After spending a few days back at work in the basement, I realise how much I miss being outside. Even though it was quite a warm day, it was lovely lying under the trees in the park during lunch. The bad part is when lunch and nap time are over and it’s back to work.
It’s been so rainy in Melbourne lately, but this morning was so wonderfully sunny. Of course then it went away pretty quickly and the rest of the weekend was pretty rubbish. Our bonsai is losing its last few leaves but it’s taking a while. I think the cobwebs are holding the leaves on.
Halfway through the year and almost halfway through the project. Time flies.
It’s been very chilly the last few days and it definitely feels like winter now. It was so hard to get out of bed, not only because it was after a long weekend but because there was actual frost on a lot of the nature strips. Even though it was freezing it was the first time in a long time that we actually got some sunshine as it’s been a very damp autumn. I don’t mind the cold mornings when there’s a little sun to warm me up.
It’s been a tough week for me this week and been hard to be inspired. I started work at a new place where everyone is still very nice, but it’s not my own team and I don’t feel like it’s my home like I did at my old work. I want it to be though, but it’s been stressful working with new people with different processes and protocols and relearning how to use different equipment. I’ve come from a place where I’ve been totally comfortable and competent to feeling like a complete idiot who has no clue. I’ve never really adapted that well to change and I want to be better, but this week was a bit of a wash. However, as displaced as I’m feeling now I know that I’ll eventually adapt to my new home and the sun will come out again. It’s just hiding behind the clouds at the moment.
We went down to Bunnings to steal/acquire some boxes and I picked up this little guy. I don’t know what kind of flower it is, probably some kind of daisy (Edit: google says they’re Gazanias, which are a type of daisy). It’s pretty good for only $2 I thought, and brings a little colour to the garden. Any bets on how long before I kill it? My bet is not long! I think my problem has been loving pot plants too much.
One of my friends suggested going to a French music festival/concert called So Frenchy So Chic (SFSC) at Werribee Mansion, even though none of us really knew much about French music or spoke any French. We packed a picnic lunch complete with croissants, baguettes, pate, cheeses, macarons (made by yours truly) and lots of delicious sandwich fillings and fruits. It was a great day out with great music (I have found some new favourite music to listen to), and great company and I’d gladly go again if they have it in Melbourne. The only downside is that I got a little sunburnt around my face and some tiny patches on my arms where I must have missed with the sunscreen. Also a mosquito bit me on the face. What kind of jerk mosquito bites someone on the face?
Anyway, the photo of the day is the Mr and I chilling out in the afternoon sun. I also got a nice tan line where my watch and the wrist band was. I took lots of photos, but I really like this one.