Why Don’t You… Make Yourself A Personal Outdoor Cinema?

Why Don’t You… Make Yourself A Personal Outdoor Cinema?

Buy a fancy soft drink to have with your lunch? Blood orange? Lemon and mint? Drink it through a straw?

Make a walking date every evening with a friend? Ban your mobile phones? Spend 20 minutes outside, undistracted, strolling and chatting?

Write a letter to your favourite high school teacher?

Re-read your favourite childhood books? Came Back to Show You I Could Fly? Sweet Valley High? Puberty Blues?

Grab a blanket, some pillows and an esky full of treats? Prop your laptop up in the park and have a personal outdoor cinema?

Learn a trick? Master juggling? Practice spinning a basketball on your finger? Always have a cool move to bust out at parties?

Go to a pet shop and visit the puppies?

Hide a sweet note on the street for a stanger to find? Slip it into a door way? Tuck it under the windscreen wiper on a car?

Have one Screen Free day this weekend? No computer, TV or movies? Just books, company and conversation?

Go to the beach and write your name in the sand?


What are your plans for this delicious weekend?


Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. Jardine Hansen 3 years ago

    A friend and I used to meet in the park with a very easy to put up tent, a couple of blankets, treaties, a torch and lap top and have secret film night. Such a delight!

  2. Lauren 3 years ago

    I still remember Came back to show you I could fly from Yr 7 it was a great book

    • Author
      Smaggle 3 years ago

      I LOVE it! One my absolute favourites.

  3. Miss A 3 years ago

    I loved that book – I must track it down for a re-read

  4. Cilla 3 years ago

    oooh, love those books you mentioned.
    remember the aerogard for the outdoor cinema. I love the smell of that stuff. ‘Tis the smell of good times.

    • Author
      Smaggle 3 years ago

      I’m actually in the process of writing about smells that take you back.

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