Taking Stock – March 2021

a wall of teddy bearsApril will be upon us before the week is out so I’m taking some time out to take stock and reflect on the month that was. March was a bit of a mixed bag with lots to smile about, much to be grateful for balanced out with ample anxiety and a very busy brain! Life’s all about balance, right?!

Come and join me and let’s take a whistle stop tour of the month that was! 

Making: These epic Choc Fudge Hot Cross Buns. So naughty but so nice! 

choc chip hot cross buns on cooling rack

Cooking: Lots of fish dishes like this Oven Baked Fish and Chips. So simple but so delicious! 

Getting: Reacquainted with the slow cooker. First up, this Slow Cooker Beef, Red Wine and Mushroom Casserole. 

Rounding: Up my collection of top pesto recipes into one neat and tidy post.

10 of the best pesto recipes title image

Drinking: Red wine. It’s certainly been the weather for it. 

Reading: Not enough… But currently enjoying Carole Matthews’ Christmas For Beginners.

Watching: Superstore on Netflix. Can’t stop, won’t stop! 

Playing: In a Schitts Creek Pub Quiz. We didn’t come bottom but we didn’t win either! 

Going:  To the hairdressers and feeling like a million dollars! 

Wasting: Too much time on social media.

Selling: Things I no longer want or need on Facebook marketplace. 

Needing: To get my butt in the gear and to go to the gym. 

Sharing: Our dog friendly guide to Newcastle – one of my favourite destinations. 

dog sitting on a green railway bench that says newcastle

Wishing: I could see my mum.

Bookmarking: All the things I need to do to get a travel exemption. Just in case.

Waiting: For travel restrictions to ease. I think I’ll be waiting for a while yet. 

Wondering: If the average person on the street understands how difficult it is to get in and out of Australia right now.

cavoodle resting on london bus toy

Enjoying: Puppy cuddles.

Liking: Autumn sunshine.

Disliking: Rain that won’t stop.

Thinking: About those that have been affected by the wet and wild weather.

Loving: Our visit to the Museum of Love, Sydney’s new  instagrammable museum! 

Shopping: For Teddy. Dog shopping is my guilty pleasure! 

Attending: Dog parties and Doggy Days Out. Teddy was pretty chuffed with his furst Easter egg hunt!

toy cavoodle with bucket of easter eggs

Opening: Dog shopping!

Marvelling: At Teddy in his role as ambassadog for the Museum of Love’s Puppy Love Day on April 7th!

cavoodle sitting on tier of large scale model wedding cake

Wearing: Winter boots and coats in the wet and wild weather.

Learning: So much about Lebanese cooking at the brilliant Sunday Kitchen. Highly recommend! 

woman using hands to mix a giant bowl of tabbouleh

Speaking: Via video call my oldest friends in the UK who celebrated their 50ths – in lockdown.

Feeling: A bit anxious – I just need to calm my farm.

Remembering: All the things I have to be grateful for.

Reminding: Myself to take one day at a time. 

Looking: Forward to furmily time and a long weekend at Easter.

What’s new with you? Tell me more about your March!

Linking up with Denyse for Life This Week