I’m off on holiday on Monday! My out of office is on and I’m officially in holiday mode. Which means it’s time for a good ol’ currently post.
Loving ¦¦ The jacaranda blossoms all over town. Jacaranda season is the best! This is definitely not the best photo of jacaranda I’ve ever taken, but just trust me on how spectacular they are.
Feeling ¦¦ Happy to have won a blog award! Which I had no idea about until I was emailed that I had won. Now, I was fully expecting this to be a scam but even if it’s a vague attempt to generate traffic, it’s a fairly well done one. They’ve even typed out a description of my blog that I didn’t write myself, which I think is pretty dedicated. You can find the whole list here. I also managed to feature on the Feedspot Top 100 Expat Blogs (I didn’t even know there were 100 expat blogs?!), which wasn’t hard because I submitted myself. Full disclosure folks. I appear to have been assigned #62 so yay for being below average.
Buying ¦¦ Myself a new bin. The details are boring but we were managing with a tiny bin with the most ridiculous swing top ever. The whole situation gave me daily rage so I finally upgraded (to this in case you care. Kmart addicts beware, I’m looking at you Courtney). The moral of the story is – you are worth it! Buy the bin.
Killing ¦¦ All the plants on our balcony. They’re planted into a bed in the wall and they were there when we moved in, so technically they’re part of the fabric of the place and we need to keep them alive. We are not keeping them alive. First we probably underwatered them, now I think we are overdoing it. I don’t know. I have visions of us having to spend a fortune in Bunnings to replace them when we move out, and I don’t even know what kind of plants they are. It’s very stressful.
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Vacillating ¦¦ Wildly between mega ultra meal planning and making gourmet Pinterest crockpot dinners every night, versus just ordering a week of Youfoodz. Or Lite n Easy. I’ve had friends recommend both (thanks Lauren!) and sometimes I think… wouldn’t life be so easy?! And as a Block addict I am now oddly keen to try Sticks & Wombat’s Winning Coconut Curry Bowl. I just need to figure out which is better for gluten free. Anyone tried a meal service like this? With no prep whatsoever?
Sticking ¦¦ Happy things on my fridge. I finally bought some magnets and used them to stick up some polaroids and useful organising things, got a magnet hook to hang things off, and a tiny whiteboard for messages and shopping lists. The whole fridge door front is crammed full of things that bring me joy and I love it!
Swinging ¦¦ By the beach. No, I’m still Not a Beach Person but I definitely enjoyed this view (and eating overlooking it). How is this country real?!
Scheduling ¦¦ Electronic birthday cards for birthdays back home. I haven’t quite got my act together enough to send real ones – that’s a work in progress. For now I’ve found a pretty classy e-card provider, Paperless Post. Anyone else tried them? Hopefully the person I sent it to isn’t reading this… that’ll be a test to see who reads my blog!
Packing ¦¦ For said holiday. On Monday we’re off to Queenstown, New Zealand! I’ll be giving it my best try on the ol’ Instastories, so if you like mountains and lakes and whatnot then I’m your gal for the next 10 days. Although, full disclosure, this is not a normal holiday. We haven’t actually got that much fun stuff planned because the point of the trip is to Sort Stuff Out. Sorry about the vagueblogging but it’s not my Stuff we’re sorting out so it’s not really my place to say; and don’t worry, we’re both fine. Maybe I’ll write about it when we get back, we’ll see how it goes. If you want to know, email me and I’ll likely tell you. I’m just not going to put it all right out here.
Have you ever been to Queenstown? Any tips for me?