Thursday 17 October 2019

Ten things I like to do on a rainy day.

We have had quite a few rainy days lately and as long as we don't have too many close together I do like them especially at this time of year when I can stay inside and hide away from the rubbish weather!

My favourite things to do on a rainy day are:

Stay in my pj's.
I always feel cosy and warm when I'm in my pj's, especially my thick fleecy one's. I had to go hunting for them last week as I'd put them away in a safe place when we moved in here as I didn't need them as it was the middle of summer.

Catch up on random jobs around the house.
Not the housework, random DIY jobs. Just yesterday I painted a little patch on the living room wall. When we moved in here it looked like a cupboard had been removed and left different coloured wallpaper showing. I found some paint in the shed which was very similar and now it's painted you can't tell it ever looked any different.

Tidy the kids bedrooms.
The kids give their bedrooms a good tidy every week but sometimes I do like to go up there and give them a proper tidy and clean. I like to do it on a rainy day. It always feels cosier in their rooms and it feels like I haven't wasted the day if I've done their rooms.

Cook a big warming meal
A couple of weeks ago I changed the meal plan around to cook the roast dinner on a rainy day. Cooking a big meal always warms the kitchen up and then the rest of the house plus when the kids and my fella get in they always appreciate a big warming meal.

Sort the washing.
I always have piles of clean washing around the house which I hate putting away. When it's raining and I can't get any to dry on the line it gives me the time to catch up and I have no excuse not to put it away. I always say I'll keep on top of it but I never do. lol

Play the Sims.
The Sims is a fantastic waste of time and I can easily lose hours playing.

I love to bake when it's grey and wet out. Then snuggling under a blanket with a cup of tea and munching on whatever I've made. 

Have a soak in the bath.
Having a bath during the day seems like such a treat and when it's wet out I love to soak in a red hot bath, listen to the rain and relax. Having the heating on warming my towels is an extra treat!

Watch TV.
At this time of year I always have so much on my Sky planner. Staying in on a wet day gives me chance to catch up. I have even more on the planner now because I've spent the last couple of weeks rewatching Breaking Bad so I could watch the new film El Caminio. lol

When it's wet out I get a blanket and plonk my bum in my armchair and get on with writing some blog posts like this one and catch up on reading and commenting on other peoples blogs.

What do you like to do on a rainy day?


  1. Read. I work 4 days a week so don't get many rainy days just in the house. I used to like it when Auntie Linda came round and bossed everyone into sorting the socks but she's far too busy with her new boyfriend now. The socks MIGHT get sorted on a rainy day nowadays - or not - but they were definitely sorted when she took charge, rainy day or no, lol!

  2. Love your list! I love to read on a rainy day.

  3. I used to love baking on a rainy day but with Freddie having a wheat allergy it's kind of tricky

  4. You and me have very similar ideas of good rainy day activities! If the weather outside is less than desirable you can guarantee I'll be in my pjs!

  5. I do love rainy day activities! Although it’s been a while since I’ve done it, snuggling under a blanket watching a film or box set is probably my favourite. Although I wouldn’t do any DIY though, that’s too much like hard work 😂 #mmbc

  6. I do all these except play sims on a rainy day. #blogtober

  7. I spent yesterday, a particularly rainy day, sewing. The rain was so loud, just the way I like it x