Cheap indoors fun

Sometimes the weather isn’t good, or maybe you’re just broke, but that doesn’t mean you have to fade into housebound obscurity! There are plenty of things to do that make for a great day chilling at home!

–          Have friends around for classic board games – play trivia, Scrabble or Monopoly and catch up on life. It’s good fun. But be careful, some people get really competitive!

–          Bake a cake, make roast dinner, decorate cupcakes – use the day to perfect recipes from Jamie Oliver or Bill Granger, or decorate stunning cakes (like the ones on Pinterest).

–          Organise your life – if you don’t want to be unproductive, then use a day in to get your humble abode tidied, sort out uni assignments or adjust finances so you can return to the new week organised and renewed.

–          Photography – if it’s raining outside you can get some pretty cool stormy cloud pictures or interesting effects with rain; there can also be plenty of things to photograph indoors. Whether you’re into digital, Instagramming or old-school film with the Lomography 35mm cameras we have in-store, have fun playing around with photography and lighting.

–          Finish something – a book, a video game, a jigsaw puzzle.

–          Curl up with a good book – a latest release or an old favourite. The addition of a cup of tea is mandatory for a soothing afternoon.

–          Rent classic movies and host a film festival with popcorn and sodas – they just don’t make films like they used to! We’ve compiled a list of well-loved classic films (I asked the other girls in the Marketing team and we had quite a few…apologies for the female-esque choices!)

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1948, Frank Capra)

Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks)

Gone With The Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, Blake Edwards)

It Happened One Night (1934, Frank Capra)

Clueless (1995, Amy Heckerling)

Dirty Dancing (1987, Emile Ardolino)

Batman Forever (1995, Joel Schumacher)

Point Break (1991, Kathryn Bigelow)

Beaches (1988, Gary Marshall)

Stand By Me (1986, Rob Reiner)

The Breakfast Club (1985, John Hughes)

The X-Men Trilogy (2000, Bryan Singer)

The Lion King (1994, Roger Allers)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953, Howard Hawks)

Big Fish (2003, Tim Burton)

Grease (1978, Randal Kleiser)

The Princess Bride (1987, Rob Reiner)

What Dreams May Come (1998, Vincent Ward)

Mrs Doubtfire (1993, Chris Columbus)

Indiana Jones Trilogy (1981, Steven Spielberg)

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998, Andy Tennant)

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