Lunchbox contents:

2 slices (large) leftover roast sirloin pie (from Sunday lunch)

Chopped tomato, onion, gherkin and rocket salad.

Other desktop lunches spotted: Lots of Woolies tubs: Lasagne, Penne Arabiatta, Chicken & Pasta Salad. Wholewheat bread with cream cheese. Yoghurt and fruit salad. I saw one guy eating a big brown bag of sliced biltong.

There is a trolley at 9am with complementary toast and assorted spreads (jam, fishpaste, Marmite, Melrose cheese spread. And fruit.

There is an automatic coffee bar with really good coffee.

They don’t have meetings, they have ‘huddles’ … I attended two ‘huddles’.

And so on to today’s prompt. What is your favorite sound?

I could ramble on about the sounds of waves, the sound of my daughter saying she loves me, an orchestra in full throttle or a lone guitarist strumming on a sunset beach …

Nah, I love the sound of a wine cork popping free from the neck of its bottle.

Damn that no-wine-on-weekdays resolution. What the hell was I thinking?


57 Comments Add yours

  1. nrhatch says:

    Those are wonderful sounds. *POP*

  2. leeswammes says:

    It’s nice to have a look inside your office, Cin! That toast trolley sounds great and I’m glad they have good coffee. Most of the workplaces I’ve worked at, we would make our own coffee because the machine’s was so bad!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Maybe I’ll show you a view from my window soon 😉

  3. leigh says:


  4. Liane says:

    Lunch box content is a very interesting subject indeed 🙂 Sounds like you had a delicious one! It was not that convenient in order to have it, but it sure as hell beats a Woolies tubby any day! My favorite sound… the quiet when I sleep…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Ah, but I snore … 😉

  5. Supa says:

    I want complentary toast at 9am *sulk*

    1. theonlycin says:

      Would you settle for a photo of the toast? *runs off laughing*

  6. slpmartin says:

    Now my Dear…who in there right mind would make a resolution to not have wine during the week?…this working is have an adverse effect on you. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was a really silly resolution *pout*

      1. buttercup600 says:

        I agree totally with Charlie….you’re more brave than me girlfriend!! Yearning for blitong!!!! Phewwwww!!!

  7. Lovely glimpse into your work day, Cindy! It must be January – no KFC or McDonald’s on anyone’s desk at lunchtime? hahahaha!
    Yay for good coffee – our coffee tasted like minced cardboard at my last job!
    Sunshine xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Some folk left the building for lunch, maybe KFC & McD’s didn’t lose sales?

  8. LOL great to hear how things are at the office, Cindy. the lunch sounds amazing.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Well, not really amazing, but it was good enough 🙂

  9. granny1947 says:

    Now…these huddles????
    Just how close do you have to huddle?
    Your lunchbox sure beat my small bowl of oats!

    1. theonlycin says:

      The huddle is a very upright thing, everyone in chairs around a boardroom table.

  10. Biltong! Had to look that up. With ostrich meat!!! And apparently there’s an American version. … Photo of pie looking yum!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Bitong is most often made from game or beef, and is quite different from beef jerky. 🙂

  11. Count Czardas says:

    I recommend a revolution against the resolution, and wine cork a-popping.

    1. theonlycin says:

      You see, it’s like this … there is this bet …

  12. suzicate says:

    I love the sound of a wine cork popping free from the neck of its bottle. Me, too!

  13. Tilly Bud says:

    That pie looks fabulous. I remember sirloin…

    1. theonlycin says:

      No sirloin in Stockport?

      1. Tilly Bud says:

        No money in my purse 🙂

  14. Rita says:

    Hi Cindy!
    I just want to tell you that I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award, because I love your blog! Check out my page to see it. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Rita, wow, that sure is an honour!

  15. Pseu says:

    Favourite sounds… hmmm, a difficult one. Oh! I know:

    A toddler laughing – (you know when they get the giggles and can’t stop, it always makes me want to join in )

    1. theonlycin says:

      That is a delightful sound, yes 🙂

  16. I like the sound of rain pouring hard on a tin roof. This fascination comes from a childhood experience camping out with my grandparents. I still long to hear that sound. Blessings to you, Cindy…

    1. theonlycin says:

      If you’ve ever experienced a South African storm, Carol, you will know that the sound of rain on a tin roof is, indeed, a memorable noise 🙂

  17. gospelwriter says:

    Resolutions are surely made only so that they can be broken? 😉 Oh well, the weekend will come soon enough… And gosh, that sirloin en croute looks to die for – wouldn’t mind trading that for my supper of lentil soup with chipmunk bread.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Pray tell, gospelwriter, what be chipmunk bread???

  18. Artswebshow says:

    Lol, uncork a bottle of wine.
    Pour the wine out and fill it with water or milk.
    Or is that a crime against humanity. lol

    1. theonlycin says:

      Oh my, Mister Webshow, I do believe that is a heinous crime ;p

  19. Tammy McLeod says:

    Well, I’m also laughing a bit about the wine as I always find a way to put it off. I do love the look of your sirloin pie though and know my boys would go gaga for it.

    1. theonlycin says:

      *sigh* I shall just have to live with the resolution and count the hours until weekends 😉

  20. Sirloin Pie – Yummy
    Toast Trolly – Fun
    Coffee Bar – *Thumbs Up*
    Huddles – Funny
    Favourite Sound – *Double Thumbs Up*
    🙂 Mandy

  21. Tandy says:

    glad there is good coffee! My favourite sound is when the wind stops 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Ah yes, how quiet it seems when that happens … 🙂

  22. souldipper says:

    What a potpourri of sensuality, Ms. Cin!

  23. Nicolette says:

    First time I’m commenting after following you for a long time! Luuuuurv your blog. You make my day : )

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, Nicolette 🙂

  24. nzwaa says:

    Enjoying the corporate world? 🙂

    “huddle” always reminds me of Kat Williams. He’s an American comedian.

    1. theonlycin says:

      *runs off to Google Kat Williams*

  25. nursemyra says:

    Fishpaste? Who eats fishpaste for breakfast?

    1. Liane says:

      …on toast, with coffee… I do! 😉

  26. Do you know that as i walk through my office door- my body craves coffee! I leave office in the afternoon and dont even think about coffee. On weekends i couldn’t be bothered if coffee comes or doesn’t, but as i walk through those office doors- I suddenly NEED coffee. Now could you imagine me needing the toast as well…….

    Sounds absolutely awesome. Have they any open spots? Perhaps someone to blog about the workplace, get them on one of the “best places to work” award lists?

    Pie looked amazing!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Eye’ll keep my ears open for vacancies 😉

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