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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #16485 on: February 15, 2022, 11:07:07 am »
We got one a few years ago and love it have two gas bottles and easy to replace as you can even change them over in the supermarket. We got a few bottles and half size which are great too. Like Chookie donít use the syrups ever , we may use cordial occasionally. Piece of lemon in the glass after . So easy . Over summer we fill the bottles up and keep in the fridge then when go to use it itís pre chilled to zap. Saves money and storage.

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« Reply #16486 on: February 15, 2022, 11:14:09 am »
We've also had a soda stream for years. We just make soda water too. Sometimes add lemon or lime. DD has iceblocks made from fruit teas to flavour hers. It costs $19 to swap the old cylinder for as new one at Coles or Woolies.
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« Reply #16487 on: February 15, 2022, 01:33:40 pm »
Thanks for the comments and ideas / tips everyone.  I guess I know what I am going to be buying this weekend!
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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« Reply #16488 on: March 31, 2022, 11:37:53 pm »
I found a lovely lemon and ginger syrup recipe for the sodastream so made that.  Very sweet so will make another batch with less sugar.

I went to the Garden and Flower show yesterday.  As usual, it was overwhelming and I only got to see a fraction during the 2 hours I was there, but despite the huge temptations, I did manage to keep my purchases to a few things ... none of them flowers or plants, though, just a mossie repellent candle and a 'vacuum' window cleaner.  Ral had mentioned that he and Chookie had one of these on one of my visits to them and I had always kept my eye open to buy one so, what was I to do when I saw one demonstrated at the show, I just had no choice, I paid the lovely lady and walked away with one.  I am looking forward to trying it at home as we have so many windows there the window washing is always a pet hate and I am hoping this will make the chore more manageable.  Ral ... it is a different make to yours, but hopefully will work just as well.

I was sorely tempted by a swinging chair (one that you hang from the rafters or a VERY STRONG ceiling anchor point).  Incredibly comfortable but I resisted.
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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« Reply #16489 on: April 01, 2022, 04:02:39 am »
I love coming across an item thatís on my want list, it usually is somewhere we are not expecting to find it and we just have to have it. I hope it lives up to your expectations.
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« Reply #16490 on: April 01, 2022, 01:11:46 pm »
The flower/gardening show sounds wonderful Marina. As does the vacuum window cleaner. You showed lots of restraint.
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« Reply #16491 on: April 02, 2022, 07:36:34 am »
Looks like my week for shopping this week. Bought a 200 lt chest freezer, something I had been wanting for years but never seemed to get around to it, but when we got an instrument in with woodworm it became a necessity as freezing the instrument will kill the worm, so the workshop got part of the freezer and I got part of it as well ... as they say, a win win for everyone.
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« Reply #16492 on: April 02, 2022, 09:13:49 am »
Frozen woodworm for dinner. 🤢🤢🤢🤢
A chest freezer is of no use to me as I canít reach the bottom. 😀😀😀😀😀
We used to take one to Monkey Mia years ago and take prepared food up with us. It was much smaller though.
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« Reply #16493 on: April 02, 2022, 10:25:38 pm »
Yumm .. all that extra protein :o Yuck!!
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« Reply #16494 on: April 03, 2022, 09:29:56 pm »
Marina, we had one of those chairs 53 years ago. How I know the date is that we used it to put DD in as a baby. It would move gently and she would sleep and we would get some peace.
I havenít done any grocery shopping for 2 weeks, except for fresh milk.