Monday, 20 April 2009


Great Stuff from Bernard Hickey at 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.


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’.


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