29 October 2017

The Week that Was 29th October 2017

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Not much conscious saving of money, time or energy done this week. I picked up a virus sometime over the weekend and spent most of the week in bed feeling sad and sorry for myself.

But, having a well-trained family, they managed to:

Cook all meals, using either freezer meals or ingredients on hand. Nothing fancy, but take away didn't appear once.

Dry the washing on the clothesline.

Do the weekly grocery top-up and stuck to the list.

Towards the end of the week:

I took advantage of a sale and Hannah's staff discount and ordered hair spray and dry shampoo. The hairspray is for me, the dry shampoo is for the Dignity Bags we're putting together. Saved 60% off RRP.

Didn't drive very far, so no need to get petrol this week (a good thing - it jumped up 32c a litre in the 20 minutes it took to drive past the service station, drop Hannah off and come back the other way!). I've put this week's petrol money into our holiday fund.

Put more fruit to soaking for two more Christmas cakes.

I made a batch of Christmas cupcakes.

I made a double batch of Miracle Spray.

I now own a mobile phone that won't need recharging every 4 hours, with more data, and 650 minutes a month international calls free, plus a $25 discount on my first bill and two movie tickets (I see a date night in my future) and all for $3.71 LESS that what I've been paying.

Wayne cooked our roast on the barbecue (we decided to stick to the meal plan and have a roast), so no need to use the oven - keeping the house cool and saving on electricity.

Downloaded free ebooks for my Kindle.

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  1. Hello Cath
    I hope you've recovered from your bug. Just wanted to say thank you for the vanilla essence instructions, I made some last week and am excited to see how it goes!

    1. Amanda you'll love it! And the longer it sits, the better it becomes. I just topped up my "spare" bottle last week and added another fresh vanilla bean. With all the Christmas baking coming up I'll go through quite a bit. Even with the price of vanilla beans, it works out cheaper. I've been using the Aldi vodka - very inexpensive.

  2. Hope your feeling better Cath. Isnt the price of petrol ridiculous at the moment. Im trying to combine as many trips as possible to conserve petrol.

    1. Thanks Rebecca. Petrol prices are out of control - I'm trying to go out no more than twice a week and do everything possible on those trips. Takes some planning but so far it's working. Otherwise I ask Wayne to pick up whatever when he's on his travels for work - sometimes he can, sometimes he can't, we just figure it out :)


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