Moon Song

"Now I'm dreaming,
And you're singing at my birthday,
I've never seen you smiling so big,
It's nautical themed,
And there's something I'm supposed to say,
Can't for the life of me remember what it is.

And if I could give you the moon,
I would give you the moon.

You are sick, and you're married,
And you might be dying,
But you're holding me like water in your hands,
When you saw the dead little bird, you started crying,
But you know the killer doesn't understand,"

14/02/2020 – Rolling Blackouts, Coastal Fever Fever

H

  • Evening spent catching the bus into the city to attend a PIAF event to see Rolling Blackouts, Coastal Fever, and Stella Donnelly. Both excellent, on a humid, filthy Perth evening. But great to be out seeing live music again, and something to do more of in 2020. Already a decent pipeline of events building.
  • Today's song is definitely the sublime French Press by RBCF. Perfection.

W

  • Momentum seems to be building on some key projects, and had a decent chat around some of things I want to implement. Onwards and upwards.

13/02/2020 – We forgot about February having titles

H

  • Not much to speak of on the home front. A quiet evening, trying to avoid the humidity. Some evenings you just want to exist, and, generally I get tireder/less motivated towards the end of the week. Something to work on.

W

  • Another busy day with some meetings, then in the afternoon an industry lunch. Some good chats and good to hear a market update. No surprises. But nice to hear 'experts' re-enforce your own conclusions.

12/02/2020

W

  • Another morning stroll. Trying to make the most of these early morning walks as the days are getting shorter and soon it will be too dark/cool to really make it enjoyable. This, though, has been a welcome change to my life.
  • Spent some more time in the afternoon on the deck, hiding in the tree's silhouette to keep a little bit cool.
  • Not really succeeding.
  • Celebrated no work from home Wednesday and so, did exactly that. Drank some wine and watched a movie. A delight.

H

  • A very busy day with a client visit and several meetings afterwards. Pretty much behind now for the rest of the week. Hoping to be able to catch up.

11/02/2020

H

  • Tuesday started with a morning stroll on a cloudy morning. Clouds are a rarity in Perth summers and there's always something surprising about them when they reappear, as though "Oh, clouds still exist".
  • The afternoon gardening was spent in the shade, clearing weeds and drinking lemonade made from the lemon tree. Simply joys.
  • After a quick shower, I took some time to read on the front deck in the warm afternoon sun. There's something balancing about being cool from a shower and being baked by the afternoon heat.
  • The evening was spent working, but listening to music. A good day.

W

  • Very productive chats, as though maybe the long awaited breakthrough has happened. Let's see if we can maintain this momentum.
  • Thoughts continuing to high level plans for the future. Only I can really effect that change, even in the absence of a broader change scope/directive. So I may as well do it as best I see fit.

10/02/2020 – Digging Through Old Stashes

H

  • New week started with very little aplomb.
  • Returning home I decided to tackle the garden and proceeded to quickly fill a bin with bark from the Giant Tree's great debarking of 2019. It's an impressive yearly ritual where it winds up all shiny and new for a few months, before blooming. The flowers, and subsequent bird and bee life should arrive any day now.
  • Sat outside on the front deck in the afternoon sun. Whilst hot, it's nice to remember the feeling of that warmth.
  • In the evening after some work, I continued the office de-clutter, attacking drawers that I haven't opened for two years. A few things moved on, others were moved to more appropriate storage and, well, now I can say that the drawers are serviceable and have capacity for additional things, whatever they may be.
  • I also have approximately 289,000 USB sticks.
  • Tonight's song is Beat Around the Bush by nothing, from an album that pretty much kept me sane during a seven week stint in the Gobi desert. Fond memories.

W

  • Some good chats with the usual weekly meeting as well as getting the team back together. Lots of momentum for the new year.
  • Discovered a change that needs to be made which is, whilst personally unfortunate, necessary and probably not a bad thing anyway. That is life in a dynamic business.