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Thank you yet again, Judy :-) As for patterns I both create and collect. I make when I can't find what I want. Why re-invent the wheel! I'm happy to share patterns with you but I suppose that will depend on what software you use. We'll follow up on the matter by email :-)
I warned you I'd be looking at your old puzzles. I'm amazed by the techniques you've mastered and the designs you create. What a marvelous combination, Chrissie? Do you collect patterns or make your own? These are just fabulous. I think I can learn tons from studying your puzzles. I feel honored to know you!
LOL... we're in parallel flyer universes... ours has mangoes 2 for $3.50 this week! Ditto on the mango/whattie thought pattern :-)
Yes, our cost of living is similar to many places in the US - mid sized cities, at least the ones in the upper midwest. I was looking through my flyers today and spotted mangos on sale and I burst out laughing. (2/$3) I'm sure I'll always think about you whenever I see mangos.
Is your cost of living akin to that in the US? It seems to be similar going only by the fruit prices you mention. Having spent several months in the US I know for sure that our cost of living is much higher. Even allowing for a higher average income here it doesn't compensate fully for the difference. So I'd say that things are a lot more expensive now than when you were here.
Your camping trip sounds wonderful, Sue. What a great chance to relax after 17 straight days with 1st graders - what WERE you thinking!
Hugs from us both to you.
I'm pretty sure we had papaya in Queensland. I'm starting to think things have gotten very expensive in Oz. I had a couple of mangos this summer and they were less than $1 each (75 cents, if I remember correctly). I have no idea what the regular price is, as the store I shop at doesn't usually carry them. I priced green grapes today and the organic ones were $6.98 for 2 lbs. I didn't check if there were any non-organic ones (which is the type I usually buy), which would be cheaper. And since we are headed for winter, grapes are no longer in season.
Enjoyable one, Chrissie. Thanks for the fun and conversation. Have a good week. It's Thanksgiving here, so school is out for the week. I just finished 17 days in 1st grade and will NEVER EVER do that again. Going camping with the horses and some friends in the nearby Ocala National Forest for Tuesday-Saturday. Hugs to both of you.
Yes, our currencies are pretty close. What do you call expensive for a mango? We're paying $1.99 each and they are huge ones. They may become even cheaper when the glut of the season arrives. I've developed a good filleting technique by now as we eat one a day with lunch :-) I've never eaten papaya in Oz.... but I ate it in the US. The papaya is known as papaw here - not to be confused with the North American paw paw. Seems mighty confusing to me!
Mangos, papayas etc. tend to be very expensive here and I rarely buy them, unless I'm treating myself. I think the only time I've had a papaya is when I visited your fair country. I just did a quick check and our currencies aren't that far apart, so I'm not surprised you don't buy many grapes.
It's the only one we taste test too. Sally is The Designated Taster :-) It's been a while since we had them as low as $6 per Kg! Our regular price floats around $8 per kg. Happily the mango season is upon us and they are super cheap and super delicious so we can live sans grapes :-)
Wow, that's unbelievable. I won't buy them when they're $6/kg. I generally do a taste test with grapes as well. Come to think of it, it's the only food I do that.
Hey, whattie -speaking of nutrition and the grapes herein - we saw our first grapes of the season in the market today. About $18.98 a kilogram (2.2 lbs). Sally did a taste test - sour! We'll wait until they're sweeter... and cheaper :-))
Could do that, Pat but not all of it... some looks a bit tough :-))
Thanks, Francine. 3:21 is grand - my time wasn't much better and I'd made the perishin' thing :-)
Onya, Fay :-) Thanks, mate.
Thanks, Shirley. I enjoy doing the quilt blocks (have drawn up dozens of them!) but don't like to post them too often in case people are bored by them.
Lots of nutrition here.
We can eat our way through this one, Foxy.
Good, fun puzzle. Thanks Chrissie.
Fun to do, thanks Chrissie
You are very good at Quilt blocks, Chrissie, and this one is very sweet, Thanks Chrissie. :):)
Thank you, Dear One!
Variety is the spice of life (I avoid cliches like the plague!)
Interesting combination of images, L. Thanks!