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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Taking Stock - July



I'm now off on holidays!  I will return late in the week of the 22nd.  We're off around the country so there may (or may not) be some pretty Insta shots to see.








Cooking : Stew. I'm so over winter.

Sipping : Negroni's, of course!











Reading: Loving Nothing to Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes and just got word that the new Herman Koch should be in my hot little hands before we board the plane, so I am VERY happy!

Looking: Old and tired. And also looking at where we can go in Jan with limited time and funds.


Listening:Bit mad for Kav Verhouzer at the moment. This one's getting me dancing in the mornings.





Enjoying: Handmaid's Tale. Feeling very relevant.


Waiting: For Jon Ronson to write a new book. PLEASE hurry up!!!







Watching: A lot of theatre - just by coincidence, it all fell in the last few weeks. Loving it. Such a luxury.

Wearing: A hoodie because I'm cold all the time.

Sorting: Tax. Done the EOFY, got the STP compliant (I think! The ATO haven't made it easy by not answering the phone for the last 3 days.). Still trying to sort out why Xero won't pay the right pay rates...and they don't get back to you...


Opening: Bills. So dull.


Giggling: with Comedians. Loved Nick Offerman and have high hopes for Ronny Chieng.



Feeling: A bit blah to be honest. Hopefully the holidays fix that.

Loving: My FB memories. This is the collage for my Autumn memories - one picture is actually booked for the future (and off the hotel website), but the images just make me smile! 



So drive safely everyone, have a nice break or enjoy the quiet if business as usual.


Have you taken stock lately?


Linking with #KCACOLS and #Lifethisweek

18 comments:

  1. Looking old and tired here too. Maybe it will become fashionable? #KCACOLS

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  2. Splendid sky and slide show! Enjoy the respite!

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  3. It is me again-- you asked me why Marsh Rabbits have such short ears. I have not learned why they do have short ears. Since they take to water readily they probably do not rely on them for cooling. I have seen them hiding underwater just below the surface with their ears pressed down against their body and only their nose and eyes above water. Maybe short ears offer less resistance when they swim away from predators, perhaps advantageous to survival. They also have very sparse fur and are adapted to a hot environment.

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    1. Dessert rabbits and mice have huge ears because it cools them down - I thought the marsh rabbits might have short ears because they didn't need to cool down. But maybe as you say for survival. Thanks for getting back to me. Animals are fascinating, don't you think?

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  4. Winter is that time of year when things get a bit blah, I'm over it too. At least the days are getting longer!

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  5. Happy Holidays! Did you go and see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? That pic looks like The Capitol. I'm hoping to take my niece this week. Still can't bring myself to watch season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale - I'm still too traumatised after the first season! I've got really into Negronis and Old Fashioneds - had the most amazing ones at The Foxtrot Inn in Crows Nest. When you're back, you should join me for one!

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    1. That was the State for Nick Offerman. We ended up missing Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. I'm def down for Chicago tho. Just a tip on the Negronis, they can make you fat. That's my excuse - def, let's get together in August!

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  6. Enjoy your break...Here's hoping it gets you through the blahs that are oh so common at this time of the year.

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  7. Happy holidays!!! That first pic is amazing. The sky is just beautiful. I've not yet watched any of this season of Handmaid's Tale, as I figure I'll binge once it's all out.

    As I only worked for part of this past financial year I'm hoping for a nice tax refund this year. Fingers crossed as I'll need that to sustain me for a while longer. Sigh.

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  8. Great little catch up and I hope you have a great and relaxing time away with the family. We haven't done our tax yet - fingers crossed it'll be straightforward and I'll get a group certificate from my toxic ex-boss!

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  9. Enjoy your break! Good on you for getting that tax return sorted!

    SSG xxx

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    1. Alas not a tax return! The Company BAS and payroll stuff (nightmare STP) - so there will be no refund heading our way!! Just paying...and compliance

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  10. Hope your holidays helps you get over the blah feeling! Nice to read your taking stock post #lifethisweek

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  11. I like your planning for bloggy breaks in the hols. Sensible. Take care, have fun and see you back here when you are ready!!

    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt is Self-Care Sharing Your Story. I hope you will consider linking up again. Denyse.

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  12. There's nothing like a holiday to make things look better!

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  13. I am enjoying Handmaids Tale too. Have a lovely holiday. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

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  14. Holidays are devine, and your pics, very nice. I hope it is as beautiful as it look! #KCACOLS xoxo

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  15. We're really enjoying a Handmaid's Tail too but the last episode was absolutely terrfiying! #KCACOLS

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