Friday, July 11, 2008

Like a lady of leisure

Now that "month-end" is over, I'm back to scratching around for work to do i.e. excuses to stay at the office, charging my hourly rate. But I when I ran out of stuff to do about 20 minutes after I got in this morning, I worried that I might set a new record in shortest-ever-working-day.

In the end, I managed to busy myself until late-afternoon. But then, I did have a long lunch break - like, from 11.30am till just after 1pm. And I didn't even go shopping.

I went to the library and browsed the fashion magazines. I tried out the new self-issue machine. I wandered up and down food halls, unbothered by school holiday busy-ness, when my low blood sugar jitters started in. I went up steep flights of stairs to have lunch at cafe that used to make scrumptious lamb and kumara pies, and spinach and fetta pasties (the food's gone downhill slightly).

I felt only very slightly guilty that TLM was in daycare so that I could swan about with nothing in particular to do. It was probably the first time I've really appreciated the flexibility of my work hours.

9 comments:

Cathi said...

Was that Katipo Kafe?

Make Tea Not War said...

A new self issue machine!! I must go to the library and check that out soon!

donnasoowho said...

No is it that Cafe up the Plimmer Steps.... can't remember the name though (but you can go up the escalator by the AA and there's a CD shop there...)?? I used to go here all the time, it used to be kind of 'spency but delicious food. How disappointing that the food has gone down hill.

I wouldn't feel bad about having a short day - since my friend went consulting if I had a dollar for every time she sends me an email saying 'she's off home early to ride her horse cause it's a nice day' I'd be a very rich person.

donnasoowho said...

WHAT'S THE NAME OF THE CAFE.
I woke up in the middle of the night and spent at least 5 minutes trying to remember the name of that cafe. It's really annoying me now.

Desiree said...

It's called Cafe Mamba...the pies are still good...

donnasoowho said...

although did it used to be called Kipp Cafe? That's the one I was thinking of.

Violet said...

It was Mamba Cafe.
The food wasn't bad, just not as delicious as it used to be.

And I'd feel better about short days if I was sure I could afford it - what with having to pay for 8 hours worth of childcare each working day...

Donnasoowho - hope you can get a good night's sleep now that you know the name of the cafe. Kipp is the one that's at the top of the AA Centre escalator, Mamba is right at the top of Plimmer Steps

donnasoowho said...

my mind is now totally relaxed.

Angela said...

That is one thing I enjoy at my work. I do have to stay near by incase I get booked but I have no work to do. I can basically relax, listen to music or a book, or even crochet.
Enjoy your breaks