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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Taking Stock - March



The first two months of the year have flown by. I still sort of feel 'just back'. 
Cooking: Lots of vegetable meals. I started getting an organic fruit and veg box delivered (in an effort to reduce carbon emissions in my grocery shopping and boost local economies - not sure really how much difference it makes but it is making me eat a lot of vegetables I never normally buy and the fruit is AMAZING).

Sipping: Koskenkorva Lemon Lime Yarrow, and flooding my mind with memories of the trip to Norway, where we drank Helsinki duty free in the room because the $AUD was traumatisingly low against the Krone.

Reading: The Aunt's Story by Patrick White for bookclub. Not loving it but not hating it either. Also making my way through The Half Brother by Lars Saabye Christensen. 

Looking: For fun. Always.

Listening: The Galantis Album Church, Nice Guy by courtship and a number of tunes by Klangkarussell

Not sure about the NSFW aspect - nothing rude but lots of close ups of legs and curves. But a reflection of a total mum moment, my issue with this clip is they drop a water balloon off a tall building. Which could kill someone if it hit them so don't do that, people. Ever! Sometimes I hate how my brain works.

Wishing: We had a federal ICAC and they stopped wasting our tax dollars.

Enjoying: A string of concerts in the lead up to Bluesfest and a run of theatre dates.

Eating: A bit too much.

Liking: Blue skies again and the summer that we didn't have over December/Jan and all the rain we've been getting. Nice to see some green.




Loving: That the bushfires are over. It was really upsetting me. Now to rebuild and hopefully these dunderheads will learn that underfunding the Fire Service (and not covering their work related cancers in Workers Comp) is unacceptable.

Watching: Homeland. Wishing we had the new season of Curb and Better call Saul too...but having to wait.

Hoping: This virus gets under control soon. 




Noticing: That tiny and picture perfect Tallin was among the top 7 most intelligent communities in the world. Proving no idea is too big to implement and no city too small to become something great. Australia has fallen so far behind the rest of the world. It's a real tragedy. 






Feeling: Pretty happy. Busy and having lots of fun. That's all you can ask for in life.













25 comments:

  1. We have similar thoughts here Lydia! I too am so pleased the bushfires are over and air quality has improved around the country, it really was awful for so long but now we seem to have . anew worrying time ahead!! Glad to read your final one feeling....#lifethisweek

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  2. Worried about the virus too, Lydia. Glad that you are feeling pretty happy. So true, that is all we can ask for in life. I'm aiming to be happy through everything myself.
    SSG xxx

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  3. Yes to all of this, but especially to this: no idea is too big to implement and no city too small to become something great.

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  4. Fingers crossed for you and everyone back home in terms of the virus. On a nicer note, we get a box of "imperfect" veggies delivered each fortnight, that aren't pretty enough to go to supermarkets but are still good. We've been trying to eat lots more vegetables as well, and have at least three meat-free dinners each week.

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  5. Love the positivity here Lydia. Love the pic of the Tallin courtyard type area as well... not too crowded and it reminds me that I'd like to travel again someday soon.

    With you on the virus and bushfires!!!

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  6. Hoping the virus gets under control although I think it kind of is, it's just the press that's totally out of control! Side note, I've always wanted to go to Tallin. I think you nailed it with that last paragraph, if you're busy and having lots of fun, life is good! Hope your March is magic!

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  7. I am always looking for fun too. Fun is a good pursuit!

    I am hoping the virus gets under control soon. we have some overseas travel planned. I am getting a little nervous about it!

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  8. What a fun way to stop and take stock. I am so glad the fire are over too.

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  9. Nice post glad to here the bushfires are over am hoping the virus gets controlled too

    Have a tanfastic week Lydia :-)

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  10. ...what a world tour! We all hope the virus is under control soon. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. How different the Architecture of the building in the first photo. Was the roof built that way for a specific purpose, I wonder. My daughter has food boxes sent also since she tries to have the family eat better. I fear, I am still the old meat and potatoes kind of gal, but trying to do better. I do love my sauteed pepper and quinoa though. Thanks for visiting Peabea Scribbles

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    1. It's the Sydney Opera House and the sails were designed to represent the sails of the boats on the harbour. Still one of my favourite buildings in Sydney. Never ceases to make me smile.

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  12. I'm with you on that - hoping they get all these brilliant minds to work & get a vaccine!!!

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  13. I like your angle and close-up of the opera house. Usually I see photos of it from afar. Look for fun, always. My sentiments, too. :-)

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  14. What a lovely, gentle and interesting look at life recently. With the fires, then the flooding up here and now the virus I am pretty well over the stress and the media coverage...now, don't even get me started, our premier thinks public schools need shaking up. AGAIN. Thank you for joining in Life This Week. Next week's optional prompt is Share Your Snaps. Hope to see you linking up too. Denyse.

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  15. Good for you to look for fun. Always. I agree about the water balloon. Some impressionable somebody will see that and think it is a great idea. Glad the fires are extinguished. Now for this virus to be extinguished too.

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  16. You should always look for the fun! I Loved reading this and getting a glimpse into your mind and your perspective #kcacols

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  17. Nice stocktake. Loving what you are sipping. Norway will always be expensive! #KCACOLS

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  18. We found we ate so many more and so many different vegetables when we had a box delivered. #KCACOLS

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  19. Ohh I love Homeland - we just need to watch the final season. And I too am hoping we get this virus under control soon ... or at least stop the world panicking about it! #TwinklyTuesday

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  20. January draaaaagged but February flew by. Great to catch up with what you have been up to recently. Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  21. Talinn is a place I'd love to visit. Looks so pretty. No blue skies yet in weston super mare :/ #KCACOLS

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  22. Sounds like an exciting month and you did so much. Tallinn looks like a great place to visit:) thank you for linking up with us for #kcacols and we hope to see you next time.

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  23. Sounds like a busy month. Here's hoping the virus is soon under control. #twinklytuesday

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