I’ve been pretty slack on the non-bookish blogging front lately. Hell, I’ve been slack on the book blogging front as well. It’s partially on purpose. As I’m struggling to sit at my home computer during non-work hours I’ve cut back on my reading so I don’t get behind in my reviewing, which in turn has lead to 2-3 nights a week allocated to television. And yes, my life is the epitome of #firstworldproblems.
Anyhoo, rather than finish any of the three million half-written blog posts in my drafts folder I thought I’d fall back on the ubiquitous ‘taking stock’ post which requires me to write minimally about all sorts of different crap – purely for your reading enjoyment. Or something. Cos I know you’re all desperate to know what I’ve been….
mostly Netflix and shows on SBS. I seem to have stopped watching normal television completely which is weird. I wrote about The Alienist last week – well kinda – but I’m also enjoying season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale at the moment and watching Safe. I did watch Dark also a few weeks ago which was okay but didn’t entirely make sense for various reasons that won’t mean anything unless you’ve watched the show as well.
And I was surprised to find that I enjoyed the new series of Lost in Space. And I swear it wasn’t only cos of the hot robot. (Who incidentally I didn’t even notice was #hot until everyone started raving about him / it on social media!)
a weekend in Brisbane this weekend. It’s my long-term bestie’s 50th birthday party on Saturday night and I’m looking forward to it. I’d planned on wearing my fabulous new black dress (bought late last year) and heels – though apparently there will be dancing. It will be the first time I’ve been out dancing since another bestie’s wedding in September 2011. Egad.
Of course it means I need to rethink the dress and heels cos I may need to consider boob support as well as comfort for my feet!
over the fact I’ve done nothing about my August / September overseas holiday. My flights are booked. My week in Tuscany – at the writing retreat is sorted cos someone else has organised that. But I’ve not booked any other accommodation or internal travel. In fact I don’t even entirely know where I’m going yet. I have started googling accomm options in London, Rome, Bath etc though. (The adage, “It’s the thought that counts”, comes to mind!)
about the end of my contract looming and being poor. Again. Well, relatively.
I got myself pretty stressed about it a few weeks ago (which obviously led to knee-jerk spending money on a new sofa!) but then realised I still had 5mths left in this contract. Which equates to 10 paydays. So, for a change I’m trying to plan ahead and work out what big bills I have heading my way later this year in case I’m unemployed when I return home from my o/s holiday in late September.
when it comes to writing about my China / Japan boat cruise back in early April. For unknown reasons I’m finding it hard to organise my thoughts into something that makes sense. Writing about the whole thing would make for too-long a post, but I’m not sure there’s enough to sustain several short posts. I need the middle-sized mumma bear option. (Goldilocks reference in case you missed it!)
And… there’s more but I can’t be arsed having to delve too deeply into the recesses of my oft-scatty mind.
Any travel planning / money saving tips? Or Netflix suggestions?
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