Category Archives: shopping

Skinflint Sunday: Buy useful souvenirs.

I’ve talked about podcasts before and how much I rely on them to make my new commute bearable. Long-term readers will know that while I was paying the horrendously high bridging finance on The Best House In Melbourne for 18 … Continue reading

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So instead of gardening, I’ve been knitting.

So I bought a cat scratching post thing. I’m thinking that I might get a leather couch or two at some stage after I move, because Poppy and Jeff are obviously snoozing on the fabric couches while I’m at work … Continue reading

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I’ve joined the CLUB.

It’s so nice having young chooks again! Here’s the haul from around two days worth of egg collecting. Even though we don’t seem to have a huge range of different types of chooks, there’s still enough variance in the eggs … Continue reading

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Jeff and other stuff

Jeff is feeling this at the moment. He’s decided that the spot on the floor¬†beside the open back door is where he wants to pee. You can imagine how well that is going down with his beloved Mummy. Argh!!!!! Saw … Continue reading

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Paris – is there anything to do there?

Quick question – and I really DO need the help. Next year I’m doing the trip I’ve waited over 30 years to do and I’m going over to Europe.¬†I planned this trip when I was 16 but then started doing … Continue reading

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Argh! Running out of time!

    Today is the last day I have to clear off any jobs left lurking from 2013. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do them all, but I’ll give it a mighty try. My favourite task will be … Continue reading

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Costco – at last.

  (Photos filched from the internet.) WHY HAS NO ONE TOLD ME ABOUT COSTCO? I mean; I knew about it. It’s been here for a couple of years, after all. But no one actually took me to see it. Until … Continue reading

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Why are the holidays so short?

Even in the holidays I like a good English Teacher meme. The holidays are drawing to a close. Readers who’ve been with me for a while will know that I’m usually torn between a feeling of mourning, mixed with frenetic … Continue reading

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Am back, but swamped.

Arrved back 3 days ago. Had the most wonderful time!! I slept most of Sunday, then went to work. Unfortunately, I gave my students assessment tasks like essays and book reports to do when I was away, so I’ve been … Continue reading

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Counting down…

Yippee!!!!! I have my morning off today, then I go in for two periods of year 7 English in the afternoon and then that’s the end of work for a whole week. Hong Kong here I come!!! 4 sleeps to … Continue reading

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