We are well and truly into the swing of Summer and now that all of the kids have finished school for another year, it's time to turn our attention to things to do. Most of us have a long list of activities planned and those lucky enough to be heading off on holidays will already be swamped with making sure that nothing gets forgotten. All of that takes care of the day time but what will you do to unwind in the evenings?
Grab A Book
Whether you prefer a good old paperback or you've preloaded your kindle with everything Amazon has to offer, one of the biggest past times this Summer will be taking some time out to enjoy a spot of reading. For those of you who love a bit of romantic escapism then you won't find better than Joan Reeves, the New York Times and a USA Today bestselling author, who has a huge range of books to choose from.
For those who like a solid thriller then check out Irish author Patricia Gibney and her series of books featuring Detective Lottie Parker. There are four available with a fifth in the pipeline and each will have you glued to the page – and downloading the next – as they all have one story that arcs over the collection.
And if you missed them the first time around, The Girl On The Train, Gone Girl, The Fault In Our Stars, The Nightingale and The Fifty Shades Trilogy are the five highest rated books of all time on Amazon.
Another favourite for those looking to relax, mobile gaming has come a very long way since it first began. Virtually every online casino and bingo site has a mobile ready version of their website and with so much competition, they are all trying to out-do each other by packing in the promotions, offers and giveaways.
If bingo is your thing then check out Jackpot Joy who have really ramped things up this Summer with plenty of opportunities to play for free, as well as win free games and cash prizes every day. If you prefer slots online then Casumo has over 300 games to choose from so you will definitely be spoilt for choice!
And if you don't fancy joining an online casino and only want to play for a bit of fun then check out the HQ app – it's taking the world by storm and is completely free to play. Twice a day – at 3pm and 9pm – for a real cash prize, you play live on your mobile and try to answer 12 multiple choice questions in a row. Get one wrong and you're out. Stay the course and you win or share the jackpot. Couldn't be easier!
Stream Great Movies
If you're anything like me than you've always got an iPad or tablet loaded with movies for the kids. I also throw a HDMI cable in the suitcase so they can watch on tv in the evening! But once the sun has set, and it's time to chill out what will you watch? Movies are being churned out by the bucketload and that's great for variety and choice but can you beat a true classic?? For the low-down on the absolute best of movies from a bygone era check out Cinematic Catharsis for their reviews on the films that we definitely should be re-visiting.
If you plan on streaming from Netflix or Amazon and a more modern film is your thing and you just don't know what to choose, then NextFlicks.tv has all the latest and greatest reviewed and rated so you won't be wasting your time taking a chance on something you've never heard of.
Head To The Cinema
Yes, people still go to the cinema! Streaming is fab but it doesn't come with pick ‘n' mix and popcorn so off to the flicks it is. For everything that is coming your way on the big screen, head to Hollywood-Spy for all the latest goss on the movies due out, who's playing who and the trailers to go with them.
Alternatively check your local cinema for listings, bag yourself a some bargain ticket prices and settle in for an evening of entertainment and relaxation.
So there you have it folks, read, watch movies, play games or head to the pictures – there's plenty to do when the sun goes down this Summer so don't miss out.