Sometimes it is the little frugal things you do that add up without you realising it. So it was that I was having a long overdue catch-up BYO lunch with my friend Evangeline from Nilbarcodfood. And while lunch she spotted something in what I thought was a dismally frugal lunchbox that she thought was of interest.
I arrived back home in Canberra just after a whirlwind tour of Taiwan. What fun! I ate and ate and ate some more, and occasionally did a bit of hiking and Youbike cycling and relaxing in the hot springs. Then I arrived home – to an empty fridge.
Ah, Christmas. How did it sneak up on me this year? One day we were still in November (heaps of time), and suddenly it is Christmas day. I didn’t even put up a tree this year. But still, some traditions are still important to me. And one of them is panettone.
I am frugal. My purpose in blogging is to share my own financial journey and to encourage others. I don’t consciously identify as being part of the green movement. But being frugal can also be good for the environment.
Marshmallows in my garden – as in edible weeds rather than the sweet sugary treat
It is hard sometimes to find healthy lunchbox snacks that your kids will eat and that which don’t contain nuts. And ideally something that isn’t processed (I hate giving them things that contain corn syrup – you would be surprised how common that is).
At the height of summer it seems like everyone is trying to give away plums. Well, not me because my baby plum tree hasn’t reached maturity (yet). But one of my friends put a call-out for a plum give away, and I quickly put my hand up and headed over with the kids in tow. They had a great time jumping up and down on my friend’s trampoline while I collected some of the best dark purple plums ever.