And, that’s a wrap…


I’ve just got home from a fabulous weekend in Mollymook. I’ve already popped a couple of posts up this weekend as part of my blogging every day challenge thingie­ – but there are still some more to come…

We splurged a bit (seeing as how it’s an early birthday thing for the hubster) and stayed at Bannisters Pavillion. Total relaxation.

Brekky on the rooftop this morning
Brekky on the rooftop this morning

We’re heading into the busiest time I can recall ever being in. It goes without saying that work is busy, but I’m home for just 2 weekends between now and the end of November, and in that time we have to get this house ready to go on the market. We’ll be down-sizing, so that means a lot of clutter to get rid of. I’m finding it all a tad overwhelming at present – the last time we moved was back in 1999 – but I guess it’s one of those times where you grit your teeth and just flipping do it.

Anyways, to the round-up…

What I committed to…

A 30 in 30 challenge: 30 days, 30 posts, 30 photographs, 30 exercise sessions. I’m at day 4 and I have ticks in all boxes. Given that I haven’t ticked many boxes at all over the last 8-9 months, that’s huge.

What I’m contemplating…

Getting on the yeast-free bandwagon- at least for the next month…well, until I go to Queenstown in November. I’m constantly tired, brain foggy, and, well, let’s say I have a few other symptoms too (namely muscle and joint aches), so I’m thinking a little diet clean-up and some good probiotics certainly won’t hurt me.

What I de-cluttered…


I’ve listed our large sideboard on gumtree, have sourced someone who will take away my books, and found someone else who can give me a good price for my china trios and assorted “pretty” china. I have so much china.

A garden update…

Hubby has been doing a fabulous job. Here’s the before and after of the garden path- we have one again…and can see the pool!



What I’ve been putting off doing…

Reading a business book for the “book club” at work. It’s called Extreme Leadership and I tend to have issues with business books in general and militaristic style books in specific. I suppose I can’t put it off any longer.

What I contemplated…

The whole growing up and being nearly 50 thing. I know I’m getting older – my mirror and my body tells me that – but when you come up against memories that are 26 years old (or more), there’s no denying the fact. I wrote a bit about it here.

What I tried this week…

The Night Noodle Market in Hyde Park. One of the key events for Good Food Month, it’s touted as being like an Asian street food market. It’s definitely not that, but the food is good and it is worth braving the crowds for…although I’m a wimp and we went mid-week. I wrote about it here.


What I changed my mind on…

Nanowrimo. It’s 50,000 words in a month and I write about why you should do it here. Given I’ll be in NZ for about 10 days of it- some of that without access to anything remotely technological – I was hesitant about committing this year. The whole point, though is not necessarily about “winning” it, but rather having more words in your WIP at the end of November than at the start.

What thrilled me…

Seeing whales jumping about off the coast of Mollymook over the weekend. The best show was put on for us while we were having pre-dinner drinks at Rick Stein’s restaurant at Bannister Head. It seemed somehow appropriate. Oh, and the meal was pretty fabulous too. I wrote about it here.

That was my week…how was yours?




8 comments on “And, that’s a wrap…”
  1. Deborah says:

    Wow, you really have started decluttering. Very impressive. I’ve been enjoying your Mollymook pictures even if it sounds like a place in an Enid Blyton book!

  2. I’m currently attempting to declutter, I have so much stuff! Well done on that and committing to your 30 in 30 challenge!

    1. Jo says:

      Thanks…& thanks for dropping by

  3. What a time you’ve been having and more in front of you that seems packed with busyness. I am ‘glad’ that part of my long working life is done but I did enjoy the stimulation of work! Thanks for linking up for Life This Week.

    1. Jo says:

      I keep meaning to link this weekly post in & always seem to forget…

  4. inthegoodbooksblog says:

    I seriously need to fix up our back garden. Whilst our front yard is ok, the back has certainly seen better days and needs some landscaping pronto!

    1. Jo says:

      It’s never-ending, isn’t it? Thanks for dropping by…

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