Friday Favourites, 1 January

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely night last night, has anyone made any resolutions for 2016?

Well, for the last week of 2015, here are the highlights!

Boxing Day Sales. I went to the local shopping centre and did a bit of shopping. I got a new camera, a tote bag to use for work and a couple of tops that would be good for work or casual.

New gym. I signed up with a new 24 hour gym that’s just around the corner from my house and used that for the first time which is pretty exciting.

Working from home. Because not much happens between Christmas and New Years I’m able to work from home which is a nice change. I was able to monitor emails and still get a whole lot of work done around the house.

Zoo membership. My Christmas present from Shane arrived this week which was a membership to the zoo! And not just any zoo, but most of the zoos around Australia, so even if I travel interstate I’ll be able to visit a zoo.

New clothesline. This might sound a bit silly, but ever since we moved into this house I haven’t been able to use the clothesline because the guy that was here before was so bloody tall I can’t reach the darn thing. So, my partner put up the rotary clothesline we got for Christmas, yay!

Tell me in the comments below, what were the highlights for your last week of 2015?

Take care,


Boxing Day Sales!

Boxing Day Sales are a big thing. Or at least, depending on the store they can be a really big thing and you can pick up some amazing bargains. I remember one year picking up a maxi dress in Forever New for $30 when it was originally $120! Man, I love bargain shopping.

Technically this year Boxing Day was yesterday, but the public holiday isn’t being recognised until Monday so all the shops, and all the people are going mad to get in store for shopping. Of course I was one of them…

I had an idea of where I wanted to go, that was dictated in part by the gift cards I had received, but I also got a little bit of cash, though I knew what that would be going towards.

I went to JB Hi-fi and got an Olympus Tough camera that I could take anywhere, including kayaking, so it doesn’t matter if it gets wet or dropped or anything like that. In fact, it comes with a floating strap so if you drop it in water, it floats! That was $296, down from $399 which is pretty good.

Other than that I had a $100 Myer gift card and a $30 Coles Myer gift card so I went to Myer and bought a Guess tote bag for $99 and a couple of tops that were on sale as well.

I still have an Anaconda gift card, so I need to pop in there, maybe tomorrow. I want to get a waterproof bag and a carabiner extension thingo, not really sure what it’s called, but basically I’ll be using it to hang my drink bottle off the kayak and dangle in the water to keep it cool. One of my friends had these on his kayak and I tried it once and it worked a real treat.

My partner and I also got a Bunnings gift card to get a few things around the house, like cement to go with our new rotary clothes line, and a screen door for the front of the house. Maybe I’ll also indulge in a doggy door as well while we’re there…

Have you indulged in any Boxing Day sales? What did you get?

Take care,