Relaxed Weekend

Hi, friends welcome back to this week’s edition of Hello Monday link up with Holly and Sarah. It’s nice to be back today sharing a bit about my very relaxed weekend with you guys. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were also able to unwind and spend some time with your favourite people.

A Relaxed Weekend


My relaxed weekend was off to a super slow start and my biggest achievement on Saturday morning was getting out of bed and having a shower. I feel great post-surgery but I can tell I’m not quite there yet in terms of motivation and energy. I can totally understand why the doctor recommended taking two to three weeks off from work.

I was just plodding along not doing very much. When my friend rang and invited me over to her place for a cup of coffee. So I went over and had a really nice time chatting with her for a couple of hours.

When I got home I got started on making a chicken casserole for dinner. Even cutting up an onion felt like a big effort on Saturday. So I was really happy when I remembered that I had frozen some chopped onion a short while ago. Sometimes if I have a big onion and don’t intend to use it all I will just chop up the whole thing and freeze what I don’t need for later.

garlic and onion for a relaxed weekend post

Recently my aunty showed me that she uses this cold-pressed garlic paste instead of fresh garlic as it saves her a lot of time. So I went ahead and bought some to try. She was right, it does taste good and it saved me time fiddling with garlic cloves. I will still use fresh garlic but it’s handy to have this garlic paste in the fridge as a quick and tasty alternative.

garlic paste

Welcome Home Sam

Sam got home in the evening at around 7.30 and it was so good to see him! He had gone away to Evan’s Head with a friend for about a week. His friend was house and dog sitting and the owners of the house had said he could invite a friend over to keep him company. So Sam went along for a mini getaway as he is off from uni at the moment.

Evan’s Head is about an 8-hour drive from where we live. But Sam and his friend flew there and back for $90 which was much more convenient. And with the price of petrol, flying was also probably a whole lot cheaper than driving. Saturday morning Sam caught an early flight back to Sydney and went straight to his part-time job. So we didn’t see him until the evening when he got home.

cat asleep for relaxed weekend post

Sushi missed him and was happy to have her buddy back. After telling me all about his fun trip where he did a lot of fishing and swimming (It’s a whole lot warmer in Evan’s Head than it is in Sydney!). Sam lay down on the sofa and fell asleep. He was so exhausted, and when I went to bed I just let him stay asleep. There’s nothing quite like falling asleep on a comfy sofa.


Sunday I felt way more motivated! I even vacuumed under the sofa cushions. It wasn’t too bad but I’m always amazed to find bits of crumbs from snacking on the sofa while watching TV. I mean I thought we were pretty good at aiming for our mouths when we ate!

vacuuming for relaxed weekend post

Sunday afternoon I needed to grab some Panadol and an asthma inhaler at the chemist. I don’t have asthma but I have been battling a bit of a cough and cold. With the cold air, I find that my chest feels tight and I cough a lot, especially at night. It’s usually an annoying winter thing for me, but with my neck still healing it feels extra annoying having to cough so much. The asthma inhaler really helps.

On the way to the chemist, I spotted these pretty flowers at the florist. But look at the prices!! Woah, flowers are so expensive! I forgot to take many photos this weekend. But I couldn’t believe these prices and so I remembered to take a pic right then and there.

expensive flowers for relaxed weekend post

Blake St Kitchen

When I got home Steve and I decided that it would be fun to go out later and grab a drink and something to eat. It felt like ages since we had gone anywhere together. We decided to go to Blake St Kitchen and enjoyed a really nice time. We had some wine and shared a fisherman’s basket.

night out for relaxed weekend post

Steve was also happy that he got to catch some of the footy game on the screen. Ha! I quickly worked out why he chose to sit at the table we were at!

relaxed weekend outing

Favourite TV Shows

When we got home I felt so relaxed and sleepy. I had a lie down on the sofa and watched ‘Escape To The Country’. I was surprised that the couple on the show actually bought a property. I’m pretty sure that it’s the first time that I have ever watched an episode where they buy any of the properties that they visit.

watching tv shows

I had a nap and then when I woke up we watched a few episodes of Blue Bloods. We are up to season 4 and I just love this show so much! It’s a perfect blend of crime-solving, family dynamics and relatable characters. I think my favourite thing about Blue Bloods is that it really does an amazing job of capturing the essence of family values and strong bonds. If you haven’t watched it you really should!

So I guess that is about all that I got up to this weekend. Thank you so much for joining me today and taking the time to read about my relaxed weekend. I hope you have a great week and I look forward to being back here on Wednesday for the June edition of What’s Up Wednesday. Wow, the month sure did fly by so fast!

Happy Monday friends!

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9 thoughts on “Relaxed Weekend”

  1. I’m glad you are feeling a little better. I use the garlic paste occasionally although I find it a little stronger than fresh garlic. My husband does the vacuuming but he never does under the sofa cushions so I tend to take up that job every weekend. It’s a lot better under there since my kids grew up more! I’m glad you managed a relaxed weekend.

  2. It sounds like a lovely relaxed weekend.
    I use ready chopped garlic and it saves so much time. Fresh garlic is such a faff.
    It sounds like Sam had a nice time away and those flowers are expensive! I’ve just checked the price in UK pounds and it’s about £25 more than I would pay. lol x

  3. It sounds like a wonderful weekend. Take it slow as you recover and don’t push yourself. Your energy will return in time. You food looks fabulous, and sometimes all you want to do is relax and watch TV. Wishing you a great week! #MMBC

  4. I’m on season 4 of Blue Bloods as well! I really enjoy it a lot. Sounds like you are taking recovery nice and slowly and that’s good.

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