Op-shop review: The Salvation Army Family Store, Temora, NSW

      Temora is a located in country New South Wales, an easy two and a half hour drive from Canberra. Its home to a handful of op-shops which, in the true style of most  small town op-shops, have absolute bargain basement prices that  put some of the boutique style city op-shops to shame. There are two Salvation … More Op-shop review: The Salvation Army Family Store, Temora, NSW

Fight food waste: bin ready bananas = beautiful banana bread (recipe)

 I had this pile of bananas that looked well and truly like the final survivors of a horrifying apocalypse. They had turned totally black and the skin had wrinkled and wilted. A couple even had tiny patches of mould on the skin. Despite their not so enticing exterior, I was wracked with guilt about throwing … More Fight food waste: bin ready bananas = beautiful banana bread (recipe)

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.