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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Taking Stock - April






Loved being on holidays, not entirely committed to coming back online quite yet...so we shall see. Still not written the two stories I'd intended to over the break. Too short a break for me.

Drinking: Finished the Koskenkorva Blueberry and Juniper Vodka. So unhappy. Trying (in vain) to get my hands on more. Anyone with suggestions please let me know! No one seems to stock or ship to Australia. So in the meanwhile, just stuck with gin. It's not cutting it anymore.

Reading: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. Not really enjoying it, but I picked it for bookclub so I'm stuck with it. Just started Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs. So far, so good.

Wanting: Some time and motivation to write.

Enjoying: A quick road trip with some of the kids to the mountains, holiday fun and eating too much.

Listening to: Avicii. I woke to a text message from a friend, and have been mildly devastated ever since. I know it's transference, too close to another more personal loss, but I just keep thinking about him, and how young and talented he was. He was a crack in the pattern. It's a huge loss for music. While this is not his best song, I'm playing this on high rotation because it's so pretty, though in retrospect, a little sad. 



What did April bring for you?

Linking with #StayClassyMama  #Dreamteam#KCACOLS

16 comments:

  1. Those views in your photos are amazing! Commiserations on the lack of Finish vodka. Maybe you could contact Koskenkorva directly and tell them they're missing out on a thirsty Austrailian market?! I'm sorry about Avicii too. I didn't listen to his stuff, it's not my kind of music really, but when I worked at Lund University (in Sweden) he was someone who many of our students (esp. on our music production course) looked up to and adored. Always tragic when someone dies young 😔
    By the way, I love that our posts have matching colourful 'blobs' in them, as they sit next to each other in the #KCACOLS linky 👁x

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    1. I have indeed already approached them! No reply!! :(

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  2. Gorgeous photos! I know what you mean about Avicii too, it's a cruel loss no matter how you look at it, yet also kind of symbolic of more personal situations for me. #KCACOLS

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  3. Wonderful photos :) The news about Avicii was so sad. #KCACOLS

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  4. I hate it when you love something consumable and then it's not stocked any more. Grrrr. It's always hard finding out about lives lost far too early. I am on listen #2 to Eleanor Oliphant on audible. It is not often a popular book resonates with me but this one did and I am sure it is the narrator and the accents. Love me a scottish accent or 3. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 18/52. Next week's optional prompt is "The A-L of Me". Denyse

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  5. Re drinking - I am finding it harder and harder to get my "champagne". It's the only thing I can drink without health issues. It's a specific brand and flavour with NO HANGOVERS! There's a bunch of us who drink it and it appears to be getting harder and harder to find. I fear we may be the only ones keeping it in the market.

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  6. ...now I must say this tune is new to me! Will need to check out Avicii. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week.

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  7. I am sure I know some Avicii songs, just not of the top of my head! Just call me clueless. I am glad April is over...

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  8. I absolutely love Eleanor Oliphant! And abandoned one book I read for my reading group because life's too short! #kcacols

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  9. I really loved Eleanor Oliphant. Read it in two days, even while I was cooking because I couldn’t put it down. Blueberry vodka sounds yummy, hope you find more. #stayclassymama

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  10. Those views are amazing! Life is too short - find another new vodka!
    #dreamteam

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  11. Wow I love those coloured light balls at the top. And those mountain views are stunning too. Hope you had fun planning your trip, I love planning trips. Thanks for linking up with #KCACOLS hope to see you again next time!

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  12. Gorgeous views! I hope you find May more relaxing and are able to find the time and motivation to write! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  13. I can understand that feeling of staying in holiday bubble. Your road trip sounds lovely and I really fancy trying that vodka. Sounds yum! Thank you for joining in with #stayclassymama

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  14. That vodka sounds interesting - I haven't drunk anything stronger than a beer in ages. Lovely photos, too. Holidays are always too short, unfortunately. I hope you get back your writing mojo soon! #dreamteam

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