Monday, 20 April 2009

RECESSION BUSTING

Great Stuff from Bernard Hickey at Interest.co.nz on how to hunker down in tough times

We have some more:

  • Grow stuff- its as cheap as chips and even if it is just a few herbs on a window ledge it will save you money. If you have a garden grow stuff and dont waste a thing -make jams jellies and preserves so when you buy cheap meat and stuff you can tart it up.
  • Get your shoes resoled. We have a pair of Prada sandals that are in their 4th year. Still great on the top just got thin at the heels. Outstanding, interesting shoes defy fashion cycles - treasure them.
  • Make your own cool pies. Pies can be made out of left over stuff. And they freeze.
  • Eat left overs - stop chucking good food out.
  • Eat out Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays , restaurants always do deals on these nites. Like half price Taittingers at Boulcott St Bistro if you want a cheapish treat. ( dont take Cactus though - She will drink the place dry.)
  • Buy second hand - if it is good enough for Peaches its good enough for us.

3 comments:

homepaddock said...

This is all normal behaviour for those of us on the right side of the Waitaki River who had southern Presbyterian upbringings :)

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Yes, I must say I enjoy my $350 five years ago Florsheim shoes now on their fourth and final resole.

You forgot to mention buying kutai instead of fish. Hell, if I take home $3.00 worth of live green lippies, it’s more than I can eat and when I go to Fiji, they don’t call me Kete Levu for nuthin’.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Adolf is right about the joys of mussels.
I grill them with ginger, cheese ,breadcrumbs and chilli sauce.