Results of my Two Week Holiday

Well what initially started as a short one week break from work extended to two weeks with Easter rolled in at the end so I will not be returning to work until Tuesday which is a pretty decent 18 days off. 

Thinking back, I had some tasks what I wanted to tick off during this break so I will review them below. 

1. Learn how to embed photos into my blog posts.

Yes, this was achieved. I did some research but also got great advice from my blogging mentor Jeannie. Thanks mate. She has some great travel and eating blogs so please check them out. Also, although I did learn how to spice my blogs up with photos, I now need to find some photos worthy of inclusion.

http://somewherethereisjeannie.wordpress.com/

2. Finish ‘The Ninja’

Done. So now I am trying to finish ‘Sandakan’ by Paul Ham before I get into Book 5 of David Wingrove’s Chung Kuo

http://www.ofgiftsandstones.com/

3. See ‘Lincoln’, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘Argo’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

All except SLP. Argo was great, then Lincoln and then the plodding Zero Dark Thirty. Instead of SLP, I caught ‘Dearest’ which was left over from last years Japanese Film Festival. Review to follow.

4. Get Car fixed and chase up travel insurance refund

Done ($580) and done.

5. Write some more blog posts.

Technically, yes but writing posts about writing posts don’t really count.

During our two week break, A and I managed to spend two nights over at the Astral Hotel at Star City Casino here in Sydney. With an upgrade to a two bedroom suite, it was pretty impressive and it was great to spend some time eating some wonderful food as well as doing some shopping. I found a great little shop that sells old maps from 100-200 years ago which I will write about in later posts.

For now, it’s back into the rhythms of home life again

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