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Friday Favourites

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Hi, friends! Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Favourites. It’s great to be back and share some highlights from the week with you all. Phew! It sure has been a busy week at work meeting all the lovely new children and of course, we’re back to square one teaching them the routines, and comforting them when they say goodbye to their parents. As well as reassuring them that they will have a fantastic time and that their mum, dad, grandma or grandpa will most definitely pick them up. No, they have not been left at preschool forever! Now it’s time to shift gears and jump into some of this week’s favourites!

A new preschool year means a new coffee mug for me! I have still kept my other mug that says “Happy”. But this year I’ve switched to this cute one I got from one of my gorgeous preschoolers for Halloween last year.

coffee mug

coffee mug

I was cleaning out my drawers the other day and I found this framed poem my oldest son wrote for me when he was about 10 years old.


I love it so much! Haha, it seems that my hair has always been a cause of concern for me, especially when it rains!

I know I’ve shared this before, but I have to mention it again: Hollywood Fashion Tape is the best, and it’s my wardrobe favourite. I used it the other day, once more, to prevent my top from gaping. Gaping tops are one of my biggest issues because I don’t have a lot going on in my chest area. So, if you’re like me, then this fashion tape is for you!

Hollywood fashion tape-Friday favourites edition

Berry smoothies on a hot day are my favourite!

Berry smoothie-Friday favourites edition

Dinner out with friends was a highlight this week. I even got a free cocktail from the club we went to because they treat members with a free drink when it’s their birthday month. Nice!

cocktail-Friday favourites edition

The sizzling satay chicken came on a hot cast iron dish that was big on the sizzle.

Satay chicken-Friday favourites edition


I tried this honey ginger tea the other day and it was great!

ginger honey tea-Friday favourites edition

You can add as much as you like to your boiling water to adjust how sweet you want your tea. I got overly excited and added too much so the sweetness level was extreme. But next time I won’t be so generous because a little goes a long way. It has a nice subtle taste of ginger and it will be a great drink for winter. So I’m saving it for the cold months when all the bugs and germs are floating around. A dose of ginger is good for the immune system.


I found my lipsticks!

lipsticks-Friday favourites edition

A while ago we shared what we have inside our handbags. Well, it seems that I love carrying around lipstick in every handbag. Usually, I stick to my small brown crossbody bag, which fits only one. However, during the summer holidays, I switched bags a lot and threw lipstick into each one. The other day, when I was getting ready for work. I couldn’t find a single one in my usual container. I ended up rummaging through all my bags until I found my stash. This has also highlighted that I need to go through and clean out my handbags!

chicken dish-Friday favourites edition

This chicken dish was a family favourite this week. I don’t always follow recipes, instead, I usually cook just as I watched my mum cook when I was growing up –  a bit of this and a dash of that! I seasoned the chicken generously with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Added a few herbs, and then I threw in some sliced onion, capsicum, canned chickpeas and half a tin of crushed tomatoes. I covered it in foil cooked it in the oven and served it with rice. It was so easy and I was happy with the flavour. Plus I only had one dish to wash up – bonus!!

This sweet potato may not be very good looking but it sure tasted great when I peeled, cut and roasted it in the oven. Sweet potatoes are fantastic because they are so nutritious and do amazing things such as support digestion, boost immunity and they are also good for heart health.

sweet potato- Friday favourites edition

After watching the Netflix show ‘Live To 100: The Blue Zones’ where they talked about how important diet is to longevity, I’ve been aiming to cook more nutrient-rich foods like sweet potatoes. Even though I can’t find the variety of sweet potatoes that they showed in the documentary, I’m making the most of the ones we do have. Any sweet potato is better than no sweet potato!

I was so happy that I slept much better this week than I did last week! Thanks so much for the good wishes for better sleep and a big thank you to Amy from Coffee and Cocktails at The Casa for the sleep tips she sent me in the comments. They were a sanity saver!

That’s a wrap for some of this week’s favourites.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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9 thoughts on “Friday Favourites”

  1. Oh, you made my day! I am so happy that you had better sleep and I bet a big part of it was being back in the routine and not as anxious and just being so tired – ha!
    I love sweet potatoes so much. It’s a new love for me. I like them with black beans and red onions. There are tons of varieties it seems, but we don’t have that many here, either.
    Please share your sleep routines and your sweet potatoes recipes. I am also trying to add more nutrient rich foods – I recently discovered farro.

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Yum, sweet potatoes with beans and red onions sounds so good. I haven’t tried Farro before, I just googled it and it looks like couscous. I’ll have to give it a go. 🙂

  2. Aww! I hope all the new pre-schoolers are settling in well.
    That mug is so cute and the poem from your eldest!
    My youngest bought a dress the other week and at the moment she can’t wear it as it’s too big on the top, I think she could do with some of that tape.
    hahaha! I always find lipsticks in my handbags. x

  3. I love that show so much and have been trying to incorporate more of the food they mentioned too! I made my husband watch it while we were on our cruise. That snoopy mug is so cute!

  4. I can’t find any purple sweet potatoes either! But will keep looking. We do have some Asian supermarkets here and they may have them!
    I took note of your easy chicken recipe!

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