A few random favourites post

A Few Random Favourites

Hey friends I have a few random favourites for today’s Friday Favourites post. I really hope that you have had a great week! And are looking forward to a great weekend. We don’t have any plans so I’m more than happy to just hang out at home and stay warm.


I was chatting to the admin lady at preschool during my lunch break on Thursday. We both agreed that we are so ready for warmer weather and can hardly wait for Spring! I think it’s going to rain again this weekend so it will be great to stay home, be cozy and catch up on some more great binge-worthy TV shows.

On Monday I blogged about some favourite TV shows that I have watched. You can read all about it here. I also have a list of recommended shows that I want to start, so this will be the perfect weekend for it.

binge watching TV shows


Last weekend my lovely cousin hosted our monthly family dinner. The theme for the night was Mexican food and it was so delicious!! It was such a fun night and like usual we just laughed so hard!! Someone in the family will always have us in stitches over a funny life story. And my cousin Ben has the best contagious laugh so we often end up laughing even more!! I really am so lucky to have a very close family. There are 15 of us in total when we all get together and I love them so much!

A few random favourites post

Mexican dinner for a few random favourites

Haha! yes, that’s a table full of tortilla chips!!

Mexican food for a few random favourites

There was so much delicious food but believe me we smashed through it pretty fast!!


I picked up this surface Organic Choice spray for the kitchen from Costco. It’s made with Lemongrass and Australian Myrtle and it smells so good! It also cleans great too.

surface spray for a few random favourites post



Look at this cute guy! On Monday this kookaburra was just sitting on our preschool fence. I saw him when I was about to leave work for the day. I crept up slowly so as not to spook him and grabbed a quick pic.

It’s funny that I refer to the kookaburra as him as it could have been a female kookaburra. I just always think of them as being male. And it’s probably because of that Australian children’s song about a kookaburra who is the king of the bush.


I tried this Maggi Butter Chicken Recipe Base for the first time and it was so easy to make and tasted delicious!Butter chicken for a few random favourites post

It had just the right amount of spice for me which is not much because I can’t handle spicy food. If I accidentally eat anything too spicy I start to cough, my eyes water, and then I panic that I’m never going to get rid of the burning sensation. Weird I know! Anyway, my family loved it too so I’m excited to make it again soon.

butter chicken


One of my favourite things about working in a preschool is listening to the hilarious things that children say. Our home corner was set up as a doctor’s surgery again this week and the kids have really been enjoying it. The other day I overheard one of the little girls in our class pretending to be the secretary in the surgery. She asked her friend who was playing with her ” Are you here today for a fake appointment?” hahaha!!! So cute!

Then I spotted this in the sandpit!

sandpit play

Not quite sure what was happening here but it made me laugh! I asked the kids why the animals were buried head first like that ” Just because that’s how we like them Ruth” was their response. Ok, that makes sense I guess!


sweet and salty popcorn

I picked up this bag of sweet and salty popcorn based on the recommendation from one of my little preschool students. We were having our morning snack and he was telling me all about how delicious the popcorn was. He literally had my mouth watering as he was describing the taste! So I added it to my online order and I will be having some tonight as a Friday night treat!


I guess that wraps up this week’s Friday favourites! Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share with you a few random favourites of mine. I really hope that you have a most wonderful weekend and I look forward to being back here on Monday!

Happy Friday!!

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6 thoughts on “A Few Random Favourites”

  1. Oh yes, preschool was my favorite age to teach because there is never a dull moment and you have no idea what they’ll say next! We were just talking about the unusual birds and animals of Australia on our hike yesterday and the Kookaburra came up.. as well as the bird that spreads fire (my boys taught me about that one; I had never heard of that before!).

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      What a coincidence that you guys were talking about kookaburras. I hadn’t heard of the bird that spreads fire either! I had to do a google search. Apparently, they are in Northern Australia. Wow!

  2. Ahh! I am ready for some cooler weather. lol We’re in the middle of another heatwave here and I am so over it.
    Your family dinners sound amazing, it sounds like you have so much fun and that butter chicken looks so good.
    Have a great weekend. x

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Thanks so much, Kim. Can hardly believe how hot your summer has been. Good thing you guys are heading into Autumn soon and then it’s our turn for the heat, yay!! lol. Hope you are having a great weekend xx

  3. I am so ready for fall and cooler weather. I hope you have spring weather soon. Rationally I understand how opposite our countries are on the globe but it always seems to surprise me when I visit a blogger on the opposite side. Funny me.

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