Hints and Tips from the Victory Garden: Frugality With Flair

BookBaby
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When life gives you lemons, make marmalade. These hints are for you if there’s too much week and not enough money. To make up the shortfall of what you have versus what you need, try a little imagination and creativity.

Hints and Tips from The Victory Garden illustrate skills and tools that answer the question, ‘What can I do?’ There is always something we can do. Need a wall hanger? Try a toast rack from the tip shop. Turn an old barbecue into a water saver garden sink, a 10kg onion bag is perfect for a compost tea bag. Recycle sheets and towels for further domestic use. Keep cuddling that old favourite jumper as a water bottle cover.

Learn how the frugal life can be easy, fun and safe.

A yearning to give to family, friends and community combined with a small income results in unique gifts. A garden, the natural world, the tip shop, offers a cornucopia of creativity. Home-made preserves, potpourri and artistically packaged biscuits, a bunch of flowers or potted plant, chicken soup for an ailing friend, gift cards and carry bags, make satisfying work and need little money. The process, however, may be seriously addictive!

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BookBaby
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Published on
May 26, 2017
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Pages
120
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ISBN
9781543904031
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Language
English
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Genres
House & Home / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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“But only children bully,’ stated the local mayor as I tried to explain my dilemma.

Dreams of verdant abundance and bountiful crops interrupted only by chortling of bird song, had become a nightmare of earth shaking doof doof music, hurtling cars and the constant whine of air conditioners. A neighbour’s indiscriminate water usage resulted in a moat around our new dwelling. I had begun to refer to the house as ‘migraine mansion’.

Would we overcome the torment of our surroundings to achieve a peaceful garden paradise?

Would our recent marriage of opposite personalities survive the battle?

The struggle is interrupted by a European holiday. As ‘two Tassie travellers’ we visit 5 countries over 6 weeks. Hilarity, sulks and adventure follow when an upbeat, ‘let’s do it’ nature is combined with a ploddy, reserved character.

The weary travellers return to the enemy onslaught.

Could the victory gardens of World War 2 provide inspiration for our suburban plot?

Could Peter save the day with a technological solution?

This book is for those who have had their domestic tranquillity supplanted by neighbours from hell. It is for those who have been told that “only children bully”, “it’s just a domestic”, or “we don’t have any trouble with our neighbours”. This last comment is completed with a look which is both supercilious and pitying.

The Victory Garden is for those who have read, Six Months in Wonderland and asked, “Are you going to write another one?” and “What happens next?”

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