Christmas Break on a Budget

Ice cream plum puddingHello everyone and welcome to 2016! It has been a while between blog posts, but what can I say, life has been busy!

Mr Kale and I spent our Christmas break with my family in Melbourne. In August I started a new job working full time for a university, which closes down completely between Christmas Eve and the start of January, so we were able to visit for ten days without me taking any leave. [Read more…]

A Frugal Valentine’s Day

Chocolate dipped fruit

Valentine’s Day isn’t usually a big deal here in Australia, but since it was mine and Mr S’s first one together, we decided we wanted to celebrate a bit. [Read more…]

78 Last-Minute Frugal Homemade Christmas Presents

homemade presents frugal

With my graduation being so close to Christmas, I haven’t been as organised as I usually am with regards to homemade presents. Maybe you’re the same way, life has been busy and now here we are, the last weekend before Christmas (how on earth did that happen!).

Never fear, I have scoured my favourite blogs to put together a list of frugal homemade Christmas presents that only need an hour or two to put together. You should be able to find something for everyone on your list! [Read more…]

Graduation Day!

PhD graduation

Today, after just over four years of study, I graduated with my PhD in zoology. It’s been a long and sometimes difficult road but it feels great to have got to the end of it! [Read more…]

Real Food Round-Up 27/11

Pappadums and yogurt

I’m back with my weekly real food round-ups, even if it is a little late this week. Last week I ate a mixture of meals, including some very frugal ones using eggs and some not very frugal meals out.  [Read more…]