Our Frugal Lifestyle

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Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beachy Frugal Fun.

On Sunday Dolly and I spent a frugal morning hanging out at the Waterfront. I love swimming in the open sea but crocs and Box Jellyfish just make it too risky at this time of year. The Waterfront is a great compromise. It's sea water with a net to eliminate things getting in, lifeguards keep on eye on people and... now... they have tubes for free use. Which I had fun with.
Free Use of Tubes

There is free parking for 2 hours and we go early-ish so there is hardly anyone about the place. I took along fruit that was getting soft and needed eating, drinks that are left over from Dolly's party and frozen water.

We took along a few plastic op-shop toys (Dora Dolls and cooking gear) however Dolly had more fun with the flowers she gathered from the ground.
Creative Gene.

I love outings like this, it really does give me the impression I've had a real break. It cleanses the weeks stresses away and prepares me for a new week. It's like a mini holiday.
Life in the Tropics

Do you have frugal fun on your day off or weekends? What kind of activities do you do?


  1. The simple things in life are the best, aren't they? I love the fact that your daughter is enjoying the flowers more than the toys. I wonder what she is imagining as she plays with them? BTW, those are plumeria blooms, are they not? They are beautiful!

  2. That looks a great way to spend a couple of hours. Looks like you had a good time. We love to have a drive to the beach and take a picnic & walk on the beach with the dog. We've only just come out of winter here so maybe with the weather improving we may get away for a day soon.

  3. Hi Frugal by Choice,
    I had to google Plumeria Blooms :-) as I had never heard of them! And yet it's the official name for Frangipanis which grows in abundance here in Darwin.

    Hi Karen,
    I live in the tropics so never have wintery days at the beach. However all those romantic movies with couples walking on the beach rugged up in cardi's and jumpers looks very inviting.

  4. What fun! We live across the street from a lake, which is quite nice. The water is great but the sandy beach area isn't so much. We live about 2 hours from the ocean which is fun but kind of hassle to get there.


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