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9 ways to enjoy a rainy day

Dancing around the house is always a good rainy-day activity. Air guitar with broom optional.
Dancing around the house is always a good rainy-day activity. Air guitar with broom optional. Supplied

SPLASH! It was fun when you were five and it's still fun now - grab an umbrella and jump in puddles. But stay out of creeks and rivers.

Splashing in puddles is fun no matter your age.
Splashing in puddles is fun no matter your age. Supplied

READ - Head for the nearest library and borrow a stack of books. Curl up on the sofa and immerse yourself or even better, read a story aloud to a little person.

Curl up with a good book and enjoy some quiet time as you get lost in a story.
Curl up with a good book and enjoy some quiet time as you get lost in a story. Supplied

BAKE - Put on your pinny, flick through your recipes, ransack the pantry and bake something yummy. Who doesn't want to come home to a house wafting with the fragrance of freshly baked scones, biscuits or cake?

Bake something delicious and fill your home with a wonderful fragrance for your family and friends..
Bake something delicious and fill your home with a wonderful fragrance for your family and friends.. Supplied

EXERCISE -Just because it's pouring outside doesn't mean you can't get healthier. Head for the gym and if you don't belong to one, take advantage of the many who offer a free 7-day trial.

Get your heart rate up and stay healthy by doing some exercise.
Get your heart rate up and stay healthy by doing some exercise. Supplied

DANCE - Crank up your favourite tunes, grab the vacuum cleaner and hoover the house while you pull some cool moves. Cut the rug while dusting and make doing the housework fun. Air guitar with a broom is optional.

SHED - If it's too wet to mow the lawn then it's a good time to get down and dirty in the garden shed and oil your tools, sort your seeds and plan your winter veggies.

Too boggy to garden means you can get into the shed and prepare for winter planting.
Too boggy to garden means you can get into the shed and prepare for winter planting. Supplied

DECLUTTER - When was the last time you could open the third drawer down in your kitchen without a super-human effort? I thought so. Empty it out and do a quick sort into keep, rubbish and op-shop piles.

Clean out the messy kitchen drawer which normally requires the strength of Hercules to open.
Clean out the messy kitchen drawer which normally requires the strength of Hercules to open. Supplied

SING - With the clatter of thunder and rain, no-one can hear your warbling so it's a fabulous time to exercise your vocal chords and indulge in your love of 50s rockabilly, golden oldies, punk or opera. Amazing how good a powerful rendition of AC/DC, the Clash, Adele or The Rolling Stones can make you feel.

Belt out your favourite song and live your rock-star fantasy. No-one can hear you over the rain and if they can, so what?
Belt out your favourite song and live your rock-star fantasy. No-one can hear you over the rain and if they can, so what? Supplied

WRITE - Someone, somewhere would love to receive a real-live letter from you. Forget the banality of text and impersonality of an email, pull out some paper and pen and write. So what if your handwriting indicates your true career lies in the medical profession (guilty). Write from the heart and I guarantee your letter will make someone's year if not their week when it turns up in their letter box.  

Pen a handwritten letter to someone special - you'll make their day when it arrives in their letterbox.
Pen a handwritten letter to someone special - you'll make their day when it arrives in their letterbox. Supplied

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