Weekly Wrap: 2/52

  1. I made it through what felt like a never-ending first week back in the office – the days are long when you can’t have a mid-afternoon nap! It certainly wasn’t a quiet start to my 2017 working year, but I feel like I kicked a few goals this week, and I’m hoping this coming week will be less tiring…
  2. Mr Posy and I went to the Sydney Derby last night to cheer on Sydney FC (pictured). With over 40,000 people in attendance the atmosphere was incredible, however I was a little disappointed that we went home without a win. With that said, a draw is certainly better than a loss!
  3. I got a little spendy this past week and indulged in a couple of purchases, including a super cute dinosaur print top from Marcs (ūüôä), some casual pants from Seed and a couple of dresses from Review. I got my KonMari on at the end of last year, where I whittled two wardrobes full of my clothes down to <one and I have a few gaps to fill when it comes to casual and work-wear. Also, it’s Birthday Month, and if you can’t treat yourself then, when can you? Ahem.
  4. Bridegroom on Netflix. I bawled my eyes out.
  5. Another week of hot weather is upon us – here’s hoping the heat isn’t quite as horrendous as last week, and that we have some cooler nights at the very least. Harbour City sure does like to break records…

Weekly Wrap: 1/52

  1. I thought I’d have another crack at the whole weekly blog post thing again this year – and I am determined to improve on my attempts of 2016. I’ve even downloaded the WordPress app on my phone, which I think will be a big help.
  2. I’ve spent the better part of this week fighting off my first virus of the year, but I feel like I’m on the mend, despite a bit of a lingering cough and some sinus pain that I haven’t yet been able to kick. With a bit of luck I’ll be back to normal in time for my birthday at the end of the month, so that I don’t have to postpone my birthday dinner like I did last year!
  3. I’ve had the past couple of weeks over Christmas and New Year off work, but I’m finally heading back to the office tomorrow, and it is going to hurt! I have had to log in a couple of times this week, but the time at home has been fantastic and I’m a little sad that it has come to an end already. With this said, I am looking forward to getting stuck into work for 2017, and seeing where the year takes me.
  4. Harbour City turned on the sunshine this weekend so Mr Posy and I hit the beach for our first dip of the year (pictured) – it was absolutely glorious. Not a bad way to spend a few hours of my last day before I return to reality!

Weekly Wrap / Merry Christmas

  1. One, two – miss a few; next thing you know, it’s Christmas!
  2. I’ve had a hectic few months and haven’t been able to muster up the energy or brainspace to write an update… but after weeks and weeks of “Oh I’ll just post next week”, I decided today was the day!
  3. We’ve had a beautiful Christmas here in Harbour City – an early morning walk with PosyDog, a swim at the beach, lunch at a hotel restaurant under The Bridge, an afternoon nap, another walk with PosyDog, and toasted ham and cheese sandwiches for dinner with our annual viewing of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. 
  4. That’s about all I can muster tonight, so on that note… Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!

Weekly Wrap: 25/9

Tulip Time Bowral

  1. So this is more of a fortnightly wrap, and it’s a late one at that. I’m not even going to try to make up a good excuse,¬†because I don’t have one haha.
  2. I somehow stumbled across a clip called The Perfectionist Trap, which really struck a chord with me … and of course I then fell down the rabbit hole that is YouTube and found myself watching clips from The School of Life for (what seemed like) hours. The Imposter Syndrome was another interesting clip.
  3. I finally got around to watching the Winners & Losers series finale, and it was perfect. I’m really going to miss the series!
  4. On the topic of TV shows, I finally let Mr Posy talk me in to watching Stranger Things on Netflix. I psyched myself up so much to be terrified, that I actually laughed watching it. I am generally scared of my own shadow, but I didn’t find the series spooky at all,¬†which was a nice change.
  5. The week before last I took an impromptu mid-week flex day, and it was exactly what I needed. I had a sleep-in and then spent the better part of the day watching trashy movies on Netflix with PosyDog and PosyKitty by my side. I used to pack my days off with activities, but the last couple of flex days that I’ve taken it’s been so nice to just potter about the house and do nothing.
  6. Back when living in Harbour City was just a pipe dream, whenever Mr Posy and I would visit this great city, we’d often schedule in time for¬†reflexology; regardless of whether one believes in the health benefits of the practice, if nothing else, it was always an extremely relaxing way to spend forty minutes. The weekend before last, Mr Posy and I decided it was high time to treat ourselves,¬†given the last time we’d booked in for reflexology was after our wedding back in 2013, and¬†paid¬†a visit to our local. I left feeling very relaxed!
  7. Because I am about 80 years old at heart, we drove down to Bowral for the tulip festival,¬†Tulip Time, on Sunday (pictured). The weather was a little miserable when we left Harbour City, but ever the optimists, we decided to chance it, and I’m so glad we did because the sun made an appearance by the time we arrived. We got there for opening (9am), and were completely blown away when we walked through the gates. The gardens were stunning!¬†We wandered about Corbett Gardens until 10am, by which time my stomach was growling for breakfast and I was in dire need of coffee, and the festival was starting to get very busy, so we ventured¬†up the street to Elephant Boy Cafe for sustenance.

