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27 December 2013 @ 08:01 pm
Early mark - and marking the occasion.  
Into work this morning; the city was like a ghost town and I'd not have been surprised to see tumbleweeds rolling down Queen St. Most of the little coffee places and eateries were shut, and there was hardly any traffic other than the usual buses in the city centre. Not surprisingly there was hardly any work to be done; no-one thinks about refinancing their home loans over the Christmas holidays, and the real estate agents were all shut, so by mid-morning I'd run out of loans to assess. As a result, we were given a half-day holiday, and allowed to knock off at midday! I could hear the post-Christmas sales calling my name, and off I went. Bliss!

And do you know, today is the 10th anniversary of my journal. Where has the time gone? When I set this up I was still living in Coffs Harbour, and hoping to sell my house. Time has certainly flown since then. And even way back then I was skiving off instead of doing something useful, and making excuses for myself! Firsttimes.
Come a long way since then. Hugs to all of my LJ family who've been there for the journey, all or part. You all mean more to me than I can say.
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
clmiles: Snow 02 (cardinal)clmiles on December 27th, 2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
Hope you got some good sales!

Happy LJiversary! :)
miwahni: JB Decisions Rock paper scissorsmiwahni on December 28th, 2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
I was pretty pleased with a pair of black trousers which could be either dressy weekend or for work, marked down from $100 to $45, and a teal ruffle-front cardigan from $60 to $15. I could have spent a LOT more, only I probably have too many clothes as it is :-)
jaicen5jaicen5 on December 31st, 2013 09:30 am (UTC)
where are you living now? I thought you lived on the Gold Coast?
miwahni: Pros Mixed doubles canonmiwahni on December 31st, 2013 09:41 am (UTC)
I live in a southern Brisbane suburb, have done since April 2004. You might be thinking of sunray45; she lives on the Gold Coast.
jaicen5jaicen5 on December 31st, 2013 10:29 am (UTC)
oh, yes of course. For some reason, I thought you both did. Happy New Year.
miwahni: Pros Checkmatesmiwahni on December 31st, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
And to you too! Cheers.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on January 1st, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC)

I heard similar tales from my eldest SIL who worked that Friday too in the UK.
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on January 2nd, 2014 11:05 am (UTC)
I guess anyone who was able to would have taken the day off. I was one of a skeleton staff at my office.