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Going Out For Dinner: a 5 to 9 #Microadventure

Mid week, working week, the old 9 to 5 grind. No time for adventure. This is real life, after all.
But even sensible people with sensible jobs and respectable bed times squeeze some fun into the week.
Friends gather for dinner, at someone’s home or out at a restaurant. Or perhaps they go to a pub, to eat a meal and talk rubbish together over a few beers or a bottle of wine. Moaning about the world, planning projects or dreaming of the summer holiday.
If this is your idea of a fun evening out during the week then here is an idea for a sociable midweek microadventure…
If you like the look of this then ask yourself, “what is stopping me doing something like this tomorrow (or next week at the very latest?)”. Are they good reasons or are they slightly lazy, wimpy excuses…?

P.S. Here is the recipe for our stew

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  1. Rob Andrews Posted

    At last! Alastair does a MicroAdventure that includes friends, booze and good food.

    This. This is what our MicroAdventures are like.

    Rob, Steve, Mike, Andy, Neil & Greg.

  2. Love it!

    How do you wash the pans? ..or do you just sling them in a bag and do it when you get home?

    • Alastair Posted

      Wipe clean with bread!

    • Rob Andrews Posted

      We take a small packet of wet wipes with us for cleaning the pans.
      We also use tortilla wraps instead of bread for our bacon and egg in the morning – it doesn’t get crushed in the bag.

  3. keefus Posted

    Great plan, but one for a Friday night surely? Not many workplaces would appreciate your turning up unwashed & smelling of smoke in the morning!

    • Isobel Posted

      If its not to far from home you can scoot home for a shower, or some workplaces (mine for example) has showers at work. Just needs a bit of planning:-)

      Loving the whole concept – I can feel an outdoor meal coming on!

    • Alastair Posted

      Go for it on a Friday sometime – you’ll enjoy it!

  4. Love it! Simple & Inspiring.
    Definitively some great storytelling technics!

  5. Katie Posted

    I love this idea! I live in London – anywhere near you could suggest for this type of micro adventure?

  6. This makes me 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe!
    What company wouldn’t enjoy a free campfire fragrance floating through their sales floor?

  7. Andrew Posted

    That recipe is fantastic! My friends and I replicated your venture this weekend and they were so impressed by the food. Thanks!

  8. Saurav Basu Posted

    Alastair, I have seen your Ted talk and felt really inspired. Thank you.

    I have a suggestion to make. How about using a pressure- cooker in place of such pots? It would require less time and fuel to cook. The lower part and the lid can be carried by two different people to lessen the load. It would not be that much heavier than the pans. Your comments please.



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