Taking Stock – June 2019

taking stock june 2019

June was short, sweet and action packed. There was fun with family, fun with friends, wining, dining and celebrations a-plenty. All in all it was a most satisfying thirty days and before I jump into July, I’m going to take stock. I’d love it if you joined me!

Visiting: The Tea Cosy for some superior sconeage! See above!

Making: The AWW Bunny Cake for our god-daughter’s 7th Birthday. It went down a treat!

bunny birthday cake

Whipping:  Up batches of Lemon ButterCan’t stop, won’t stop! 

Baking: These Jammie White Chocolate BlondiesThey’re jamtastic!


Cooking: Pies, pies and more pies!

Revamping: The recipe for these delicious Lemon and Blueberry Muffins.


Eating: Out a lot more than usual.

Drinking: A glass of red wine with dinner. It’s the perfect weather for it! 

Tasting: The best Australian wines at the Good Food and Wine Show.

Smelling: These Caramel Apple Muffins baking – they smell so good! 


Trying: My first Curry Pan – it’s like a curry donut – have you ever had one?!

Feeling: Happy.

Contemplating: Buying the new Thermomix and selling my old one. 

Needing: Not much… But a few extra hours in the day would be nice! 

Wearing: Winter clothes I forgot that I had! 

Liking: Winter weather – it’s perfect for beanies!

Disliking: Dark early evenings – it’s almost impossible to get a good food photo.

Enjoying: This fresh bounty from my neighbour’s family farm.

farm fresh

Volunteering: At the Asylum Seekers Centre – it’s been way too long between visits!

Missing: Vivid for a variety of reasons – too tired, too cold, too busy and/or too wet. 

Flying: Qantas to Brisbane and having a whole row to myself.

Facing: My fears and sitting by the window to get this photo. 


Travelling: For the first time with cabin baggage only and my Qantas Gold Frequent Flyer tags.

Staying: At the Ibis Styles Brisbane – a great budget option with amazing views! 

Loving: The view from my hotel window… Especially with a ginormous rainbow! This photo doesn’t do it justice.


Trying: My hand at meditation with Alex.

Learning: Bloggy business at Bupa with the Bupa Blogger Alumnae. 

Hanging: Out with bloggy buddies including Karin and Lauren

taking stock blog buddies

Discovering: Some of the best coffee spots in Brisvegas. 

Choosing: Coffee shops like I choose my wine – the ones with the most fun names. Case in point –  Frisky Goat Espresso for the win! 

Frisky Goat Espresso

Borrowing: Some really good books from the library.

Reading: Lucy Bloom’s Get the Girls Out was a yay, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers was a nay.

Watching: Dirty John. Unbelievable!

Listening: To the podcast of Dirty John

Binging: On the podcast The Prodfather. It has to be heard to be believed!

Waiting: For the new series of Queer Eye in July. I know I shouldn’t wish my life away but…

Improving: My French watching the new Netflix show Black Spot. 

Crying: At the new Netflix documentary Life In the Doghouse.

Falling: In love with all the dogs.

Applying: To strata for permission to have a dog and getting permission. We are beyond excited.

Bookmarking: All the puppy related articles – there’s just so much to learn! 

Cuddling: My friend Chia the Bichoodle. She’s adorable!

chia the bichoodle

Organising: Our laundry room – it’s only taken us 5 years! 

Admiring: Roz – she’s so inspiring! 

Sharing: 10 More Shows to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Selling: All my clothes that I’ve “outgrown.”

Buying: Wine and cheese at the Good Food and Wine Show. Is there such a thing as too much?

good food wine show

Coveting: All the Toy Story pyjamas at Peter Alexander.  

Remembering: Afternoon tea with a view at Halekulani. Take me back! 

afternoon tea 6

Catching: Up with interstate and overseas friends at home and away. 

Celebrating: My niece’s Bat-Mitzvah with friends and family.

Deciding: Not to enter the Sydney Harbour 10K this year. I’m just not run ready. My FOMO is real! 

Training: With Kathy  and working on the premise that if it’s hurting it’s working! 

Planning: Another trip to Brisbane. Tell me all the things I should see, eat and do.

Looking: Forward to Christmas in July and the Birthday Festival. 

Was your June jolly too? Are you ready to jump into July? Tell me all the things!

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