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Favourites For This Week

Hello, hello! Can you believe it’s already the end of another week? It feels like just yesterday we were starting the week with a bang, and now here were are, ready to share some favourites that happened in just a few short days. I really enjoy linking up with Andrea from ‘Momfessionals’ and Erika from “A Little Bit Of Everything’ each week for Friday Favourites.

There’s something so special about reflecting on all the things that happened over the last few days (that go by in a flash!). And I always appreciate you guys stopping by to have a read. So let’s dive right in with some favourites for this week.

Monthly Dinner With Friends

Monday night was all about catching up with some friends for our monthly dinner at the local club. A regular monthly catch-up is one of my favourite things. It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with all of the things that have happened during the month. And I really love having a set date on the calendar each month too. Because this way I know that there is always something fun to look forward to each and every month.

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I enjoyed my usual steamed barramundi served with broccoli and boiled rice. Every month I think about ordering something else but I just love this dish so much. The barramundi is very delicate and flaky and it’s cooked in fresh garlic and soy sauce. I also love how the steamed broccoli is always cooked perfectly with just the right amount of crunch.  I tend to overcook mine unless I stand there watching it and stay really focused!

Movie Night

Tuesday night Steve convinced me to go to the movies. I was a bit worried that I would fall asleep because I felt so exhausted after a big day at work. We went to the 8.50 pm session to watch ‘Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre’ with Jason Stratham and Hugh Grant.

I did manage to stay awake (mostly). I guess that it helped that the movie was full of big action scenes that I normally enjoy. But I didn’t really love this movie and I thought that it was just ok. I think I prefer Hugh Grant in a rom-com. He played a villain in this movie and it just seemed a bit strange.

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The choc tops we ate before the movie started were great! Cheers to yummy choc-tops!

So Much Rain!

Thursday the weather was absolutely nuts! The rain came down so hard and fast that it made the preschool playground totally saturated. Our preschool is located up on a hill so you could see all the rainwater gushing down the path and onto the street. It was crazy and I don’t think that I have ever seen so much rain in one day before.


Then at the end of the day when we left the preschool later than usual after a staff meeting. The sun was out! Ha, the weather is just so weird this summer.

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A Yummy Lunchbox

I had to take a photo of this delicious lunch box from one of our new preschoolers. Doesn’t it look so fresh and healthy? I had to laugh when the cute little owner told me she had grandpa cheese. I guess her grandpa must love Brie cheese a lot and now she’s named it after him.


Yummy nutritious lunchboxes are a favourite! And so are the ones that are easy to open and close. You wouldn’t believe how difficult some lunchboxes can be to manage! These seemingly innocent containers can be as tricky as a Rubik’s cube. With lids that won’t go on properly, and snap locks that just won’t snap. I don’t know who designs these containers but I’d really like to have a chat with them!!

Lip Oil

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I have been loving my Clarins Lip Comfort Oil which I bought when I went shopping with my friend in the school holidays. It leaves my lips feeling smooth and hydrated and I really love that it has a subtle colour and glossy shine. When I first saw it at the shops I thought that the colour would be too intense. But when I tried it on it gave my lips just the right amount of tint. And I’m so glad that I chose the chocolate colour.

Meal Planning And Online Grocery Shopping

I pretty much stuck to my meal plan this week and I’m proud of myself! It’s been so great knowing what to cook each night and it’s made my week a whole lot easier. It’s also made my online grocery shopping a breeze because I knew exactly what to order.

I get such a buzz when my groceries are delivered because it means that I haven’t had to step foot inside a supermarket and battle the long lines. Which is really the last thing that I feel like doing after a long week at work.


And that’s a wrap on another week! It sure was a busy one and I still feel like I’m adjusting to being back at work after the lovely long summer break. Which now feels like a very distant memory! I don’t have any major plans for the weekend and I’m excited to have some lovely free time! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I look forward to being back here on Monday.

Happy Friday friends!

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And just in case you missed this week’s posts you can catch up here.

Hello Monday

Let’s Look-What’s Inside My Medicine Cabinet

How To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Relationship

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7 thoughts on “Favourites For This Week”

  1. What a lovely week! That dinner out sounds like so much fun and the food looks yummy too. I can’t remember the last time my husband and I went to the movies; I too feel like we’d fall asleep most night if we tried. We’re having some pretty crazy weather this winter too with huge swings in temperature.

  2. That rain on the playground is crazy! It’s done that here before. They call it a flash flood here when that happens. Do they say that in Australia? I also love a lunch like your little preschool friend had for lunch- I would have eaten that same thing! I may try that today for myself as I pack my lunch today. I am intrigued by the lip oil…I need something with a little color as well, that I can wear and use at school. I’ll be looking for some this weekend.

    Happy weekend to you, my friend!

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Yes, we call them flash floods too. It was such a crazy day I found out later that a major road near our place was knee-deep in water in a matter of minutes! The lip oil is great and I have been wearing mine to work. Have a great weekend xx

  3. I love the look of all the monthly dinners you have with family or friends. The food always looks amazing!
    I haven’t heard of that film, I know what you mean. It doesn’t seem right that Hugh Grant plays the villain.
    Oh wow! That does look like a lot of rain. We’ve had none over the past week which makes a nice change.
    Well done with your meal planning! It does make life a whole lot easier. x

  4. Your fun week had a lot of variety of activities. Meeting with friends to catch up is always a good way to spend time. Going to the late show during the week wouldn’t work for me (when I was still working). Just like you I would be too tired. I used to go to movies just after work with friends. You now starting around 6 PM. It still gave me time to get home and to bed at a halfway decent time. Love the idea of “grandpa cheese”!

  5. Sounds like a lovely week. I too feel like doing a little dance when getting the shopping delivered, I hate having to battle with crowds and long lines.
    I love how the little girl named her cheese grandpa cheese, how sweet! Her lunch looks amazing.
    Wow! You did get a lot of rain. It’s been quite dry here for a change but we’ve had plenty of frosty mornings.
    Have a lovely week Ruth. xx

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