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

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 buying nothing – day five and all the fun of the fair.

    This little flashback is to my late summer month of no spending when the Royal Canberra Show was in town. Could there be anything which represents consumer culture and junk more than the modern ag-show? The show bags, ridiculous wigs, novelty toys, giant teddy bears, inflatable hammers, balloons, giant plastic cups, the list goes on. … More One month of buying nothing – day five and all the fun of the fair.

One month of buying nothing – day three. Coats and SALES!

Day three of the month of no spending was bit more of a challenge simply because the place I met my husband for lunch was in the mall near my office. I had to drag myself past shops  bulging with ‘stuff.’ One store in particular had a whole range of clothes in my favourite mustard yellow colour. … More One month of buying nothing – day three. Coats and SALES!