A Sentence a Day – a month in review
I’ve decided to join some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June.
On the first Thursday of each month, we link our posts up and can read what everyone else has been up to during the month.
It’s also great to read back through the daily entries to see what I managed to fit into the month. It’s quite surprising!
I have always liked writing a diary so this is just a condensed way of doing it. I’ve tried to show the little things as well as the bigger events. I must admit when reading it back, I note that I’m rarely sitting still, except when I’m at the computer writing my posts!
- Thursday: In Tasmania for the first day of winter as we drove across the West Coast to Stanley for the last night of our trip – found a gorgeous B&B for the night, called The Ark.
- Friday: Chatted to our hosts over a delicious breakfast, climbed The Nut, visited Highfield Historic Site, visited my niece, then onto Penguin before boarding the The Spirit of Tasmania at Devonport for the night sailing back to the mainland.
- Saturday: Arrived into Melbourne at 6.30am and on the road by 7.30am, meeting up with my sister and her husband along the way as they decided to have a weekend away at our house! Home by mid afternoon with the fire on shortly afterwards.
- Sunday: A walk in the forest before my sister and her husband left for their drive home.
- Monday: Catching up with blogging after 2 weeks away, to ladies discussion group over lunch and then attended a Rotary event that evening to celebrate the success of the recent Tumba2Kokoda trek over the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea, which my husband was one of the leaders.
- Tuesday: 4 km run in the forest, attended a meeting of the Save Tumbarumba Shire committee followed by shopping.
- Wednesday: An easy day at home catching up on some housework and a 30 minute walk.
- Thursday: Baby daughter turns 29 today, and her wedding is in exactly 4 months time!!! I also went for a 6.6km run today.
- Friday: Lazy day at home.
- Saturday: Coffee shop catch-up with friends and finally cleaned out the sun-room in the backyard so that I can enjoy sunny winter’s days out there; went for a 4km run too.
- Sunday: 4.05km run before attending a Jazz concert at the local gallery – it was fantastic.
- Monday: Today was a Public Holiday for the Queen’s birthday here in Australia and I did a 30 min walk before meeting a girlfriend at our favourite local coffee shop/cinema cafe to see the movie Hidden Figures.
- Tuesday: My training run today was a longer 6.45km which was pretty good; we had internet issues and spent most of the afternoon on the phone to the technicians trying to reconnect. We had our Rotary Youth Exchange student, Annabell up for dinner as she leaves for home shortly.
- Wednesday: The highlight of today was the beautiful winter sunshine and my 35 minute walk.
- Thursday: Time for my hair appointment and I decided to go back to a darker shade of brown, I like it!
- Friday: Up early to drive to Canberra (3 hours away) – lunch with one of daughters, shopping, 15 km bike ride and then onto the conference centre for our Rotary Youth Exchange weekend with other committee members.
- Saturday: Interviewed prospective Rotary Youth Exchange all day and after dinner, the committee sat up all night deciding which students would be selected to go away for a year overseas and to what country. Exhausting day but well worth the effort.
- Sunday: Markets, shopping with daughter, relaxed, read my book, dinner cooked for me, followed by going out to see the amazing Wonder Woman movie with my husband, daughter and son-in-law.
- Monday: Up early to drive home (3 hours) in time to attend my ladies discussion group over lunch, followed by weekly Rotary dinner meeting, followed by monthly Bookclub meeting over supper – such a fun but busy day!
- Tuesday: Went for a 3.28km run in the forest, caught up on blogging, rang my daughter, sat in the warm winter sunshine – what more can I ask for?
- Wednesday: 3.73km run in the morning and cleaned up the house before going to dinner with friends to discuss plans for our trip to the Philippines in January, to attend a friend’s wedding.
- Thursday: My mum’s birthday and a great day for our rail trail with our efforts rewarded with the required legislation passing through parliament to officially close the line, the day was spent watching Parliament online and cheering loudly at the result!
- Friday: Went for a 3.56km run in the forest and attended our local Rotary Club’s annual Changeover dinner.
- Saturday: I had a very early start, with a flight to Sydney then to Gold Coast, where I met up with my sister and mother; we visited dad in his aged care home; and we had a fun time out at dinner and saw a show together.
- Sunday: Visited dad and took him out for lunch with a few family members for Mum’s birthday and then my sister flew home to Melbourne mid afternoon.
- Monday: It was a hot day for me compared to my usual cooler climate back home and I had to buy some shorts! I went for a run around the area when it was cooler.
- Tuesday: Mum had plans with friends to play scrabble so I walked around the town and joined in with mum’s 45 minute exercise class in the park later in the day.
- Wednesday: We visited dad and took him out for morning tea where we caught up with dad’s sister and brother-in-law, followed by shopping and a 30 minute walk.
- Thursday: An easy day at home with mum, although she was busy in the garden while I relaxed, reading in the sunshine; followed by another 45 minute exercise class with mum’s group.
- Friday: We met up with some of mum’s friends for morning tea in a beach-side town before checking into our apartment accommodation at Tugun Beach for the next two days. I managed a lovely 4km run along the beach followed by dinner at the local Surf Club and mum and I relaxed at our home away from home….
So that was my month in review – in a sentence a day! It’s interesting looking back and seeing how much I managed to fit into a month. I haven’t listed the time I spent blogging and reading blogs during the month either!
Why not try this challenge for July? It is surprising what you might write over the course of the month and it is fun reading. You can then link up and read other posts from those taking the challenge. I’ll warn you that it is hard to keep it to just one sentence sometimes.
The year is just racing by isn’t it?
See you next month!
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