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:: Taking Stock : April

April 14, 2015

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It’s time for a little bit of a think-tank-de-moi! A chance to stop, have a cup of tea and work out what is happening in my life, right now. Without further ado, I’m going to do the Take Stock thing.

Here’s what’s going on…

Making : three different blankets. Oh my gosh. What am I like?
Cooking : Family Feast – on Sunday night we had this and it was yummy (we also had meringues!)
Drinking : tea and the occasional glass of wine (go figure!)
Reading: lots of blogs. Like heaps.
Wanting: to not have a stomach ache right now
Looking: at a busy diary
Playing: Lorde, a lot (I love that ‘Team‘ song!)
Deciding: on details for my book launch afternoon tea
Wishing: some lunch would appear
Enjoying: talking to my friends about their families
Waiting: for my new book to come out next week! WOWEE!
Liking: Noel Fielding on 3RRR’s Breakfasters this morning. Swoon.
Wondering: If Noel Fielding is as nice as he seems…
Loving: Noel Fielding? Why not.
Pondering: how people view themselves
Considering: getting some new jeans (it’s been nearly 2 years since I bought jeans!)
Buying: nice things for my bath because it helps me relax and sleep a bit easier
Watching: Homeland. Homeland. Homeland.
Hoping: my Mum gets to watch the latest Game of Thrones episode ASAP
Marvelling: at the fact that I have almost finished my friend Defah’s blanket!
Cringing: at the stupid headlines on stupid news sites because stupid.
Needing: a holiday
Questioning: if I’m as organised and prepared as I need to be for the upcoming weeks
Smelling: toast? That’s just wishful thinking, actually.
Wearing: a cardigan. It’s quite chilly here today.
Following: Fran’s 100 Days Of Pompoms (for #The100DayProject)
Noticing: how grown up my kids are getting.
Knowing: me, knowing you. Aha.
Thinking: about Max’s upcoming birthday.
Admiring: My cute friend and her cute rock climbing urges.
Sorting: out all our things (we are moving later on this year!)
Getting: freaked out about the packing
Bookmarking: a recipe for Pad Thai
Coveting: some new clothes
Disliking: how laughing at ‘normal’ women’s bodies has become a comedy ‘thing’
Opening: a jar of Promite. To put on a crumpet.
Giggling: at The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Feeling: weirded out by Madonna/Drake
Snacking: on Corn Things with yummy tomato dip on them
Wishing: I trusted myself just a little bit more sometimes
Helping: my students learn some things
Hearing: too many loud motorbikes. Sheesh. Shoosh.


And here’s a blank list for you to copy and paste so you CAN join in…

Making :
Cooking :
Drinking :

Urk. I’m feeling a bit poorly. I am going to get under a blanket and make it go away…! Let me know if you decide to ‘Take Stock’ too – just add a link to your list in the comments below. I would love to take a peek!

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  • Reply Hannah May 1, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Always so good for the body, mind and soul!

  • Reply Julie McAleavy April 30, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    LOVE Taking Stock with you Pip. You are such an inspirational lady! As a fairly new blogger I so love the way you have created a real blogging community. Well done!
    Taking Stock | April

  • Reply Ally April 28, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Hello Pip – I’m late with mine this month but I always find your lists so fascinating
    We’re all loving Gilmore girls – thanks for the reminder

  • Reply Karin @ Calm to Conniption April 28, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    I have a big thing for Noel Fielding. Love love love him! Thanks for sharing the tit bit from the radio.

  • Reply Claire T April 24, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    I am getting into blogging again after a long hiatus and seeing your post was a good push to keep going. I certainly hope your health has improved by now. There are some nasty things going around. Here is a link to my take on taking stock this month.

  • Reply Charlene April 23, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Love Taking Stock each month! Thanks for the inspiration Pip! I’ve been helping my students learn things too 🙂 and noticing my son is growing way too fast !
    Here’s my link:

  • Reply Gemma April 17, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Just made my list, thanks as always for the inspiration – so excited for your new book xx

  • Reply tiff April 15, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    i keep hearing great things about about homeland and the kimmy show on netflix! i may have to check homeland out and finally watch the other 🙂 thanks for doing these keeping stock posts. it’s a great reminder to sit back and reflect on what’s going on currently.

  • Reply Isabel April 15, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Hello again,
    Here is my April Taking Stock if you want to take a peek:
    x Isabel

  • Reply Lyndal April 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    i adore these posts – thank you for being so open to sharing and helping other people to join in x

  • Reply Pia April 15, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    This landed in my Inbox just when I needed it.
    Can’t wait to see glimpses of your new book.

  • Reply Jane @ Shady Baker April 15, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    Cool list Pip, I love Lorde too x

  • Reply Kirsty April 15, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Thanks Pip! Perfect timing as always. I love reading your taking stock posts, always fab inspiration and usually a good giggle too. It was a gentle nudge to get back to my blog and take some time out to think…about me! We have just moved house, and boy it was gruelling/refreshing. The clearing out was tough but well worth it. I always get a little teary and sentimental whenever I sort through the kids art 🙂
    Hope you feel better soon, sending you a virtual mug of chicken noodle soup,
    K x

  • Reply Robbie April 15, 2015 at 4:00 AM

    My gosh! That list is intense! I think I need lunch and a nap now 🙂 I can’t wait to see your new book!

  • Reply Laura April 15, 2015 at 12:53 AM

    I’m feeling poorly today too, so Taking Stock from the comfort of my couch was just what I needed. Hope you feel better soon 🙂

  • Reply Jo April 14, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    What a fun idea! I hope your tummy feels better soon, our household has all been ill with tummy bugs recently, it’s not nice! I’ve joined in with my taking stock here

  • Reply Isabel April 14, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Hi Pip! You have inspired me (as per usual) to do an April Taking Stock asap. As a new blogger, my mind is bursting with blog ideas but this whole learning Chinese thing is sapping my time (who knew?). Taking Stock seems more manageable. Yes, you’re watching the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! How good is it? And Homeland too…congratulations on having excellent TV taste. Also, three blankets? You crazy cat! Good luck x

  • Reply Lauren April 14, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    I love your taking stock monthly posts Pip! Yum for crumpets! I’m reading lots of blogs too, and now I have “knowing me knowing you’ in my head 🙂
    I decided I do mine last week – felt like I needed to get my thoughts out of my head and onto my screen. Here’s the link if you’d like to have a look 🙂

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