Life Lately

What is this?! An actual blog post?! Well I never! I know, I know, I’ve not really been here these past few weeks. Y’see just over two weeks, I got called into the boardroom at work and told my job was being made redundant. And I’m not going to lie, it hit me pretty darn hard. It’s not that I loved the company, or even the job, but I did have some great friends, and not seeing them every day is hard. But I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and just because I can’t see what His greater plan is for me, doesn’t mean there isn’t one!

So here’s what I’ve been up to these past few weeks…

This view was part of my daily commute up until Friday and I already miss it! Luckily for me, I’m heading back that way on Friday to see my work friends for lunch!

I only noticed this mural the other day but I love it! It’s totally hidden away and so easy to miss if you’re not looking up. Note to self: look up more!

I updated the cushions on our bed (though there’s still so much more I want to do in there!). I first read Jewels when I was about 14 and I think I’ve read it at least once a year ever since! Speaking of, March’s Book Club read was A Year of Marvellous Ways, and I’m not going to lie, I found it really hard going. I slogged through until the end but I could’t really get into it at all. Did anyone else find this? I’m giving myself a quick hiatus from Book Club to read After You (which reminds me, I need to go pick it up from the Library) before I dive into A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding for April.

Of and on Thursday, everyone here got sent home from work mid-morning as Cyclone Debbie tracked south-east through the state. Luckily all we’ve had is a tree come down but there has been mass flooding in huge parts of the state.

I made a Victoria Sponge for Rob’s birthday before I surprised him with a little birthday dinner with some friends. I’m more than a little in love with this dress Rob got me from Bohemian Traders for Christmas and I’m wearing it every chance I get.

In addition to my recent gym-going, I’ve also started doing meditation again. I’ve been using the Headspace app and I am loving it! Have you tried it? I’ve also renewed my membership to #TeamStripes and am loving this mac for Spring! Oh, and on Tuesday, I went to see Beauty & the Beast with my friend, Hannah. It was SO good! I still haven’t decided whether it was better or as good as the original! We shared this bottle of red and it was outstanding!

So what have you been up to lately lovely? Fill me in!


Annéka xo