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How to spend nothing all weekend

June27

I’ve had one of the cheapest weekends ever. I was parent help for a Girl Guide camp.  It cost $35 all up for my daughter and myself for food and all materials.  Considering we weren’t eating at home or heating the house for the weekend, most of that was simply taken up with the necessities of life.

Any other weekend we would have been bound to have spent other money, be it going out and being entertained, having a coffee at the soccer grounds, popping by the $2 shop for art materials, or simply doing a bit of shopping.

I must say, however, that this really is a once or twice a year sort of thing. Even I couldn’t do it every weekend. Trying to get 18 girls to go to sleep at 10pm isn’t easy.

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