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I have just bought 7 bananas for 75 pence at Aldi looks like we will have to make the most of it before arriving in Sept.
I see the humour now, give incorrect info and then watch people turn up at the shop.............. oh what fun.
Or is the fun watching how many people post they actually went, and were heart broken Bannana's were not at the price stated.
If a forum is for sharing cost saving ideas, then why are there no posts regarding real savings, where the cheap mortgages are, where cheap arrival accomadation is.
And why do people find it great fun (humour) to hound off the site potential job agencies, when we then read about the amount of competition for jobs.
Like I said, I now see the humour of this forum.
Yes this forum is here to help those yet to make the move but its also for those already in SA and if they are not able to come here to chat, joke or have a serious convo as and when then the forum would be a lesser place IMO. They are the ones who for the most part are happy to offer their time to help try to answer questions from those back in the UK or elsewhere looking to make the move to SA. But they can also chat about stuff relavent to their life in SA. Its not only about posting to help people not yet in SA.
While you may not agree with everything posted in this thread (or others) or find any humour in it, that is down to you. None of us see eye to eye all the time (and some far less than that). I try to keep an open mind about a forum and don't see this as being defined as only for those wanting help or offering it. Its a community of people and works accordingly, a bit of give and take, banter, serious chat and more.
*Donning mod hat now*
Lets not let this thread disintigrate into mud slinging or trying to pick an argument please. So, lets move on and get back to bananas.
Asil, if you have specific concerns regarding the forum I suggest you PM a mod rather than post about it in a thread such as this banana one. If you would like to make suggestions as to possible ways you feel might help improve certain aspects of the forum then again, please let the mods know. Or of course, the other good one, get stuck in and posting around the forum if you feel you want to help or share any knowledge or advice you may have in active threads or start new ones if you feel the need. And keep in mind community of people, not just a forum of Q&A's.
*Removes mod hat*
Point taken, and please view the other post's in which I have replied to on various sections of the forum..
Please forgive MY sense of humour on the post above.
We've been buying kilo bags of bananas in our local Woollies for $2 a bag. They're the ones they put out on the markdown trolley because they have black bits on the skin ........... nothing wrong with them inside at all ............. yummy. I've also got a couple of dozen frozen ready for smoothies mmmmmm
They were saying on the news tonight that the price will soon be dropping.
I was away on my hols when you joined up and I am just getting back into the swing of things so am sure we'll see each other round the forum more so to speak. I post as 'me' unless I have to step into 'mod mode', so you'll always be clear on which one you are getting Thanks for taking things on board. Appreciated.
Now, back to topic. Oddly, for our house here in the UK we haven't bought bananas in a while. Son went through a stage of eating 3 a day if I would let him and then when I bought a huge bunch home he decided he'd go off them. Can't imagine having to pay so much for them but hope they do come down in price in the not too distant future for those in Aus. My MIL was over for a while and hasn't eaten a banana in months so enjoyed them while here.
I was so glad the last time that banana prices were through the roof we were still in the UK. It was 4 yrs ago, wasn't it? At the time I had a child who couldn't eat dairy, was only 2, and pretty much all I could count on to fill him up was banana. I'd have been stuck still buying them at $15 / kg if we'd have been here then.
BTW in Adelaide's child there were some "allergy free" recipes in the latest issue, and 2 of them were banana recipes!! I thought that was a bit daft, if bananas are that expensive, most families will be making alternative plans for food, won't they?! (PLus I disagree about bananas being safe foods for those with allergies, I think a few people are allergic to them, esp children).
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Enjoying every day life with all our needs satisfied in this sunscorched land...
I bet many smokers complain about the cost of bananas but still smoke...we have them most weeks, buy a few from our local green grocer, usually a $ each, how much was a cigarette again? Or a lotto ticket? Or a chocolate bar....