30 8 / 2014

So the big reveal today was that my office will be merging with another from Melbourne! The big boss was looking at succession planning and I think he didn’t want to see his name being erased from ‘public’ if another accounting firm took over when he wanted to slow down and eventually retire, so he decided to merge his company with that of a financial planning company. This way, we’re kinda in a partnership, under a group of companies and our company name can live on. 1st Oct will bring in bigger and bigger things!!

Our EOFY drinks were held at The Avenue, just a short distance away from the station and we had some nibbles to go with it. Most of the nibbles were yum and the catering was for larger numbers so we all got seconds or thirds (or fourths) if we wanted.

Very nervous for Saturday. I’m forgetting all the dance moves! 

Thank you to my new follower! Starting this weekend off on a good note.

Hope you all have a good one!

29 8 / 2014

I found out some big news and changes that are going to be happening around the office!

There was a Board of Directors meeting that went for two hours and many things were discussed. The first thing to let slip was a change in office layout and some people have to shift cubicles. I think the 2IC let that slip as a diversion for the bigger stuff. 

Part of the office layout change is a slight shift in structure as to who the non-junior/not quite senior accountants report to. This was not the biggest news!

I was out to lunch with one of the directors (I think he was missing his junior accountant who is away for a week in Hawaii with her new hubby) and he decided to let me in on the big news. A certain Mr Smith has been coming to the office and has held many meetings in his awful pinstripe suit (I get that some people can carry off pinstripes - he cannot). I found out who Mr Smith really is and why he’s been coming in all the way from Melb.

The big reveal is tomorrow, so I won’t spoil it for now. We’re finally having our EOFY party tomorrow. Drinks all round!

I love being in the know and knowing things so that as it unfolds, I can sit back and watch. I can keep a secret. 

28 8 / 2014

I got two lots of froyo today!!

I decided to satisfy my craving and get a mini tub before belly dance class and it was great. I got a little cold soon after the consumption of said froyo but that was fixed with some dancing. 

The when Twin showed up for her session, she walked in with another tub - meant for me! She had already started in on the swirled tip, but let me eat the lion share of it. Which was handy as I had heated up from the rehearsal.

We’re performing on Saturday. Eek! Looks like I am doing two dances…

I foresee lots of lunchtime practices.

28 8 / 2014

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27 8 / 2014

So here are the chocolates that I got from Kakawa. The milk chocolate is single origin (Ecuador - about 40%). This has a malt flavour to it and for a milk chocolate it has a surprising body to it. Not one to melt on the tongue, but releases the flavour when chewed.
The other chocolate I bought was dark chocolate with toffee. The toffee is poured between two layers of the chocolate so there’s the bitterness and crunch. I felt that the toffee was probably a little over done as it also tasted a little bitter. Still quite good, though.
Today had a lot more rain than I was expecting. Not really looking forward to the rain that is coming for the rest of this week. I was sad to discover today that I lost the bottom of my heel on one boot. Now I have two pairs of boots I have to take to a cobbler. Not fun.

So here are the chocolates that I got from Kakawa. The milk chocolate is single origin (Ecuador - about 40%). This has a malt flavour to it and for a milk chocolate it has a surprising body to it. Not one to melt on the tongue, but releases the flavour when chewed.

The other chocolate I bought was dark chocolate with toffee. The toffee is poured between two layers of the chocolate so there’s the bitterness and crunch. I felt that the toffee was probably a little over done as it also tasted a little bitter. Still quite good, though.

Today had a lot more rain than I was expecting. Not really looking forward to the rain that is coming for the rest of this week. I was sad to discover today that I lost the bottom of my heel on one boot. Now I have two pairs of boots I have to take to a cobbler. Not fun.

26 8 / 2014

I saw the pre-air pilot for The Flash. It was pretty good. But all I could think of when I saw the guy playing Barry Allen (AKA The Flash) was…hey…that’s the evil Warbler (Sebastian) from Glee! The next thought was, his acting seems to have gotten better!

Also, the guy playing Detective West - yet another cop role! It was nice to see Danielle Panabaker in something new (I still remember her from Sky High). When Starling City was mentioned and a certain someone with incredible abs made a cameo…I think i need to finish watching season 2 of Arrow.

