How do you spend your evenings?

(113 Posts)
Rainydays55 Thu 06-May-21 17:41:17

Just interested how everyone spends their evenings after work, do you do hobbies, If so what!? With being in lockdown for so long it’s tricky getting back into a normal evening routine!?

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ILoveMondayMornings Thu 06-May-21 17:43:02

See a member of my family or a friend.
Seeing DP
Making cards
Play cards

I've missed doing the first few !

nanbread Thu 06-May-21 17:44:09

Mostly tidying, cleaning, then flopping on sofa at about 10.

yoyo1234 Thu 06-May-21 17:45:19

Dealing with a screaming non sleeping baby , same as during the day

Shoxfordian Thu 06-May-21 17:46:40

I’m doing an online philosophy course every Thursday from 6 to 8

Other evenings, dh and I cook, we watch tv, play a game sometimes, online book clubs

Mydogisagentleman Thu 06-May-21 17:46:53

Working till 9 as a rule

Mintjulia Thu 06-May-21 17:48:40

Listening to music
Manicuring my nails
Helping with homework or making sure ds is ready for school
Bumbling in the greenhouse (it's peaceful and warmsmile)


yoyo1234 Thu 06-May-21 17:49:01

Really wanting to be back at work. Nursery only open till 6pm.

Clydesider Thu 06-May-21 17:49:22

Watch telly, family history research.

Cocksinsocks Thu 06-May-21 17:50:35

I used to do stuff six nights out of seven. I won't go back to it. Maybe three nights now! Four at a push.

I went to a lot of concerts and theatre. Dinner with friends. Art classes. Cinema a lot. Pub. book club. Gym. Friends' houses. Late night gallery openings. Friends round for dinner. Movie night. Prosecco and games night.

Had no children and was living alone. Now living with dp and hoping for pregnancy.

Chickenlickeninthepot Thu 06-May-21 17:50:37

Usual evening goes:
Take bra off
Make & eat dinner whilst bouncing baby
Watch one episode of a series
Say I'm going to bed then piss around on my phone and watching the news until it's nearly 11pm
Regret my choices
Go to bed

stressfuljune Thu 06-May-21 17:50:40

Kids activities. Ages trying to get kids to bed. Tidying up. Washing. Flop around 11

FluffyPJs Thu 06-May-21 17:51:20

I do my marking, lesson prep, answer emails, do leadership stuff, squeeze in eating dinner, watch crap on tv (usually whilst marking etc). Most evenings I do my school work til about 9/10pm.

BrilliantBetty Thu 06-May-21 17:51:40

On the phone to relatives
Bath & Beauty things (nails, hair masks, facemasks, gradual tan etc)
Interrupted by baby waking intermittently
TV / Netflix with DH
Bit of cleaning
Hanging up laundry to dry
Online shopping

squidgle Thu 06-May-21 17:53:55


Mostly tidying, cleaning, then flopping on sofa at about 10.

10? Why so late?

RedRum27 Thu 06-May-21 17:55:14

Marking or planning
Home workout
Tutoring some nights
Film/telly on the sofa
Catching up on soaps
On the phone catching up with family or friends
Out for dinner and drinks pre-Covid

Some of these done alone if boyfriend is busy or working himself (both teachers) or we generally do these things together - pretty chilled and flexible about our evenings.

Turkishangora Thu 06-May-21 17:56:33

Sometimes gym/swim/exercise class
Ferry kids to activities
Book various activities online
Bit of laundry sorting
Occasional phone call
Sometimes a bit of lesson prep for work (lecturer)
Quite boring really. Used to go out all the time, drinks, dinner, cinema, theatre. Don't have the energy anymore

cloudcett Thu 06-May-21 17:57:21

Get kids into bed, work for an hour or two, maybe watch an episode of something on netflix etc, go to bed. Same every evening, it's really dull!

Squirrelblanket Thu 06-May-21 17:57:48

Usually make dinner, eat dinner, tidy kitchen. Then sofa for a couple of episodes of something or a film. Then bed to read until it's time to sleep.

At weekends, we'll also have a couple of drinks and the reading might be replaced with listening to music.

Whatwouldnanado Thu 06-May-21 17:57:57

Four nights take kids to hobbies, another two my own/DH clubs. Cook dinner, half an hour in the garden, tidy up, perhaps a bit of tv.

HalfShrunkMoreToGo Thu 06-May-21 18:00:23

Get DD to bed, bit of housework, some work calls with colleagues in US, now it's lighter I do a bit of gardening till 8.30ish.

Then reading, tv, knitting, sewing or just lolling about on MN and browsing internet.

JillsFlapjacks Thu 06-May-21 18:01:52

Tidy up a bit
Make packed lunches
Read a book, watch tv/YouTube

BrownEyedGirl80 Thu 06-May-21 18:07:37

Eat dinner around 6,put ds to bed around 7.45/8pm then watch a film or TV series with dh.Rinse and repeat.

MrsPerfect12 Thu 06-May-21 18:09:51

General tidy up.
Pickup/drop off children to activities
Either myself of DH will bath and read stories to the two youngest.
Pop to shops if required.
Evening walk with the dog either myself or DH
9pm watch tv with DH
flick through phone or read.

SandrasAnnoyingFriend Thu 06-May-21 18:10:55

Cooking, eating and tidying up
Sometimes lounge in the bath
Sometimes watch tv
Sometimes make music with OH
Sometimes browse the internet
Sometimes sit and have a chat

Occasionally go out for dinner or for a late night McDs drive through

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