One month of no spending – day thirty: the finish…and the start!

    Today I was sifting through my wardrobe looking to sort the keepers from the no-longer-wears. I tried on a blazer I bought a few years back but rarely wear. The cut and fabric are great but I realised what annoys me about it is the overly long sleeves. Rather than toss it in … More One month of no spending – day thirty: the finish…and the start!

One month of no spending – day 23 and 24: fast food and farmer’s markets.

    Day 23 The more I think about the problems facing our society, the more I want to think about how to solve them. So our evening viewing today consisted of Food Inc. I read Fast Food Nation before a trip to America a few years back and was shocked and horrified enough about … More One month of no spending – day 23 and 24: fast food and farmer’s markets.

One month of no spending – day seventeen: camel pots and cacti.

We started  the morning being super efficient collecting fat red tomatoes, zucchini, fat summer melons and the most beautifully perfumed basil from our garden plot. In the afternoon, we made a rookie error and went to Bunnings to get some seedlings to plant for autumn. I should NEVER go to Bunnings.  (For anyone not from Australia, Bunnings is a hardware store … More One month of no spending – day seventeen: camel pots and cacti.

One month of no spending – day fourteen: crazy strong Korean vinegar and organic gardening

Today was day fourteen of my month of minimalism and it presented a whole new type of challenge. We had to buy some super-strength vinegar for weeding the crushed granite paths at our community garden plot. The committee pointed us in the direction of a new but dangerous find – a huge and amazing Korean supermarket … More One month of no spending – day fourteen: crazy strong Korean vinegar and organic gardening

One month of buying nothing – day eleven: reflecting on minimalism.

I finally had to do the groceries today but stuck to a pretty solid list. I also tried to look for seasonal things, I figure its probably cheaper as well as less likely to have been flown across the planet for my eating pleasure. Other than that, I’m still doing really well. So what has … More One month of buying nothing – day eleven: reflecting on minimalism.