Weekly Wrap: 11/9

Sydney

  1. I’m in the middle of a huge project at work, and as a result, the past three weeks have been a total whirlwind – I’ve not had the time, or the brainspace, to blog. I haven’t been able to think – or even dream – about anything but work, with all things work taking over my brain around the clock. I have been putting in 14 hour days (between the office and home)¬†during the week and then plugging away at home on the weekends, but thankfully things have calmed slightly and I’m finally coming up for air. I survived, and I can now resume my regular programming, hurrah!
  2. In the middle of my very hectic work schedule, we squeezed in a whirlwind trip to the Windy City (aka, Melbourne) to visit Niece and Nephew Posy given we hadn’t seen them since Christmas. When I first booked the the trip my work calendar had looked clear, but as is often the way, my personal and professional life got very busy all at the same time – which meant I was working on the flight to and from Melbourne, early in the AM before the kids woke, and late at night after they had gone to bed. Seeing the kids was worth it¬†though – they are so grown, and I miss them so much! I’m not sure when we will see them next, but hopefully it won’t be such a long time between visits.
  3. Last weekend Mr Posy and I went to the Opera House to see Annabel Crabb and David Marr as part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. I feel like the ideas at the festival these days are maybe not so dangerous (more mainstream, or in some case, mundane… ahem…), but I enjoyed the talk all the same! In all fairness, we only went to the one talk this year (and we only attended one last year), so perhaps the other talks live up to the theme. I shouldn’t be so critical, because I do love the concept, and they always have a great lineup!
  4. Spring seems to have sprung! I am loving the warmer weather, and while boxes of Claratyne are flying off the shelves (my hayfever is in full-swing), I do love the familiar aroma¬†of spring with all the flowers starting to bloom. Harbour City is even more beautiful at this time of year (until the rains start, that is…).
  5. Eight years on, I am still on the Apple bandwagon, and found myself pre-ordering the eyePhone 7+ on Friday night. When the 6+ was released I upgraded because I felt like I should; this time I am actually excited for the new phone, despite the controversial lack of headphone jack.
  6. Mr Posy and I went out for breakfast this morning, and it was so nice to sit outside soaking up the sunshine with coffee and my favourite person. I have been very absent even when I have been home the past few weeks on account of my thoughts being consumed by work, so it was really nice to take it easy this weekend and have some quality time with Mr Posy. It was such a beautiful day for a wander around the Harbour (pictured), and I am looking forward to more days like today as the weather continues to warm.

Weekly Wrap: 21/8

Coffee

  1. I knew going in that this week was going to be hectic, but I wasn’t expecting to be quite so exhausted by the time Friday¬†Tuesday rolled around. There were a couple of three-coffee days in there… This week is shaping up to be another busy one. Just hook me up to an IV and insert caffeine.
  2. Spring made a brief appearance this week and it was absolutely glorious. So sunny, so warm. I even skipped out on stockings for four days this week! A cold snap hit Friday night and we’ve had quite a chilly weekend, so I’ll be back in my winter-wear this week at work, but it was nice while it lasted.
  3. I bought a pair of black suede loafers from Country Road, and I’m a little bit in love with them. I’ve never been a loafers person – I don’t even know who I am anymore.
  4. Mr Posy has made me watch Breaking Bad from the beginning, and I’m not hating it…
  5. I have spent the weekend doing a whole lot of nothing, and I only feel mildly guilty. We have a busy few weekends ahead, and combined with the crazy work weeks, I knew that I needed to just stop and take a breather this weekend. I even had a couple of naps. I don’t really feel any less tired, but at least I didn’t run myself into the ground this weekend.
  6. I watched Bring It On this weekend for the first time in like 10 years or something. It was just as good as I remember!

