We got a notice in our mail box last week to say that Eva our mail lady was retiring after 56 years.....I thought it had only been 52 years.......gosh time flies by...LOL Anyhow our new mail lady is called Amber, and the letter sort of said as with anything new there will be teething problems and to be patient with her. So far so good right? That's all to be expected.
So I popped into the post office on Saturday to mail a package, and I was talking to the ladies, and mentioning how I was going to miss Eva, and is Amber going to be the same type of mail lady. Basically it was a one word answer...........NO. Oh no, Amber although nice enough is the total opposite of Eva, and as Amber has a small route to do in the morning, we won't be getting our mail until later in the day. They never did say exactly what was "wrong" with Amber, other than just to say she was no where near like Eva. So I guess I have been spoiled with Eva's service for the past 8 months, as I said "things are a changing!!" I suppose I should be grateful they are still delivering mail to your home and not expecting us to pick it up at the post office, as I can see that happening down the line........
I don't normally feature giveaways, but Tracy at Sunny Corner Farm is a relatively new blogger and is having a giveway. So I thought it would be nice for us all to support her, by popping by and saying hello.
As you know I originally come from Britain, specifically Cumbria. Well they have had some bad weather, normal weather for us in Canada, but bad weather for them, which has resulted in Carlisle Hospital running out of plaster to fix the many breaks and fractures that have come into A & E due to people falling on the ice which has not been sanded or gritted by the local council. Some of the elderly haven't been able to leave their homes in a couple of weeks as the pavements haven't been gritted? You can read about it here Also read about what my brother had to do on the estate/subdivision he lives on, read about that here.
As I was saying to my brother it's like living in a third world country at times. You pay all that council tax and for what? Mind you we have plenty to complain about over here in Canada, but I have to say we are geared up for winter here in the country and the snow plows are always out plowing the roads or sanding them in the area we live, so that's something to be thankful for.
Did you remember to put your money in your pot for the Daily Savings Club?
Today's Money Saving tip is something I do and totally agree with:
Get a crock pot. A crock pot is perhaps the best deal on earth for reducing cooking costs in a busy family. You can just dump in your ingredients before work, put it on simmer, and dinner is done when you get home. There are countless recipes out there for all variety of foods, and every time you cook this way, you’re saving money as compared to eating out.