That’s a wrap…

Sunflowers from the markets

So anyways, I’ve been in Sydney for the last week and a bit. It was a combo of work and family responsibilities and all went well, but I’m glad to be home. So what’s been happening since I last posted one of these?

What I’m loving…

Breakfast out in the sun. This is all local produce – yoghurt from Maleny Cheese Shop, strawberries from Kawana Farmers Markets, and crunch made by the lovely Pip at Pip’s Real Foods (Hinterland Harvest Markets).

What I’d been missing…

Dumplings. It was great to catch up with a friend at my used to be local yum cha haunt.

What I bought…

Lonely Planet Guides. I’m off to visit a friend in northern France next year and we’re planning a road trip through to Belgium and into The Netherlands. I was all set to book a ticket for February, but some time has freed up in April, so I’m reconsidering – Spring in Paris…

Something else I’ve been missing…

It didn’t occur to me until I was back in Sydney that I’m missing the blossom trees – and the magnolias. Oh well.

What I’m working on…

My structural edit is back so I’m working on the rewrite for I Want You Back. Since I’ve lost my home office to hubby, I’m thinking that I should just be writer in residence at The Surf Club in Mooloolaba.

What I blogged…

Not very much. Apart from having little time, I was staying with my parents who are, I think, two of the few remaining people who do not have wifi – despite the constant calls advising my father that something is wrong with his internet and it can be fixed as long as he provides a credit card. I did, however, manage to post something while I was waiting at the airport on Thursday morning. It’s about why I’m not wearing my Fitbit anymore.

Where we dined…

Marcoola Night Markets. This foodie night market is really a collection of food trucks and pop-up stalls – and it’s fab. In a marketing masterstroke one of the cafes, Little Boat, has it’s doors open for drinks only on Friday night – BYO food. I’ll pop a post up during the week over on the Sunshine Coast site.

Where we lunched…

A new Asian tapas style bar in the Ocean St “eat st precinct” of Maroochydore – Chow. Good food, but I think I’d prefer to go for drinks and small plates rather than lunch.

The highlight of the week…

A scenic flight in an open cockpit bi-plane. It was fantabulous fun – which you can read all about here.

How was your week?

Comments

11 comments on “That’s a wrap…”
  1. Deborah says:

    Looking forward to reading more about the plane ride.

    Hopefully we’ll soon have the Jacarandas out here in Qld – though I think they’re around in NSW etc as well….

    Glad you’re back home and all settle for a while. Good luck with the novel-rewriting.

    1. Jo says:

      I can’t wait for Jacaranda time. In Sydney we used to see the first of them in Mid October, but I suspect it will be much earlier up here.

  2. Ooh I haven’t had dumplings in ages. Yum! Small planes scare me but I’m glad you had fun!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    1. Jo says:

      I haven’t yet found where to get great dumplings up here…ok ones, but not great ones.

  3. Vanessa says:

    Sounds like life has been the good kind of busy 🙂

    1. Jo says:

      It certainly has been…

  4. jjalki06 says:

    What an awesome week you have had!! I had to have a giggle about your parents not having wifi and the phone calls they keep getting!!! I have previously lied to people on the end of the
    line that I don’t have a computer.. I wonder how many people really don’t have wifi??

    1. Jo says:

      Dad is convinced that because I set his laptop up at my house that somehow my internet infected it. Go figure…but it’s good for a laugh.

  5. Sydney Shop Girl says:

    The trip to France planning looks and sounds so exciting!!

    SSG xxx

  6. sizzlesue15 says:

    I love travel so very exciting for you to be planning your road trip next year in France & Belgium. Loved the magnolias! Have a great week.

  7. When we first moved to the Central Coast I had to go back to Sydney quite a bit for family and work reasons. Over time, I felt less connected to Sydney and by the middle of that year, 2015, I rarely returned. Sydney seems like a more foreign place to me every time we HAVE to go back now that I am having medical care there. I have had two fit bits. The first one I felt similarly pressured by it so gave it to my son. The second one was given to me for my birthday last year by my husband so because of that I wore one again for a while, then thought, nah, I do not want to be nagged by something on my wrist any more.
    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. On Mon 11 Sept #LifeThisWeek turns one and that is the prompt! Next week: First car/bike.

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