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The End of The School Holidays

Hi there everyone, Happy Monday! It’s great to be here today linking up with Holly and Sarah for Hello Monday. You know, I made sure to soak up every minute of the weekend because, well it’s back to work for me this week. And let me tell you, when that alarm went off this morning, finding the motivation to get up and get going was a serious struggle. But hey, here I am, ready (sort of) to tackle a new week. Now let’s jump right in and dive into a recap of the last few days of the school holidays.

More Beach Time!

Last Thursday we went to check out a new cafe called Ramsgate Beach House. It’s right on the water with spectacular views.

We ordered the oh-so-yummy fish tacos, and I gave the Aperol Spritz another shot. I remember trying it years ago but it was really bitter and I didn’t like it. This time the mix of flavours was spot on and now I’m totally won over. I will definitely be sipping on these more often especially in the summer time as they are so refreshing.

I snapped this pic and I love how pretty the drink looks against the view. It almost looks like I applied a fancy filter but nope no filters here. Just nature and Aperol Spritz teaming up to create an amazing combination of colours!

Then we went for a walk along the esplanade. I think that I have spent more time at the beach these last couple of weeks in the middle of winter than I did the whole of last summer!

Mama Mia

I went to the Lyric Theatre with my lovely friend to see Mama Mia. It was such a fun production and I would be perfectly happy to go and see it again. The final two numbers when everybody was invited to get up and dance was such a blast! Have I told you before how much I love to dance?

The Weekend

Saturday was just a lazy morning and I loved it. Once I peeled myself out of bed I hopped on the computer to catch up on my favourite blogs. Then the day just drifted by as I did some housework and laundry. My usual cleaning and meal-planning routine has taken a backseat for the last four weeks. I really needed to hit that reset button and get back on track!

Dinnertime called for a chicken stir fry loaded with veggies to make up for all the naughty snacks I have been devouring over the school holidays.

chicken stir fry for school holidays post

Then it was time to catch up on some episodes of MasterChef that I had missed. I wanted to be up to date with all the episodes because the final was on Sunday night. So Saturday night I watched the semi-finals and was sad that my favourite contestant got eliminated.


On Sunday we had fun celebrating my cousin’s birthday at Oatley Pub. The pub has a really nice family-friendly atmosphere and delicious food. I ordered the chicken schnitzel with gravy. I just love gravy so much and I ended up needing a top-up because those schnitzels were big and I needed extra gravy!

chicken schnitzel for school holidays post

Berry cheesecake for dessert.

cheesecake for school holidays post

I absolutely loved spending Sunday lunch with my awesome family. We never run out of things to say, and we’re always teasing each other in the most fun way possible. One of my cousins has the most contagious laughter ever, and it’s like a domino effect-we always end up laughing so hard!

In the evening we watched the Masterchef grand final. My friend and I were texting each other the whole time and It felt like we were watching it together which made it extra fun!

masterchef final school holidays post

Well, friends I guess that’s a wrap on the last few days of the school holidays. I can hardly believe how fast the days flew by and It sure was a fun two weeks! Thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog and I hope that you guys have a great week.

Happy Monday!

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11 thoughts on “The End of The School Holidays”

  1. I am the same – Aperol can be so bitter. I like the ones that are less so. My son is working at a fancy Italian restaurant and I am going to go soon and might order one there. The fish tacos (I think?) and the view are spectacular.
    I am sorry it’s back to the grind today. I hope it goes by quickly and that you are happy to see your workmates and the little kiddies.

  2. Oh no! I hope the return to work goes well.
    I have heard of Aperol Spritz but I’ve never tried it, it does sound the perfect summer drink. It sounds like you had a fab time a the beach and seeing Mama Mia.
    What a lovely weekend you had. x

  3. Best of luck heading back to work! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Those fish tacos look amazing; especially against that beautiful background.

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