Today I am writing this from Burra in the mid-North of South Australia. Our holiday is going really well so far. We have just had 3 nights with our dear friends in Strathalbyn and were able to time our trip to join in a 70th birthday celebration of Sunday followed by dinner on Monday evening for a 21st birthday as well.
We left Strathalbyn this morning and visited The Duke’s mother, who is in residential care due to Alzheimer’s Disease. Despite the effects of this cruel affliction she was pleased to see us and it was good to be able to spend some time with her.
Then it was off to Burra , but first we stopped at the suburban shopping centre and stocked up on a few groceries. As we were walking through the shopping mall towards Foodland I noticed the post office and popped in to see if they had a 4 pack of Sally Wise’s cookbooks which I had heard mentioned on the forum of Simple Savings. I was in luck as I picked up the last 2 packs – 1 for me and 1 for my sister. They were an absolute bargain at $15 for a pack of 4 cookbooks.
Our accommodation is very well appointed and even has a slow-cooker so I will be making the most of it and making a casserole tomorrow while we are out and about. My attempts to maintain my sustainable habits are going well so far. It is easy to take my calico bags to the shops as plastic shopping bags are not an option in SA. Why can’t the rest of the country follow suit?
I finished the first dishcloth the other day and have started a second one. I just do a bit occasionally but it is good to have some handiwork to do when I feel inclined.
More holiday news in a day or so.
Your Sally Wise cookbooks were a bargain. I haven’t seen her books and am interested in getting them. Which ones do you recommend the most – as I doubt I will see the bargain you got and may have to get them one at a time!!
Thanks for your blog, sorry I don’t get to post very often but am enjoying reading what you have been up to – what an inspiration you are!
Thanks for your kind comment. I haven’t checked out the cookbooks closely enough to make recommendations, however, I will let you know once I have delved a bit deeper. I will keep an eye out for another set for you, too.
Thanks Fairy, I’ve been making enquiries locally but no joy so far – but will keep trying. Not sure how long the special at the Post Office was for and looking at Simple Savings, it looks like most have sold out!