I love going out with friends and relaxing in a pub or a restaurant. As summer approaches there’s nothing better than sitting outside a country pub and enjoying the scenery with good food, good wine and good company. Sometimes though it’s really just as nice, if not nicer to stay in. If it’s cold or wet outside it’s a no-brainer really I think, unless you can guarantee a seat by an open fire in a cosy pub to warm you up.
For me though staying in is a way of saving a bit of money whilst having fun. It’s easy to invite friends round, each bringing a bottle and maybe some food, then you have all you need at a fraction of the cost of a pub or a restaurant. No worries either about getting a seat or reserving a table. You know exactly where you stand. No hanging around for the bill or getting elbowed at a busy bar. Even if you aren’t having friends round, you could have a special night in with perhaps a Dine In deal from Marks and Spencer and a good film to watch on TV. Saving money on the more boring, but necessary things in life, is another way I make sure I have enough cash to enjoy myself. It pays to shop around and one way of doing that is checking out Chill Insurance for a good deal. I love freeing up some money to have a good time.
The other main advantage to staying in, rather than going out, is that you can wear what you like whether that’s your cosy PJs for a film night or your best frock for a date night meal in (or even just to get some wear out of it), you can truly please yourself.