Six things we’d rather do than play Grand Theft Auto V

By Ellyn Peratikou

Yesterday was said to be the most popular day to pull a ‘sickie’, following the release of Grand Theft Auto V. Queues of people poured out of shopping centers and supermarkets in order to pick up the latest in the GTA series.

While we don’t know what all the fuss is about, we asked some of our readers to come up with 6 things they’d rather do than play the latest Grand Theft Auto game…

1) Indulge

Chocolate trumps everything anyway. Anything chocolate filled, chocolate covered – you name it, we’d throw our nan off a boat for it. This also goes for pancakes and waffles. So when given a choice between playing or watching a video game, we’d choose a box of milk tray any day.

2) Read a really good book

Whilst your partner, flat mate, friend is busy occupying his/her time on their games console this is the perfect time to dive into a good read. No disturbance whatsoever!

We suggest ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn. It certainly lives up to its “Thriller of the Year” title, and we guarantee you’ll struggle to put it down! Available at

3) Watch all seasons of Breaking Bad

We challenge anyone to tell us there is anything better on TV than Breaking Bad. If you’re looking for a new series to get stuck into, then this is it!

4) Build a fort

If you have children, this is especially fun. With summer well and truly over, stay indoors and keep warm. Build a fort and stay in there all day. Watch movies, have a picnic and take a nap. Sounds pretty perfect to us!

5) Pretend we’re on the Great British Bake Off

We’re obsessed with GBBO! Whilst high speed car chases and virtually decapitating gangsters may be some people’s idea of fun. We know we’d much rather spend our evenings curled up watching baking delights and disasters.

Have you entered our competition to win your own ‘Bake-Off inspired’ home fragrance?

6) Catch up on sleep

When we were young we took sleep for granted. Now we’d do anything to get a few more hours in! Grand Theft Auto? No thanks, we’d much rather take a nap.

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