#29 Save for more travel :-)

5 Apr

It’s been so long since an update! A very poor effort from our end. However, this one isn’t very exciting. Saving for more travel has been something that has just ticked along in the background. While we were living in Sydney Nick and I set up a joint high interest savings account and put in a large sum each and then added to it each month. If you live in Australia you’ll already know that two of the best high interest accounts are ING and USaver.

Anyway in addition to this we kept an old school money tin in Australia – you know the ones that you have to open with a can opener to prevent any temptation? Well we filled two large tins over a 12 month period. I can’t remember how much exactly, but it was enough to fund a holiday for the two of us.

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When we moved into our flat in Pitt Street, Sydney, we went from a huge 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 2 storey apartment to a small one bedroom apartment which meant we needed to downsize all of our (my) junk.

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We decided to hire a van and rent a space at Rozelle Markets on a Saturday morning. It must have taken me a week to go through everything that I had collected over the years including clothes that I no longer fitted into (SIGH! No woman enjoys that moment where you realise you’re not going to get down to your weight from when you were 21!). It was a pretty crazy day. The die-hard market goers were literally ripping boxes apart as we brought them over for the van. They know that the earlier they get there, the better the offerings.

But things died down and it got pretty boring around lunch time. All of our good stuff was gone and we were down to the $1 shoes.

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Anyway, it was a pretty interesting experience (that we ended up doing again when we were moving to London) but well worth it. We must have made $2000 from both market stalls… enough to get from London to Paris a few times… but it didn’t end up going on just travel… 😉

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