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Good To Welcome Back Friday

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Hi friends, hope you are all well and have had a great week. It’s always good to welcome back Friday after a busy few days. As usual, I am really happy to be linking up with Andrea and Erika for today’s Friday favourites post!

We Are Going To A Wedding!

Well, it’s still ages away but our invitation to our niece’s wedding arrived in the post earlier this week. It’s not until January next year BUT it’s a destination wedding so we will be having a five-night holiday too.

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Steve’s niece is getting married in Noosa which is a resort area on Queensland’s sunshine coast. I have never been but it looks absolutely beautiful. I am super excited! The only part that I am not excited about is the flying part. I’m scared of flying so I’m trying not to think about that and concentrate on how fun it will be. After all, it’s only a 1-hour and 30-minute flight. (Yep, I’ll be all good ?)

Dinner At The Club

We had our usual first Monday of the month dinner catch-up with friends. It was a fun night and I ordered my usual steamed barramundi. It comes with lots of broccoli and a side of rice. Very delicious!!

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That night I wore one of my favourite jumpers that I got last winter from Witchery. This jumper is so soft and warm. I also really love the colour. It’s a bit hard to see in the photo but it’s a lovely soft pastel mint.

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An Early Start

My son had a school excursion to Wollongong University. He is in his final year of school and so this excursion was to show his class what a day in the life of a Uni student looks like. When I asked Sam how it went. He happily told me that the Uni has a great op-shop and that he bought a vintage Jacket. I kind of would have liked to hear more about the courses and how inspired he was by the campus. (insert eye roll here)

Anyway, I had to drop Sam off at school really early so that he could catch the bus with his class to the excursion. It was about 7.15 am and the Winter sun was so strong! It was hitting me directly in the eyes and I could hardly see while I was driving. Thankfully the roads weren’t busy at that time.

beautiful sunrise

Because I had so much extra time I stopped off to get a coffee at our local corner cafe called Stevie’s. Such a cute place where they sell the best coffee. They also have a lovely selection of gourmet food items, preprepared meals, and delicious things to either eat there or take away.

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I just had my coffee in the warm car and did my morning devotions with the YouVersion Bible app on my phone and then got to work really early. It was a lovely way to start the day and I should do it more often!

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This was the prayer on the app for that day.


I Got Sick

Wednesday I started to get a sore throat and I was gargling salt water to try and make it go away. I did a COVID test at home but thankfully it was negative. I ploughed on and even went to Bible study that night even though I was very tempted to stay home. I’m glad that I went and met up with some wonderful encouraging friends.

Thursday morning I felt worse, again I did another test but still negative. I went to work and just deteriorated as the day went on. We had a staff meeting after work that went until 5.30 pm. At one point I was feeling so unwell that I even started dozing off. I looked up and my funny, sweet, kind colleague gave me a look that woke me up Haha!!

Friday I just stayed home and in bed for most of the day. My husband brought home some yummy treats from a really nice cafe for lunch to cheer me up.

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almond croissant

Favourites From Preschool

It was another windy and freezing week in the playground but the kids had a wonderful time…..


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Digging and baking cakes in the sandpit

digging in the sandpit

making cakes in the sandpit

Making long trains with mobilo

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During inside play, the kids liked making patterns with the pretty glass beads.

glass beads

The resident artist visited again to paint native animal tracks with the children.

aboriginal art

This Weekend

It’s the Queen’s Birthday long weekend!! And I am determined to get better fast as we have some fun plans. Anyway, I’ll see how I feel in the morning after a day at home and a good night’s rest. I am grateful that I don’t have COVID and it’s just an annoying cold.

What are you guys up to this weekend? I really hope you have a great one! Take care and have fun, thanks so much for stopping by to have a read.

Happy Friday!

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7 thoughts on “Good To Welcome Back Friday”

  1. I love the idea of going to campus for a day to see what university life is like! What an exciting time.
    Glad you’re starting to feel better, how nice of your husband to bring you some treats!

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      It’s such an exciting time for Sam. For me, it just went so fast, and feels like he was in preschool only yesterday!!

  2. Glad it’s not Covid! I always gargle first, too. I think we all have forgotten that we can still just get a cold, right? So weird now. I hope you feel better soon and don’t miss plans because we have all missed too many over the last 3 years. I don’t like to fly, either. I have a cocktail and it relaxes me a bit. I don’t want to take a pharmaceutical because I don’t want to be out of it. So weird to see your part of the world in sweaters when we are just heating up! Ha!

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      I agree that we have all forgotten about simple colds and panic thinking it’s the worst. How times have changed! I totally plan on having a cocktail(or two) before I get on that plane ?. Have a great weekend! xx

  3. Sending love and hugs.
    How exciting about the wedding and the holiday sounds fantastic. I am sure you will be OK on the flight.
    Your dinner at the club looks so good and I love your outfit. It sounds like your son had a great school excursion.
    Oh no! I hope you are feeling better now. I am so glad it wasn’t Covid. x

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Thanks so much Kim. I’m really glad it wasn’t covid and thankfully I am feeling much better now xxx

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