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Friday, February 10, 2012

The Grapes of Math



The Marketman came up trumps for us again yesterday, with a total of $40 giving us 20kg of potatoes and 10kg of green seedless grapes, all fresh from the Brisbane Markets. These prices are well under current supermarket prices, especially the spuds. I figure we've saved over $20 easily (going on the prices I vaguely remember spying when I was shopping earlier in the week).

Of course, being Devereaux's the kids have devoured nearly half the grapes already. I gave them a couple of high fibre sandwiches each for lunch today, so hopefully that'll balance things out or we might be running up to the school with some undies.

Buying fruit in bulk, usually one or two boxes a week, means our kids can eat healthy snacks without us having to snap at them to leave some for school lunches.

If you can find someone locally who buys from the markets for restaurants, or even if you simply ask green grocers for box prices, you'll save money every week plus have more of the good stuff for you and your family.





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Bruce Devereaux is one of the nicest people he knows. When not at work he enjoys reading, writing, hiding from his children and not changing nappies.

 

His career, and if we used the term any more loosely an e might fall out, has included a gardener, a personal lender, a console operator, a stop/go man (not as big a bludge as you might think but great if you’re into sunburn, abuse and varicose veins), a cleaner of banks and pubs and, for a very brief period, a door to door salesman (until the last door he knocked on was answered by a very scary woman with tremendously hairy legs).

 

Bruce Devereaux currently works as a forty-five-year-old award winning customer service officer (glass statuette available upon request) for the Bank of Queensland and as a very casual employee for Corrective Services. He likes to believe he excels at both but then he has always been prone to exaggeration.

 

His favourite colour is green, with a picture of Dame Nellie Melba on one side and General Sir John Monash on the other. His favourite flower is self-raising.

 If you see him around town, call his wife immediately - he's probably snuck out and left her alone with all the kids.


 

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