I’m not talking video games here I’m talking more old school games. Games like monopoly, uno and any other board/card game you can think of. As times have gone past I find that nights with family and friends we’ve slowly forgotten about board games and they gather dust till Christmas time. But recently we brought our monopoly to one of our family nights and it’s reignited my family’s love for board games. Now that the sales are on I thought it’s a perfect time to buy some different board games.
We’ve started playing when people come round and when people come to ours as it’s a great way to get to know people and have a friendly bit of competition. You use your brain and enjoy time together instead of becoming drawn to your phone or the tv. I find it really brings everyone together and creates memories that last a long time. So dust of your board games or make your own and get lost in the fun!
It’s a silly thing I was thinking about the other week when I saw the magazine on the shelf and remembered my youth. I remember sitting at my grandmas every Saturday morning and flicking through her radio times to see what was on the telly this week. I used to read snapshots of what was going to happen on soaps and look through the boring adverts. Now it’s been years since I’ve read a radio times unless it Christmas time. I think it’s because it’s wasteful all the paper wastage each week for a highlight of tv when you can look it up online.
I think aswell we are in a generation where everything is on our phone. We have Netflix, now tv, amazon and countless other streaming services which we watch more often then normal tv. Even though we pay a ridiculous tv license for basically no reason. This Christmas I’m trying to highlight things that look good on the radio times and watch them. To watch different things. I want to start doing this with Elijah when he’s older, I want him to be getting excited to choose and watch things so we don’t miss things we might like!