How to Stay Entertained When the Power Goes out
It is always good to be prepared for a power outage. A power outage emergency kit should include some of the following: flashlight, electrical lanterns, batteries, candles, lighters, and matches. (If you are staying at a La Casa cottage at the time of a power outage, then emergency kits are provided).
Read a book
Get cozy with a blanket and your favourite book. You can read a book with light from a candle or flashlight and this will create a different atmosphere for you to enjoy!
When the power goes out, it is a good chance to do some writing, especially since we tend to write less these days. Drawing is another great option.
Chill with your family & friends
Make sure that everyone is safe in the house, gather together and chill with them. If you are alone in the house, then you can relieve your anxiety by phoning one of your friends – and using this as an excuse to have a long overdue catch-up!
Do a Blind Wine Tasting
If you have a couple of wine bottles lying around (not drunk already of course), you could do a blind wine tasting! See who can guess which wine is which!
Set up a tent, or build a pillow fort using blankets, pillows, tables, and chairs. Play some card games or board games inside your tent or fort, and end the evening by telling ghost stories.
If weather permits, take a blanket out into the backyard and watch the beautiful sky. You’ll have limited light pollution meaning you can see the stars clearly!
If it is safe to do so, get out of the house and go shopping, watch a movie or walk to a park. You could also go on a road trip and spend the day exploring – hopefully by the time you come home, the power will already be back on!
These are fun activities you can do during a power outage. The most important thing is to think about your safety. Have other ideas for entertaining the family when the power goes out? Let us know by commenting below!
Sometimes (not often) power outages occur at La Casa. If you have any concerns or questions about this, please contact our reservations and guest services team by calling 1 888 226 5566 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Natsumi Matsumoto