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I went food shopping today.

Anyone who thinks children become less expensive when they’re adults is fooling themselves. I went to Costco, Coles and Aldi today. (It was a spend day.) I spent almost $500 on food, cleaning supplies and pet food. I’ll pour myself … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: You can’t manage what you don’t measure.

Part of my new year is that I want to be a bit more accountable for various things around the place this year. I’ve blogged about my “No Spend Days” chart which works really well for tracking my spending and … Continue reading

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It’s round 2 of the competition on Rockstar Finance…

Hi everyone. Remember when I asked for your help for my blog post in the competition last month? Yes, it’s now up for voting in the second round. The competition is live for 48 hours which, judging from the time … Continue reading

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This post will be deleted in 48 hours. (Edited… no it won’t!)

Good news and bad news. The good news is that The Other Blog has a post that was accepted in a competition. It’s like a tennis tournament… 2 blog posts get pitted against each other, people vote and the winner … Continue reading

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We hope you all had a very merry Christmas. One of my friends at work gave me some bowties for the puppers to wear for the festive day. Don’t they look dapper? The Christmas tree is now such a glorious … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: The plan comes to fruition.

So what does one do when everything finally comes together and a plan is executed? One celebrates! My boss was singularly unimpressed, but everyone else loves it. Yes, the house sale limped its way over the line and the money … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Tex Glanville

My cousin in the US linked to this youtube clip of my grandfather. I had no idea this existed. šŸ™‚ My grandfather was active in the vaudeville circuit in Australia, also performing hypnotism as well as the rope spinning, slack-wire … Continue reading

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This new move is very hard to take…

This was taken at around 4:30pm yesterday, as we spent an hour on the beach. Poppy and Jeff finally decided that it might be ok to get their feet wet. Thermomix Recipe: Nonna’s MeatballsĀ Not a single bad comment on this … Continue reading

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But I love my little house…

Just poking my head in…. almost certainly putting my house on the market. Big decisionĀ that has to be made in a hurry…. Not at all what I ever thought would decide to do. But this looks like a great opportunity. … Continue reading

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IĀ think the jet lag is over… Though I find I’m still saying stupid things to people that I don’t mean. Maybe it might need another day. This is a bunch of flowers sent to me by Thermomix to celebrate the … Continue reading

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