At the moment we have Darren's dad staying with us. He's bought his big telescope with him. We'll be doing a little star gazing and planet gazing while he's here ( clear skies permitting ).
I received a new camera for Christmas from Darren. The camera I'd been using was falling apart and I'd been struggling to use it for 18 months. Due to all my shopping this week I'd almost forgotten to set it up and take photos for this blog post. Here's what we've been up to and a few photos I've taken.
* Sold two dozen eggs to a neighbour.
* Fed the compost bin with kitchen scraps.
* Baked peanut butter choc chip biscuits to give with birthday and Christmas presents. I made a double batch of the dough and froze most of it for future baking.
* I went to the Boxing Day sales at Fountain Gate Shopping Centre. Jessica and I were there at 7.45am to get the bargains when the shops opened at 8 am. I wasn't going to shop this year but I'd found lots of card making stickers and ribbons in the discount shops before Christmas. On Boxing Day they were all half price.
* Bought a pair of sandals at 1/2 price.
* Used a gift card for Katies and bought two tops when they had their 50% off storewide sale on Boxing Day.
* Saved lots of washing machine and shower water for each next load and to water some plants.
* Emptied water bottles onto the mango plants.
* Picked handfuls of raspberries, strawberries and boysenberries.
* Made lots of egg custard with leftover egg yolks from a dessert Megan made.
* Bought a tester bottle of aftershave at a heavily discounted price on Boxing Day. It comes in a plain box but doesn't look like it's been used.
* We've had four days of humid weather here in Melbourne. We have evap. cooling in our home so it doesn't work as well in this type of weather. Instead of turning up the cooling, we used electric fans to help keep cool.
* Kept the curtains closed when it was hot.
* Saved a piece of wrapping paper that can be used in card making. I also save all ribbons from the presents.
|Our first apricot growing|
|We have a couple of mandarins that have set.|
|The lettuce is ready to pick|
|Tomato plants are growing|
|Christmas dish cloths|
|Card making supplies|
|Christmas bling stickers|
|More ribbon $1 per roll|
|My father in law's telescope.|
|Our table setting|
|A present from Jessica's boyfriend.|
What was on your frugal list this week ? Did you pick up some bargains ?