spring school holiday favourites

Spring School Holiday Favourites

Hi friends and welcome to Friday favourites! Today I’m excited to be sharing some spring school holiday favourites! So get ready to be bombarded with a whole bunch of sunny pics!


I started the week shopping with my super fun cosmetics guru friend.

cosmetics shopping -spring holiday favourites


We spotted these hilarious shopping bags and now I know that I want one of these for Christmas!

bags-spring holiday favourites

bag-spring holiday favourites

bags-spring holiday favourites


We both bought the same jeans! I love the flared 70’s look with the two front pockets and they were reduced from $79.99 to $49.99. I also had a $10 Myer voucher so I got them for $39.99!



After all that shopping we were both starving so we stopped for lunch at a cafe in the QVB. I ordered the delicious chicken and leek pie with Mediterranean salad because I have a clear obsession with chicken and leek!

pie and salad-spring holiday favourites


On Thursday I caught up with my lovely friend and her dad for lunch and a visit.


Earlier this year my friend gave me a beautiful painting her dad the artist had painted. It wasn’t signed, so when I went to visit him, I took my treasured painting for him to sign. I love going to see him but I always feel sad saying goodbye.

painting-spring school holiday favourites




I went to Williams Sonoma and loved their Christmas table setting and famous peppermint bark display. I’m still having trouble getting my head around the fact that it’s that fun time of the year again when the shops are full of festive decor!

Williams Sonoma

Peppermint bark at Williams Sonoma


We had a fun game night with some friends. We started by playing Speed Monopoly which wasn’t so speedy because two of us couldn’t get the hang of it. So we switched to Bananagrams and that was way more fun!

games night


I had a fun Friday with my cousin and her kids. I also got to meet her sweet mother-in-law who is visiting from Ohio. I could listen to her speak all day long because I just love her accent! The first stop was Ikea to pick up a couple of things and of course to look at more Christmas things!



The next stop was a visit to The Grounds Of Alexandria. They always have the best themes and this time it was all about Candyland!

The Grounds of Alexandria for spring holiday favourites

It was so warm and sunny! A perfect spring day.

The Grounds Of Alexandria

Candyland at The Grounds Of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

Burgers and fries for lunch.

lunch at the Grounds Of Alexandria for spring holiday favourites

They have a florist inside The Grounds. These rainbow roses were so beautiful.

roses at the Grounds of Alexandria-spring school holiday favourites

roses at The Grounds of Alexandria-spring school holiday favourites


Our last stop was Costco, so many favourite places to visit in one day!

Costco-spring school holiday favourites

More Christmas decor. This giant Christmas Mini Mouse was over $1000, we said hi and bye!

Christmas mini-sprung school holiday favourites

This week was full of so many spring school holiday favourites. I had the best time hanging out with some of my favourite people and to top it off, the weather was amazing!

I don’t think that I will have such a busy second week of the school holidays but you never know! I do however want the time to slow down a bit because before I know it I will be back at work! But I don’t want to think about that just yet!

Thanks for hanging out with me and letting me share some of my favourites today.

Happy Friday everyone!

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12 thoughts on “Spring School Holiday Favourites”

  1. Looks like so much fun! I can’t believe you have so much Christmas out. I guess it’s different here because we do fall/Halloween so big and then comes the Christmas stuff. Those rainbow roses are to die for and I would totally get some if I see them here!

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      It’s all about Christmas from September onwards. We have some Halloween things but no fun autumn/fall decor. I always think that Autumn looks like way more fun in the Northern Hemisphere!

  2. What a wonderful week you’ve had! I love seeing you in the sunny pictures. I know you enjoy that weather! We’re supposed to be having cooler fall weather here right now, but our temps have been near 90 each day. I have to say, I am ready for cooler weather! I have all the cute clothes that are just hanging sadly and unworn in my closet. ? I love that you had lunch with your friend and her dad, and that you went to see another friend’s dad to sign your painting. My heart ached a little at you saying goodbye to him. It’s so hard watching people age! I hope you enjoy your weekend, my friend!

  3. What a fabulous start to the week! Shopping for matching jeans with your cosmetics guru friend sounds like a blast. And that chicken and leek pie—divine choice! The story of the signed painting adds a beautiful touch to your day.
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

  4. Those bags are funny. They did make me chuckle. It sounds like a fun day of shopping.
    How wonderful that you got the painting signed.
    Christmas in the shops seems to be getting earlier and earlier each year.

  5. I saw the matching Mickey Mouse at our Costco. The chicken and leek pie looks amazing, there’s a new pie shop open in our area and we’re heading there this weekend. I love Williams-Sonoma at the holidays, such beautiful displays and those wreaths, oh my goodness, I need to go to IKEA asap. Have a great weekend!

  6. Sounds like the perfect week Ruth! I love that you got your artwork signed by your friend’s dad. What a beautiful piece to treasure.
    I LOVE those shopping bags haha. I’m always buying quirky stuff like this.
    Christmas is now in the majority of our shops too. I was eating mince pies last weekend! It’s crazy hehe.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. xx

  7. Those rainbow roses are so pretty and those mis-named bags are hilarious! I haven’t been in any stores lately so I haven’t seen any of the holiday stuff here but I do think they’re so full with Halloween stuff that only a small selection would be out (though I could be mistaken!). It sounds like you had a lovely week’s break.

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