101 things to do instead of watching television

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101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162136 mrsmiggins
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:29 pm

Hi everyone, I'm new to this site so I'm sorry if this topic has already been posted - I did a search and couldn't find it. I'd like electricity-free ideas of things to do instead of watching the tv!

1. Plant some seeds
2. Talk to someone you love

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162138 ina
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:32 pm

HI MrsMiggins - and welcome!

I don't have telly - so everything I do would come under this heading! :lol:
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162139 george
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:33 pm

I temporarily have a tv but hadn't had one before that for 5 years and this one is going in a couple of weeks as I never watch it.

Here are a few more although they might require some light to see what you are doing but they don't need any more electricity.

3. Read a book
4. Make something
5. Play a board game

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162140 Penny Lane
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:38 pm

We got rid of our telly too

6. Knit/crochet
7. Walk the dog
8. Write letters
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Going to work, to get money, to translate into things, which you use up, which means you go to work again, etcetera, etcetera.
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162142 mrsmiggins
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:46 pm

ina wrote:HI MrsMiggins - and welcome!

I don't have telly - so everything I do would come under this heading! :lol:


Hello! I'm definitely heading in that direction, I'm sick of my tv and the way it eats my time!

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162152 snapdragon
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:54 pm

we have a TV but the nearest I get is to dust it - it's rarely on out of football season

9. Sew
10. card and pre draft fleece Spin
11. Weave
12. read
13. Chat
14. chat online
15. listen to radio
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Post: #162153 old tree man
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:08 pm

Hi and welcome
getting a cuddle off old tree lady
reading mossflower (brian jacques)
:flower:
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162183 eccentric_emma
Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:24 pm

18. write a poem or story
19. learn to play an instrument
20. invent a game! (we did this on holiday once and it was heaps of fun)
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162185 Rosendula
Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:29 pm

I can't believe no-one said it yet
21. :sex:
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162187 thesunflowergal
Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:31 pm

Rosendula wrote:I can't believe no-one said it yet
21. :sex:


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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162270 mrsmiggins
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:24 pm

Rosendula wrote:I can't believe no-one said it yet
21. :sex:


Hee hee!

22. Sit in the garden with friends drinking homebrew
23. Play table tennis with your family on your dining table

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Post: #162277 John Headstrong
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:50 pm

Rosendula wrote:I can't believe no-one said it yet
21. :sex:


and :downtown: if you are lucky :oops:

(I am not responsible for the emotions, they was there when I started )

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162299 Millymollymandy
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:11 am

24. Do a crossword and/or Sudoku
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162372 fruitcake
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:17 pm

27. Visit a friend
28. Go for a run / hike / cycle
29. bake
30. housework - lol, who am i kidding
31. make endless lists of all the things you need to do around the house/ garden etc (then lose them so's you can repeat this endlessly :wink: )

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162375 pumpy
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:28 pm

Unless watching football, then t.v. is a large dust-trap.
it's either one or the other, or neither of the two.


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