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greeny

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THE NEW GOING OUT
« on: September 12, 2009, 11:32 AM »
HI  no wonder they say the new going out is staying in , what with local pubs closing cheap booze from the super markets , not that i smoke but no smoking ban , and food home deliveries , not so much on tv but you can pick up a good film to watch , i know that the atmosphere and the pleasure of a break away from the house is not the same , but the home entertainment seems to be catching on , how do they get there entertainment in other parts of the world , i know the aussie go for there BAR B QS  :D

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Re: THE NEW GOING OUT
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 01:24 PM »
been here in Canada since 77,never been to a movie!!!

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Re: THE NEW GOING OUT
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009, 08:26 AM »
My enjoyment is to be sat at my computer with a glass of wine doing my family tree or helping any one who is stuck Fudge

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Re: THE NEW GOING OUT
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 01:22 AM »
Am generalising quite a bit here but most of the 'pubs' in NZ and OZ are simply booze barns aimed squarely at the 'younger' generation, then there are the 'clubs' such as the returned services, sports, surfing and bowling clubs where you can get a meal and play the one armed bandits (pokies). There are a few 'locals' but these are usually country pubs mainly supported by the local farming community and are probably as close to a traditional British pub as you'll find anywhere, this type of 'local' is doing it tough at the moment as the smoking ban hits and many have either closed or become backpackers accommodation. On top of all that is a slow realisation that drinking and driving is no longer big, clever or socially acceptable and it's little wonder that more and more people are doing the majority of their socialising at home or at the homes of friends.

On a personal level I can probably count the number of pubs visited down under in the last 30 years without taking my socks off, the last time I went to the cinema was about 15 years ago and the last time Mrs Kiwi and I went out for meal was the 'works Xmas do' last year, however we regularly meet with family and friends for a glass or three and a feed and it's almost always in the home, usually on a reciprocal basis and it's common courtesy (a pre-requisite to be honest) to BYO and 'bring a plate'  ;)
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Re: THE NEW GOING OUT
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 08:53 AM »
Must admit I still like to go out.  Pubs are nicer now there's no smoking but they seem so expensive.  I love going for a meal and enjoy going to the cinema. I hadn't been much for years but the new cinemas are so comfortable and you can book in advance online so you're sure of a seat. (Remember queuing outside the Odeon in the cold and damp for the latest James Bond only to be told they were full up just as you got near to the front!).

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Re: THE NEW GOING OUT
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009, 11:25 AM »
Oh Bill - you're obviously not one of life's nosey parkers  ;D

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Re: THE NEW GOING OUT
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 02:46 PM »
Oh Bill - you're obviously not one of life's nosey parkers  ;D
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Re: THE NEW GOING OUT
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2010, 06:23 PM »
the new going out is staying in because most all the pubs around were i live are now closed used to go to the crowthorn pub sunday nights closed, its stay in or pictures or eating out mostly staying in as cannot walk with the pavements to slippy 

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Re: THE NEW GOING OUT
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010, 10:57 AM »
I went out last night Taxi there and back went to a 70th birthday party had a right good night with a great crowd and good buffet nearly back to normal now back to Archives tomorrow can't wait to start my search on hospital Fudge