Highlights From The Past Few Days

Hey friends I hope that you all had an amazing week. It’s unbelievable how quickly time flies, especially during the fun school holidays and now it’s time for Friday favourites! Thanks for stopping by today as I share some highlights from the past few days.


It’s been so warm and sunny with temps as high as 22°C and I’m loving it! It’s almost hard to believe that we are in the middle of winter.

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I had an amazing couple of days staying with my friend at her home in Avoca Beach. We were spoiled with the most amazing blue skies and sunny weather. When we went for our walks along the beach it was still cool and so I wore layers and a jacket. But when we sat in the sun it was so lovely and warm.

Avoca Beach


Another big favourite was going with my friend to visit her dad who lives in a nursing home. It’s so hard not to get emotional when I visit as we share so many lovely memories and we are all more like family than friends.


We went for a walk, had lunch and then played a few rounds of dominoes when we got back to the home. He is as sharp as a tack and would call out the scores in a flash. Whereas I had to use my fingers to count, numbers are not my thing!


I love this sunscreen spray my cousin gave me and I have been using it all week. It’s so easy to use because it sprays like a fine mist and leaves my skin feeling great. It has SPF 50+ which is perfect.

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I had a fun night catching up with some friends over snacks and drinks. We went to a place called Miss Celie’s and listened to live music.

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Luke and his lovely fiancee came over for dinner. Having my family together for a meal is always one of my favourite things! I cooked so much food that we had leftovers for the next two days. Ha! I definitely take after my mum, she would always do the same!

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Sanding the door frames before painting is not really a favourite. But finally starting a project that I have been putting off for months is a favourite. I was listening to/watching MasterChef on the Ipad as I worked to make the job feel less tedious. Sushi our cat was keeping me company and when I turned away she decided to roll in the dust!

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My cousin dropped by to give me some empanadas that she had made with her mum. My aunt makes THE best empanadas. She even makes the pastry from scratch…YUM!!

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Our pillows were as flat as pancakes and we really needed new ones. I couldn’t resist taking advantage of Amazon’s Prime sale to order some plump cozy pillows.



I went to Aldi for the first time in months and I picked up these prawn, scallop and lobster bisque pots. We had them for dinner last night and they were so delicious! I loved them so much that I went back today to pick up some more.

Aldi shop

lobster bisque pots

I also bought some Chinotto which I used to drink often and then forgot all about. Chinotto has an interesting taste which I really like, it’s sweet and bitter at the same time.



When I went to Bunnings to buy the sander to use for the door frames I also picked up some pretty Daisies. I’ve put them outside the front door because they need full sun and our front door gets lots of sunshine. The ones that I bought last year didn’t do very well in our shady courtyard.



And that’s a wrap for some of my favourite highlights. As I said before I can hardly believe how fast this week has flown by and just like that my four weeks off from work have ended ?. But I’m not going to think about that until 6.30 am on Monday morning when that dreaded alarm goes off! Instead, I’m going to savour every minute of the weekend!

I hope you guys have a great weekend too!

Happy Friday

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Linking up with Andrea and Erika

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8 thoughts on “Highlights From The Past Few Days”

  1. Yes! Savor your weekend and do something fun and just for you each day! I always look and see what events are going on in my city to see if it is anything I want to do.
    Your beach stay looks amazing. That sky! Love your big dinner and all the food pics!

  2. I just read about Chinotta in the book I’m reading (Our Italian Summer) so I’ll have to see if I can find it here and try it.
    Winter at 14 degrees, hahah 🙂 (Good natured teasing of course)

  3. Oh that beachy photo does look fabulous. What a fun week catching up with friends and family. I tend to cook waaay too much food when we have company too but luckily we all love leftovers so that extra food rarely goes to waste.

  4. We have had the same sort of temperatures over here but it’s been grey and raining for a lot of the week.
    It sounds like a great trip to see your friend. How lovely to see her dad too.
    Ugh, sanding is no fun at all, I much prefer the painting part.

  5. It’s so hard to imagine ya’ll being in the middle of winter while I’m over here in the USA, melting in the summer sun! Haha! Looks like you’ve packed some amazing experiences, food, people, and fun times into these last few weeks! Hope you are feeling much better and rested up to return to work.

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