Author: straightlinesgirl

An afternoon at the farm

I’ve written about how much I love Two Metre Tall before. When I lived in New Norfolk, we were regular visitors on Friday evenings or Sunday afternoons. Or both. Two Metre Tall is a farm-based brewery focused on naturally (spontaneously!) fermented, barrel-aged ales and ciders using ingredients grown on...

Settling on a word for 2022

Week 01/2022: Week of 3 January 2022 A new start? I know I said I think new year is a lot of hype and an excuse to make well-intentioned but ultimately doomed hopes for a better 2022 as the shitshow that is the covid pandemic and the increasing pace...

Week 52/2021: the last week of the year

Week 52/2021: Week of 27 December 2021 The last week of the year I had a break from work this week, which was beyond nice. It meant I didn’t have to go out. If you’ve been following along these past few weeks you’ll know that I’ve not been in...

Another new year

Before the day begins, before most people are out, the sky continues to change as it has done forever. The terms beginning and end are meaningless here as is, I suppose, the term day. These words are human constructs to mark the passage of time, which, to our thinking,...

Week 51/2021: living in fear

Week 51/2021: Week of 20 December 2021 Living in fear: Rambling at 2 am because I can’t sleep I see the term “living in fear” a lot at the moment. Attributed to various people in the media and in comments on social media posts, it’s used in association with...

Week 50/2021: writing it all down

Week 50/2021: Week of 13 December 2021 Writing it all down This week was very much a continuation of last week. I hated this week as much, if not more than last week. This week the Tasmanian government reopened the borders to interstate travellers, which brought a lot of...

Week 49/2021: let’s just call the whole thing off

Week of 6 December 2021 Let’s just call the whole thing off. I hate this week. 21 for 2021 update I’ve been looking at how much of my list I didn’t get done this year. With less than a month to go in 2021, I’ve completed five things, am...

Week 48/2021: the heat is on

Week of 29 November 2021 The heat is on I think it’s fair to say that I found this week hard. I was in my workplace for four days, which is the most time in a row I’ve been in there since we moved to working from home in...

Week 47/2021: 80/20 revisited

Week of 22 November 2021 80/20 revisited I’ve been pulling together some resources to support me in working with the 80/20 principle in the way David duChemin described it in last week’s post. As I was going through my overcrowded email box, I saw several newsletters with links to...

Week 46/2021: a frustrating week

Week of 15 November 2021 A frustrating week Following last week’s post about building in buffer and recovery periods during your day so you can come to your work at your fullest capacity, this week has felt like a continuation of the last two. I’ve felt like I have...