Entertainment,  Lifestyle

Ways to pass the time online.

These days, if you have access to a smartphone, laptop or computer, you have no excuse to be bored. Even when the weather is dire, or you are stuck on what seems like an endless train journey, or even if you are facing an airport delay, our technology means we can work, shop and play, wherever we may be. I have made a list of some of the things that I enjoy doing online, as well as some things my little boy also loves to do.


This is a current obsession for Joe, who loves to watch YouTube football skills videos as a way of learning new skills and improving his current overall football performance. He also loves to follow West Bromwich Albion and is himself a Youtube star after appearing in the West Brom Christmas message last year (proud mom klaxon – you can watch that film here.) I love YouTube too, watching the best goals of my number one man crush Olivier Giroud, as well as enjoying beauty and shopping haul vlogs by some of my favourite bloggers.

Online Shopping

Online shopping is brilliant for those who love bargains. You can find so many online exclusives, flash sales and genuine one off buys that you just don’t find in store, and with much more choice and variety. You can sign up for newsletters that allow you to find out about sales before they start, there are even opportunities to find out when an item you covet is back in stock.

If you don’t really want to spend money, filling an online basket is almost as much fun as window shopping, but you don’t damage the shoe leather or have to brave the rain to enjoy it.

Casino And Betting fun

If you enjoy the thrill of the gamble, then playing in an online casino game like the ones you can find here can be a great way to spend some time and maybe even win some cash.  Sites like Vera&John offer a host of games which are also mobile friendly, and also offer a welcome bonus when you join. How much you choose to spend is up to you, and, of course, risks are involved, but if you think you can handle the pressure, the chance to turn £ into £££ could be irresistible. You can also look at placing online bets, and the world is pretty much your oyster when it comes to this. You can bet on sports, like football looking at the Bundesliga odds and basketball, or races, be it motorized, or even horse ones – if you’re interested in the latter, be sure to check out today’s horse racing tips. There are sites that help you to place bets in other countries, so you could research how to place a bet in Kenya and would be able to find out how to do this safely. Similarly, you can look at lotteries in other countries and can enter these, they often have a far better payout rate than the UK.

Online games for kids

There are a lot of free, online games for children. Joe is a little obsessed with football games and we have found loads to play, from Messi spotkicks and Neymar skill games, to Scooby Doo soccer games. A quick search ‘free online football games’ will give you literally thousands of option and these can be great for playing on tablets during long car journey’s or on wet afternoons.



I always say that I believe that people are either Facebook or Twitter, and I am most definitely Twitter.Great for debate, always very quick with breaking news, totally irrelevant, and very witty at times, Twitter is addictive and brilliant and does it all in 140 characters or less. You can follow my Twitter feed here.


Be prepared to lose hours and hours looking at beautiful images, styles, trends and moodboards on Pinterest. Pinterest is the place to go when you are looking for inspiration for your home, your wardrobe, your holiday or your wedding. Or it might just be the place where you can find random cute pictures of dogs and cats on those days when you need cheering up. Pinterest is the place to brighten any dull day.


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