Monday, 14 October 2013

i'm on holidays

i love holidays.  i'm flying to bali tomorrow and have overpacked as usual but i am leaving some of it there so it might work out.  i've just had a coffee and am going back to repack (for the fourth time).  one day i will get it right. i am thinking of a trip to vietnam in february.  apparently that's the best time of year to go weather wise.  everyone says that i should broaden my horizons.
i went to dinner last night with my son and dil which was really nice.  we haven't done that for ages. other than this exciting news nothing much else has been happening.  it's another miserable day in adelaide. in the past 11 days we have had an over 35 degree day,  hurricane (i exaggerate just a bit) winds, hailstorms and lots of rain.  just your normal adelaide weather really.  the wind yesterday was bitterly cold and so strong that when i went to empty my recycle bin it nearly blew me and the recycling away.
oh well, back to the packing.  i'm trying to lighten my load,  :)  a few random bali pics

Saturday, 5 October 2013

i'm retiring

no, not a shy shrinking violet.  my working days are coming to an end soon.  my last day should be 27 december.  i'm taking long service leave and some annual leave which should take me up till 20 april. i'm excited, nervous and a bit scared. all normal i suppose.  how will i cope financially?  what will i do with my days?  no, the last question does not apply.  i'm going to take up art again and yoga.  i have been saying i'll take up yoga again for yonks but so far i haven't done so.  but i will.  :)  
i went to the adelaide market again last night for dinner and a little bit of shopping.  three workmates and me.  we had a fab time.  my dil recently took me to a new (for me) restaurant.  malacca.  malaysian and asian.  absolutely delish.  we had a great meal.  then coffee and cake afterwards.  also delish.  it's a long w/end but as i don't work on mondays it's a bit of a non event for me.  i hope to catch up with cookie and a friend whom i haven't seen for ages.  i'm very bad at staying in touch with people.  enjoy your weekend and long weekend if it applies to you.  i didn't realize it was the start of daylight saving on the saturday/sunday.  enjoy