Veggie plot, pot garden or a few herbs on the window sill?

Having breakfast on the balcony this morning we found ourselves trying to count the many figs growing on our potted fig. Suffice to say there are many. We have wondered if it paid to have the pots of food on our balcony as we have to pay for soil to top the pots up, fertilizer... Continue Reading →



333 project, ten items or less, minimalism??? I have reduced my wardrobe to a usable amount of clothes for me. My journey began when we were moving house a few years ago. I had large packing boxes filled with clothes I didnt wear. I didnt have time during the move to sort and organise so... Continue Reading →


Well I have had fun this week. Hubby and I are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary today. He is at work and I am doing housework and sewing lol. On Saturday we walked to the local shopping centre...well the bigger one up the hill rather than the smaller on across the road. We had ice... Continue Reading →

Meat top up

well I have spent all of my left over grocery money to top up the freezer with meat...beef, beef mince and chicken.. lamb is way to expensive as usual...sigh This lot of meat should do us for quite some time as there is only the tow of us here. The chicken will be for meals... Continue Reading →

Hubby got me a gift

Hubby came home yesterday with a gift for me...he had a bag full of fruit and veg. It cost him $3. On the way to the bus he passes an IGA store and it is usually selling off the older fruit and veg.. I am not a fruit and veg snob so love the deals... Continue Reading →

new job???

Today I finished my first batch of coasters. I call them blue lace. My kids will get these ones for Christmas gifts at some time because they were the experiment. I am umming and ahhing on whether to keep making them and selling them on eBay or something.. I think I will keep making them... Continue Reading →

Groceries …we killed it

I sat and did two online grocery orders yesterday. One item at a time I compared two stores. One store had a better delivery price but failed with lack of herbs and spices. We use a lot of those so I was disappointed to find that the one store scored badly here. Also the same... Continue Reading →

cheap holidays ?????

We have grand-kids in three different states. Every year we visit one group so we manage to see them once every two years. This year we thought we would see if we could visit two lots in a round trip. We started well... air fares were down by one flight. We were able to fly... Continue Reading →

end of month

just an update Well we are fast approaching the end of our financial month. We have done pretty well with the grocery money savings this month. I took $50 less out of the bank last month and this month. I have just over $10 left for groceries this month and Hubby will grab some cheap... Continue Reading →

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