So technically, I got up at 7. But I just chilled in bed and read blogs for a few hours. We got up past nine. During breakfast, Rory watched Rick and Morty, and I started doing some colouring. Then we started laundry. The weather is drab and grey, so we had to leave it inside with the dehumidifier. It was a nice, slow morning. We looked at some open homes for tomorrow, and decided on a few to check out.
At 12, we decided to go get groceries. It was pretty busy, we normally go a lot earlier.
We got back and had lunch. The weather got more grey, but I decided to go for a walk to the library. I kept putting it off all week, so I decided to finally just go. I got After You, I also wanted a few other books but they weren’t available. I did manage to also get Buffering by Hannah Hart though. I haven’t read any biographies since Tina Fey 😀
After that, I did more colouring and finally finished a page in my new Mandala colouring book. I really like it!
So for this post, I thought I’d talk about date ideas. I’ve thought about dates that Rory and I have done together, and I’ve compiled them into a list here. Lists are fun. I’ve also added pictures, for bonus fun.
Ready, here we go.
Go out for a walk – around town, waterfront, beach, gardens
Go for a swim
Go out for a hike (Or an extreme walk as I call it)
Welcome to another TBT! Today is about when we visited Golden Bay in Nelson. This was during our Christmas Holidays in the South Island back in 2009.
Golden Bay is located around Nelson, a few hours drive from Blenheim (in the South Island) where we were spending Christmas with our extended family. We often went for little day trips, and one day Dad suggested this. The name alone sounded intriguing, and we were all keen to go out for a day trip.
It was very pretty, and very busy! Especially since it was the summer holidays.
I can put number 2 in the title, so I guess I can officially consider this a series in my blog! Yay!
Early Start Saturday
So we had an early start this Saturday. We had a 9am meeting with an insurance manager at the bank, in a branch that is a 30 minute drive away. So yeah, no late start for us this weekend.
The weather was pouring down and freezing, typical. But we were ready to go and out the door by 8.20.
We arrived there early and loitered until 9, where we had the meeting. I will skip the boring details, but it all went relatively well. We agreed to a good insurance cover, and it has offered us some peace of mind. We were being great adults. I also finally managed to change my last name at the bank at least. So that’s one down, a gazillion to go.
By the time all this was done it was quarter to 11. Where did our morning go? With our head buzzing with a lot of information about life insurance, income protection etc, we decided to get our grocery shopping done. Also, the weather had stopped raining, the sun was shining, but the wind was still ice cold.
We did the groceries, and by the time we got home it was already almost half past twelve. Rory put away the groceries, and I kicked off the laundry as we hadn’t yet done that due to that early meeting.
Then I went and tidied up our bedroom as we forgot last week, and our clothes pile on the bed and floor was getting extreme again.
So now that we can actually comfortably lie down in bed again, it was time for a quick lunch.
After lunch, I caught up with my post reading, and set up my posts for the next day as I hadn’t written or scheduled them yet. This included emailing back Angie about tattoo ideas for the mandala, and tracking down a few work emails.
The work emails were about helping out a colleague fill in a survey for a course she was doing on her leadership, and the other was from my team leader about a self review we were doing about our environment which we need for our meeting on Monday. Got that done, and now it was 3.30 pm. Time for a break yes? By break, I mean I’m going to write more blog posts (like starting this one!).
So this carried on into dinner time. Since I had just finished Me Before You, I was also keen to watch the movie.
I did manage to do some baking after the dishes though! Look out for that post tomorrow! I posted a picture of the final product already on Instagram yesterday 🙂
Then we watched the movie. There was so many faces from so many different fandoms there! Beyond Daenarys and Finnick, there was also Neville?? Clara?? Tywin??!!
I liked the movie, it was cute and I loved the two leads. But the book (as always) was better, at least for me.
Sleep In Sunday
So we didn’t wake up till 8.30, then no one got up till 9. We had breakfast at 9.30, and I started blogging around the same time. Somehow we lost track of time and it was now 11.30. We wanted to look at that home we saw last week again. The open home was at 12, so we headed off.
We met up with Rory’s dad (who also wanted to have a look) and had a second look at the place. I still love it, but I am fully aware that it will need some work. Not too much, but some, enough to think about how much we want to offer, taking into account how much the work will cost. So much adulting this weekend.
Anyway, we got back home just before 1, and had lunch. I finally folded and put away the laundry. Then I went back onto blog.
At 2, we left for our meeting with the property agent. We let them know we’re interested and we’re now going through the process of making an offer. There’s so much to go through, but we’re slowly getting into it.
Afterwards, I went to the library to get After You, and return Me Before You. I returned Me Before You, but After You wasn’t ready to be picked up yet. Darn. I stopped by in Typo on the way home, and came out with only one thing, which is rare 😀
I got a three year journal. Each page has a prompt, and a space to write three times. One for each year, so at the end you have a collection of thoughts ranging over three years! I actually had been thinking about getting this for a while, but kept umming and ahhing, but after reading Ella‘s post about her own 5 year journal, it got stuck in my head again! 😄 I’m so happy with it! I can’t wait to start filling it in!
