April - June 2023

The highlight of the quarter, (at least for me, the author) was that Eva caught a barramundi! Apparently an exclusive club I am now part of, almost accidently!

Whilst on holiday in the East Kimberley on a fishing trip I managed to reel in a barramundi after thinking my line was snagged under a rock. Of course photos never do it justice and as you’d know that the fish get bigger every time the story gets told but let’s say it was within eating range (55-80cm).

He was a beauty but it was a kiss and release (Rex Hunt style!) The holiday continued with 6 days adventuring in the Northern Territory, including a scenic flight over the Stone Country in Kakadu, swimming in various waterholes in Katherine and Litchfield National Parks, a few little hikes and waterfalls and a river cruise on the Yellow Water Cruise in Kakadu and through the Katherine Gorges with a croc sighting or two as well.

Sunok also took a few weeks off during April to return home to Korea. This was her first trip home since the beginning of covid and she enjoyed the long over due family time.

During the last week of June we had a work experience student assist us. Jenny’s son, who is in Year 10 at school joined us for a week of work experience. He was a great help to us with scanning and saving documents into our electronic document system as well as filing and attending to tasks that had been waiting for a quieter time. As his mum is the boss, he was taken out to lunch every day. We think he enjoyed the time with us and we hope he gained an insight into the day to day running of an Accounting office.

With a few key staff taking holidays overlapping the end of the financial year the EOFY function was shrunk to a mini celebration until everyone returns from their trip in late July. We ended the year with a late lunch/early dinner on Thursday 29 June. It was a good opportunity to reflect on the year we have had, the challenges we have faced and overcome and the goals for 2024. Also the ‘Tool of the Week/Year’ was awarded.. no names will be mentioned but the lucky recipient of the prestigious award received a spanner mounted on a plank of wood. Another EOFY function will follow in July….