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First Monday Of The Winter Holidays

Hi friends! So good to welcome back Monday for this week. Especially as it’s my first Monday of the winter holidays!!! I’ve got a few things to share with you on this dreary, rainy Monday. First of all Happy 4th Of July to all my lovely friends and family in the USA. Hope you are having a wonderful long weekend.

Getting My Steps Up!

Indeed I have been doing a lot of walking last week and I have even closed my rings a couple of times or gotten really close! Go me!!

Apple Watch for the first Monday of winter holidays

But first I have to admit that the reason why I have been doing more walking is that we only have one car at the moment.

Poor Steve was coming home from work in the early hours of the morning last weekend. There were two cats in the middle of the road and he swerved to avoid running them over. But then he hit a low brick wall. He was fine, the cats were fine but the car wasn’t and neither was the wall.

So now we are waiting for our insurance company to deal with everything and Steve is using my car. Luckily I am within walking distance of my preschool.

Friday Family Dinner

We got together for our usual first Friday of the month family dinner and although not everyone could make it. We still had a blast and ate some yummy food too!

food for first. Monday of winter holidays

food for first Monday of winter holidays


Cold Feet

I have been binge-watching this very funny British show over the weekend and I am loving it!! When it first aired back in the late ’90s or early 2000’s I think that I started watching from season five. So I kind of know what happens but it’s been great to start from the first episode. I’m into season two and I started late on Friday night. Oh, the joys of school holidays. Binge-watching guilt-free !!!!

cold feet show


I have been having endless cups of tea to keep warm. I usually have my hot drinks from a mug. But on Saturday I was so sick of all the rain and cold weather, so I cheered myself up by having my tea in this fancy tea cup and saucer.

fancy tea cup and saucer


Bunnings for first Monday of winter holidays

I could use the car in the morning before Steve needed it in the afternoon to get to work. So I made a quick trip to Bunnings to get some paint and a few other things. I really want to get stuck into painting my bedroom. It’s the prep work that doesn’t excite me though!

I also bought a new toilet seat that I am going to try and install soon because the old one is broken. This toilet seat has got weird bolts etc that I know I am going to have to wrangle with.

toilet seat

Dinner With Friends

Even though it’s blowing a gale and raining so heavily. I am still going out tonight for our monthly catch-up with friends at our local club. We always have a fun time eating, chatting, and drinking some really nice bubbly. But first I am going to try and get that new toilet seat on!! So I’m going to sign off quickly today. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Happy Monday!

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6 thoughts on “First Monday Of The Winter Holidays”

  1. Ugh for the rain! I hope it’s dried up now. It looks like rain here with the grey clouds but it’s quite warm.
    Well done with all of the walking. Go you indeed! That is rubbish news about your car. Your family dinner looks amazing!
    Oh wow! I had forgotten all about the TV show Cold Feet. I never really got into watching it but know a lot of people who did. x

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Thanks so much Holly. I know it blows my mind when I see everyone’s Summer holiday pics!

  2. Have a great winter holiday! Your teacup is a great way to brighten up chilly days! I’m glad Steve is ok and that you are able to manage with one car for a little while. Have a great day!

  3. OH no sorry to hear about the car! Good way to get in your step goal though, I guess. The foods looks so yummy.

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