Woke up at 8am today. Late for me again. I caught up on lots of messages on What’s App, flicked through Insta, then caught up on blog. After all that I dragged myself into the cold and got ready for the day.

By the way, the weather has been crap the past week. A storm passed by in the later half of the week. Gale winds, crazy rain, all that jazz. No thunder though. It’s passed now however. But Thursday and Friday were good fun walking to work.

Anyway, we got laundry sorted by around 9.30am. Then we had breakfast. Our usual Saturday morning choice of scrambled eggs. Then I carried on blogging. At 11, we headed out.

I insisted on stopping by Farmers first as I ran out of foundation. I like Garnier’s BB cream, it’s just so light and blends nicely with my skin. It’s actually the first product I’ve finished in years!

Walking to Farmers

Then as I was about to buy it, I saw these!

Aren’t they adorable?? I ummed and ahhed for a while about which one to get. I settled on Hedwig! Isn’t she the cutest?? I’ve already taken so many photos of her πŸ˜€

Anyway, then we actually went and got the groceries.

Weekly shop
Here come the dark clouds

At home, we got ready for lunch. Rory made potato and leek soup! While we waited for it to cook, I took photos of my skirts for an upcoming post! I was inspired by Pamela, who included skirts in her post about favourite dresses which was inspired by CheilaΒ (who also included skirts in her second post about her dress collection), and which I had also joined in on previously inΒ Favourite Dresses!

Sneak peek

I did that, then had lunch. After that I carried on blogging again. I was planning on doing some baking after cleaning. So I did the dishes, then cleaned the kitchen. Then I browsed on the internet for an hour so I didn’t have time for baking as we had to leave at 5. We were going to go see Spiderman: Homecoming.


It was such a fun movie! To me it was on par with Guardians of the Galaxy fun levels. I prefer superhero movies that don’t take themselves too seriously. It did also feel like an Iron Man spin off in parts which lowkey annoyed me, but I can overlook it. I really recommend it!

We got home around 9, and had a late dinner which was just leftovers. Then we watched some Doctor Who before heading to bed at 11.


I woke up at 8 again. As usual, first thing I did was check my phone and go through What’s App, Insta and WordPress! Β Anyway, then at around 9, we had our usual Sunday breakfast. Pancakes!

Once I had finished making the mixture, Rory commented that he’s surprised I wasn’t taking photos as I normally do when I bake anything. I also realised I’ve never shared my trusted pancakes recipe with you guys. So next time I make it, I’m definitely taking photos! Anyway, food.

Blueberry and banana pancakes!

After food, I blogged and hung out on the internet for a while until I realised I hadn’t had a shower or got dressed. So I did that, then it was 11.30 am and we had to head out.


So last week, we saw a place that we were pretty keen on in. This suburb is like 20-30 minutes drive out of town. Everything is nicer there though, bigger spaces, less cramped, and even more green (plus it’s cheaper). There was one place we really liked and decided to make a move on. We’ve made an offer, and it seems to be taking. We still have conditions on it that will take two weeks to go through. But as long as these all come through, then we’re all good. So you guys, we’ve never been this close to actually getting a house, and we’re trying to contain the excitement till it’s 100% certain. But it’s like 90% right now!

Here’s some pictures from the realtor listing:

Kick Rent To The CurbΒ Kick Rent To The Curb

Also, nearby there’s this rose garden that I never knew about. I used to live around this area, as this is where my parents are based. So that’s really nice. We ended up having lunch with Rory’s dad as he came to look at the house again with us too. It’s looking good!

Imagine this tree in summer!

To continue this fun afternoon, we stopped by my parents’ place too and chatted for a bit. Mum and Dad love to talk to me about being a blogger now, it amuses them and also amazes them that I have over 1000 followers now. So, hi Mum, if you’re reading πŸ˜€ Also, as we left, Dad joked that now we had a house, what would be next?? Followed by lots of Β laughing, so here comes all the baby jokes.

Anyway, I hadn’t forgotten about the Thrift List. I checked out Rebound again with the list in mind. Again, there’s a looot of winter stock, so it’s hard to find summer skirts, or lace up tops, as there’s just lots of sweaters and cardigans..but I did find one thing.

This cute romper!! I thought it was a dress at first, but then I saw that it was a romper/playsuit thing! It’s so cute and I love it, and I’m definitely pulling it out when the weather gets warmer!

