Ideas for a Monday night in with the girls

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As much as I’m looking forward to this weekend, I just want to say that Monday nights suck – that’s official. The weekend is all done and dusted and already a distant, wine-fuddled memory. The next weekend is far, far away. You’ve already had one day back at work, and Monday morning is the worst working morning, unless you’ve got a job taste-testing Belgian chocolates! Monday nights should be banned – they are far more hazardous to your health crossing the M1 blind-folded! So we have got to do something about it…

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The ‘Big Bang Theory’ girls playing Twister

I yapped about my horror of Monday nights with my gal pals and I discovered all my buddies were kindred spirits. We all hated Monday nights – so, we resolved to do something about them. Monday night became ‘Monday Night In With The Girls’ night! We have chick-flick-a-thons, Come Booze With Me evenings (although we do drink responsibly, after all, we’ve all got jobs to go to in the morning) and Board/Bored Games sessions. However, whenever it comes to my turn to host, my rather illicit love of card games is allowed to shine with my patented Casino Nights. I thought about hosting a poker evening but most of my friends found it either a bit too complicated or a bit too boring. Blackjack was deemed ‘too repetitive’ but finally we landed upon a diversion that gave rise to the least amount of moaning – roulette!

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Remember the episode of Friends where the girls learn to play poker?

I managed to grab a cheap-ish roulette set off Amazon; it’s an easy game to play and you can play it in your own style. And it’s really easy to pick up the rules, see the roulette section at Full Tilt. I’ve one friend who solidly and resolutely just bets on her favourite number – 23 – time and time again. We used to tease her mercilessly when the little silver ball evaded the number 23 slot spin after spin – until it finally came up twice in a row. She hadn’t moved her winnings from the previous spin so won something like 1,200 chips – which was a shame really as the set only came with about one hundred. At the end of the evening the person with the most chips is declared the winner. There’s no prize as such, just the momentary glimpse of fame and fortune that comes with winning. It certainly livens up our Monday evenings and makes them so less depressing.

Now all we have to do is work out how to make Tuesdays evenings more bearable..!

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle
promotion studies. She loves to ‘get the look for less’ so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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