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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Look! I Received a Wonderful Gift Today!

Hello lovely readers. Today is just another day. No birthdays or special reason to celebrate. However when I arrived home today I found this surprise on my doorstep...

Bananas, Zucchini, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Winged Beans, Okra & Home Made Chutney!
Today's gift made me very happy, thrilled me to pieces and gave reason to feel like life is one lovely celebration. It fits with my want of Eco, Simple, Frugal and Local. Thanks Kelly and Carl! The gift was useful, delicious and beautifully presented too. A really really really nice surprise!!!

To know their labour and skills went into producing all of the fruit, vegetables and eggplant chutney made it even more special. Have you received anything this great before? Or placed a surprise like this, on someones doorstep? It's now tucked away in my brain as a great gift giving idea.

Please feel free to comment about your gift receiving and gift giving experiences. It's so interesting to know what your thoughts are. Your comments can be in any language you want. I know I have lots of readers from around the world (including many from France). So don't be shy.

Have a great day everyone :-)


  1. What a lovely surprise for you. They made you a lovely gift. Peoples thoughts and kindness is heartwarming.

    No lovely surprises ever left on my door step. I do like to receive the glut of my in-laws veg now and again.

  2. Hi - I got lots of recycled wood dropped on my drive, i've also had veggies from my neighbour and eggs from another neighbour. one of the reasons I make jam and chutney is to give to my neighbours and colleagues to say thanks - love froogs xxx

  3. Hi there,

    And it is all yummy, I can vouch for it!

    Have a good day,

  4. What a great gift this is the kind of gift I LOVE to get & to give. Mmmm bananas there $14.99kg here at the moment.

  5. Oh aren't you lucky! I would love to receive a gift like that!

  6. Wow, lucky you! I had my first bananas since Cyclone Yasi the other day - $12/kg. Worth every cent.

    I've spent this week in Lajamanu and Katherine. The fruit and vegies have been surprisingly good here. A friend made a zucchini and walnut pizza with home grown zucchinis - it was the best pizza I've ever had.

  7. Yes, very lucky me. And am really appreciate gifts like this.

  8. That was a great gift and surprise. Yes, I have in the far past received those kinds of gifts. I cannot remember any lately...lol. But, I can return kindnesses with my jelly I can. I cannot remember the last time I was able to just drop something off, either. If I take things to friends out of town, I don't leave...lol. I mean, I ring the doorbell and visit.


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