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  • FrithFrith Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Mortgage-free Glee! Name Dropper

    Find out when the next meteorite shower is and sit out and watch them
    Play chess and scrabble in person or online
    Plant some bulbs ready to give as Christmas presents
    Make your own Christmas cards
    Make an escape room (I did them for my sons in lockdown including using a Morso code maker on my phone for them to decipher and having clues spelled out using the different letter ships flags)
    Wash all your lampshades  o:)
  • newlywednewlywed Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Be a tourist in your own town or another one nearby. 
    Look up some of the history of a local town or village and go visit.

    I like listed buildings so make a note of which roads have most and then go walking 
    working on clearing the clutterDo I want the stuff or the space?
  • edited 15 November 2022 at 5:37PM
    HWBYHWBY Forumite
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    edited 15 November 2022 at 5:37PM
    I enjoy contributing to FindAGrave. You can either go to a local cemetery and try to fulfill photo requests, or photograph and upload gravestones to the site for other people to find. It's a great way to get out walking, learn about local history, and people really appreciate the work you put in. I have some large Jewish cemeteries near me and I've taken hundreds of photos for people researching their family trees (Jewish headstones always mention the father's name, so very useful if documentation is scarce!). I've received some really lovely messages of thanks over the years.
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