Another fun fact about regional living in Australia- if the crop supply gets slugged by hurricanes, you get slugged with sky-high prices.
One time, a hurricane took out the Far North banana supply. Now, bananas are grown from Coffs Harbour all the way up, so it wasn’t a huge loss in supply.
The next day, banana prices were at $14/$15 a kilo.
So if you had a banana for morning tea, everyone envied you.
Today, they were at $2 a kilo.
I remember we found some bananas at Aldi, I think, for about $5 a kilo during this. I went to school the next day with a banana because I was just like “YASSSS I GET A BANANA AND I’M NOT SHARING IT WITH YOU HEATHENS SUCK MY PEEL” XD
This also happened with tomatoes a year or two ago. Everywhere except Aldi raised their prices to $10 a kilo. So Aldi did fantastic business and sold so many tomatoes because they stayed half the price of everywhere else.
The long weekend is over and I went back to work today, how was your break?
I had a charming and relaxing time across two days down south around the region known as the Southern Highlands in NSW, approx 2hrs drive from Sydney. We stopped by and took in the sights and tastes around the quaint towns of Berrima, Bowral (where we stayed over night), Fitzroy Falls, Robertson and Moss Vale. They’re all very small towns - Bowral would have been the largest, but all very rustic and peaceful - just the perfect dose of nature on a weekend away!
I took a pile of photos so some photo diaries are up next soon on the blog, but before I go to bed tonight, I couldn’t resist posting one of my favourite shots. A pretty banksia basking under the sunlight in Fitzroy Falls. It pretty much captures the natural light and ambience of the region and of my weekend :)