101 things to do instead of watching television

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162385 Anne A
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:34 pm

46. learn a musical instrument,
47 Make a musical instrument?
48 Have a 'spa' evening
49 learn chess and teach everyone else in the house
50 Play Ma Jong

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162401 Millymollymandy
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:32 am

Sorry to butt in but how many people go bike riding or fishing or any other outdoor activity in the evening, after a day of working, and especially when it's dark? :scratch: Shouldn't this be ideas of things to do at the end of the day after dinner when you're not feeling very active?

Or maybe you all DO do this sort of thing in the evening? :shock: I don't cos I'm a morning person!
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162419 Milims
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:55 am

Another obvious one missed!
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162440 Cloud
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:50 am

52. Draw or paint

Whether rediscovering a simple childhood pleasure or creating a lasting masterpiece , drawing can be very relaxing and cost no more an a pencil and a scrap of paper.
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162475 old tree man
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:04 pm

I saw a bloke on telly that in his spare time made a ball out of belly button fluff :pukeright:
thats just not normal is it :pale:
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162480 Millymollymandy
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:53 pm

Well it would be quite Ish if he eventually got enough and knitted something out of it! :lol:

(excuse me whilst I :pukeright: !)
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162481 Muscroj
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:03 pm

53. Sleep!
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162486 quibble
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:19 pm

54. Listen to the wind bumping around in the trees.
55. Watch the night sky with a telescope.
56. Watch and listen to the birds.
57. Dream up patterns in fire fly flashes.
58. Listen to the rhythms of Katydid songs.
59. Watch a thunderstorm.

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162489 mrsmiggins
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:38 pm

richierobins wrote:
Chesil beach at night is beautiful. With no street lights to impede night vision, the shooting stars are easy to see; as are all the other stars. Sitting listening to the waves crashing on the shingle while waiting for a bite is my idea of perfection. Watching the moon rise over Weymouth Bay is pretty good too. I get the best results from my prawn traps and crab nets from the Stone Pier after dark. Fishing at night is more relaxing than during the day because there are fewer holidaymakers around getting drunk and being rowdy.


That sounds lovely!

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162520 Millymollymandy
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:23 am

I think its lovely too and I've done the overnight fishing thing at Chesil Beach once as well, that was great fun! (I didn't actually do any fishing myself though, it was a friend who did that and there were quite a lot of other people there doing the same thing).
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #162558 Cloud
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:38 am

60. De-head the roses

Just spent the last evening doing this. It very therapeutic I found. Might depend on how many roses you have, but we have many (planted by previous owner) . I get to wander around the garden, and after a while my mind gets to wander too.
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #163028 sunflower
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:00 pm

sit down and write your life story.

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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #163031 Rosendula
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:13 pm

sunflower wrote:sit down and write your life story.

I think I've written most of mine here on Ish :lol:
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Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

Post: #164246 mrsmiggins
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:57 pm

Go foraging for tomorrow's dinner.

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Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:24 am

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