A bunch of my faves

Earlier today, I spent three hours in the emergency department getting tests done to rule out any heart or lung issues. That was fun. Not. In the end, despite the increase in chest pain and shortness of breath, it appears it could still be acid reflux {caused by stress} or gall stones. I’ve had to increase my medication and have to monitor my symptoms. But it got me thinking – I know the exact reason for my stress. I just didn’t know how much it was affecting me. Surprisingly, it’s not work that is stressful. Rather, it’s the stalker issue and more importantly, not being able to write freely as a result of that. It felt like something was missing from my life. Not being able to engage with you all felt like I’d cut out all these friends from my life suddenly. And you know what? That’s not okay. So screw any stalker. I’m going to blog and continue to engage with you all again. Because I need it for my health. And what better way to re-start than with the prompt by Denyse for Life this Week: ‘It’s my favourite’

Here are a bunch of my faves:

Country: Australia {We have it quite good}

City: Sydney {though Adelaide comes pretty close!}

Place: NSW South Coast

Beach: Wanda beach at Cronulla {for the memories} and Hyams beach in Jervis Bay

Area in Sydney: Sutherland Shire

Hike: Otford to Bundeena in the Royal National Park

National Park: Royal National Park

Holiday destination: Quebec

Holiday style: Road trip

Place to relax: Beach

Current show: Bojack Horseman

All-time show: 30 Rock

Music genre: Progressive Rock/Metal

Band/Singer: Opus of a machine {currently…it’s really hard to choose though because there are so many I love!}

Live gig: Sleepmakeswaves in September and October 2018

Movie from my teens: You’ve got mail

Current movie: Ummm…can’t remember the last one I watched!

Book (fiction): Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Book (non-fiction): Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Reading genre: Contemporary fiction

Female author: Liane Moriarty

Male author: Rohinton Mistry

Social media: Instagram

Colour: Orange

Sport: Cricket

Exercise: Deadlifts

Month: January

Day: Saturday

Season: Autumn

Fruit: Mango

Vegetable: Carrot

Craft beer: White rabbit dark ale

Wine: Merlot

Smell: Coffee

Taste: Chilli and lime

Ice cream flavour: Chocolate

Cafe: Modern Organic in Long Jetty

Coffee: Extra shot skim latte

Meal: Brunch

Cuisine: Indian

There you go – these are just a few of my favourite things.

What are some of yours?

Do share!

***Linking with Denyse for Life this Week***

(C) All images are my own


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  • Shailaja Vishwanath
    19 March 2019 at 1:01 am

    Sanch, I am equal parts pained at the stress you’ve been under and thrilled that you’re back to free-form blogging.

    Yes! Screw the stalker. This is the Sanch I know and love and I absolutely adore your favourites list. And the perfect pictures to complement it too.
    Stay well and get better soon. Hope it IS just reflux and nothing more. Will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you. Hugs!
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      19 March 2019 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Shy! I’ve missed writing my personal posts here. It’s not the same with just book reviews. And yes, fingers crossed it’s just acid reflux!

  • Obsessivemom
    19 March 2019 at 3:19 am

    Oh yay! Glad you decided to get back to free and fearless blogging. I love your spirit Sanch and hope you always keep it up. I hope your health troubles melt away soon too.
    Loved your list -Liane Moriarty is a favoutire. I love autumn too though it’s hardly there in India but I wait for the fall pictures from my friends. And then obviously orange becomes the favourite colour :-).
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      19 March 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks lovely! Yeah I never knew what autumn really was like till I moved here!

  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    19 March 2019 at 5:51 am

    So great to see you back and love your favourites – what a great list! Indian food is one of my faves too which reminds me, I must have a crack at your mum’s recipes. Hope you feel better really soon – hope being able to blog freely relieves some of the stress.

  • Vinitha
    19 March 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Glad to see the blog liberated from password, Sanch! I’m so sorry that you are going through all these troubles. You are in my thoughts and I am sure everything will turn out good.
    It’s nice to read your favorites. I like this kind of answering questions. It is equally fun and relaxing. And absolutely lovely photos!
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  • Rachna Parmar
    19 March 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Super happy to know that you are doing fine and that it was acid reflux only. So sorry that stress has been taking such a toll on you. Wish we could do more to help with the stalker issue. But you are right. To hell with them! We can’t stop living our lives and doing what gives us joy. I do really hope that everything is sorted out eventually. Happy to read your list. You know cricket used to be my favourite sport but not any more. I hardly watch it except World Cup. Take care and be well. Loved the pics! Sydney is gorgeous. Someday I want to visit.
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  • Rajlakshmi
    19 March 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Oh yes! so glad you are back… like your free-spirited self. I hope you feel better soon. And it’s nothing more than acid reflux, although that itself is quite painful at times. I fell in love with Autumn after coming here, else before that, I had only seen in pictures what it looks like. I have never done a Deadlift but it’s so cool that you do that and it’s your favorite. 🙂
    Take care.
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  • Sydney Shop Girl
    19 March 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Team Insta here too, Sanch. I have a confession too. I’ve never been on a proper hike in my adult life.

    SSG xxx

  • Roshan Radhakrishnan
    20 March 2019 at 5:03 pm

    I missed the stalker post and only saw it now.. so sorry about that… this is a good list to write about especially in this time, chronicling everything that is positive for you. More people should do this, I feel.
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  • Denyse
    20 March 2019 at 5:59 pm

    LOVE your lists…don’t LOVE the issues you are dealing with. I am pleased you have blogged again!! Yay for coffee and catch ups which we will have soon.

    Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week’s optional prompt is 12/51 Memories I’d Like To Re-Capture. Denyse
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