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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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