Category Archives: Thrills without frills

A cheap(er) drunk

I indulge in wine now and then. It doesn’t hurt the bank balance too much since I’m a cheap drunk. Still, I’d rather spend less on something as intangible as champagne-induced fun. There are ways to cut down on the … Continue reading

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Frugal thrills: Christmas in Melbourne

Christmas may be an expensive time of year, but sometimes the best things Christmas presents in life are free: 1) The Big Sing Organised by the Gertrude Players, The Big Sing is the free alternative to Carols by Candlelight. Come and help … Continue reading

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Frugal thrills: spring in Melbourne

It’s past the midway mark for spring and the weather is finally warming up in Melbourne. Time to try 5 outdoorsy activities: 1) Bike it, hike it Grab your bike, a mate or a date and pedal along the Capital City … Continue reading

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Frugal thrills: winter in Melbourne

Winter. It’s cold and wet. There’s nothing to do except eat, sleep, and have sex. But there’s only so much hibernating one can take, so here are five free things to do in Melbourne during the next few months: 1) … Continue reading

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Going out basics

Rhonda Perky’s comment ‘no one wants to miss out all the time’ (via ‘Signs your partner/friend is budget fail’) implies that being frugal, by choice or otherwise, is incompatible with having fun. After all, food costs money and so does … Continue reading

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