Weekly Gratitude 2020 43/52

2020 gratitude

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s been a a while on this space. Turns out my website got hacked some weeks ago {around the long weekend} and kept redirecting to a spammy site. My hosting company were not very helpful and all they did was send me an article re how to fix it. Dudes, if I knew that, I wouldn’t have asked you for help in the first place! Anyway, thankfully, when I reached out to a friend to see if they knew anyone who could help, they offered to help themselves and worked on some of the backend stuff. There are still some old posts with dodgy scripts that I’m working through and it sending it to my friend to delete from the database. But for now, I can blog! I will have to backdate the last two gratitude posts. Anyway, here’s what I am grateful for from 18th October 2020 to 24th October 2020:

Chatting with my sister on Sunday morning

Catching up with a friend for coffee on Sunday and then browsing through Constant Reader at Mosman {and not leaving empty-handed!}

Speaking to my parents on Sunday evening and having a really good chat

Making plans for gigs again!

Hearing some really good news on the job front on Monday after a shitty week prior to that. I now have a new role in my organisation that’s more of a national role. I interviewed for it the week before, thought I’d bombed it, but turns out I got it. I signed the contract on Monday evening and I start tomorrow

Catching up with Sammie for a coffee and debrief after my shitty week the week before and the sudden roller-coaster news!

My local cafe noticing I hadn’t turned up on the weekend for coffee and asking me if I had been away and if I was okay. So much love!

My team feeling so excited at the news of my new role – they were afraid I would leave the organisation

My manager being excited and slightly emotional and me getting the new role

The bookstagram community! I’m loving the chats we all have in our DMs on Instagram – such a supportive and lovely community

Book club on Thursday night – such a lovely bunch of ladies and something I look forward to every month!

Managing to get to the beach during the week before a rainy weekend

Reading the most beautiful book – Honeybee by Craig Silvey – in a couple of days, reviewing it and having a wonderful response from the author. Seriously, if you haven’t read it yet, you should!! It’s definitely my favourite read for 2020!

Lovely catch up with a friend on a rainy Saturday

It’s been a good week after a rollercoaster month! Of course, overall, I’m super-grateful to my friend who has helped me fix this space without losing anything as well as to Sammie who offered David’s services! Technically, they will go in the past gratitude posts when this occurred but I want to mention it here too!

How have you all been? How was your week?

Do share!

***Linking with Denyse for Life this week***

Until next time,

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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    26 October 2020 at 9:43 am

    Yay for the blog being back! Congrats on your job news – I know it was a bit of a rollercoaster ride – but pleased you came out the other side triumphant! Look forward to officially celebrating with you later in the week!

  • Christina Henry
    26 October 2020 at 3:06 pm

    I’m grateful that I finally got to see my brother for the first time since Covid closed the borders. We had a wonderful weekend and really appreciated being able to spend time together. I’ll never take hugs from family for granted again.

  • Debbie+Harris
    26 October 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Huge congrats on the new role, how fabulous for you!! I really need to read that book now, so thanks for the reminder. Glad you got your issues fixed on your site and hope it holds for you without any further issues. #lifethisweek
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  • Veronica @The Burgeoning Bookshelf
    26 October 2020 at 8:14 pm

    So glad lots of good things are coming your way. I have Honeybee on my to buy list. It sounds amazing. I hope you enjoy your new job.

  • Lydia C. Lee
    27 October 2020 at 6:50 am

    Glad you got it sorted and well done on the promotion!! I’ve read Honeybee. Silvey is doing a lot of media and being very informative in his language and discussion. An interesting read!
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  • Christie Hawkes
    28 October 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Hello Sanch! I’m coming to your blog through a comment you left on Jo’s “And Anyways…” I’m sorry to hear you got hacked. So stressful. I’m happy for you getting back online. If you are interested in a full tech audit, check out MaAnna at I don’t get a commission, I’m just pleased with her work. ? It sounds like otherwise you had a lovely week, catching up with friends and a new role. Congratulations! I hope this coming week is just as wonderful.


  • Denyse
    29 October 2020 at 5:42 pm

    OH my goodness, I thought you were talking about a new role away from where you were. Yay and huge congratulations my friend. All you needed to know was this, right? So cool. Tweeted today to you! Found Book Face…

    Thank you for linking up this week. I do hope to see you link up next week too of course. The optional prompt is44/51 Outside 2.11.2020. Wow: November is here! Denyse.
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