Steady hands and keen eyes are needed to spot bargains like these.
Shoppers, a once in a blue moon Price Cut. For some strange reason, canned blueberries never go on sale. I went nuts and stocked up.
The planets must be aligned to emit energies encouraging us all to get more fibre into our diets because, heck, medium sized Weetbix was also at bargain basement prices.
Stop right there. Coles-Myer, I am so onto you. Is this all in response to the announcement that... SYDNEY IS GOING TO GET A COSTCO????? The Wall Street Journal does not lie. Are you trying to prevent the cosy Woolworths/Coles supermarket duopoly from being busted in New South Wales with your seductive pricing of brand name cereal and American imported tinned fruit? You're going to have to do better that.
How about pretty floral arrangements (foreground) and free curry samples given out by non pushy nice sales people (in the background).
Because, it's kind of working. That Beef Madras tasted too good to be heat and eat. It was actually a flavoursome sauce full of tender beef pieces. If I was so inclined, removing the sticky labels and passing the lot off as 'takeaway from down the road' would fool no one in SSG Manor. Not that deception of that level is ever needed around here.
The financials - 2 curries and a basmati rice for $17. The curries usually retail for $8.50 each. There were also chutneys, naan and single serve rice/curry combo packs. Alas, no butter chicken. A bit of a find, readers. Might have to call my mum and give her the heads up. Her local Coles is a bit fancy on account of the CEO of Coles/Myer's mum living in the area. I reckon they'd probably have butter chicken plus Thai curry options at Coles Claremont, WA.
Well. Could grocery shopping get any better?
Yes, it could. I hunted down the red rock potato chips of my dreams. Every morning at 5.59am, I run past the JC Decaux adverts on the walls of the bus stops on Ryde Road. These chips are currently on the ads. They replaced the other thing I really, really wanted - Bonds poo catcher harem track pants. I have a short attention span. For most things. I still remember the black Hermes Kelly in this morning's paper. Shame, I forgot the price, though. I still want it though.
Somehow, I got over all the excitement and got home with the groceries.
From my dream potato chip, to my embarrassing dream crush.... Justin Bieber. It's that Baby, Baby song.... VH1, shame on you for playing it while would be cougars are home unpacking their shopping.
Clearly, one photograph is not big enough for both Red Rock Vintage Cheddar & Red Onion Potato Chips and Justin Bieber to be in focus and adequately exposed.
My, he does look very young in that shot. Right, sorted. Purely platonic feelings is all.
Justin himself will be in Sydney on April 26. That's a public holiday Monday, at 7am, in Martin Place. I'm sorry, but 7am is just too early for the cougar crowd. By the time you factor in morning exercise, hair and makeup, reading the paper, checking facebook and making sure husbands and children are fed and watered for the morning, well, it's already around 8.45am, isn't it? It takes a heck of a lot of work for cougars to get to where they are, let me tell you. I'm also including MILFs in my discussion. I was getting a little rowdy on facebook the other night about the Bieber news and we're just not would be cougars nowadays, we're also MILFs.
Which sort of dovetails into my best purchase of the evening...... my present for a dear friend's first child.
Aren't they adorable. I've been walking past them on the coffee table all evening.
It's always hard buying gifts for other people's babies. Especially clothes. I think that new parents should have first dibs on how they wish to dress their baby - mini me, cutesy or special gifts from the grandparents and immediate family.
Which is why one can never go wrong with ballet flats. Ballet flats are classic. You can dress them up, you can dress them down.
The back heel strap is stretchy and they are leather lined with a little pad for arch support. Made in Brazil. Unfortunately, they are for 3 months up. It was the smallest size available. Baby C will grow into them.
The slipper and sole are pink patent and the trim is a paler non patent leather. There were only 3 colourways (this, flat pink and a Chanel white with black trim) but it took me around 15 minutes to decide. I hope baby C loves them as much as I do. I promise not to ask to borrow them.
Mr SSG just got home, I'm sure he's dying to see the shoes.