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Taking Stock : November

I woke up at 5.45 this morning, needing to pee. Normally I’d then get back into bed and sleep for a few more hours, but this morning, with the sun starting to filter through the blinds, I was just…awake. Rather than lying there annoying Steve, I decided to get up and go for a walk/run along the beach. Best. Decision. Ever. It’s going to be 31 in Melbourne today, but at 6am the sun hadn’t quite hit the esplanade, so...

Taking Stock : October

October is almost over! Let’s take stock of this moment while we can… Making: presents for some upcoming birthdays…but it’s top secret Cooking:┬álentil sausage rolls (so the word sausage is obsolete, but ‘lentil rolls’ sounds kinda gross) to take to choir tomorrow morning Drinking: orange juice from the South Melbourne Market. Mmm. Reading: Bleaker House by Nell Stevens Trawling: through old family photos Wanting: more time more time more time Looking: forward to getting back out into nature over summer....

Taking Stock: September

I have to get up at 4am tomorrow for my flight from Port Vila to Sydney. Which is in 7 hours. So what better thing to do than Taking Stock for September? Making: plans for Saturday night. Escape room + Chinese hot pot for a friend’s birthday Cooking: nada Drinking: Tasker beer, Vanuatu’s nambawan brew Reading: A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre (did you know that ‘Le Carre’ is a pseudonym and means ‘the square’? John The Square....

Taking Stock: August

As winter (technically) draws to a close here in Melbourne town, it’s time to take stock: Making: fingerless gloves Cooking: nothing. Steve is doing all the cooking around here. Thank you Steve x Drinking: Hot water with lemon and honey. I don’t know if it really does much, but it tastes nice Reading: Saturday by Ian McEwan Trawling: through reviews of Still Writing by Dani Shapiro on Goodreads. I read it first in 2015, then again these past few days....

Taking Stock: July

I was going to skip writing a blog post this week. Not that I don’t have anything to write, I have a million things I want to write about, but just that I’ve been pouring my energy into this other project and the blog takes a back seat. But then I thought – Taking Stock! The cheater’s best friend. It also seemed fitting after reading this article on Sunday, which quoted Alain De Botton as saying “Anyone who isn’t embarrassed...

Taking Stock: June

I haven’t done a Taking Stock in a looooooong time. On the second last day of June, I’m taking my inspiration from┬áPip Lincolne and getting on board. Here’s what I’m up to, if you’re interested… Making: baby booties to sell at an upcoming market Cooking: vegetable soup. Thai Red Curry. Banana and date bread (this is the best recipe). Drinking: mulled wine. Mmm. Sweet and cinnamon-y. Reading: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. How have I not read her before?...