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A Sunny Weekend

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Hi friends it’s good to be back for today’s Hello Monday link-up with Holly and Sarah. We have two more weeks and then it’s Spring break. Yay!! I’m so happy to report that we enjoyed a very sunny weekend and I am looking forward to many more.

A Fun Spring Fair On A Sunny Weekend

I had a great Saturday with my lovely fun bestie. We went to the Spring Fair at Cronulla which is now called Cronullafest. Cronulla is a suburb in Sydney which has many surf beaches and enclosed pools. And it is only about 25 minutes by car or 50 minutes by train from my house. I rarely go to Cronulla as I am not a beach person. But it is a lovely suburb and popular not only with Sydneysiders but with tourists as well.

a sunny weekend in Cronulla

a sunny weekend at the spring fair

We enjoyed looking at all the stalls at the fair and even though it was early we tried a tiny bit of Rosé. Then we walked further along until we got to the beach. It was such a gorgeous sunny day. After Saturday’s visit, I am actually looking forward to going back and walking on the beach. I may even take my shoes off and go in the water. (But only up to my ankles hehe).

a sunny weekend at Cronulla beach

cronulla beach

cronulla beach

After our walk, we went to a place called ‘Emu’s Burger Joint’ for lunch. Yes, they do have emu on the menu! But I just ordered the beef brisket burger which was really delicious and a nice change from the usual beef patties.

emu burgers

brisket burger

After lunch, we made our way back to Cronulla station but stopped at a few shops along the way. There were lots of books and clothes shops. But I like the homeware and fine food shops the best.

homeware shops

fine food shop

In the evening I watched the proclamation of King Charles III. It seemed so surreal to be watching such a significant moment in history.

proclamation of King Charles

proclamation of King Charles

For Saturday night dinner we had enough leftover spinach pie I had made on Friday night but I had a real craving for two-minute noodles. I know that they are not the healthiest option but hey it was the weekend! I threw an egg in it and it was so yummy.

2 minute noodles

Stranger Things Season 3

My cousin Ben has been encouraging me to watch Stranger Things. He is around the same age as my oldest son and every time I see him he asks me” Have you watched Stranger Things yet Ruthie” (My family and many of my friends call me Ruthie).

stranger things

Sam and I had watched seasons 1 and 2 but only a couple of episodes of season 3. Then he got busy with school etc and we stopped watching. I picked it up again on Saturday night. Oh my goodness I can see why Ben had wanted me to get back into it. It is so good and now I’m binge-watching it! I was gasping and making noises and covering my face at the scary exciting bits. Sam came out of his room where he was studying and laughed. Now he’s keen to watch it after he finishes his exams.


I went to church in the morning while Steve slept as he got home in the early hours of the morning after a very long shift. Sam has started going to the evening service which I am very happy about. Covid messed up our church-going routine. Anyway, the evening service is mainly for the youth and I hope he gets back into the habit of going along. He did say it was good and that he enjoyed it.


I got home from church around midday and Steve’s best friend Scott (who is more like a brother to him) came over for lunch. My lovely cousin came over too and so did Sam’s girlfriend. I threw together a simple lunch and we had a really nice time. Poor Steve misses out on a lot of family dinners and get-togethers because of work. That’s the real downside of working in hospitality.

lunch for a sunny weekend

In the afternoon I hit the shops for a little while with my cousin. She needed a couple of things for her new place so we went to TK Maxx, Big W, and K-mart.

I picked up some keratin deep conditioner, I’m still using my egg remedy conditioner. But I thought that I would give this a try too.

keratin conditioner for a sunny weekend post

I have been changing my wire hangers and using these flocked hangers instead. They are much kinder on my clothes.

flocked coat hangers for a sunny weekend post

Then in the evening, Steve surprised me by coming home early from work. We have started watching ‘All Creatures Great And Small’. It’s a really sweet show set in the late 1930s about a Yorkshire vet. We watched one episode and then called it a night.

It really was a very nice sunny weekend that went by way too fast. What did you guys get up to? I hope it was a good weekend for you all.

Happy Monday!

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15 thoughts on “A Sunny Weekend”

  1. The Spring fair looks lovely, so many things to see and do. I don’t think I could eat an Emu burger, I’m not fond of trying new animal foods, I’m not a big meat eater and I know what I like. Stranger Things get scarier as you go along, wait until you get to Season Four, which was by far my favourite and I’m glad I had my teen to watch it with.

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Oh! Maybe I should wait for my teen to catch up, especially if season 4 is scarier than season 3! It’s so good though and now I have restarted I can’t stop watching.

  2. The pictures with the ocean are beautiful! I understand about not being a beach person- I am not either. I prefer lakes and mountains over a beach, but I sure do love to look at and listen to the waves crashing. I just never get in the water. What a perfect spring weekend for you! Those little shops look amazing and I would have also loved the home goods and food stores the most as well. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Lovely to see the sun shining for you. It’s been grey and cloudy here today with a bit of rain.
    The spring fair sounds like fun and what a gorgeous beach. I would have been tempted to try the emu just to say I have.
    Everyday at the moment Prince Charles seems to be doing something new. The proclamation was really interesting.
    Stranger Things is one of my favourite TV shows. You will be screaming for the next episode when you reach the end of the latest series. hehehe
    Ahh! I remember watching All Creatures Great And Small when I was a child, they have of course rebooted it and made new episodes. It is such a lovely show. x

  4. Oh I just love walking on the beach (but I’m not really a beach-goer). Just putting my toes in the sand or water and watching/ listening to the waves does make me happy. Those beach photos are beautiful.

  5. It’s never too early for rose 😉 The beach looks so lovely, that is my happy place.

    My grandfather was a country veterinarian and he and my nana used to watch that show, All Creatures Great and Small. I think I would enjoy it too, we need those lovely shows to balance out things like Stranger Things!

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