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David Eddie’s five cures for summer boredom Add to ...

Okay, so you don’t have a cottage. Everyone else (it seems) is laughing and splashing, sipping G&Ts on the dock, reading thrillers in lawn chairs, enjoying beautiful sunsets followed by starry skies, while saying to one another “Man, I pity anyone not here right now” – i.e. you, sweltering in your regular old domicile, feeling sorry for yourself. Well, don’t! I’ve come up with a brief list of things you can do, just so when your smugly-smirking friends with cottages say, “Yes, it was one of those magical times at the cottage you so often hear about – oh, uh, hey, what did you get up to while we were away?” you can respond, “Actually, I had a good time. As a matter of fact…”