Wednesday 27th April, 2011
I can't believe where the last five days have gone. We have just had a five day break due to Easter and Anzac Day holiday and the days have flown by. I am not really complaining, we have had the perfect weather to get out and about.
Tony has got the next three days off. He decided to take holidays seeing this week is a short week. We have got nothing planned, just to have some quiet time at home and take things as each day comes.
Later on we have to go out and get in some supplies to replenish the pantry and fridge. I've got a laundry full of washing so I will have to make a start on that. They say the weather is going to get a bit cooler around Saturday and we may get some rain.
The service stations have been kind to us. Each week they 'discount' the petrol and then one of the days during the week they put the price up. It only lasts a day or so and the price comes down again. If you want cheaper petrol you have to try and guess when it is going to go up and fill up the car before it does.
Normally whenever there is a Public Holiday they always put up the price of petrol. This time they didn't. The price of petrol has been about the same for the last fortnight. Good for us, the car owners!
Because the market is mostly governed by Woolworths(Caltex) and Coles (Shell), most of the smaller and Independant service stations have to try and compete and so they have their petrol prices at around the same price. It's just a matter of time before they are squeezed out of the market.
From the Lens...........