothing to do things might be:
- Visiting DH family (2hrs away, might stay over)
- Visiting my family (1.5 hrs away)
- Visiting friends who don't live locally
- Go to National Trust places for a walk then tea & cake
- Go to the local outdoor museum/ events/ family activity things
- Go for a cross country walk to the pub/lunch
- Sorting out the garden. I need to prune and sew seeds over next few weekends.
We do like being outdoors so winter gets a bit boring. Once the summer hits we'll go camping any weekend we are free.

katienana Thu 09-Mar-17 20:54:05

I've got 2 little ones so can't get out much atm but used to go to pub, out to watch sports, gym, and plenty quiet nights watching films etc. If I had the opportunity I'd love to do cake decorating! I want to do classes in a few years and get really good at it.

hellinabreadbasket Thu 09-Mar-17 20:55:07

Think I'm stuck in a rut particularly in the week - it's home, cook, tv, bed, read..

wobblywonderwoman Thu 09-Mar-17 20:56:47

Dh is away Mon to Friday so I play with DC or we go out after I get home from work for a bit of dinner, park or soft play.
Then I get them ready for bed at 7 and then I am free from 8.
I usually watch documentaries or clean so it is a bit dull and lonely.

At weekends dh and I watch a couple of DVDs or go to see a play if we book the babysitter

Last weekend we went for a nice meal but we really need to rethink

NapQueen Thu 09-Mar-17 20:56:53

Id love to take an evening class in something productive - carpentry or plastering. Dh isnt all that diy smarts so its be good to be able to whip up a cupboard or whatever.

Birdsgottaf1y Thu 09-Mar-17 20:57:30

What exercise do you like, can you do it at home? Or take up cycling etc?

Two of my DDs go to the gym, my youngest does cookery/cake decorating lessons.

I used to go to the gym/dog walk/just walk. I'm going to start crochery lessons. I've done all sorts of Adult education courses.

My Sister got involved with a Church, she isn't religious, but they were looking for volunteers. It's given her a full social life.

I have friends that have allotments.

There's all sorts of Clubs, 'friends of', Societies, including parks, wildlife, historical buildings.

clearsommespace Thu 09-Mar-17 20:58:04

Evenings: cook, tidy kitchen, ferry kids, hang out washing or fold up washing, help with homework, practice my instrument if everything else is done before kids are in bed.
Then collapse with tablet, TV or book. Friday night is family movie night and another night I go to band practice. In the winter I may have a jigsaw puzzle on the go. In the summer, potter in the garden.
Weekends always varied but always some cleaning and more cooking.

HermioneJeanGranger Thu 09-Mar-17 20:59:52

Evenings - workout (static bike or 30 day shred), watch boxsets, read, mess around on the internet, meet friends for drinks/dinner/cinema, generally hang out with DP.

Weekends - if I'm not working, we tend to go out. I live in the Lakes, so we go hiking or to the coast and walk along the beach. Walks often end in pub lunches, or if the weather isn't great, we have movie nights, go wandering around various towns or just have lazy days at home. DP gardens or does DIY too.

hellinabreadbasket Thu 09-Mar-17 21:00:31

Oh actually I do volunteer at the weekends just for four hours- can thoroughly recommend that- I really enjoy it.

isseywithcats Thu 09-Mar-17 21:00:33

during the week normal shite cook dinner watch crap tv bed weekends fridays work ata cat rescue centre as a volunteer during the day , go to motorbike club meet first then to a pub where they have live bands, saturdays work in the cat rescues charity shop as a volunteer during the day nights out to bike rock nights, summer out on bike every chance we get, bike rallies, bike shows 2 adults both in our 60s no kids at home, loving having the freedom of being an older person havent got time to be bored

clearsommespace Thu 09-Mar-17 21:02:31

Before DC I used to swim, potter in garden, practice instrument, go to evening classes, go to pub quiz with friends, play badminton.

CarabellaSmella Thu 09-Mar-17 21:07:43

If you used to enjoy gym classes but can't go anymore what about some other form of exercise? I get home about 5;30pm, out again at 6 either for a run or (once it's lighter) a cycle. Home at 7, make dinner, get a shower etc and potter about/watch crap tv until bed time to read a book. Such an exciting life!! I try to have one or two nights out during the week though, for drinks or dinner either with DH or friends.

I also sign up for all sorts of online course to improve/educate myself, but never quite get round to doing them...

skerrywind Thu 09-Mar-17 21:13:16

Taxi service for kids.
Some work, though aim to be in bed by 9pm. I love my sleep and I like an early start.

Vermillioncomfyshoes Thu 09-Mar-17 21:15:17

Think I'm stuck in a rut particularly in the week - it's home, cook, tv, bed, read..

That's what the vast majority of people do, if my friends are anything to go by. And me, obviously.

Lalunya85 Thu 09-Mar-17 21:18:17

Statt wo H small changes? Like read all evening and forget the TV? I find it makes me feel more active even though it's just lying in bed grin

Lalunya85 Thu 09-Mar-17 21:18:46

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