Weekly Wrap 735: The end of another financial year, with added recreation

My week of Monday 24 to Sunday 30 June 2024 was a strange end to the financial year. I did get a little bit of client work done, but I was also very tired. Then I had a recreational weekend which extended into Monday — an unplanned long weekend! And on top of that I received a surprise gift.

As you may have noticed this is being posted nearly two days late. Yes, Monday was spent being lazy in Sydney, and I arrived back in the Mountains fairly late. But I’m sure you’ll cope.

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I’ve decided that I’ll continue my regular look at Musky news because I find it fascinating and it really doesn’t take much time.

In other news:

The Week Ahead

The week started in Sydney, and I returned to the Blue Mountains late on Monday night. It’s going to be busy for the rest of the week.

[Update a couple hours later: This was way too optimistic and I’ve rearranged things.]

On Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday I’ll edit the podcast I recorded with Snarky Platypus on the weekend, and that’s likely to be posted on Wednesday Friday Saturday or Sunday.

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On Wednesday afternoon I’m heading down to Sydney for the Launch of Meanjin 83.2 Winter 2024 at Gleebooks. I’ll be staying overnight for some health-related things and some errands on Thursday.

Then on Thursday evening, once I’m back in the Mountains again, we’re wrapping up The 9pm Winter Series 2024 crowdfunder. As you know, the deadline is 9pm AEST.

And of course between all that I’ll be trying to jam in some client work.

Further Ahead

[Photo: The cellar wall and, I presume, sandstone foundations of the Hotel Paragon at Circular Quay, Sydney, photographed on 30 June 2024. It’s all about the textures. Anyway I thought I’d better post something that wasn’t another drink.]