The Weekend: 16-17 January 2016

This is a series I will be posting regularly here on the blog. I’m all about creating memories, and I think it is unfortunately part of human nature to focus on the bad rather than the good. It seems that time moves so fast and we tend to forget the good times. So this is a way to reflect positively and also keep the memory of time spent with family and friends alive.

So, this is how I spent my weekend:

  • Waking up in Ettalong, Sydney. The past week my husband, Cejay and I were spending some down time with his family in a beautiful resort. It is a tradition that we do every year. The days are filled with swimming, eating and board games with the tennis that is usually happening in Sydney on in the background.
  • Knowing it was the last day and not wanting to get out of bed.
  • Lazily packing our bags while appreciating the sunshine streaming in from the sliding doors. We had a room that overlooked the beautiful pool.
  • Taking our bags down to the car so that we could be empty handed to help Cejay’s mother, aunt and nan.
  • Getting caught in the 10am check out rush.
  • Grabbing some brunch and having the most delicious brioche with strawberries, banana, ricotta and a drizzle of honey. And a strong flat white.
  • Having a look around the local shops for Cejay’s aunt to buy something cute for her new granddaughter.
  • Enjoying the drive home.
  • Opening the door and being grateful to be home after a week away. The holiday was lovely but there is nothing better than home.
  • Collapsing on the sofa and spending time with our cute little cat, Zara, who had spent time with my brother and missed us greatly.
  • Lazily watching episodes of Parks and Recreation – we have recently become addicted.
  • Heading over to my parents house to eat pho – one of my favourite foods in the world. I was basically raised on pho from the womb – my mother used to eat it every single day when she was pregnant, and would take me down when I was a toddler to get some pho.
  • Eating pho way too fast and feeling way too full.
  • Catching up with my brother about his recent trip to Jervis Bay, NSW.
  • Chatting away with my mother.
  • Marvelling at my dad’s good job at re-painting their house.
  • Heading to the shops to purchase a birthday present and doing a quick veggie shop.
  • Getting ready for a friend’s 21st.
  • Catching up with friends, eating good food and sampling Butterbeer for the first time.
  • Getting into the pool and having a swim.
  • Feeling incredibly tired and heading home at almost 2am.
  • Collapsing into bed which was greatly missed – hotel beds never are the same.
  • Sleeping in.
  • Deciding it was a PJ day after the couple weeks of fun and excitement we’d had.
  • Watching various episodes of our favourite shows and having the classic Mi Goring for lunch.
  • Finally getting dressed and heading to Costco to restore some basics.
  • Ordering Indian for dinner – we had a craving.
  • Eating our dinner way too quickly.
  • Enjoying our quiet evening together.
  • Heading to bed to get ready for a busy week.BeachEttalong poolBriochePho

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