Taking Stock – October 2019

taking stock october 2019

I don’t know about you but I feel like someone pressed the fast forward button on October so before I head feet first into November, I’m going to press the pause button and take a breather and take stock of the month that was. I’d love it if you joined me! 

Dining: At Luho – it’s our new local favourite! The pork belly is tip top!

luho crows nest

Wining: On cold, crisp glasses of pink rose. It’s perfect for these long(er) summer evenings.

Drinking: So. Much. Coffee. I just can’t get enough! 

Eating: This Pesto Chicken Casserole with Cheesy Dumplings. It’s a winner, winner chicken dinner! 

pesto chicken casserole cheesy dumplings serve

Needing: To start meal planning, stat! These days I plan our meals flying by the seat of my pants! 

Discovering: Marukame Udon, one of our favourite Waikiki eats in Chatswood! 

Getting: On board the Caramilk train with this irresistible Caramilk Fudge.

thermomix caramilk fudge piece

Sharing: 10 Must-Try Curries to celebrate National Curry Week at the start of the month.

Baking: Jack’s Rosemary Biscuits – can’t stop, won’t stop! 

rosemary biscuits

Visiting: The hairdresser. Doesn’t everyone like a good hair day?

Coveting: All the Christmas earrings from Saturday Lollipop

Buying: The Aldi Samosa Maker – I couldn’t help it, it just fell into my trolley! 

Selling: My old Halloween costumes – I’m so happy that someone will give them a new lease of life! 

Halloween Dress Ups

Reviewing: My list of 101 Things to do in 1001 Days V2

Starting: To work my way through my list of 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days V3

Ticking: The first thing off my list – making lemon posset! Have you ever tried it?

lemon posset glass

Realising: That dog people are my people. 

Playing: Fetch with Teddy Roosevelt. I have to admit, my attention span is shorter than his.

Planning: Dog friendly road trips with Teddy Roosevelt. How smart does he look in his car seat?!

dog booster seat

Liking: Having something to look forward to.

Disliking: How little pet friendly accommodation there is – not everyone who travels with a pet wants to stay in a caravan park! 

Thinking: That there is a massive gap in the market for mid-range to luxe pet friendly places to stay. 

Bookmarking: All the dog friendly things to see and do in and around Port Stephens. Is there anything I should add to the list?

Taking: So many pictures of Teddy Roosevelt. Is there such a thing as too many?

Laughing: At Teddy playing with his siblings and friends – they’re totally hilarious! 

Learning: As much as Teddy (if not more) at puppy school.

Graduating: From Puppy School with Teddy Roosevelt. We were very proud pawrents!

puppy graduation

Walking: With Teddy. Truth be told, I walk. He runs around like a maniac.

Running: Nowhere because the weather is too hot and I’m too unfit! 

Celebrating: My cancerversary – can you believe it’s been 8 years?

Remembering: This month 8 years ago… How times change!

Thyroidectomy Nov 2011

Loving: Long weekends. They’re the best! 

Enjoying: Spring – it’s my Goldilocks season; not too hot, not too cold, just right! 

Warming: Our friends’ new house! 

Cheering: On the Roosters at the NRL Grand Final and England in the Rugby World Cup. 

Finding: Bombolinis at Maggios Bakery. And kind of wishing I hadn’t. This could be dangerous! 

Watching: The Spy on Netflix – Sacha Baron Cohen is amazing.

Reading:  Lots of Christmas books for an upcoming Christmas book post. 

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

Feeling: So surprised when Ben arrived on our doorstep to thank us for his care package that I sent to troops overseas for  Anzac Day! 

Preparing: Another care package to send to troops overseas for Christmas.

Knowing: That it feels good to give back.

Admiring: Rachel – she’s so inspiring! 

Spending: Time with David and Teddy – 3 really is a magic number! 

Hosting: Our godchildren for a sleepover.

Looking: Forward to Teddy’s first holiday!

So that was my month, how was yours? Tell me all the things! Do you think this year is flying by a bit too fast?

Linking up with Denyse for Life This Week