Currently: Melbourne edition

Seeing as things are mildly frantic with me, I’m swinging by for a good ol’ fashioned currently post. I love writing these, I know they get maligned as a cop out but I always enjoy reading them. And I love how they capture a moment in time. Anyway, I’m rambling.

Watching ¦¦ The Block. I hear it’s an Aussie institution and I’m taking this as part of my Aussie TV Familiarisation Exercise. Moving on.

Exploring ¦¦ Melbourne! I’m here for work and looking forward to getting to know the place a little better. Things are pretty busy on this project so I think my ability to do that will be somewhat limited, but never mind. I’m making the most of what I can.

Wishing ¦¦ For more time to explore Sydney. I realise how silly that sounds and that you can’t be everywhere at once. But still.

Enjoying ¦¦ Sister visit time! Three out of the four of us are together and whenever that happens much joy abounds.

Wearing ¦¦ Fleece lined tights – exciting enough, but here the sizing comes in size TALL! Rather than me going for XXL and hoping for the best (usually they fit very strangely and still are too short) I actually stand a chance of going for a day without having my toes get strangled. So far I’ve found them super comfy and they are *just* long enough. Mine are from Myer; I think they’re these ones (non affiliated, etc).

Planning ¦¦ A mini break/road trip for our anniversary. We’re heading inland and spending time with some animals (and hopefully some well behaved members of gen pub). Any guesses where we’re going?

Discovering ¦¦ Deliveroo! Yes I am wayyy behind the curve on this one. It’s just so handy for business trip dinners where you all you want to do is eat decent food and can’t be bothered to walk all the way to a restaurant only to sit by yourself for ages. It’s really a poor use of time more than anything else!

Visiting ¦¦ Miss Fisher’s House! The series is based here in Melbourne so of course I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit her house. It’s as much a character in the show as she is. Even if you don’t know what on earth I’m talking about, I’m sure you can agree this is a very pretty house?

Bonus points for the cute cat, too.

Hating ¦¦ The chairs in the office I’m working in at the moment. Constant backache. It’s not just me, the whole team are creaking and groaning along with me. Bad chairs!

Earning ¦¦ Qantas points! Yay!

Spending ¦¦ Avios! And I’m very happy to see the back of them. BA have gone seriously downhill in my opinion. S has had a nightmare with BA continually cancelling him off flights then not telling him, so the sooner we spend them all on flights to fun places the better.

Hoping ¦¦ For warmer weather soon. It’s really not that cold here, but I’m so excited to see the start of spring!

Fighting ¦¦ The flab. Say no more.

Inventing ¦¦ Interesting salads. Or trying to, at least.

Sampling ¦¦ Spendy wines. Wine not?

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Eating ¦¦ Guilt free donuts. Allegedly. But 133 calories for a donut isn’t bad, right?! Dark chocolate and raspberry is my go-to, seeing as you didn’t ask. I found mine in a Woolies Metro but that link will show you to other stockists nearby.

Listening ¦¦ My Favorite Murder podcast. I’m a bit addicted even though it’s fairly trashy and also a tiny bit spooky whilst walking alone at night in a strange city. It does make you try very hard to SSDGM.

And that’s about it.

What’s going on in your neck of the woods?

-Rachel

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11 Comments

  1. 21st August 2017 / 19:17

    I love these kinds of posts too and love hearing about your life here. Deliveroo is the best! We definitely took advantage of it a lot during the newborn days. I’m very jealous of all your fancy wine tastings.

  2. 21st August 2017 / 21:39

    Guilt free donuts?! I’m in. I’m 100% in!

  3. 21st August 2017 / 22:24

    lol i love me some currently posts. fighting the flab should be stapled on my forehead bc it is my life currently. now i’m off to dream about donuts and pretend i don’t need one immediately if not sooner ha

    xoxo cheshire kat

  4. 22nd August 2017 / 04:14

    I always love writing and reading currently posts as well! I’m glad that you’re enjoying your time in Melbourne, and I know that you’ll get to enjoy Sydney some more as well! Also sampling wine is never a bad idea, especially when they’re expensive wines too! I hope that you have a ton of fun spending time with your sisters too!

  5. Jen
    22nd August 2017 / 04:52

    133 calories for a donut isn’t bad at all! Give me all of those! Hahah! Melbourne sounds pretty awesome.

  6. 23rd August 2017 / 04:04

    I know everyone says Oz isnt cold and I guess in comparison to everywhere else it really isnt. But I visited in Spring and was completely caught offguard by just how cold it got. I still remember walking through sydney thinking “they said it doesnt get that cold” haha

  7. 23rd August 2017 / 07:41

    I love currently posts! Fleece lined tights are amazing 🙂

  8. 23rd August 2017 / 15:51

    I love currently posts! I hope that you get to get out and explore. Take it from me and get out as often as you can! Also, I’m with you on having food delivered. I do it sometimes when Nick’s gone and it saves so much time. It’s also nice to eat a nice meal while sitting on the couch watching Netflix!!

  9. 24th August 2017 / 17:42

    Fleece lined tights? Hmm, is it that cold? They would have been nice when I lived in London! Argh, BA have massively declined and all my miles are with them. Bah. I’ve resorted to flying Qantas now, way better imo even if I do have to pass through Doha. Mmm, donuts. And yes to Deliveroo! Love them!!

  10. 26th August 2017 / 04:29

    omg the block is so good. love it!! Deliveroo sounds awesome.
    I AM SO JEALOUS YOU VISITED MISS FISHER’S HOUSE. DID I MENTION I AM JEALOUS.
    it’s right near the hospital my mum was at for several months, so when we were in melbourne she had no desire to go and i was at her beck and call, so… womp. i live vicariously through you.

  11. 27th August 2017 / 19:30

    Ohhh, how cool that you visited Miss Fisher’s house!

    I am in Melbourne a lot for work but it’s usually out on the earliest flight in the morning and back to Sydney around 7-8pm – no time for exploring!

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