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Foveaux  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 10, 2018

So after my workplaces massive restructure (3 years in the making, 200+ jobs cut) - I went from being under a cloud of a) being cut or b) being kicked down to a lower pay grade for the same job or c) being shifted to an entirely new place and role, while also being kicked down to a lower pay grade; to being told I'm a) now permament, b) keeping my pay grade, c) staying where I am and d) they're taking annoying tasks from my job description. This worked out so much better than I thought it would. I'm a little suspicious of how well it's turning out for me...

Went to a secluded beach out of town now that Spring has arrived and the water isn't bloody freezing.

https://imgur.com/a/nyVSo6R

Those two people in the distance were the only other people there at the time.

In gym news, hit a new PB for bench - 125kg. I'm a little annoyed becuase it didn't feel that heavy, I just set up very poorly and the lift went to shit. I have a sneaking suspicion I can do more but will give it another week before stressing myself that much again, it was close enough to a maximal effort that I wasn't going to try it again that same day.




kleinbl00  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I am jealous of the beach.

Foveaux  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It was wonderful - slowly downing a cider and just listening to the waves. I'm torn between more people enjoying it, and having it all to myself. It's about a 20 minute drive away from the city and there are three main beaches within the actual city itself so, for now, I'll enjoy the seclusion and the occasional seal a while longer.

I think my fave beach in this part of the world is Purakaunui Bay.

We used to spend New Years there - haven't been back in years but my partner has never been this far south on the Island so a trip could be on the cards.

kleinbl00  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll make it to Moeraki some day.