Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Let's catch up

It’s been a little quiet around here for reasons out of my control. Ok, in my control..I was just being boring.

I spent most of Friday and Saturday either walking the dog, eating or sewing. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but I managed to sew a new ‘practice’ dress that ended up being my Easter dress. I used the sewaholic cambie patterns that I previously had my doubts about, but the end result was a nice fitted dress that fit me like a glove. During the making of the dress and upon recommendations from my bestie and some twitter people, I watched two Disney films – Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. I hadn’t seen Beauty and the Beast before (I haven’t seen many). I think perhaps I might have enjoyed it a little more if I was say, 12…cute nonetheless. The lion king is an old favourite and really, you can enjoy that one at any age.
As we are not religious people, Easter is usually a low-key affair and the Easter bunny takes pleasure in hopping right by our house. We did however, spend Easter Sunday at my parents’ house eating a huge amount of food, followed by backyard cricket and football. Usually I am the more subdued sibling but no, not this year. This year I was the one chasing my dog down trying to stop him from pouncing on a chicken. It’s ok, no chickens were harmed, Ted thought he won and I only tore my dress slightly. Silly me thought Ted would just watch the chicken walk past and I certainly won’t be making that mistake again. He had no intention to hurt the animal, however give him the option of chasing an animal and he will certainly take it.
My Nephew loves playing in the grass!
Monday was spent lounging around the house with Steve sick from something (virus, food poisoning? Who knows) and me with terrible allergies. I started reading The fault in our stars by John Green and so far, so good. It is a little strange to read a hard cover book after having my kindle for a couple of years, though it is refreshing.
Although a quiet weekend, a few good things came out of it. A new dress, a clean house, a few kg I put on (wait, that’s not a good thing!), and some planning for our engagement party. Plans are coming along nicely and I just decided today that I would make some cupcakes ahead of the party. I’ll definitely make salted caramel and if you have any other suggestions for flavours/recipes, do let me know. Perhaps I will write a post on the engagement party plans this week sometime.
It’s always a shame that the weekend has ended, particularly a four day weekend but hooray for a three day work week. What do people usually do on Anzac Day? I’m not sure what to do and Steve will spend it studying so I guess I either stay home or find some people that will be doing something!
How was your extra long weekend?


  1. Love the dress! You make me want to start sewing! Do you just have a sewing maching? Or do you have an overlocker as well?
    I also spent the long weekend sick :( J brought home a terrible cold on Thursday and gave it to me for our anniversary (thanks babe! ha!) and I'm still pretty sick wahhhh. Hoping it goes away in time for this long weekend!

    1. You should start sewing, it's fun! Yep, just a sewing machine. I just zig-zag stitch all the edges. Hoping to buy an overlocker this year though if I can find space for it at home.

      I hope you feel better soon. Sucks being sick on a long weekend!

  2. I have a great long weekend in Brisbane Australia. Its nice to stay in accommodating hotels in Brisbane.

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!! Totally deserved.

    Easter was spent with my boyfriend's family who are Russian and Greek so you can imagine how big and festive it was. Midnight masses, huge feasts, lamb on the spit - we had it all and to be honest, I didn't complain. I was happy to eat my heart out this weekend :)

    P.s. the Lion King is my favourite too! I'm seeing the stage show in July. Can't wait!