The third entry in this series, reviewing my month that was.

What Went Well at Home?

  • I started Long Service Leave, which is a benefit that becomes available after working for a single employer for 10 years. This time off has been wonderful so far. I have not at all missed work. I’ve disconnected my email accounts, am not answering calls, and am entirely disassociated from my normal work world. It’s extremely refreshing.
  • Having time away from work has freed me up to knock off a bunch of items from my to do’ list.
  • I went to a retro musical bingo event. I, along with the others at my table, dressed up in suitable 80’s retro gear’. I was wearing double-denim, high-top sneakers and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt. We arrived to discover our group was the only one who went to the effort to dress up. We didn’t care though, still having a good time.
  • I’ve been doing a lot more cooking, and trying to enjoy it.

What Went Well at Work?

  • Not being there!


  • Going swimming at beach for many mornings, just before it becomes too cold to do so. I discovered that I really do enjoy a swim in the ocean, particularly at a beach that offers change room facilities, for changing before getting back in the car to head home.
  • Attended a Town Hall session with the Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten. More importantly, my wife Hannah Beazley gave the introductory speech, and she was brilliant.

My Media Diet

  • Continued watching Star Trek: Discovery, season 2.
  • Read The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
  • My NBL team won the championship, beating Melbourne United 3 games to 1. This was their 9th championship overall.
  • I finally finished reading Toll.

My Passion Project

  • This month has been about winding down my work mentality.
  • It has also been about supporting my wife in the run-up to the Federal election campaign - vote Hannah Beazley for Swan!