The Week That Was…

Well, enough of that week. Still washing those dishes by hand 😡 but at least this showed up on Tuesday:

Works even better than the old one did!

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Joke of the week:

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Thought for the week:

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What I’ve been watching:

I’ve been really enjoying my #MWFDIGITAL sessions. I’ve blogged about all of them except Julia Gillard. There was just so much in that session right from the get-go so I abandoned my note taking three minutes into it and just sat back and enjoyed it. Four more sessions over the weekend and then it’s all over. What a treat it’s been!

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What I’m reading right now:

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Until next week… 😊☕📚

24 thoughts on “The Week That Was…

  1. I did take notes of Julia Gillards session but there was just so much in it that I haven’t yet been able to distil it into thoughts.. That’s on the agenda for this weekend, as well as attending a few other sessions

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    • Yes! I was sceptical at first, thinking it wouldn’t be thorough enough. I’m very fussy about my floors, but they do an excellent job. I have white tiles throughout too, and it doesn’t miss anything, the floor always looks clean. I put it on everyday and I’m always surprised at the dust tank and how much it sucks up.

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      • How about managing rugs? We have a large run in our entrance hall and it’s always getting footmarks on it. (A-hem, not everyone in our household of two is house-trained about wiping feet).

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      • It navigates from the tiles onto my rugs with no issues. It’s got a bit of a suspension in it which seems to allow it to go up onto a rug instead of butting up against it and turning the other way. I have both shaggy rugs and flat pile carpet ones, and it vacuums both. The only issue is that it won’t go into the bathrooms unassisted, as the floors in there are almost an inch higher. I simply put it in the bathrooms first each day with the door closed for a few minutes and then let it loose on the rest of the house after.

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      • I’ll just add Lisa that I have deliberately stuck with the more basic models. I’m a bit resistant to having to connect my vacuum to my wifi in order for it to work, and this model was the one below having to do that. I’m sure mapping your house and programing cleaning areas is great for many, but I just want to press a button and walk away and make a cup of tea in the morning. I’m still a bit ‘old school’ like that.

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  2. Our dishwasher broke at the start of lockdown and I nearly cried… truly, it’s the one appliance that I give thanks to everyday (and with six people at home all day we seem to be running it constantly!).

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    • The new one is on order and the eta is end of August. I hate living remote as it is, but never more so at times like this when you just want to buy something and walk out of the shop with it. I am so over seeing dishes in the sink. I’m not the only one washing them but I am doing it the most. Brings back memories of all the reasons I insisted on one in the first place! At least I’m not vaccuuming as well as washing up anymore. I was starting to get worried I’d be out beating the clothes on the fence next.

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      • Nowhere remote! 😂
        I like more of a regional city than a capital one. All the benefits of city living but not quite as busy. And easy access to the coast where I can smell the sea.
        Or Paris. I could handle living there! 🗼

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      • I understand that preference. I live at Bli Bli (Sunshine Coast) – downside is that being a tourist destination, school holidays are a nightmare for us locals. Only 1.5 hrs to centre of Brisbane or 2 hrs on the Nambour ‘Express’

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      • I think that remote living is overly romanticised in fiction which is why I can’t tolerate rural fiction at all anymore. When you are living the reality, not necessarily by choice, reading a rose coloured version for entertainment is not appealing at all. It’s why I now have a strict no rural fiction policy, across all genres.

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      • I don’t read rural fiction either but good luck to those readers who enjoy it. Having said that my Belleville novels are based on their fictional Prior Park property but I avoided all the cliches (I hope) – and the settings take in Brisbane, Sydney, England, New York. When briefing the covers, top of my ‘I don’t want’ list was a windmill! And by the way I have a young friend from Warwick – a girl I hired in her first full-time job post university (as a journalist) when I was a magazine publisher – who is living in the middle of Paris. She now works in the NGO sector. She is the most dedicated Francophile I know. Has an apartment of the kind you would imagine that looks out over the rooftops of Paris. Hope that fires the imagination.

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