I woke up at 8 today! I had a whole 10 hours sleep which I never do. But I had a weird, broken sleep Friday night, so I was tired enough and needed the extra rest. After getting up, I jumped onto the blog as usual. I had breakfast (toast and coffee!) and caught up on notifications and reading everyone’s posts.
At 9, we set off the laundry and got dressed for the day. Rory was meeting with some friends at 11, so we wanted to get the Saturday errands done early.
At 10, we had hung up laundry, I was pretty much caught up on all my blog reading, so we went off to get groceries. The weather is holding out sunny again this weekend!
We got back at 11, and Rory headed off. I messed around with some new beauty products that I got yesterday from a random one-off subscription box. They’re called Beauty Box, and they’re based in New Zealand, it only cost $30 too, so I figured it would be fun, and I’d get to try some new products. I’m planning on doing a whole post on it later in the week sometime. I don’t normally do beauty posts, but it was fun to play around with!
At 12, it was time for some lunch! So I made a sandwich that popped into my head from my childhood. Basically it’s a tuna sandwich with mayonnaise and grated carrot! So that’s what I had, I toasted the bread without thinking though, so it was a little different than how I normally have it. While eating, my next installment of Have You Met came out! This time about Linda, who almost immediately commented on it! She is one of my favourite people, and is also almost in the same timezone as me, so we’re able to chat more! I would love to meet her in person one day 😀
After lunch, I did the shopping I wanted. It was still sunny so it made the walk even nicer.
I stopped by Bunnings first. As I walked in, they had a lot of cactii and succulents on display. I have been reading Anni’s posts lately where she has been sharing her cactus obsession with us. I caved and bought three in the end. It’s also my mum’s birthday coming up soon in July, but we’re celebrating it next week as my sister and Tibor are coming down from Auckland. So I carried on shopping to look for gift ideas.
I stopped by Whitcoulls, but couldn’t find anything. I went into Iko Iko, and also came up empty. I ended up walking by The Paper Bag Princess, which is a thrift store I adoooore. So I went in and killed an hour browsing. I only bought two things which is amazing for me 😀
I bought this oversized black cardigan (yes another cardigan!), and this white wool skirt. Both great winter finds!!
Finally, I headed to Briscoes and found something that I will use to add to my mum’s present. Finally, I headed back home. I got back at 3.30pm and Rory was back.
Also, I had a received a letter from the Education Council. I have recently received my full teacher registration! Basically, after you finish studying to be a teacher, you get your provisional registration. You use this as you work towards getting your full registration, which means now you’re really fully qualified to be a teacher. It’s a long process yes. To get this, you need to have worked full time for at least two years, and complete a mentoring programme with a senior teacher during this time. Lots of meetings, appraisals, readings, reflections, all that jazz. And I’m happy to say, I’ve done all that, so now I’m fully registered and yay!!
Afterwards, I caught up more on blogging, then I started baking! I was on a roll! I’ve run out of cookies ideas, so I’ve moved onto muffins. When I get some icing decorating thingies, I’ll do cupcakes too! Anyway, I made Blueberry muffins! Once they were done, Rory and I immediately ate two each. They’re so gooood.
Finally, it was time for dinner at 6. We made hotdogs and wedges. Then I watched a movie (Sleeping with Other People) while doing some colouring. After that, we had hot chocolate, cause it’s cold. I worked on a few more posts and we went to bed around 10.30pm.
I woke up around 7, but didn’t get up till 8.30 cause cooold. It’s always so cold in the morning. Because it was so cold, I decided we should have a big breakfast of pancakes! We still had heaps of blueberries, so we threw those in. We also still had some chocolate chips, so we decided why not throw those in too. On top of that, we made smoothies out of blueberries, lemon juice, banana and milk. Most of these have been collected from my various baking endeavours so we gotta use it up somehow 😀
Not a bad start. Then we literally did nothing all morning. Rory played games, I blogged, watched YouTube and did more colouring. I finished another page in my Mandala book!
Ooh by the way, I mentioned a few weeks back about Maggie’s Summer Memories series she was planning, and that I submitted my story. Well, she has just featured my story about my Summer Christmases in Blenheim! She’s added some lovely pictures, including a delectable one about Pavlova! Thank you so much for sharing my story Maggie! 😀
Then suddenly it was lunchtime. We had some leftovers, then we realised it was nearly 1, and we wanted to check out that open home from last week again, as we are interested in making an offer again.
The weather has gone grey now and it’s gotten a bit cooler. The place was the same as ever, sturdy, needs some painting on the interior (which sounds like fun to do ourselves actually). Afterwards we went out to the mall to kill time before our meeting at 2.15pm with the realtors. Rory bought a present for his sister, as her birthday is next week. I bought a coke float because I was thirsty. Soon, it was time to go.
The meeting was interesting. We had a good talk with the realtor, and she was full of tips. She was saying it’s still early days for us in house hunting, this would be our third place we made an offer on. She has known couples who went through at least 12 before landing on one (doesn’t make me feel too confident, but I appreciate the realness). She also said that it was crucial to keep a level head and keep going, even if you lose out on one house. As long as you know you put the best offer, that’s all you can do, you don’t want to go too crazy and put in more than you can actually do. So yeah, we’ll see how this one goes. But boy is it getting tedious.
We headed back home and watched Edge of Tomorrow to chill for a bit. Also, I emailed Natalie, as I was keen to take part in a new series she’s doing based on the Vogue 73 Questions videos on YouTube. Have you seen those? In 10 minutes, they ask a celebrity 73 questions, and it’s harder to do than I thought XD I didn’t do it under 10 minutes, you guys know I love to ramble. One of the questions asked if I had planned anything for reaching 800, which ahh..no. It’s creeping up again too. It was still really fun though, and Natalie did a great job of tailoring the questions to me and my blog.
After that, we had some dinner. Beef Stroganoff that my lovely husband made while I wrote more posts. Also, I saw that I gained an email follower which I was confused by. Then I recognised my mum’s email address. So, Hi Mum if you’re reading! You will be spammed by emails as I post a lot, just letting you know.
Then we washed dishes, put away laundry and just enjoyed and relaxed the rest of our Sunday evening.
Groceries Laundry Do baking as I didn’t have time last weekend
- Cleaning of some kind – haha no
- Finish latest book I’m reading – Not even, I’m just halfway through
Finish a colouring book page Buy gift for Mum’s birthday Revisit open home from last week and have meeting with realtors Write and schedule more posts for upcoming week
What did you guys get up to this weekend?