Well, we made it to Friday my fine friends. We did it. While cooking yesterday I was feeling quite jealous about all of my friends who are up in Darwin at the moment for the annual Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association AGM and Conference. There is always a fabulous ladies luncheon on the Thursday and I missed it this year. You can read all about last years event here. We didn’t go up. I am trying not to be too bitter and twisted and instead concentrating on the hangover they probably have today. One of my neighbours went up so one of her boys flew over here yesterday to have a couple of nights with us, because that’s how we roll out here, the kids are dropped of for a sleep over in a plane. The boys are very excited to have an extra little friend in their school room and they are having a wonderful time.
It has certainly been a very busy week here at Chardy Central and the kitchen has been a hive of activity. We had a first aid course in there on Tuesday and then yesterday the girls from the DPI in Tennant Creek (ok, so I think it is actually called something different now, but I tell you I just can’t keep up with it, they change their name that often) came out to run a Barkly Rangelands Management Course for our stock camp. So they were busy learning all about pasture and wild fire – ok I am totally talking out my ass here, who knows what they were learning, I wouldn’t have a clue because to tell you the truth I was busy with my little ear plugs in listening to 3,072 podcasts.
Yes people, I think I have a problem…. My name is Miss Chardy and I am addicted to Podcasts!!!! I think it is time to download an audio book, to really keep me going. I asked my Facebook readers for any good Audio Book recommendations. Have you listened to any lately? I am into autobiographies because I am a total sticky beak, I also love hearing stories from the middle east. I have listened to a few fiction audio books, but it has to be a good one. Not into thrillers or murder mysteries although maybe I should give them a go. So put on your thinking caps. Miss Georgie has suggested “Dear Fatty” and “The Wolf of Wallstreet” so I might get onto those to start with. What do you think?
I have managed to keep my shit together for the whole week while cooking. I thought things may have been about to spiral out of control yesterday. I had failed to fold my washing for 3 days and hence had a huge basket full. I have been making such a huge effort to stay on top of it all and couldn’t bear the thought of it all going pear shaped. So I popped the earplugs in and folded it all and even ironed the few little things that needed it. It will not be pretty if I can’t stay on top of things, the cheese will fall of my cracker and Mrs Savvy B reckons I will even trip on the cracker and “aint nobody want to see that” – I am telling you now.
Can you believe it is Easter next week, which means school holidays. Wow. After that the year will disappear before my very eyes. Does anyone know where the first 3 months of 2015 have gone? All I can say is thank god it is 2015 because 2014 was a shocker. I am happy to report that we have a fabulous crew (aka: Staff) here this year. Fabulous I tell you. You have no idea the different having a great crew makes. Mr Chardy is happy, which means I am happy which means most other people are happy. It is so important to have the right blend of people when you work and live together. One wrong personality thrown into the mix and BAM – station morale goes downhill FAST. I feel like we are back on track this year and it is amazing what a different it can make to ones sanity. I am very thankful to have such a wonderful Govie – yes I am talking to you Miss Gabby – in the schoolroom. Without her there is no way I would feel so confident in my new career as a cook.
So, happy weekend. Are you doing anything exciting, I bloody well hope so because I am not.
Please share your Audio Book recommendations with us all. We would love to know what you have been listening to.