Activities to do While Staying Warm This Winter
By Nomali Cele
The overnight temperatures in Gauteng are firmly in the single digit territory and they will keep dropping. While daytime still has a measure of warmth, that too is like to drop to the upper teens. But none of these means that your relationships and social life should suffer or go into hibernation.
Winter Family Activities:
Games night with family is character-building. Where would you be if you didn’t have the childhood experience of losing to your siblings in Monopoly, Crazy Eights and other family games? Board games make for a fun family winter activity, go ahead and bond. Just be prepared to referee the young ones.
Read Aloud Time
Step one: Cosy up in pyjamas by the heater
Step two: Get everyone their favourite hot beverages
Step three: Read!
Reading aloud could be a fun winter family activity, it can be a great activity for the kids once they’ve exceeded their daily TV limit.
Without fail, just as the seasons are changing, Gauteng has a day (or two) of hail. While the annual hail days happen in October and November, they’re usually cold. Why not make it a memorable day for the family? Take pictures.
Winter activities to do with friends:
Let’s face it, as much as we want to be “productive” people in the summer, with the weather and sundowners to be had and beach holidays make the season one that’s not conducive to productivity. Be it a hot fitness class or a skills upgrade class, taking indoor classes with friends is a great winter activity.
Put into effect a supper club with six or eight of your friends and meet weekly and each other’s houses on rotation. The great thing about a supper club as a winter activity is that you’ll get to eat those comforting winter meals in the company of your favourite people. Let’s be honest, most of us are already spending a lot eating out in order to be social. Starting a supper club will help you and your friends indulge in your favourite food without breaking the bank of having to brave the cold much. With eight friends, you have eight weeks of weekly supper club covered.
Winter activities to do with your partner
An indoor picnic
While most will say the measure of a comfortable relationship is whether or not you can sit in comfortable silence or not do much with your partner and still have a good time. We…agree but sometimes it’s good to switch off the series and do other things. For example an indoor winter picnic. The benefits of a winter picnic with your partner instead of a different date night is that you don’t have to leave the warmth of your house.
Ingredients for an amazing indoor winter picnic:
Select your favourite food — food that lights up your tastebuds when you have it.
Comfortable seating. Add soft and luxurious textures to your picnic layout and make it as cosy as possible.
Great music elevates any experience. Have your winter indoor picnic on a Saturday between 2 and 6 PM and Sound Supreme will be your built-in soundtrack. Sound Supreme is bound to add an element of fun to the picnic, see how many songs take you back during the course of the show.