My cousin’s in town (and a proverb updated for the 21st century)

I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to have my cousin Justin in town. He grew up in Brisbane, then Newcastle, before moving to Perth, so we barely saw him when growing up.

He moved to Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, and is now settling into his new flat and job here.

The Age Cheap EatsHeading over to the flat on Saturday to help him take a fridge delivery and do an Ikea run for essentials got me thinking about a possible housewarming present.

Problem is I didn’t know what he already had, or what he’d want.

Two ideas presented themselves: a nice packet of ANZAC biscuits spotted at a shop we frequent.

Or a copy of The Age Cheap Eats, to help him navigate Melbourne’s burgeoning numbers of restaurants.

In the end I settled on the latter.


Well it’s like the old proverb says: Give a man a packet of biscuits, you feed him for a day. Give him a copy of Cheap Eats, and you feed him for a lifetime.

6 thoughts on “My cousin’s in town (and a proverb updated for the 21st century)”

  1. 1
    Kathy says:

    Heh. Very true!

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    tonyinjapan says:

    Well, unless the next, updated edition of “Cheap Eats” comes out! ;)

  3. 3
    tonyinjapan says:

    Oops…’until’ not ‘unless’…

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    Kath Lockett says:

    Top gift idea – we used to love ours and referred to it often. Very thoughtful of you!

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    Shell says:

    Love the gift idea…..! Perfect pressie for new Melbournian!!

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    Gerrit says:

    There used to be a guide to cheap shops in Melbourne including all the factory outlets. We used it when we visited Melbourne from Perth some 12 years ago. Was a real eye opener. Nothing like that in Perth (except for HarbourTown).
    I’m sure your cousin would love that too.

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