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Hump Week

Hi friends, it’s week five this week at preschool. So it’s officially ‘Hump Week’ for us and that means that it’s only five more weeks before the end of term and then it’s Spring break! I can not wait!! We have had a taste of some gorgeous warm weather this week. Some days I have even been able to get by without wearing my big warm jacket in the playground. Warm weather makes me so happy!

It’s been a funny sort of week and I guess some weeks are just like that. I had a couple of challenging days but thankfully I also had some really great days. As usual, I am linking up with Andrea and Erika for today’s Friday Favourites post. Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share with you a few things that have been going on in my corner of the world. The favourites and the not-so favourites!

The Not So Favourite

An Ocular Migraine

I can hardly remember what happened on Monday as it’s a bit of a blur. But Tuesday definitely stands out! I was feeling a bit out of it and tired all morning and then just as I was going on my lunch break. My vision went weird! Everything looked blurry and then I felt like I was looking through a kaleidoscope.

Turns out that I had an ocular migraine which didn’t last very long before my vision went back to normal. I  didn’t feel great so I left work early and went home. When I got home I went straight to bed and I slept for about five hours. Even after all that sleep, I was still feeling a bit bleh.

Blog Technical Issues

In the evening my lovely friend messaged me to say she couldn’t access my blog. I jumped on the computer to have a look and was met with this

image from phone for hump week

Technical issues sometimes come up with blogging and they are definitely NOT a favourite!!! I had a mini panic and then calmed down. I even referred back to my blog post about Ways To Feel Instantly Happier for some help Haha! Everything got resolved in the end and so that was a huge relief!!

The Favourites

Steves Birthday

We celebrated Steve’s birthday on Wednesday! I mentioned before that I am always a bit stumped when it comes to getting him a birthday present. So I usually just get him some things that he needs and he likes that a lot!

This year I got him some slippers because his other ones (which are exactly the same as the new ones I got him) were all worn out. Then I just filled them with some things that he always uses. Working in hospitality means that he is on his feet all the time. So he loves using a product called Zen for joint and muscle pain relief. I also added some essentials like a new toothbrush, nail clippers, gum, and socks. He was super happy with all his goodies!


gift for hump week post

Birthday Dinner

In the evening we all went out for dinner to one of our favourite Italian restaurants. There were six of us in total and it was so lucky that everyone had the night off from work or school commitments. Luke our oldest son and his lovely fiancee met us at the restaurant. Sam and his sweet girlfriend came in the car with us. We had such a lovely time and enjoyed the most amazing meals!

ribs and chips for hump week post

chicken dinner for hump week post

seafood pasta for hump week post

birthday dinner

I forgot to take a photo of the birthday boy at the restaurant but I did get a pic of my big boys.

After dinner, we came back to our place for cake! This year I bought a baked chocolate cheesecake and served it with some strawberries to balance out the sweetness.

birthday cake

birthday cake

I had a chuckle remembering the cake that I ordered for Steve’s birthday last year. This time last year we were in complete lockdown. I ordered him a birthday cake along with my usual online grocery shop. But I forgot to check the size and I ended up accidentally ordering this tiny cake for one!!

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Hump Week Chocolate

Our very kind and thoughtful preschool director got us some chocolates to celebrate Hump week.

hump week chocolate

Puffy Stickers!


My lovely bestie surprised me with some puffy stickers. I just love puffy stickers, they remind me of when I was little and my mum would buy me one for 30 cents. I could never have dreamt that as an adult I would be the proud owner of two whole entire packets of puffy stickers!


Today at preschool we enjoyed making some bubbles! The weather couldn’t decide if it was going to rain or not. But these bubbles kept some of the kids super entertained and happy for about an hour!



I guess that wraps up my hump week! Bring on the weekend! I really hope that you all have the best Friday!

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8 thoughts on “Hump Week”

  1. Oh that birthday cake looks amazing! How wonderful that the whole family got to go out for a nice meal together to celebrate.

  2. Happy birthday to Steve! It looks like you had a great time celebrating! I love the idea of hump week to break up the longer term. Have a great weekend!

  3. Ohh! We are well over the hump in our summer holidays and the kids are back at school 2 weeks today.
    Migraines are no fun at all. I hope you are feeling better now and it is no fun when our blogs have technical difficulties.
    Happy belated birthday to Steve, it sounds like he had some great presents and food. hehehe Last years birthday cake did make me chuckle. I have ended up with things like that before. x

  4. OMG, I love that you got that mini-cake with your grocery order last year!! I can’t imagine the laughter when you pulled that out of the bag!
    So nice to get together with everyone. I am thinking about the future when our boys are grown up and are bringing their dates with them to dinner. I

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