Then I hopped back on blog, and forgot about cleaning again. Next weekend…I swear. Anyway, after that, we had dinner, washed dishes, did our own thing for a while and went to bed!
To-Do List (For some reason it got long this weekend):
Get ‘After You’ from the library as I finally finished ‘Me Before You’ – I went, but the reserve wasn’t ready to be picked up yet.
Write and schedule more posts for the upcoming week
Check out new followers blogs – ish. I’ve checked out a few, but you guys are coming faster than I can keep up 😛
Unfollow some blogs, those who haven’t posted in over a month, inactive ones, etc. – I did do this, I was following 382, and now I’m down to 312. Around 30 of those were just dead sites though
Do some baking
Do some cleaning around the house
Do some driving
Household errands – Grocery and Laundry
Meeting #1 – Insurance Manager at 9am on Saturday
Meeting #2 – Property Agents at 2.30 pm on Sunday
Change last name at the bank
Start trying to change last name at other places (IRD, Drivers License, Passport, etc) – ish, I’ve looked up the process online at least
Check out open home for property we saw last week again
Fill in survey for colleague at work
Think of data gathering ideas for self review at work
Hallo! Welcome to another little TBT post. Today’s is about a place I have very briefly mentioned before in the blog. It’s about Makara Beach. I had never heard of this place before, but Rory had frequented it with his family as they liked to walk there. So in 2015, on a Labour Day weekend, Rory drove us up there, so we could do this little walk up the hill.
As we made our way past the carpark, we came across this beach. It was very stony. To the left, there was a little path and a sign showing us more about the walk.
There were a few options we could take. We went with the ones that went up to the Fort Opau gun battlements. The full walk takes few hours, but we decided on just doing a small part (we got hungry).
So I’ve been wanting to make a bucket list for aaages. I liked the idea of coming up with 100 things, but that turned out to be a lot harder than I thought 😄
I’ve been writing this since I started blogging, and I’ve only just finished it! I’ve included things I’ve wanted to do since I was younger, so I’m already able to start crossing things off. I’ll try to come back to this every now and then and see if I can cross more things off!
These are in no particular order, but go ahead and have a read!
Fly in a plane
Fly first class in a plane
Move out of home
Fall in love
Celebrate 25th wedding anniversary
Celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
Do a flip on a trampoline
Sing karaoke in public
Play a game of paintball
Play a game of laser tag
Pull an all-nighter
Go for a romantic picnic on a hill
Get fitter, and work out more
Go to a yoga class
Go to a pole dancing class (it looks fun, I’m not too flexible though)
Buy a house
Do DIY in said house
Make a house of cards
Complete a scrapbook
Finish a colouring book
Fill up all the notebooks I keep buying
Do a Road Trip around the North Island
Do a Road Trip around the South Island
See more of Australia
Visit all the Pacific Islands
Visit Harry Potter World in Orlando
Visit Scotland and the places Harry Potter was filmed in
Visit Europe in General
Return to the Philippines
Visit a Disneyland, any Disneyland
See the seven wonders of the world
Go scuba diving
Experience zero gravity
See a Broadway Show
Go to a concert
See a musical live
Go to a wax museum
Go to a ballet
Have kids (max 2)
Have a pet dog or cat
Complete a fun run/marathon
Do a colour run
Do all the Great Walks around New Zealand
Solve a Rubix cube
Gain my full driver’s license
Own a car
Learn how to take care of a car (oil, change a tyre, jumpstart, etc)
Ride a bike
Do a wheelie on a bike
Ride a Segway
Ride a hoverboard
Complete a Masters in Education
Make a dress
Make a blouse
Own a really good camera
Make everything from a recipe book (preferably a baking one)
Write a book
Spend time in a float pod
Bathe in milk
Have a massage
Have a spa day
Learn to read sheet music
Learn how to play the ukulele properly
Relearn how to play the piano again
Watch all the Star Wars movies
Watch all the movies that won an Oscar
Ride in a horse and carriage
Go horse riding
Witness an eclipse
Go to a drive in movie
Dye my hair (any colour)
Master a couple of hairstyles, outside of ponytail and half up half down
Get a tattoo
Get a henna tattoo
Get a temporary tattoo
Get multiple ear piercings
Have a white christmas
Become fluent in another language
Learn Sign Language
Take a photography course
Stay in an ice hotel
Learn a magic trick
Learn to knit
Go for a helicopter ride
Fly in a hot air balloon
Memorize the periodic table of elements
Visit a psychic
Make a time capsule
Have a food fight
Meet a celebrity
So hey, here’s my bucket list! A lot are doable, a lot are a bit more difficult, and some will just take time. But I hope you enjoyed reading this list!!
Hi guys! So I thought I would start updating you guys on my weekends. Often, there’s not too much going on. But I’ve gotten into the habit of making a list of things I want to get done in the weekend, but a lot of it never happens. So at the end of my weekend recap, I will show you said list and we’ll see how I did 😀
We got a fair bit done on Saturday. I spent my usual morning in my comfy chair, catching up on blogs as I always do. During this we also got the laundry done, unfortunately the weather is gray and cold so we had to leave it inside.
Then we did our usual grocery run. As a sidenote, I really dislike when people leave their trolleys anywhere in the carpark.