Sunday, 23 June 2013

Freecycle Junkie!

Well the purge continues. And in its wake I have discovered a new obsession....yes I will admit it.......I have become a freecycle junkie!

Freecycle is a global group whose mission is to keep stuff out of landfill.  It's made up of 5,104 groups with 9,399,620 members across the globe. The proviso is that all stuff must be given away for free.

But to me...its like the 'get rid of stuff fairy'.

Simple - as we clear out all the stuff we have been hoarding for the past 34 years - good stuff - stuff that we couldn't sell - but it is just too good to throw away, we post it on - we leave it out the front - and just like magic - it disappears!

It has become a bit of a sport in our house - like fishing - we unearth the stuff - throw in the line (post in on free cycle) and wait for the fish to come in!

Here are some pics of stuff that have gone to good homes and are being appreciated again, that otherwise have been taking up space in our house.

This was our 'honeymoon' tent!, we took this tent on our honeymoon 34 years ago. - It was a bit hard to part with this one, but we were so happy when a young couple came to collect it. They were so excited. It brought back some lovely memories.

I'm sure these videos are being enjoyed by some kids somewhere.

Old railway racks - now being renovated . These were a 'hot' item on freecycle - everyone wanted them!
Overall Freecycle is great! - It is such a good feeling to know that stuff you just don't need or want anymore has a new life with someone new who really appreciates it.

A win win all around really!

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Unearthed treasures

Well we are continuing with project downsize....clearing out the house of 34 years to fit into a brand new apartment....there is so much stuff to get rid off.  Freecycle, Ebay, Vinnies and the local tip are certainly getting a workout.

But once in a while we come across some treasures that we just can't part with. The photo below is a pic of such treasures.  These are melamine plates that were made by the kids, in their kindergarten years. These 'kids' are now in their late 20's early 30's!! These are the treasures you just can't get rid of...but what do you do with them?

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Camping break

The pace of life has been extremely fast of late, with the new job, project downsize and everyday life, things have been quite say the least.

So recently we decided enough was enough, packed up our Pod and headed off to the Wollemi National Park to spend a weekend away camping, getting back to basics and just enjoying the great outdoors. We went with our dear friends Fed, Fliss and their Flock,  and had a fantastic time - as we always do, with such great company.

The weather was great, a bit cold for some of the group, (mr fc!), but no-one else seemed to feel it, and thanks to a great fire, great food and lots of laughing and fun we came back home feeling refreshed, and a little sad that the weekend had ended so quickly.

Here are a few shots of the weekend..........we have promised to do it again soon, but for an extra night to really have time to kick back and enjoy!