Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Frugal February Day 28

Not much happened today. It was a million degrees so I stayed at home with the aircon.

My Mum made the most delicious pork for dinner. It was marinated in soy sauce, garlic, Ginger, chilli and shallots which is all pretty easy, but it tasted better than anything in the world.

For dessert I finished off the piece of cake I bought at the markets. It was pretty yummy, but obviously the oven was too hot because it was too gooey in the middle but had a dark crust at the edge.

I've noticed that the majority of people, even supposedly good cooks, make their cakes like this time and time again - does anyone know why? Do most people actually like them this way and I'm just weird? Or do people just struggle with fan forced ovens (still)?

In other news, I bought a LivingSocial voucher for $55 to spend at La Senza for only $24. Pretty good timing, I have my eye on something I saw there last week. Since some of my friends bought it too, my voucher will actually be free! But because I'm kind I'll split the saving with the girls.

And tonight I finally watched Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, which I really liked. I'm a big fan of the books by Kerry Greenwood, you should check them out if you haven't already.

And I have a second thrifty tip for you all, courtesy of a show called Genius: instead of stamping a letter, put a fake address on the front and the intended recipient's address as the sender on the back. The letter will be returned to the 'sender', who is actually the person you were writing to all along, and you'll save sixty cents!

Spent today: $18
Spent this week: $78.50 (yesss)
Spent this month: $391.45 (yessssss)

I've managed four weeks of Frugal Feb now and stuck to my $100/week budget (on average). Tomorrow I'll be celebrating in frugal style and doing a round-up of my spending this month and the tips I've picked up.


  1. I hope my cakes are not like that.

  2. Not even a little bit! When I was writing this I actually thought to myself that you're one of the few people who doesn't do this. Further evidence that we are the same person.