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A Nice Weekend

Hi friends it’s so great to be back again for today’s fun Hello Monday link up with Holly and Sarah. As I always say…Monday sure rolls around fast! Last week I shared with you guys that it was hot and sunny. Well, this weekend was the complete opposite! It was rainy and cool. Ha, the weather is so unpredictable here and sometimes it feels like we seem to get all four seasons in a week!

Anyway, it was a really nice weekend where I hit the right balance of getting out to do some fun things. As well as spending time at home. I like weekends like this!

Saturday

Saturday morning the sun was trying really hard to get out from behind the clouds. And it looked like it was going to be a warm sunny day. But as the day went on it got really cloudy and then the rain set in late in the afternoon. We did manage to make the most of the morning when the weather was fairly decent. And Steve and I made a fun trip to our local Farmers Market in Ramsgate.

As we walked along to the entrance of the market we went through a park with a creek. Normally we spot little fish and ducks. But this time we saw these huge jellyfish. We were so surprised because we had never seen jellyfish there before. Do jellyfish even live in creeks??? I guess they must.

jellyfish for a nice weekend post

The farmers market was buzzing with so many people. I didn’t really need any fruit and vegetables but I was hoping to get a family-sized chicken and leek pie. But the stall that is usually there selling delicious pies wasn’t there this time.

A nice weekend at ramsgate markets

Chicken Pie

I was really craving a chicken and leek pie. And after I didn’t find one at the market I decided to just make my own when I got home. Luckily I had all the ingredients anyway and all I needed to get was some leek.

In the afternoon after Steve went to work, I got busy making a chicken and leek pie.

a nice weekend making a chicken pie

We had it for dinner with mashed potato and salad and I was so happy with how it turned out. I will still get a pie from the market next time (hopefully the stall will be back). And I’m thinking that I’ll probably get a beef and mushroom pie. Because I like to pop one in the freezer for a quick meal during the week. And as I will be going back to work soon. I just want to make sure I have a few easy meals for those busy nights.

chicken pie for a nice weekend post

After a yummy dinner, I couldn’t resist munching on a peanut butter M&M cookie.

peanut butter M&m cookie

I made them last week and they have been such a huge hit. You can find the easy recipe right here.

The Sopranos

Saturday evening I watched a few episodes of ‘The Sopranos’. I know that I am way late to the party but I had never watched this series before. When it first aired on TV it didn’t really interest me much. Recently, I heard great things about it from a friend of mine.

I always thought that it was a serious show about the mob. But surprisingly for me, it also has a good dose of humour! My friend was right. It really is a great show and I’m enjoying it. I just wish Tony Soprano didn’t work in a strip club because there are a lot of strip club scenes that make me cringe a bit. Oh yes, and there’s is also a lot of swearing. But apart from that, it’s great ?

Binge

binge

Sam was super keen to watch ‘The Last Of Us’ which is a new series based on a game that he loved to play on Playstation. But it wasn’t showing on any of the streaming services we had. You can only watch it on Binge. So after a bit of convincing I agreed to subscribe to Binge BUT only if we unsubscribed to two other streaming services. My goodness, otherwise we would have had way too many. We ended up deciding to get rid of Britbox and Stan because we really weren’t watching anything that was on either of them.

While Sam was trying hard to sell me the idea of subscribing to Binge. He was showing me ALL of the great shows that I was missing out on. And he did a great job because there are indeed a whole lot of shows that I was interested in and The Sopranos was one of them.

Another show on Binge is ‘Game Of Thrones’ and I think almost everyone in my family except for me has watched it and loved it. I have always been curious about ‘Game Of Thrones’and felt like I was missing out. So I started watching but I only got about halfway through an episode. It just didn’t really grab me at all. Maybe I should try again just to satisfy my FOMO.

Sunday

Sunday was Steve’s swim club morning and I went along to watch the races. It was such a cloudy and drizzly morning. I mistakingly wore shorts expecting the day to warm up but it didn’t and my legs were so cold. Luckily I did wear a sloppy joe (I think my North American friends call it a sweater but we call it a sloppy joe. Haha I will have to write a post about all the different names we have for things here in Australia) I ended up putting a towel over my goosebumpy legs and enjoyed the morning.

swim club for a nice weekend post

After swim club, Steve went to work and I went to my aunt and uncle’s house for lunch. I forgot to take a pic of lunch but I remembered to snap a photo of these delicious mini pavlovas we had for dessert. They were so good!

dessert

My two cousins were there too and it was so great to catch up with them all. I love my aunt and uncle so much they are such amazing people. When my mum was in the hospital they would visit her every single day for the three weeks she was there. And they have showered me with so much love and support since mum passed away. I will forever be thankful to them.

Sunday Evening

I spent some of the evening catching up on chores. Now, normally I don’t do many household chores on the weekend. But because I’ve been on holiday I haven’t been very strict about keeping up with chores during the week. And of course, as is always the case with housework. The chores had kind of piled up. But it’s been so nice to enjoy a break from routine during the week. So I didn’t mind playing catch-up on Sunday.

I ended the weekend with a relaxing face mask and watched one of my favourite YouTube channels ‘Hamimommy’. It really was a very nice weekend. I’m savouring the last few days of the summer holidays because I go back to work this Friday. I can hardly believe how fast the last five weeks have flown by!

Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed a great weekend and are ready to take on a brand new week. Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you back here on Wednesday.

Take Care!

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13 thoughts on “A Nice Weekend”

  1. It sounds like you had a good weekend.
    Oh wow! I always thought Jellyfish just lived in the sea, how interesting.
    I’ve never seen The Sopranos either but I keep meaning to watch it and never do. I’ve never heard of Binge before, I am guessing it’s like our Sky TV thingy because The Last of Us and Game of Thrones is on Sky here. GOT is brilliant, It took me a few episodes to get into it but after that I was hooked. x

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Haha, so glad I mentioned what a sloppy joe was over here. Otherwise, it would have been totally confusing! ?. I just used frozen puff pastry from the freezer. So much easier!

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Haha! Yes! A while ago I saw a recipe for sloppy joes and I thought it was hilarious. You guys eat sloppy joes and we wear them. Too funny!

  2. I could not get into Game Of Thrones either; my husband watched it in record time and while I sat next to him for several episodes I almost always ended up reading or blogging instead. The Sopranos though, we just watched in the last year or so (we were late to the game too!) and really enjoyed it a lot.

  3. It’s great reading about a weekend with someone in a totally different season!! Your pie looks really good — lucky that you can sometimes buy those, so much easier, right?

  4. It seems like you had a great weekend. Lovely photos and glad that you could see a jellyfish in a creek. I like to visit farmer’s markets and this photo is great. Delicious food too. Thanks for sharing with us & Have a great day!
    #MMBC

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