How’s the European Championships playing out in your house? Is the whole house football obsessed, has it taken over your TV or are you managing to pretty much avoid the whole thing?
I’ve never been much of a football fan truth be told. I shouldn’t think that would come as much of a surprise to most of you. I may have had more than a passing interest in David Beckham over the years but it isn’t his ball skills I’m interested in . . . H&M underwear campaign anyone? I digress.
This year, the European Championships are not really a big deal in our house. Dave, although generally interested in football, hasn’t been that bothered about watching the matches – had he been going down the pub with his mates I think it would have been a different matter entirely. Ben isn’t really that into football despite his best mate’s efforts. The chances of him going on any organised school football tours are slim, however he has got more into the whole thing over the last week or so since he was allowed to watch last Thursday’s England match on the whiteboard at school! He asked if he could watch the highlights when he spotted them on the TV planner earlier but I pointed out that the girls really weren’t going to be that interested in it!
I’m counting myself quite lucky that the most I’m really suffering is that the soaps are on at strange times but I have them on series link and rarely watch them live anyway! That said I’ll be glad when they’re over and we’re all back to normal (until the Olympics at any rate!)
So here’s my list of 5 things which take 90 minutes and are better than watching the football . . .
1. Taking the dog for a walk
I’m a bit of a fair weather dog walker and don’t particularly like going out in the rain – luckily neither does Thomas. However, a 90 minute walk in the sunshine is great for clocking up steps on my FitBit, giving me some time to think and getting away from the football.
2. Getting my hair done
I’ve been colouring my hair since I was about 14 and go through phases of swapping between having it done professionally or doing it at home. I hate doing it at home as it’s just such a faff and never looks as good as when someone has done a proper job. In 90 minutes I could have a full cut and blow dry with a cheeky gloss to top up my colour.
3. Editing a video
Editing our days out for YouTube takes a lot longer than you’d think – and probably longer than 90 minutes if I’m honest – but I really enjoy doing it and I’m always proud of the end result!
4. Drive to York
The drive to my parents’ is actually about 75 minutes on a good day – but more often than not we’re knocking on for an hour and a half, especially if I need to stop for fuel or an emergency roadside wee (that would be Chloe not me I should point out!)
5. Watch a film
Anyone who knows me well, will at some point have asked me if I’ve watched a proper classic of a film (like Top Gun or Gremlins) and discovered that nope, I haven’t. For some reason I’ve never been very good at watching films and as such have a massive gap in my general knowledge of film stuff and often don’t get film references that people make! 90 minutes would see me right to ticking off another film off the list.
What would you rather do with 90 minutes than watch football? (Keep it clean!)