The first thing I thought about when I saw this prompt was TV and a blanket.
Why you ask? Well, for me this is the best way to unwind after a long hard day! There’s something about lying on the sofa, with a comfy blanket with some snacks and watching television.
There’s something comforting in the sound of watching an old film, the advertisements, the sound of laughter. Lights dim, cosy socks, roaring fire and the sound of rain outside.
I think I associate this with my childhood. We used to watch television together on a Saturday night. Old Bollywood films or watching Ant & Dec on Saturday evening. Shouting to my brother to run back as the adverts were about to finish and the programme about to start.
There was no such thing as recording or rewinding unless you were talking about a VCR or DVD Player. There was no Netflix, Amazon Prime etc so you couldn’t watch what you wanted whenever. It was a waiting game, an excitement, knowing that your favourite programme or film will be playing at this time, on this date. The perfect memories!
So this is the way I unwind. Getting lost in a good film or television programme. On ‘normal’ TV, not Netflix or any of these other ones.
The best way!