01 April 2010

Spending Hiatus - Week Nine

Good morning I hope your day is as bright and sunny where you read from as mine is today. If you are a Sydney reader you probably noticed that it was quite cool this morning when you awoke. According to my weather gage it was a nippy 16C (60F), so maybe Autumn is due shortly after all, just in time for Easter.

Well, so this week is the first of my extension on the spending hiatus. How did I go? I am happy to report that all I bought this week were the groceries and chocolate eggs for teachers gifts and of course the Easter egg hunt on Sunday morning. Very pleased with myself indeed.

I am even more pleased with the little activity I began the other day when L and I had to change our outdoor activities for indoor ones because of the rain. L helped me do some rearranging of things around the house, including some furniture and just that exercise has given a real sense of newness to our home.

There are a few more rooms that need some refreshing so I'm looking forward to continuing this over the coming weeks.

This will be the last post for this week as we are off on a little break for a few days, I'll be taking with me the books shown above which have all been borrowed form the library and friends, how good am I?

So happy Easter to all my blog friends around Australia and the world and I'll see you next Tuesday.

Images courtesy of The Book Depository and Amazon


  1. Yay for doing so well this week Engracia! I love the library too and always have a collection of books out that I've borrowed from their shelves. Hope you and your family have a lovely Easter x

  2. You're doing a great job! No way I could be that good! Hope you have a lovely Easter and break, see you soon!

  3. Congratulations on a spectacular spending hiatus week Engracia. I hope you have a wonderful break and Easter with your family. ~ Tina XX

  4. I just found your blog through some of my blog buddies above! I'll certainly be back for more now that I'm your newest follower. Enjoy all that lovely down time with your books...bliss.

  5. Happy Easter to you.
    I am also reading Jasper Jones at the moment. It is so good I don't want it to end. I keep putting it aside to delay the inevitable.

  6. Nice collection of borrowed books - Downtown chic + the sartorialist are on my list to read and someday own.
    Enjoy your break!

  7. I am thinking of asking for Domino for mothers day and just came across The Selby blog this week! Happy reading Engracia and Happy Easter!
    J xx

  8. Thank you for you kind words over on my little blog. I am off to have a peek around yours. Love the book selection by the way. Can't get enough of The Sartorialist myself.