It seems like I blinked and I missed January – it went by so fast but it was pretty fabulous. If January was anything to go by, I think 2018 is going to be a greaty. Before February rolls around, I’m going to take a breath, take a moment and take stock. Won’t you join me?
Welcoming: In the new year on the harbour.
Deciding: Not to choose a word or make any resolutions for 2018 and here’s why.
Eating: Roast dinners with the air con on!
Drinking: All the best gins at the Gold Bar in Hobart.
Snacking: On dried apricots. Can’t stop, won’t stop.
Freezing: This Tomato Pasta Sauce. It’s great on pizza bases too!
Baking: Some of these Gooey Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies. And of course, freezing some for later!
Smelling: Cookies baking in the oven. YUM!
Making: This Easy Cheese and Pesto Tart.
Weekending: In Hobart and loving it.
Staying: At the Ibis Styles.
Meeting: Caramello Koala and Freddo Frog at the Cadbury Marathon 10K.
Remembering: When I was fit and fast enough to run the Cadbury Half Marathon. Sigh.
Running: The Cadbury Marathon 10K. I will run for chocolate.
Bringing: Home the bling and the chocolate from the Cadbury 10k.
Admiring: Julie. She’s so inspiring!
Visiting: My favourite patient, Belinda in hospital.
Delivering: Chicken soup for the patient and a plethora of baked goods for the nurses.
Sending: Happy mail and good vibes to Gabriella who is kicking cancer’s ass in hospital.
Marvelling: At summer skies – true blue!
Taking: Our godchildren to the movies to see Ferdinand. So much fun!
Enjoying: A movie under the stars and on the harbour at St George Open Air Cinema.
Falling: In love with Sydney over and over again. Because… This view!
Frequenting: The library.
Watching: The True Cost. What an eye opener!
Thinking: A lot more carefully about the clothes I purchase in future.
Wondering: What to watch next on Netflix. Any ideas?
Feeling: Hot and sweaty most of the time. Sydney is so sizzly!
Disliking: The heat.
Liking: Air con. A lot.
Celebrating: A wedding, a friend’s birthday and Australia Day.
Spending: Time with good friends.
Attending: The opening night of Open Air Cinema in Bondi. FUN!
Giving: Spin classes another whirl.
Wishing: Spin bike saddles weren’t quite so uncomfortable!
Packing: Lunch boxes like a boss.
Ticking: Another thing off my 101 Things in 1001 Days List – making sushi!
Buying: A new Tapas Yumbox for myself. I have totally outgrown my Yumbox Original.
Finding: These super cute sauce bottles on ebay! You can see one in action in the lunchbox!
Singing: All the songs from The Greatest Showman. Can’t stop, won’t stop!
Fangirling: Over Nigella Lawson at the School of Life.
Learning: Life lessons from Nigella… But that’s a story for another day.
Bookmarking: Recipes with almond meal – I have so much as a by product of making my own almond milk.
Cleaning: The pantry… Finally.
Writing: My will. Another thing ticked off my list of 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days.
Seeing: Muriel’s Wedding on stage. So much fun!
Listening: To the podcast – My Dad Wrote a Porno.
Laughing: Out loud to said podcast.
Hosting: Mochi Elliot – our favourite furry house guest!
Trying: To walk 10,000 steps every day in January, with varying degrees of success.
Missing: My mum.
Hoping: I get to see her soon.
Planning: A trip to back to the mother country, just need to work on dates and logistics.
Volunteering: Back at the Asylum Seekers Centre for the first lunch of the year.
Looking forward to: February. With Valentine’s Day and our anniversary, it’s the month of love!
Tell me about your January? Has month number one been fun? How did it get to be (nearly) February already?!
Linking up with Kylie for IBOT