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Bargain meat

Ok I know I am crazy but today I found out how crazy other people are.... There is an article I read about what people prefer to buy at Costco in Canberra. We are not members because we dont own a car so getting to and from Costco on a bus is awkward for us,... Continue Reading →

Did I do the right thing?

When we moved here we knew a neighbour had a dog. It has been a lovely 12 months, with the dog being a joy to have around..... but recently things have changed. We are well into the third week of the dog waking us up at 5 am and barking continually (obviously with gaps) until... Continue Reading →

just some tips

some ways I save money Yoghurt - I make my own.  An old Easiyo container and jars. I grab a packet of the mix from the on sale as you can get them for as little as $3 a packet, about $4 otherwise. I mix 1 1/2 cups of full cream milk powder with... Continue Reading →

roast lamb for tea tonight

Tonight we get to eat roast lamb. I could say we purchased a lovely leg of lamb for a really low price..the lowest I have seen in the last 12 months has been $8 a kilo... but no we simply purchased lamb off cuts from woolies for about $4 a kilo. Most of the off... Continue Reading →


I have been told so many times during my life that I am useless. With the love of a great man and his encouragement I have started to realise I am not useless... today I am proud of what I have done...its small but it says so much to me... I am sharing Give it... Continue Reading →

gotta use it all

Yesterday we went shopping... our neighbour had hired a carpet cleaner who was using a jet aeroplane engine for power... After 1 1/2 hours we decided it was time to leave the complex...please note here we are in a big complex and our neighbour is situated one city block from us but we were being... Continue Reading →

Fail by company to deliver goods

Officeworks..I use to use them to deliver my Christmas gifts... no more. Today is day 38 since handing over a handmade quilt to be delivered to our niece for her first born baby.... yes you guessed it we probably will never see the thing again. Firstly they say they have tried to deliver it three... Continue Reading →

thinking outside the box

I need something that I can use in my sewing...I need to measure angles. I can get the items from the sewing store but I do not shop at the 'sewing' store... who in their right mind would pay those prices? Hubby stopped by the $2 store and got me a set square and protractor.... Continue Reading →

Valentines day

who is going to celebrate Valentines day? We arent, we dont.... we prefer to make sure we express our love daily. Valentines day, to us, is simply a money grabber. Today I made jam. Hubby stopped at the fruit stall on the way home and grabbed discounted fruit so I could make jam...this I needed... Continue Reading →

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