Autumn things

22 March 2021

Autumn is my favourite season in Canberra. The mornings are darker, the air is cooler, and the apple orchards are open again. I've been buying hot cross buns from different bakeries whenever I can, and at the end of busy weeks we've been wandering up to a Japanese cafe near us that's started a ramen and donburi night. 

I went back to work the other week for the first time in over a year and am now working one day in the office each week. I've really enjoyed WFH but this year it's definitely felt harder as construction has ramped up in my area. I really love being back in the office and find it really peaceful. Running into people and chatting is also the nicest way to break up the work day and gain a little perspective - at home, it's just non-stop work and my own thoughts.

Some nice things to share: 

Emiko Davies' Italian kitchen renovation 😍

How to pick the perfect avocado (this has been game-changing for me!). 

Hetty McKinnon's quick and creamy ravioli. It's just the kind of dish you want to make and eat when you don't feel like cooking.

I love a chocolate lava cake and these ones by Eric Kim are super easy and can be made just for two! It's also quick, so you can make it on a whim. 

And two very different podcast recommendations... I've been listening to the odd episode of The Dave Chang Show after finishing his memoir and really enjoyed this interview with his executive coach. And Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex & Money, is a guest of this podcast episode that's all about misunderstandings in parenting. She joins two other mothers (both writers) and one of the things that makes it great is they're all at different stages of the parenting journey from toddlers all the way through to adult children with kids of their own. 

P.S It's been the roughest news cycle so hope you've been able to take breaks and tune out when you need to. 


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