Thrift list.JPG

We headed home, and hung out for a bit. I went around on Goodreads and looked in recommendations for chick-lit as I wanted a light, fun book to read. I’ve read a lot of non-fiction lately, and I wanted something different. I came across this.

Cover image for After I Do

Here’s a plot summary from Goodreads:

“When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes.”

Sounds like a hoot. It’s also rated 4 stars, and I was able to download an ebook version from my library. So yay, new book to read.

At 5.30 we headed out for dinner again. Friends of ours had a deal going on at this Chinese restaurant, so we double dated and had a nice meal. No pictures though, as I was caught up eating and talking. There was a decent amount of food, and I finished a whole plate of sweet and sour pork. I loooove sweet and sour so much!!

Anyway, with full tummies, Rory and I wandered back home. I did a little blogging then I just read for the rest of the evening. It’s a nice way to end the weekend.

To – Do List

  • Write and schedule more posts
  • Groceries
  • Laundry
  • Take pictures of skirts for future post
  • Do more baking – sort of, I mean I did bake pancakes.
  • Visit open home from last week again
  • Find new book to read
  • Do a bit more cleaning – I cleaned all the kitchen surfaces!!
  • See Spiderman: Homecoming on Saturday
  • Dinner with friends on Sunday
  • Get more foundation
  • Try Thrift List again

Also, just two random announcements.

One, I now normally post three times a day cause I’m crazy like that. But for this week, I Β thought it would be fun to repost some reeaally older posts as well. So every day I will post one new post, one repost, and then the challenge! I have written a loooot of posts, and I think it will be fun to reintroduce some old ones for you guys to check out!

Two, I plan to move to being self hosted next Saturday, so that should be exciting!

Okay, I’m done. How was your weekend? πŸ™‚


31 thoughts on “Weekend Review #10

  1. On Saturday: my family and I went to Asheville for the day. That city is artsy and I saw some people playing instruments out there and one person clogging. We looked at one bookstore, which looked like a bookstore that would be a bookstore that would be the bookstore that would exist for Hogwarts had one. My family took my sister and I to have ice cream at Kiliwins: I ended up getting Salted Caramel ice cream. We looked at another bookstore as well, where they have these “mystery” books: here’s the thing: these “mystery” books are wrapped up in brown paper and adjectives are written on them and you pick your book based on the wrappings and I bought one of those. That was Saturday basically.

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  2. That romper is a lovely find. The rest of the news is so big. I hope I get there someday too, Angela. Btw I will send you a photo of my old owl so that you can make fun of him and have your back on me. He could actually be classified scary, according to Adi xx

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  3. I am so excited for:
    1) YOUR POTENTIALLY NEW HOUSE! It’s gorgeous! ❀️ and
    2) Angela takes on SELFHOSTING! Whoop whoop.

    Also – this pancakes looked delish!! 🀀🀀

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  4. Omg please let me know what you think once you’ve made the move to self-hosting! If I don’t get into grad school I’m planning to make the move myself. I love your skirts already and Hedwig is so cute! Also when I come stay at your new house, will you make your famous pancakes? πŸ˜€ (Remember, I’ve already invited myself over!)

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  5. OMG! EEK, fingers crossed for the two of you that you get the house!!! It looks so darn cute, it would be perfect!!! Must keep us posted on that. I love the thrift shop find, that romper is perfect!!!! I love a good romper and the color/pattern is awesome! I wish there were more thrift shops near me because I’d totally do this challenge, heck I might do it anyways πŸ™‚ I heard really good things about the Spider-Man Homecoming, maybe I can convince Andrew to go see it, I love those superhero movies even if their little spinoffs. Those Harry Potter toys, man oh man, I think I would’ve gotten Harry or Hermoine, or both for that matter haha such a nice little weekend!!!

    xo, JJ

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    1. Haha, thanks Jenny! This weekend was a lot better than most, and that’s partly due to the house!! We’re so close now, we’re just getting builder’s reports and stuff done to make sure the house is all good! We should know by next week whether or not we’ve got it πŸ˜€
      You should definitely give the thrift list a go, we have a few near me, but I only ever have time to go in the weekends. SpiderMan was amazing!! It’s definitely one of the better superhero movies πŸ˜€

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