Hello my darlings, I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine today and manage to avoid the dreaded brit sunburn. I've got a new man in my life and so dating is once again part of my weekly routine. I know dating can be expensive and sometimes weather restricting, so I decided to share with you some of my ideas for impromptu dates that don't cost the earth for both rainy days and delicious days like the one we have been blessed with today.
Without further ado, here are my top 3 date ideas for June 2014.
Scenario: Its a Saturday, the sun is shining and you're stuck for what to do. You can't afford to fork out for tickets to Thorpe Park but you don't want to spend the day in a pub garden.
Solution: Exercise! I live close to Bradford upon Avon, which is a beautiful little town in Wiltshire. They offer bike rentals at £15 per adult for a whole day out on the Towpath Trail. If you prefer water, why not rent a canoe for £10 per hour of £40 for the day? You're bound to find yourself in fits of giggles with these activities.
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Scenario: Its Friday evening, its a little chilly out but you don't want to spend the night in front of the TV.
Solution: The great cook off! Set yourselves a budget and challenge each other to create a main meal (and or desert and starter). Judge each other on flavour and creative flair. The winner gets a pre-agreed prize - you don't need me to help with this I'm sure.
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Scenario: It's the weekend, you can't afford to jet off to Europe but you're itching to get away from home.
Solution: Camping! I recently went to Newquay with my boyfriend and a couple of friends and it surprised me how much fun it was! Newquay was hosting polo on the beach with a DJ and refreshments (free entry) but we were too busy fascinated by the copious amounts of jellyfish on the shore. We sat and watched the sunset on a picnic rug with our own refreshments then went back to the campsite for the evening where we cooked hotdogs and sang kumbaya around the disposable BBQ (just kidding we didn't sing kumbaya... it was more Carly Rae Jepsen)
A pitch at the Watergatebay Touring Park in Newquay fits two four- man tents and costs only £7 per adult. Facilities include showers, toilets, electricity, a swimming pool, bar and local shop. This park is a 20 minute walk to the local beach and pubs. What more could you need?
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What do you think? Do you have any ideas for purse friendly dates?