I am a British born, living in Canada. Moved to the countryside in 2009 to a 1909 stone farmhouse. In 2014 we are going to embark on a new adventure with our home ownership.

Life is never ever dull around here and I always have a tale to tell!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

A funny, grocery shopping and the Home of the Week

I found this old post from 2009 and it is as funny now as it was then, so if you have a minute please click on the link for a little read.  On a sad note, Jo whose blog I "borrowed" it from has since then passed away, but I am quite sure she'd want to remind you about this post.

By the way as I was laughing at it, I had another coughing fit (SIGH), I must stop watching and reading funny things until I am better!!

I had to go into town on Thursday so called in at Sobey's to pick up a couple of things.

Those few items cost $37.18 and you know what, I used $14.98 in coupons, so it should have been $52.16.  I had buy on get one free coupons on the shaving gel that expire on April 30th.  The liquid soap was a good deal as it was on sale for $3.50 and I had $2 off coupons.  I also had $2 off coupons for the fish as well.  The granola bars and the ice cream were on sale plus they had bonus Sobey's points on them as well.  I am still under budget for the month of April.  I need to go through my coupons to see what else is expiring the end of the month and see if there are any more that need using up.  


This week's "Home of the Week," is actually lovely inside.  The price of $1.5 million is as always crazy, but what is worse is where it's situated.  They obviously tore down the original house/bungalow and put up this one.  It sticks out like a sore thumb; how on earth do they get planning permission to do something like this?  Also there are no drapes or blinds on the window?  Where we live in the middle of the country side it makes no odds, but they are in the middle of the city with lots and lots of neighbours?

When dd lived in the condo she had a guy in the building opposite that used to do his cooking in the nude, so people do notice what's going on in neighbours homes!!!

The "Condo of the Week," is interesting and pricey at $2.5 million, but its right down town.  Saying that though I wouldn't take it as I can't stand what they did to the ROM and having to look at that all the time would be annoying!!!  At least this time the bathroom has frosted windows!!!!  Very high end fixtures and fittings but still don't want it.  I actually like the art work in that place, it fits in so well doesn't it?

I have come to the conclusion though, I am an old fashioned type of gal, not a modern one!!

3 super stars left a comment:

There is nothing wrong with being an old fashioned gal. :)

I like the inside of the house too, but no window coverings...even in the bathroom???
Jane x

Old fashioned.......? That's trendy now

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