Still more incredible tv to debut and I can’t wait!

Hope Monday was relatively painless!

25 8 / 2014

Twin and I had a two hour dance workshop in Neutral Bay for our khaleegy piece and somehow that means that I’m performing it next Sunday…

I knew that I was doing one of the belly dance pieces, but now I’m doing a second one??

After the workshop we found ourselves ravenous and made our way to Ribs & Burgers for lunch. We got some ribs, the cabbage salad and some onion rings. The onion rings were very good and the salad also. It helped that I put both their BBQ sauce and their secret recipe pink sauce. But I guess that means that salad wasn’t as healthy as it was. Still tasty, though.

We went back home and went through some of the dances in our driveway, but after the two hours of intense workshop, Twin and I couldn’t remember a thing - even with the step-by-step notes. Brain is fried. Maximum capacity overload.

Hope you all had an exceptional weekend!

24 8 / 2014

My day started off savoury, which led to sweet things and alcoholic beverages and ended with the weird.

Today was the day Twin and I were meeting up with The Uni Crew and some of us were running late. Twin and I latest of them all. Someone *cough* me *cough* didn’t get up in time.

We met at Flour and Stone, just a short walk away from Hyde Park. We all had a pie and some had coffees (forgot to take a picture of the pies - they were delicious). Then I picked some sweet things to try and they were very nice. The first was the chocolate, raspberry and buttermilk flour-less cake. BFF’s BF refused to eat it as it contained fruit and had bits touching said fruit. My favourite was the salted caramel tart. So smooth and yum!

We then wandered around for a bit (stopping at Kakawa for some single origin chocolate) and ended up at a pub for a bathroom break that resulted in a few drinks. It was after 2pm so I was more than happy to have a few. We then walked to a shop that sold their cakes and other sweet things based on weight! The shop, Kürtösh had amazingly large slabs of cake and sold around $4.50/100g. Twin and I bought some to try and it was very yum.

Twin and I ended up being the last ones standing at the end of the afternoon and traipsed back to The IT Guy’s place to check out some games. The weird portion of the day was reserved for Goat Simulator. You are a goat that goes around head-butting things or licking and dragging things around and not dying. Confusing and a bit ‘what the hell is going on?’

A pretty enjoyable Saturday. Exceeded expectations! Hope you all had a similarly enjoyable day!

23 8 / 2014

So today was Daffodil Day, which was raising money for the Cancer Council. I didn’t see very much activity around and only saw two schoolgirls that had one tray between them and holding a few bunches of daffodils. I purchased a pen as I have pins enough and they had no key rings.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the pen wrote well.

My work day was quiet and although the building’s air conditioning has recently been fixed, I find that that ‘ambient’ temperature gets too hot after lunch. Although there were a brisk wind when I left for the day, I still managed to persuade my co-worker to take a little detour to the gelato shop for a two scoop. I got a chocolate and something that tasted amazing that was a mixture of milk gelato, coffee and something else. Yum!

The weekend approaches! Hope you all enjoy it!

22 8 / 2014

Thank you to my new follower!

I wasn’t feeling that great this morning (getting up at 5:30am - who does?) and I actually ended calling in sick to work…admittedly I was going to do it closer to 8:30 (my starting time), but I had fallen back asleep after my alarm went off so I didn’t call until almost 9am when I woke up again.

I do feel a little guilty that I took a sickie, but Twin said that I was taking a mental health day and that I probably needed it. 

I was supposed to meet up with Struggling Artist this afternoon in Chatswood and after a few texts we changed the time and date to later this afternoon in the city (don’t really want to hang out in a suburb where I could get caught). I received my artwork (that I purchased from Struggling Artist’s first solo show) and it was all bubble wrapped and bound it brown paper and string. Also came with a certificate of authenticity. That was pretty cool. 

I would have posted up a picture but I re-wrapped it in the bubble wrap after I showed Twin when I got home and I don’t feel like taking the wrapping apart again.

Now….where to hang my first piece of purchased art?