With February only being a short month, it was over in a flash. It has been a very social month for us. As we have still been exploring NSW, it has given us plenty of time to catch up with family and friends in various parts of the state. So here is our expense report for February 2021.
The first few days of the month we spent exploring the Hunter Valley. It had been well over 25 years since we had visited the area and we could see lots of changes around the place. Mainly we noticed lots of residential areas being developed.
We spent a couple of nights at Singleton Showgrounds which we would highly recommend. Here we also caught up with some friends that we hadn’t seen for awhile. We also checked out the Infantry Museum at the Singleton Army Barracks.
After that we had a couple of nights in Cessnock before spending sometime with friends who just happen to own the Ellalong Hotel! If you are passing through Ellalong, make sure you drop in for a beer and a meal. It really is a great pub!
BACK TO COWRA
Late last year we promised to house sit for Brenden’s family, so after our few days in the Hunter Valley we made our way back to Cowra. We stopped at a couple of beaut free-camps along the way too. Our favourite was definitely Carcoar Dam which is located just out of Blayney and is always very popular.
Whilst in Cowra, Brenden has been able to pick up a few weeks work driving for his old boss. We have also had a visit from our son Ben which has been awesome. He and Brenden enjoyed three days at the first round of the V8 Supercars in Bathurst.
ACCOMODATION AND KILOMETRES
- Showgrounds – 9 nights
- Pub Camp – 2 nights
- Free-Camps – 3 nights
- With family – 14 nights
This month we travelled a total of 1793 kilometres.
Our total income for the month was :-
- Alcohol $386.69
- Eating Out/Takeaway $384.31
- Groceries $570.46
- Laundry $12.80
- Fuel $321.95
- Insurance $183.42 (ongoing)
- Tools & Equipment $28.96
- Clothing (including new joggers & a hat) $302.10
- Caravan Accessories (Underglow Lights) $290.20
- Health Insurance (Ongoing) $256.85
- Accommodation – Showgrounds $150.00
- Tours and Entertainment $148.97
- Airfare $146.48
- Mobile Phones $63.00
- Website $48.98
- Gifts $81.57
- Brenden – Work Expenses $10.00
Last month I posted that we had paid a bank fee of $201.00 which got lots of comments. Then I realised that I had actually made a mistake and had forgotten that I had transferred money to PAY the credit card. Must have been having a ‘seniors moment’.