LuminaBlack (cousin_of_black) wrote in poorinvictoria,

wow this community's been dead a while!

So, er, I live in Geelong. And I was wondering if there's much help with getting el-cheapo food! 'course there's Banjo's, where you can get loaves of bread for a dollar sometimes. ooh! and hard-rubbish day'd be great 'cause I need more furniture for my bedroom! do they even HAVE hard-rubbish days in Geelong? the council's website isn't very helpful!

So me and my housemate are pretty poor. we get about $50 of groceries a week, which isn't much huh? rice is good, and big bags of homebrand frozen vegies. She says Coles is cheaper than Safeway, which is good! 'cause it means we have more to eat. we'd go to Aldi, but they're all kinda further from us, which is not good petrol-wise!

A really quick chocolate cake for one that I kind of invented, and is really yummy: a bit of flour in an ordinary bowl, and cocoa, and sugar, add milk (or water and marg if you're outta milk like we often are). Mix it all up, and microwave for a minute and a bit. With practice you'll get better at guesstimating how much of each to put in. It can tend to be a bit dry, so you'll want a glass of water or a cup of tea to wash it down with. But it's very good for when you just NEED something sweet to eat!

*hopes someone comments/posts as well so she doesn't feel like a loner*
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This community is for Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - but hey, welcome!
oh you mean a city? I had no idea there was a city/town-thing called Victoria in Canada! wow! and I was so excited there was something for poor people in my state... ah well. I was wondering why people were talking about Oxford Foods etc.
Yep - we're a lovely seaside city with no winter, so the cost of living here is huge, we have a large homeless population, and lots of stuff is "priced for tourists".

Like most tourists destinations, wages for people who live here aren't quite enough to actually allow you to live here.

I often hear from people in Victoria, Texas, USA too - we have University of Victoria and they have Victoria University. Plus there's Victoria College in Toronto, Ontario Canada. She was a popular lady. :)
Hehe I got excited too! I'm in Melbourne, Australia and was like oh yay this is perfect but oh ah wait I don't think this is my Victoria hehe
Coles is cheaper than Safeway, which is good! great lens very interesting and informative views,will credit and save... - get your credit questions answered.