We stopped in at Aldi before our Warrnambool whale-watching.
They had a sale on melamine picnic ware and I fancied having a dedicated set for our (at that stage still on the wishlist) van!
Many of the pieces were just $1.00 each so I was worried they might sell out. There were several colours available but the green was almost a peridot shade, in keeping with our previous day's fossicking - and I thought it would be the best match for the thermal mugs we already owned.
The mugs were a wonderful bargain, bought at a liquidation warehouse for $1.00 each. As they retailed for more than $10.00 usually, we bought 20! It may have seemed excessive at the time but means we have separate sets for camping, picnicking and caravanning - as well as some in our beverage case!
Nick and I visited our favourite dump shop on Saturday. We came away with a swag of caravan stuff for just $7.50! Our loot included two curtain rods, a fly screen (for the roof hatch) and lots of almost-matching cutlery with rather funky skinny handles.
I didn't buy knives as we have them in excess at home, having purchased a wooden box full from a building demolition shop when preparing for our wedding, long before our camping adventures began. I use the box they came in for my journal cards.