Category Archives: Footnote Frivolity***

Sustainable and legal? Sustainable House and Sustainable Food

A couple of decades ago, former environmental lawyer Michael Mobbs set about turning his inner Sydney home into a sustainable oasis*: the mains water was disconnected, the solar panels got put in, and a waste facility was buried in the backyard. … Continue reading

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Wedding album on a shoe(string) budget – part one

In the midst of last year’s wedding planning, Cheap Geek and I decided to forego the traditional wedding album. We figured that we wanted our money to go towards the talent rather than fancy paper and ink. Fortunately, our photographer … Continue reading

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Saving money with weekly grocery boxes from your local

There’s been a discussion on mustbethrifty about the virtues of fruit and veg market shopping; unfortunately, I rarely go to markets but end up at Coles instead due to a combination of Flybys incentives, a weird work schedule and possibly … Continue reading

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Okonomiyaki: as you like it pancakes

While I can’t recreate cream pans, I can recreate okonomiyaki. Due to it’s flexible nature, it is a great recipe for using up the odds and ends rolling around the bottom of the crisper drawer… Continue reading

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Gratefully thrifty

Some of my former coworkers are negotiating salaries with their new bosses. Their lifestyles are unsustainable at the currently offered pay rate, which means they’ll either have to accept the work and deal with the financial consequences or find employment … Continue reading

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