a warm and sunny spring weekend

Warm and Sunny Spring Weekend

Hi, there friends it’s great to be back for ‘Hello Monday’ with Holly and Sarah. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, they go by way too fast, don’t they? Today I’m recapping our very warm and sunny spring weekend. Thanks so much for dropping by!


We had the best warm and sunny spring weather this weekend and the temps hit around 32ºC. I was in heaven but my husband and son were all ‘Oh no!’. They don’t like the heat at all and the minute the temp gets over 25ºc they get hot and uncomfortable and want to turn on the air conditioning- brrrrrr.

I sat out on the verandah for a bit to soak up the sun and admired the pretty lavender bush.

lavender on a warm and sunny weekend

This bush grows so wild! I like to cut some to put it in a vase because it makes the house smell nice. But it’s not always easy as it’s usually surrounded by buzzing bees collecting the pollen. I don’t like to compete with the bees for lavender!

I had no plans on Saturday so I just hung around at home doing not much at all and it was fun! Watching Instagram reels took up most of my Saturday morning. I tell you, once I start watching reels, I totally lose track of time. Some of them are so funny, it makes it hard to stop.

My stomach felt so much better after feeling off for most of last week. But I was not taking any risks so I mainly ate vegemite on toast. I also had some plain pasta and added a bit of parmesan cheese to jazz things up a bit. Plain diets are not much fun!

noodles for a warm and sunny weekend

I watched an episode of Blue Bloods with my husband before he went to work in the afternoon. When he left I started putting together a short iMovie for the preschool kids to watch this week. Over the year I have been filming our Wednesday to Friday class as they have been busy playing. The classroom teacher and I thought the kids would get a real kick out of watching themselves on film. I added the song “It’s Always A Good Time” by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen, I think it turned out pretty well and I’m excited to show it to the kids.

Later on, it was time to get rid of those annoying grey roots.


I really like using Garnier Olia in light brown because it leaves my hair soft and shiny, at least for a few days. Then it’s usually back to me applying all sorts of products to cope with the constant frizz!

Pork and beef meatballs for dinner.


Then it was time to look for some spring outfit inspiration on Pinterest.

Pinterest spring outfits

Later on, I watched another episode of “Who is Erin Carter?” I love all the action and mystery. I have two episodes to go and I can’t wait to see how it ends. Have you seen it?


I went to church and then I dropped in to see my aunt on the way home. She needed to give me some keys to her house because she’s going on a holiday around Europe.

She put her spare keys on this R2D2 key ring.


It makes the R2D2 sound when you press the button on the back. I may not want to return this cute key ring when she comes home!!

I’ll be dropping in to water the plants and collect the mail. My cousins (her kids) are also in Europe holidaying so she’ll be catching up with them for a bit. I’m sure they are all having an amazing time but I miss them. Our next cousin connect in October when we are all back together is going to be so fun!

Sunday Evening

We had plans to meet up with some friends in the city for dinner. We went to a restaurant in the Sofitel Hotel called Atelier by Sofitel. It is a bit fancy, so it was a great reason to dress up. I did the whole trying on different outfits routine and picked between black, black or black. Yikes! So much of my wardrobe is black!

outfits on a warm and sunny weekend

Normally I wear pants but this time I went with a skirt and an off-the-shoulder top.

For dinner, we shared a huge rib-eye steak with sides.

dinner on a warm and sunny spring weekend

Three of us picked the apple with caramelized puff pastry dessert.

dessert on a warm and sunny spring weekend

My husband picked the strawberry parfait.

strawberry dessert on a warm and sunny weekend

It was a fun get-together and the dinner was delicious. I originally met my friend through work and when she left about seven years ago I was so sad. But I’m so glad we have kept in contact and we still catch up. The best part is, that our husbands have become friends over time too.

When we left the restaurant all the lights were on in the buildings around Darling Harbour. I love the city any time of the day but it’s even more spectacular at night.

city building

city building

It was a great weekend and I really enjoyed having a calm Saturday and then getting to go out and do something fun on Sunday evening. I’m very excited about this week as it’s the last week of term before the spring school holidays. Yay!! Anyway, I hope you all have an amazing week and I’m looking forward to being back here on Wednesday.

See ya!

name graphic

Hello Monday graphic

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

12 thoughts on “Warm and Sunny Spring Weekend”

  1. Oh wow! It has been warm with you. We’re getting the autumnal weather now, it has been a lot chillier here.
    I am glad you are feeling better now.
    When you have your next cousin connect you are all going to have so much to talk about with everyone being off travelling.
    You do look very smart in your outfit for the restaurant. The food look so good! x

  2. What a great weekend! Glad to hear your stomach is feeling better, it would have been a shame to miss the dinner with friends. We use the BRAT meal plan for upsets – banana, rice, applesauce, and toast – and it works well. Your outfit for the evening was stunning! Have a great week.

  3. That sounds like a wonderful weekend! We went out to dinner on Saturday and I swear I tried on 4 or 5 different outfits before finally settling on some jeans and a sweater.

  4. What a nice weekend, some down time and a night out! I seem to have a lot of black too, and then I bought a couple of new things and they are black and grey!!
    I hope the kiddos enjoyed the video you made, I can imagine the squeals!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.