T’was the first week back at work in the Andrews household, but it was by no means slow-going. So busy were we that I forgot to bring home the computer connect-y cord on Friday, hence delay in publishing this.
See our highlights below…
Saturday, 9 January 2016: Company’s Garden breakfast, City SightSeeing CT Harbour Cruise
Sunday, 10 January 2016: Star Wars in iMax
Workweek highlights: Animal print on the bus and GetSmarter certification
That’s all, folks! Expect my next update within the week. Take it easy…
Oh packing, how I’ve not missed thee. It’s just two years since last we met. There’s nothing quite like moving house to give your whole life a shake-up. Weekends and evenings are no longer yours to laze around in. Instead there are endless glass things to wrap in newspaper, boxes to seal, box tape to mangle by getting it stuck on itself and endless towels to dirty by dragging the heavy, sealed and probably over-filled boxes from room to room until you decide which room is the designated ‘storage room’, until the panicky final days when the whole HOUSE is a storage area, and you’ve forgotten what it’s like to traipse down the passage without tripping over something cardboardy and pointy cornered. Or maybe that’s just how I do it.
With less than three weeks to go to our big move, that’s what life’s been like lately. But of course this past week we did a little more than that, especially as I had an ‘Awesome Award’ to celebrate, from my first month at the amazing place I now work – no box-packing pics below, I promise…
Monday, 10 November 2014: Friendly hot drinks at Mugg & Bean, Paddocks
Friday, 7 November 2014: Delicious tastes and sights at #Mobile360, at the V&A Clocktower
Saturday, 8 November 2014: Milnerton dog show, dinner on top of the Ritz, Sea Point
Sunday, 9 November 2014: Tough packing decisions and packing celebration drinks
And with that we’re already at a quarter to Friday again, that much closer to the next big box-packing session. Joy 😉 (See? I may have mentioned packing and posted photos related to packing, but not a single photo of boxes did you see! Yay, me).
Ah, life. It has a way of getting ahead of itself, making you focus on certain things when others are more important, making you wait endless days for some things and bombarding you with a flood of others with seemingly little rhyme or reason.
Despite the typical ‘mid-year’ exhaustion setting in (anyone else notice August tends to be a particularly long, change-filled month? New offices, new workload, lots of birthdays, lots of financial admin, all over and above the usual?) we still managed a good few photo-worthy moments for your viewing pleasure since my last update. See below…
Monday, 11 August: Half-price pizzas at Col Cacchio, Big Bay
Tired as we were, we continued the extend the weekend feeling by eating out on a Monday to enjoy the wide range of Winter specials on offer.
Tuesday, 12 August: New offices and longggg train-bus commute home
Wednesday, 13 August: team dinner at Mondiall, V&A Waterfront
Of course new team starting at new office means team dinner. This is what we had…
Saturday, 16 August: Wimpy breakfast and Fat Cactus lunch with parents and bestie
Sunday, 17 August: Doggy beach walk, lupper at parents
Monday, 18 August: Spur, Bayside’s two-for one burger special
That’s all for now, folks! Lots more to update on, such as my half-birthday this past Wednesday and our seven-year wedding anniversary (gasp) this coming Monday. Plus other exciting news to share soon, so watch this space! 🙂
For the first time in the everest of ever, we went out to celebrate New Year’s Eve this time around.
As our guests were heading to the Waterfront to watch the fireworks display for free, and going by MyCiti bus to get there, we decided to go with them, after dropping off the doggies at my parents to be ‘puppy sat’ for the night.
And what a palaver our New Year’s Eve turned into! It’s partly because we had achy legs as we had just hiked up AND down Table Mountain the day before (click here for a reminder), but also because the bus was so full that we stood all the way there, crammed in like sardines… and then, to make matters worse, we decided to walk from Civic Centre to the Waterfront as there was just so much traffic in town. By the time we got there we were in agony!
The fireworks display really was lovely, but as soon as it was over we had to turn around and do the walk in reverse in order to catch the MyCiti bus back home before the last bus left at 01:30am.
Here are a few photos of our celebrations…
And crash we did! We had some celebratory sparkling wine when we got home just before 2am, then slept until morning, collected the doggies from their grandparents, and spent a lazy day recovering.
Hope your 2014 is off to a good start! 🙂 Back to work for me from tomorrow, alas – this has been such a good break for me.