Some weekends can work out to be surprisingly simple, extremely entertaining and astonishingly cheap. This weekend was a great example of that.
As with most weekends, it started on Friday evening at around six o’clock. My Aussie mate Pete came round and we popped down to the Sports & Rec for a couple of early evening beers. A couple became four schooners, but luckily Pete was drinking mids so he passed the breathalyser that he had to take the minute we pulled out of the car park. I did say they were hot here on drink driving around here, didn’t I?
Cost of four beers, $24.
Saturday was a pottering around not doing much day until about 4:30 p.m., when we jumped in the car and headed off to our friend Ian’s house for a party. I’m not really sure whether you would call it a party, or just a gathering of friends.
But whatever you call it, it’s what we do around here when the nearest pub (Sports & rec tries but isn’t one) is a 15 minute drive. Either way around a dozen adults and a whole bunch of children had a great evening.
Cost for our “bring a bottle’ beers and wine, around $20.
Sunday lunchtime the BobinOz family and the Beninoz family went for a barbecue over at and Anstead Bushlands. The kids played hide and seek and then we ate steak, snags, fried eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, and potatoes all washed down with a glass of wine and a couple of cans of beer.
Cost of all food and drink for two families, $40.
After that, we decided to take a drive up Mount Coot-tha. Free to park and stunning views of the city and surrounds.
Cost of ice creams, $12.50.
And to round off a perfect weekend, the football season has started again. When everyone else was in bed, I watched Premier League Football on Foxtel. Tottenham beat Liverpool two goals to one.