The Month That Was

April 2017: Oh-so-curious

May 1, 2017

Is it May already? I almost forgot it was a new month until it was bedtime yesterday. April seemed to just zoom past!

April was an interesting month for me. I tend to enjoy it due to all the public holidays we tend to have. The long weekend for Easter is always good — no one can beat four days! And this year, we were lucky to have great weather. Then there is the holiday for Anzac day which this year, for me ended up occurring during a week off.

In April, I kept busy on my writing blog by participating in the A to Z challenge. I wrote 26 different poems based on the poetry forms. I’m hoping to compile them into an ebook along with some additional poems. After all, it did take a lot of effort unlike most of my blogging! Consequently, things were a bit quiet on this blog. It was complete silence though.

I introduced curiosity as my emotion for the month and enjoyed taking photos of me getting curious and exploring this month. I will admit, I moped a bit in April while I missed my home – the Sutherland Shire. I also reflected on loneliness and have yet to respond to all the wonderful comments that the topic generated.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom as I shared my local beach and reflected on positive weeks. And of course, best of all, I enjoyed my holiday hiking the Great Ocean Walk in Victoria. I only got back home on Saturday night and will soon post about the hike and experience itself. However, as you can probably guess, most of the photos here were from the hike! 😀 I also got to meet my friend in Melbourne the day before the hike and spent time with her one-year-old daughter, and then, a blogger friend and her family in Melbourne on Saturday after the hike.

Anyway, it’s time now to look forward to May. I’m focussing on amusement and fun in May as my positive emotion but more on that tomorrow. The best thing though, is my team leader returns next week so I no longer have to be in the acting team leader role!

If you have a post reflecting on the month gone by, feel free to link up below for ‘The Month that was’.

How was April for you?

Do share!

***Linking with Denyse for Life this week and Alicia for Open Slather***

Until next time,


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  • Reply Di from Max The Unicorn May 1, 2017 at 7:18 AM

    Compiling a poetry book would be awesome! How creative of you to write all those poems 🙂
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  • Reply Jo Tracey May 1, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    We’ve recently moved from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast & while I’m feeling a tad lonely at times, we’re now 10mins from a beach – whereas in Sydney it used to be a minimum of 90…plus parking. Anyways, my point is I get the loneliness – while at the same time enjoying everything there is to enjoy about the new. Have a great month.
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  • Reply Katherine May 1, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Oh wow, I’d love to hear more about the Great Ocean Road hike! My April was busy with birthdays and weddings and god-knows-what-else but it was productive, which is nice. Have a lovely May! #LifeThisWeek
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  • Reply Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond May 1, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Good on you for taking up the AtoZ Challenge and writing poetry! That is an achievement. I did the challenge last year so I know the amount of work that is required. a poetry book would be wonderful. Have a great week.
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  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill May 1, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    I loved your poems for the AtoZ Sanch and I don’t know about you, but I’m relieved that April is done and dusted and tied with a bow. I’m looking forward to getting back to my usual three posts a week and not drowning in writing and commenting! I hope your May is joyful and a month to look back on with a smile.
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  • Reply Lydia C. Lee May 1, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    My April was awesome but exhausting as we were travelling – still getting over the jetlag -always a price to pay! Love the focus on amusement and entertainment. Seems like a worth challenge!

  • Reply Vanessa May 1, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    The walked looked great – loved your photos on Instagram.

    My April was basically bed rest, so I have nothing good to blog about!
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    • Reply Sanch Writes May 2, 2017 at 8:02 PM

      It was incredible even if it got tough in some parts. So sorry to hear you are still sick! 🙁

  • Reply Parul Thakur May 1, 2017 at 4:12 PM

    I loved your pictures from the hike and those steps – WOW!! So glad you had a good time! Compiling your poetry into a book sounds great. I know I wasn’t able to read much but what I read on your blog was just amazing. Have a lovely May, Sanch. Stay blessed.
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  • Reply Denyse May 1, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Lovely post and I hear you on the loneliness but as time goes by I am beginning to appreciate the freedom of my own company. It is taking me a LOT longer to adjust than I ever may have considered and I still have patches of longing but it is getting better. I hope this month is a good one for you and the positive ideas for inspiration are great. Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 18/52 Next week: “My Mondays”.
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  • Reply Sid May 2, 2017 at 1:01 AM

    Been quite an eventful April then, eh, Sanch? Yes, some ups will always have some downs, but overall, I’ve been glad to see your updates fill in my Inbox.
    Here’s to a more positive May.
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  • Reply Inderpreet May 2, 2017 at 3:19 AM

    I loved the trekking photos following your trip on instagram as well. Good that it was a good month. A happy and fun May as well to you.
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  • Reply Alicia O'Brien May 2, 2017 at 1:05 PM

    I really enjoyed seeing your hike photos on IG! You looked really happy too x
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  • Reply Soumya May 4, 2017 at 12:43 AM

    Ebook? Yayyyyyyyyy 😀

    You lead such an exciting life, Sanch! Those pictures are so awesome and this explains how you stay so fit and fabulous. Kudos to you!
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