Coffee & Story
There’s just something about coffee that really gets chins wagging.
Maybe it’s the caffeine, the aroma of freshly brewed beans, the six shots of caramel syrup... Who knows?
Old Mates are filled with stories. They’ve been around the block, ya know? They’ve seen and done a lot and have a bunch to say. The pearls of wisdom in their stories might even give your own life a [ ... ]
Join or Start a Club
What is your Old Mate passionate about?
If they're not in a club or group with other people who share that passion, then it's time to fix that!
In this crazy digital world we live in, the interwebz is an easy way to find like-minded people. Whether it's fishing, gaming, cars, music, sport, design, whatever - someone will share your Old Mate's passion! Now, not all Old Mate [ ... ]
Yes, yes. We know we have already recommended Joining or Starting a club, however, Men's Shed is totally worth its own activity for its particular focus on mateship, connectivity, and mental health.
If you're not familiar with Men's Shed, they focus on the prevention of social isolation by providing a safe, friendly and welcomi [ ... ]
It’s all about the tunes, man.
Music is a funny thing. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then music is so often in the ear of the listener... Or something like that... In short, one generation’s Nina Simone is another’s Adele. Or Nicki Minaj**.
This activity is really about using music to elicit stories from each other.
Take turns [ ... ]
Old Mate BBQ
Anthony Bourdain once said; “A BBQ might not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” We tend to agree.
Whether you’re the kind of person to slap on some some steaks or a some veggie burgers - let’s whip out the tongs and get to BBQ’ing.
'Kiss the Cook' aprons are optional, but highly recommended.
Everyone has their own barbie style and their own secret [ ... ]
Old Mate Double Date
OMG, this is totally our favourite activity enhancer!
Two’s better than one. And four’s even better again. #math.
Why not buddy up with another dynamic duo and do an #OLDMATE activity together?
Almost all #OLDMATE activities can be done as a foursome:
Share a Meal
What’s better than a date? A date with your Old Mate, of course.
It’s time to hit the town - carefully and at a reasonable hour. Maybe hit up your favourite local café or restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner. It could be somewhere fancy or simple, it’s totally up to you and your Old Mate.
From a fancy Italian restaurant to grabbing some sandwiches and sitting in the par [ ... ]
Your Old Mate comes from a generation where washing machines lasted longer than 5 years, kids respected their elders, and time was made to write letters to each other.
Writing letters with your Old Mate (either just at the same time, or 'joint' letters) is a nice way to bond and remind your Old Mate of the social networks they have. It might be to a family member, friend, neighbour, or [ ... ]