5 Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Last weekend one of my friends decided she and the hub were DEFINITELY going to get out and do something fun together. Then all of a sudden it was Sunday afternoon, they hadn’t done anything fun together yet and the weekend was almost over.

I said ‘you should have called me for some ideas!’ (because she didn’t tell me this until Monday).

So in case this is sometimes you, in advance here are 5 fun things to do this weekend:

1. Go for a hike or a walk.

The Everyday Adventure

If you live anywhere near nature do it there. Along the beach, in the hills, across a field, through some woods. If you’re in NSW, Australia then this is a great bushwalking resource. Even if you’re not near nature, get out of your usual ‘hood and get those boots moving.

Why do I say to walk?

Mainly because moving your body is always a good idea, and because the conversations I have when I’m out in nature with my feet on the move are always the best. No distractions, no technology, nowhere else to be. It’s great exercise but it’s even better for connection. My head clears, I know what I want and I love the chats.

2. Go out for brunch.

The Everyday Adventure

Lunch used to be my favourite meal of the day, but then I learned that eggs are actually better for you than cereal and breakfast came up trumps. Either way, brunch is where it’s at. I love a lazy meal, sitting in a cafe (ideally in the sun or next to a fire, warm is crucial) chatting. Can you see that chatting and connecting is a theme here?

So head to a new cafe or an old favourite, try something on the menu that you haven’t eaten before and laze with a friend. My current fave is Ampersand where I’ve been settling in for breakfast, chai tea and plenty of time creating shizzle for ma peeps on my laptop.

Are you in Sydney? What’s your favourite cafe right now? I’m always looking for amazing breakfasts and free wifi!

3. Find some markets.

The Everyday Adventure

Last weekend the hub, the kidlet and I drove to Bulli (an hour south of Sydney) to check out the Foragers Markets. I actually bumped into a guy I was at college with, who I haven’t seen for about 15 years!

On my list of 100 things to do this year is visit every Sydney farmers market. In fact, I’ve visited the same few multiple times, but I love buying local, chemical free veggies, interesting meals and random wares (I’m a farmers market girl, rather than a ‘stuff’ market. I already have too many stuffs). And I love food. Did I mention that I love food?

4. Hit the nightlife!

The Everyday Adventure

This photo cracks me up. It’s our view f the DJ from our table in an Enmore small bar.

One of my friends has been organising small bar crawls lately. We head to an area and walk (then possibly stumble as the night progresses) down the street stopping in on all the cool small bars. (small bars are a new-ish thing in Sydney. They changed the licensing laws, making it easier for really small, independent venues to open up. So now there are lots of interesting bars with lots of character. And characters!).

A few weeks ago we hit Enmore. We started here and it was the best stop of the trip (tres cool, packed, small, fun cocktails, friendly staff). So do the same, find an area you want to explore, or a street that’s known for the nightlife and head along it, stopping in along the way everywhere that looks interesting!

5. Get excited about exhibitions.

In cities like Sydney there are always loads of exhibitions on. Places like London even better. But wherever you are, if you’re in a city, I bet there’s a museum within half an hour that you haven’t been to before! My annual favourites are the World Wildlife Exhibition and the World Press Photo Exhibition. Both of them are travelling exhibitions so you might be able to see them where you are!

What are your top picks for weekend activities?

I’d love your suggestions, I’m always looking for things to add to my bucket list!

Xx Sam

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15 Comments on 5 Fun Things To Do This Weekend

  1. Emily
    July 24, 2014 at 1:11 PM (3 years ago)

    Fun stuff! Time to book a trip to Sydney! Xx

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    • samantha
      July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM (3 years ago)

      absolutely Emily!! xx

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  2. Anne Omland
    July 24, 2014 at 6:12 AM (3 years ago)

    These all sound so fun! I wish I were still in Aus to do some with you! I agree that moving and chatting are what I enjoy most. I feel like I’m always trying to come up with something new and fun to do when really those things (hikes, brunch, making dinner, etc) are a sure thing. Love this Sam! x

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    • samantha
      July 24, 2014 at 7:42 AM (3 years ago)

      I wish you were tooooooo!!! Come back! (at least for a holiday 🙂
      xx

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  3. Susan
    July 24, 2014 at 5:32 AM (3 years ago)

    Love this Samantha! I’m all about #2 and #4 (not necessarily in that order ;)) I always wait ’til the last minute to plan things and I love that these can all be very spontaneous and easy. Great post!

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    • samantha
      July 24, 2014 at 7:42 AM (3 years ago)

      ha Susan I love it! Night out followed by recovery brunch? 😉

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  4. Llyane @FrenchOnSkype
    July 23, 2014 at 12:44 PM (3 years ago)

    I’m going to an Apéro meetup tomorrow – that’ll make up for a weekend spent home 🙂

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  5. Stacey
    July 23, 2014 at 6:49 AM (3 years ago)

    That green goddess drink looks amazing – what was in it and how did it taste? I wish we had offerings like that in my area! Weekends for me typically involve research gathering for the week of work ahead in terms of writing new content for my blog and challenging my clients a bit. May not sound too fun, but I feel that mental work can be exciting and fun when you have an “ah-ha” moment or uncover a gem of information that may lead to miraculous changes! Life is a journey…

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    • samantha
      July 23, 2014 at 1:27 PM (3 years ago)

      I totally agree Stacey! When you do what you love, work IS a fantastic way to spend time!
      The green drink was delish, but I can’t remember what was in it! I try to get one (or another of her beautiful concoctions) every time I head to those markets.
      xx

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  6. Suzanne
    July 23, 2014 at 6:13 AM (3 years ago)

    I love the idea of visiting other farmers’ markets. I hit my local one (in Kentucky) most weekends, but it’d be great to see what else is out there.

    One thing I love to do on weekends is read. I generally read at night before bed, but it just feels kinda decadent to lay in bed (or in a chair outside) in the middle of the afternoon!

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    • samantha
      July 23, 2014 at 1:28 PM (3 years ago)

      Oh me too Suzanne!!! I LOVE reading, and especially love when the afternoon sun is streaming into the living room and I can lie on the floor like a cat sunning myself 😉

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  7. Marie Overfors
    July 23, 2014 at 12:28 AM (3 years ago)

    Hi Samantha – Let’s go bushwalking together next time I’m in your hemisphere, k? Sounds like great fun!

    One fun thing I love to do on weekends–after plenty of fresh air and exercise–is to watch a funny movie with my sweetie. I love belly laughing!

    Another fun thing is hanging out with family and friends: throwing something onto BBQ, playing volleyball, lawn bowling, you name it. Again, the themes are connection and fun.

    Really enjoyed your post!

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    • samantha
      July 23, 2014 at 1:29 PM (3 years ago)

      Definitely Marie!!! Looking forward to it already 😉
      What’s your favourite comedy?
      Who doesn’t love a good laugh. I still love Coming to America. So funny.

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  8. Cat LeBlanc
    July 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM (3 years ago)

    Great post! I was wondering if I did much this weekend but I went bushwalking, had a meal out and did see a market. Admittedly we drove past the market because we were property hunting though. Thanks for the reminder that despite the workload at the moment the fun is still happening!

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    • samantha
      July 22, 2014 at 8:16 PM (3 years ago)

      Funny, we did almost the same things this weekend! I went bushwalking, went to the markets, and had dinner out on Fri and Sat nights!
      Yep, the fun is in the everyday! xx

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