We had a wonderful time relaxing, shopping at both Mill Markets ( antique mega stores ), enjoying morning and afternoon teas out and had a lovely picnic by the lake at Daylesford. We took all our own snacks, water bottles, teabags, breakfast spreads and a few treats. The weather was glorious which can be unusual for Ballarat.
Here's what else we got up to this week -
* Saved $12 on petrol by activating and using an offer from Flybuys in their phone app. We used the 10 cents a litre discount to fill up both our cars.
* Used our Flybuys card to pay for our groceries while we were in Ballarat. Every time we get to 2000 points, Darren converts it into $10 and loads it onto the card. A great little bonus for doing our usual shopping at Coles and Kmart.
* Donated a couple of bags of unwanted items to Savers and received a few discount stamps. They only allow one stamp per day so I make sure I do a few trips when driving by to really make my donation count.
* Dried all the washing on the line.
* Refilled and diluted the shampoo and conditioner pump bottles. I diluted them by 1/3.
* When we left our accommodation to come home, we took all the food that was included in the price for our breakfasts. We took home a couple of pieces of fruit, a box of orange juice, milk and a small tub of margarine
* Converted $20 worth of Flybuys points into money.
* Picked silverbeet from our garden to include in two main meals. Broccoli isn't cheap at the moment so the silverbeet is our ' green ' vegetable on our plates.
* Found lots of great presents at Savers. I found new pizza trays ( with the holes in it ) for $2.99, Royal Albert bits and pieces, Tupperware hamburger presses for $3.99, brand new cook books for $2.99, baby coat hangers for Megan and a table runner for $2.99 ( I might keep that one ). I've made a fantastic start on the present list for 2019 and 2020.
* Bought hard cover Mr Men books at The Mill Market in Ballarat. They were $10 for 5 and they are in excellent condition. I'll be putting them away for when our future grand children come to visit.
* We received out electricity bill and saved $21 compared to the same time last year. It might not be much but with power prices skyrocketing, we are very happy with the saving.
* Cut the end off a shower moisturiser tube to scrape out the last of the contents.
* Fed weeds, bread and grass to the chickens.
* Darren emptied both compost bins into the veggie garden.
|The miner's cottage|
|Mill Market buy|
|Apricots growing on our tree.|