Monday, October 19, 2020

This week...

I'm reading....

I got a bit distracted this week in my reading. I had a plan. I was part way through the book I was reading when someone (I'm looking at you Bree from All the Books I Can Read) says I have just finished listening to an audio book that I loved. I didn't want to listen, but I did still like the sound of the book which is why I started reading Beach Read on Thursday, and then finished it on Friday!

I did also finish the book that I was reading last week, and I absolutely loved it. It also inspired me to post a very flower heavy post last week. I will definitely be reading more from this author!

The book that I am therefore still reading is The Sun Down Motel by Simone St James, and I have to finish it within a couple of days as I think I am participating in a blog tour for it. I say think, because I signed up for it, but I haven't heard anything more about it.

I'm watching....

We spent Friday night watching My Octopus Teacher, which is a nature documentary on Netflix. It is about a man who lives on the coast of South Africa, and who goes diving in the same place every day. He starts observing an octopus, and gradually she begins to trust him. It was a lovely show to watch. Have you watched it?

We finished the second series of Schitts Creek on Saturday. I think my husband is a bit over light and fluffy because the next thing we started was something called Next, which has a very different feel to what we have been watching for the last couple of months. Next is about a computer program that goes rogue.

I did also watch the first episode of Emily in Paris which is a bit light and fluffy. I might watch that on a Monday night when my husband is out. Oh wait...that's when I am supposed to be studying.


We finished the puzzle that we had started last week. As I have mentioned before, my husband can't have an unfinished puzzle sitting on the table without putting a few pieces in every time he walks past it, so I pretty much help do the edges, and then he does most of the rest. He did very generously leave one section for me. Any guesses on which bit he let me do?

We have a public holiday this Friday and so we decided to take Thursday off as well, so long weekend here we come. It does sound like it is going to be a busy weekend around the house though as we are planning to get a skip bin in to clean up all the rubbish from when we did the bathroom reno and a few other things.

It's going to be a very interesting week at work because my new boss starts tomorrow. My best boss ever used to work with her and says that I will get along fine with her but it is still a little bit nervy. I have also been told that I have to be careful not to scare her off in the first couple of weeks. I am not sure what that means, other than that I have a long list of projects that we need to do over the next year or so.

The big news for us here in Melbourne is that some of the restrictions have been lifted. As of this week we can now go up to 25km from our home (it was previously 5kms),  meet up with others outdoors, and stores can start to reopen. Restaurants etc don't open until 1 November at this stage, but it might reopen a bit earlier depending on if the numbers stay low.

And the best news....I have a hairdresser's appointment already. I will no longer have to see what colour my hair really is in a couple of weeks.

I've linked this post to It's Monday, what are you reading? as hosted by Book Date


  1. Nice puzzle! I've heard good things about My Octopus Teacher and will have to make time to watch it. I loved The Soul of An Octopus (nonfiction book) and am fascinated with octopuses.

    Glad to hear that some of your restrictions have been lifted. Our numbers in the U.S. are climbing again and it's going to be a rocky winter, I'm afraid. Stay safe!

  2. So glad to hear your restrictions are being lifted. We put business over lives too much in the UK and Covid rates are rapidly rising everywhere at the moment.

    Glad you found a new author to read to. Have a great week.

  3. I love the picture in the reminds me of my closet curtain, which sweeps me away to a European bistro (in my mind).

    I wish I could return to the salon where my daughter works. I prefer the way she does my hair. But I'm going to try the hairdresser here, which is allowed, while the salon outside the community is not.

    I'm nervous!

    Enjoy your salon visit.


  4. I’m glad that lockdown is being relaxed for you finally, and thankful for the Victorian s that did the right thing to protect the rest of us.
    I do plan to watch My Octopus Teacher, I’m binging on Australian Grand Designs on Iview right now though.
    Good luck with your new boss :)

    Wishing you a great reading week

  5. It is nice that your Covid-19 restrictions are lessening. Our cases are growing but there haven't been any talks of lockdowns. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. Wow, not being able to go more than 5 kilometers from home is a restriction I haven't heard about before. I drive farther than that to get to the grocery store in my small town.

  7. I really want to watch that octopus documentary. I’ve heard good things about it. Good luck with the new boss. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  8. I'm glad things are starting to open up a little bit for you. And yay for a hairdresser's appointment! Mine goes grey so fast that I can't go without one for too long.

    I enjoyed THE SUNDOWN MOTEL. It's creepy but not too creepy, you know? My husband and I also watched the octopus show and, I agree, it was fascinating.

  9. my octopus teacher sounds so cool. i don't have netflix :-( here in florida, we have been open for some time now. i haven't left my home in weeks and don't plan on spending time in all. mr wonderful had to go back to work, he was working from home, but even with damage at his workplace from the hurricane and they are using the campus for emergency staging after hurricane sally, they are required to be there. there are a lot of people from all over the country running around and it makes me very nervous. he feels confident he can stay safe and keep me safe too.
    sherry @ fundinmental



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