Taking Stock – April 2021

taking stock april 2021

I know I say it every month but April flew by in the blink of an eye! This year is just zooming by so fast, I can’t quite keep up! April was a month of fun, food, friends and lots more besides. Before I get into the yay of May I’m going to reflect on the month that was  but heads up brace yourself for some serious Teddy spam! 

Making: This Anzac and Orange Marmalade Slice – so, delicious! 

Anzac and Orange Marmalade Slice

Cooking: All the winter warmers! 

Dusting: Off the slow cooker! 

Eating: Dumplings! This dumpling fix was way overdue! 

chopsticks picking up a dumpling from a steamer of xiao long bao

Drinking: So much coffee. 

Reading: Soooo slowly. But finally finished Christmas for Beginners by Carole Matthews. Unseasonal but enjoyable! 

Watching: The new season of Shtisel and the last season of Superstore on Netflix – so good!

Wondering: What I should watch now. Any recommendations?

Crying: Watching The Doghouse – those puppers really pull at my heartstrings! 

Enjoying: Hosting Teddy’s puppy pals for sleepovers.

Smiling: Every time I look at the 768 pictures I took of the two Teddies. And yes, the 768 is probably an underestimate! 

two oodles wearing matching bandanas saying Teddy

Wishing: I could run my own doggy daycare – if only I lived in a house! 

Matching: The puppers in outfits and accessories because everyone knows that twinning is winning! 

one straight and one curly cavoodle wearing matching easter bandana and bow

Painting: Our bedroom. It was long overdue – we painted the first part in January! 

Playing: With colour and that feature wall. 

dog curled up into a cushion shape on bed against dark blue feature wall

Choosing: New blinds. I feel like a legit grown up! 

Sharing: Some doggy DIY – how to make a dog furdrobe. Teddy Roosevelt gives it his paw of approval. 

cavoodle sitting a teepee by a dog accessory storage ladder

Noticing: That there’s a lot of pupper pictures in this post but there’s no such thing as too many puppers so it’s all good.

Dressing: Teddy up in his tradies outfit. He was the talk of Bunnings. 

dog dressed in tradie outfit

Liking: Autumn sunshine. 

Disliking: How early it gets dark these days.

Marvelling: At Teddy in his ambassadog role for the Museum of Love’s Puppy Love Day

dog sitting in a frame against a dark floral background

Remembering: My nana. She’s been gone 27 years. Note to self: make her delicious bread pudding! 

Thinking: That when you lose somebody, you love, you never stop missing them, no matter how much time passes.


Bookmarking: All the things to see and do in Culburra Beach for our weekend getaway. 

Following: An online dog training program with Southend Dog Training – Teddy thinks he’s at boot camp! 

Loving: Teddy’s furmily reunion with his siblings – feel so lucky to have met these wonderful pups and their humans.

a row of 8 people holding their cavoodles

Needing: To go to the gym more. (This is likely to be the recurring them of 2021) 

Waiting: For dog shopping to arrive. 

Recharging: Our batteries with a weekend at Culburra Beach.

Knowing: That there’s no such thing as too much Vitamin Sea!

dog wearing lifesaver rashie on beach

Wondering: When “this” is all going to end. 

Hoping: It’s soon.

Missing: My mum. So much. 

Now I’ve told you all about my April, I’d love to hear about yours. I’m all ears! 

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