Sentence a Day – October

I know that I say this every month, but where has October gone?

It was a month that had some pretty big highlights – a glamping trip to the Scenic Rim and a celebration for my father’s 80th birthday – and also a lot of business as usual. It was a month of serious rain – storm season has definitely arrived here in South East Queensland – and sunny blue skies and perfect beach weather.

Just a couple of lowlights – a chronic ankle injury and an attempted fraud on my credit card which has led to the cancellation of said card as I was about to get on a flight to Sydney for a week. Talk about inconvenient! #dontgetmestarted

Anyways, without further ado, let’s wrap this month up.

The month in photos…

The month in sentences…

1.Words at the Surf Club, some great finds at the 2nd hand bookshop and Careful What You Wish For (aka Book No. 6) finished. Plus it’s the Monday of a long weekend.

2. Walk, work, gym, work – just another ordinary Tuesday.

3. Ankle seriously sore – I’ve self diagnosed it as a tendonitis.

4. A big day in the office and more ankle pain.

5. Off to the Scenic Rim and glamping at Ketchup’s Bank. Lunch at the Scenic Rim Brewery and stroganoff cooked in the camp kitchen for dinner. Heavy rain outside, but we’re toasty and warm in our tent.

6.  More rain, unusual yet fun wine tasting, and more gourmet delight cooked outside in the camp kitchen.

7. Rain cleared to amazing views this morning. Home again.

If you want to know more about Ketchup’s Bank, check out my post…here.

8. Back to business – walk, whale spouts, work.

9. Hubby in Brissie for the day, massive storm this afternoon – the two aren’t connected.

10. Thunderbolts and lightning – another massive downpour and new phones all round. Wonder of all wonders we no longer have to take our calls on the front lawn.

11. Managed a walk before the rain started. Seriously messy stressy day work wise.

12. Rain, haircut…that’s all.

13. Torrential rain for most of the day – even the cane toads were sheltering on the back step. Spent the morning at the markets in the mud and the afternoon going through slides for Dad’s album.

14. Managed a walk before the rain started again. Spent the day working on Dad’s album – except for procrastibaking triple chocolate chocolate chip cookies.

15. Torrential downpours to start the day. there’s beginning to be a pattern here…

16. Finally a walk before work and there’s a strange colour in the sky – it could almost be blue.

17. The sun is out properly. Hooray.

18. Ankle pain almost unbearable on walk this morning – think it could be time to see someone about it.

19. Caught up on some strategy stuff this morning, podiatrist, lunch date with my daughter at moo-free burgers. And my diagnosis of tendon damage was spot on. Self congratulations all round.

20. Markets this morning and first mango of the year. Weird mushrooms growing in the rosemary.

21. Wander up Maple Street in Maleny, browse in the 2nd hand book shops and lunch at Brouhaha Brewery. Sunday done well.

22. Slow walk on my damaged and taped up ankle, but otherwise business as usual on this blue blue Monday.

23. Another cracker of a day. Happy Ever After sent off for formatting.

24. Ankle slightly better so I took the tape off – possibly a mistake. Fabulous morning that made logging of for work extra hard. Whales spouting away on the horizon.

25. Gorgeous day…and work. That’s all.

26. Happy Birthday to my long-suffering and wonderful husband. Love ya to the end of the blue and back.

27. Off to Sydney and overnighting at my old neighbours…and a rather large night it was!

28. A tad dusty this morning – I’m too old to be mixing drinks. Big family celebration for my Dad’s 80th.

29. Official happy birthday to the old man. Thanks for being the best dad ever. In the actual office for a change.

30. Lunch with my brother and drinks after work with a colleague.

31. Unexpected catch-up with an old friend.

What I read…

It was a light month on the book front. Aside from a few genre romances:

The Girl I Used To Know, Faith Hogan

Billy, Billy Connolly

The Man I Think I Know, Mike Gayle – one of the best books I’ve read this year.

What I watched…

The final episodes of Rake – I think this could actually be the end…

Pacific, with Sam Neill – I’ve really enjoyed this.

Pine Gap – the first episode was really disappointing, but then I got hooked in.

Unforgotten – Series 3…I’m just 2 episodes in, but it’s as good as the previous 2 series.

How was your month?

It’s Lovin’ Life Linky time…

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to look for our happy and share it about a bit. The Lovin’ Life Linky is brought to you by Team Lovin’ Life: Deep Fried Fruit, DebbishWrite of the Middle50 Shades of Age,  and, of course, me.

27 Replies to “Sentence a Day – October”

  1. Joanne – what a great October, despite the rain! You’ve inspired me to try a sentence a day for November. I don’t see the link button to your Lovin’ Life Link – am I missing something?

    1. No, it just hasn’t opened yet. I pressed publish on Wednesday night…oooops. You absolutely must give Sentence a Day a go.

  2. Hi Jo what another great month you have had and I always think these type of posts are a wonderful record. We have been watching Pine Gap and like you it took a little while to get into it. I hope your ankle is on the mend and love the Scenic Rim photos. I’m writing my SaD for next Monday and half of my month was spent in Japan, although since returning my feet haven’t touched the ground! Bring on November which will hopefully be a little quieter. Enjoy!

  3. That glamping trip looked fabulous! I’d love to do the same one day. Happy 80th to your Dad, and I really hope that ankle of yours is getting better. Nothing worse than constant pain. Here’s to a fabulous November! xo #TeamLovinLife

  4. I can’t believe how much rain you got. Do you have rain boots?? I laugh because I fell in love with them recently and we hardly get any rain.
    I hope your ankle heals fast…that always puts a damper on life..

    1. It’s sub-tropical here so when it rains it literally does pour! And as for rain boots? Nope…but I do have all weather thongs!

  5. My mum said she watched the first episode of Pine Gap and didn’t go back. I’d taped it so deleted it, but perhaps I should give it a chance.

    Sounds like we’re in for some hot weather soon… I actually quite enjoyed the rain and the storms!

    1. I nearly didn’t go back. It took a while to get moving & I think it could have been much better than it was. I did, however, enjoy it once I got midway through episode 2.

  6. I like the concept of a sentence a day 🙂

    You’ve given me a book to add to my TBR list.

    And is this the 5th season of Rake you’re talking about? Yet to watch it but I love the show!

    Sucks about the credit card fraud and the ankle injury.

    Hope November is a good one for you

  7. You’ve certainly had a busy month. I can’t believe it is already November. Sorry to hear about the ankle (I hope it feels much better soon) and the fraud attempt (grrr….so annoying and disruptive!). Take care of you and have a great weekend. I’ve come to you from the lovin life linky.

  8. Love all the photos! Hope your ankle is feeling better. And I sincerely hope that’s the end of Rake. I’ve loved it but the last series lost the plot and was just plain ridiculous.

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