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#1 little leisa

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:59 AM

These days we can't seem to leave the house on our days off without spending unecessary $ which is hard when we're trying to save.

So what are some other cheap/free things you do on weekends to keep you entertained? (I need ideas to get us out of the house for free)!

Mine:

* Walk our dog somewhere pretty/different than last time

* Go to the beach (although it costs $ to park - hmmph) dry.gif

* Play on i-Do ph34r.gif

* Watch DVD's from our collection

* Volunteer for charity



(haha made you all feel bad with that last one didn't I - I got you good) laugh.gif

#2 lazuli

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:21 AM

1) visit tourist attractions you might not, being residents! (easier in canberra!)

2) come to canberra for the weekend smile.gif

3) go househunting - get an idea of what you can get for your budget, or go more fun, and look at the NICE houses!
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:24 AM

I like to re-discover Adelaide (ok, there's not so much here wink.gif ) But I enjoy visiting places I haven't been for some time like

the Museam, if only for the stuffed animals

art gallery, I don't think I've ever actually made it all the way through

botanic gardens - if you pack a roll and a drink you can have a mini picnic

beach, always nice in summer

rent or borrow dvds



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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:31 AM

Hi Leisa.

God it's soooo hard to go out in Sydney without spending a fifty here are there. It frustrates me to the max.

What beach do you go to? There are plenty without parking fees.

Here are some ideas I can think of:

*Hire a tin boat from Rose Bay for $50 (I know that's is spending but would be a nice treat if that's your thang?)
*Try some of the coastal walks around the Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches
*Picnics!
*Catch a ferry to Manly
*Take your puppy to the dog beach at Mosman and let him/her go crazy
*Trade DVD's with your friends
*Put together your wedding album
*Join a library and get reading
*Sell your old clothes on Ebay (make money)
*Do roving dinner parties so that each of your friends has a turn at cooking
*Make up a treasure map - A piece of cardboard with all pictures and words of all the things you want in life and especially for your 'dream home' - apparantly (never can spell that word right) it makes your dreams come true
*Organise your cd collection alphabetically (getting desperate now)
*Check out Art Gallery's and museums
*DEFINITELY go to TROPFEST (it's an awesome free event)
*Read the SMH on a Saturday - there are always things to do for free in there
*Spring clean your home (again)
*Discover Sydney by car. (The other day Shane and I went all the way out to Little Bay and checked out the tiny little beaches and lookouts. We even checked out Long Bay Gaol. Such Fun!)
*I love day trips down the coast and up the coast.

That's all from me.
Some of these are a little crazy but it's an effort!

Good Luck with the Volunteer Work.





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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:00 AM

QUOTE (lazuli @ Jan 29 2006, 10:21 AM)
2)  come to canberra for the weekend  smile.gif

that's a great idea ohmy.gif

(free accomodation at the Cameron house mehopes) tongue.gif

And you're a sucker for punishment - telling me to look at houses I can't afford sad.gif

I hate it when you're looking at houses in your price bracket on realestate.com. and they advertise random million dollar homes at the top of the page sad.gif

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:02 AM

QUOTE (Carolyn @ Jan 29 2006, 10:24 AM)
borrow dvds

that's a great idea - I was thinking we should start a DVD club here too (swap DVD's each month etc)...

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:02 AM

And Chantelle you're a legend I LOVE those ideas ... BTW how long is the boat hire at Rose Bay for?

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:30 AM

No idea. I saw it in a magazine. It's on my to-do list.

I would think 2 hours at least. It is only a tinny......
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:47 AM

that's not too bad; although we aren't allowed to eat anything we catch now can we due to pollution levels sad.gif

not that I'd expect to catch anything edible size - but I do love fishing in a tinny.

I forgot to say also that we swim bondi or dee why beach (where we pay $ for parking)

we should go back to maroubra though it is free over there.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:29 PM

you know what we did today....we went to a car yard and took 4 fast cars for a test spin! We had sooo much fun! (although we really are looking for a car) but you could do it for fun too I bet!!
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE (LittleLeisa @ Jan 29 2006, 11:00 AM)
that's a great idea ohmy.gif

(free accomodation at the Cameron house mehopes) tongue.gif

of course, me dear!
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 03:23 PM

I live at Tamarama (South Bondi) and there is parking here which is not time limited or metered. You would just have to come at 10am-ish for a swim or around 3pm-ish. (Don't let anyone else know... shhh local secret!)

I think it would be fun to get around in the tinny and look at all the mansions and dream..... oh my.


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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:27 AM

go rollerblading, play tennis, take the sunday papers into the park and a blanket and lie there and read them, wash the car, visit friends, have friends over for bbq, go for a drive somewhere different, bush walking.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 05:55 AM

Invest in an eye toy if u have a play station because i tell u it can provide u with HOURS of fun!!

Do u havea a bike?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:22 AM

* Organise your friends for a game of touch footy/soccer/whatever in the park
* Cook up savouries etc and then freeze to eat during the work so you don't have to cook after work.
* Go for a swim at the local public pool




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