Weekly Wrap: 14/8

Beachin

  1. I’m a little late with my post this week – I spent a good 8 hours trying to get a head start on my work week on Sunday, so of course by the time I’d packed up my work laptop, the last thing I felt like doing was putting together a blog post. Better late than never!
  2. Last week feels like a lifetime ago. Like, was the¬†debacle that was this year’s Census really¬†only last Tuesday?!
  3. Speaking of last Tuesday, I attended another workshop at Kikki K with a few girlfriends – this time the focus was on ‘Happiness’, and it was just what I needed. A couple of glasses of bubbles, some snacks, good friends, and a store wide discount at Kikki K for the evening; you really can’t go wrong! One of my girlfriends and I are getting together this weekend to finally populate our Goals and Happiness books over a cup (or two) of coffee – I’m really looking forward to it.
  4. Speaking of happiness, I took what will probably be my last flex day for a while last week, and it was glorious. PosyDog and I went for a walk down to the beach (pictured) to soak up the sun with a coffee. Sunshine, sea-breeze, coffee – I was certainly in my happy place.
  5. Mr Posy and I celebrated 14 years together last week with dinner at A Tavola – it was absolutely fabulous. We will definitely be going back!

Weekly Wrap: 7/8

Rainbow

  1. After a very cold, wet and generally miserable week weather-wise, I am hoping for some sun in the days ahead. Despite the gloomy weather making me feel a little gloomy, I did spot a couple of stunning rainbows throughout the week which (temporarily) put a little pep back in my step. I wasn’t quick enough with the camera, so pictured is the rainbow I snapped at Bullocks Flat last Sunday when we got off the Skitube.
  2. I still can’t believe we were at the snow last weekend! It feels like a lifetime ago..
  3. Wine Island is back in November, and after missing out last year, I am excited to have secured our spot early! We bought our tickets this week, thanks to a mate organising a group booking.
  4. Mr Posy talked me into watching Suicide Squad¬†in Gold Class this weekend, which I booked before I heard about all the bad reviews. After hearing about the slam reviews the movie had received, I figured I could always use the opportunity to¬†catch up on sleep¬†(comfortable seats and dark theatre = nap-time), but in the end I enjoyed the movie and didn’t fall asleep once.
  5. What a great result for the Aussies on Day 1 at the Olympics – Bronze for the men’s archery team, and two Gold medals (and a world record) in the pool! I was screaming at the TV during the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay, and may have scared PosyKitty a little…
  6. I love my job and I love my colleagues, but I am so excited that I have one more day off this weekend, thanks to a flex day tomorrow. I plan to sleep in, wander out for a coffee, and then head back home for many naps. I am wrecked after months of burning the candle at both ends, and the snow trip last weekend finished me off, so I have really enjoyed doing a whole lot of nothing this weekend, in part thanks to the dreary weather!

Weekly Wrap: 31/7

Snow trip

  1. It’s the last day of July – I can’t believe it! 2016 will be over before we know it.
  2. I watched the promo trailer for the Gilmore Girls revival, and it is everything. It made my heart so happy, and I am so excited for November.
  3. Mr Posy and I went to the snow this weekend (pictured) for our very first snow trip to meet up with Dad and his partner as well as my aunt and cousins, and it was so much fun. Not only was it our first snow trip, but it was also¬†our first time on skis – and¬†it definitely won’t be our last. I certainly am not a natural on skis, but I’m not terrible either – I didn’t fall once (I think Mr Posy may have had my share of stacks as well as his own haha)! However I do need a lot more practice… I am keen to go back again,¬†but next time we’ll go for a few days, instead of just a weekend. It was also a lot of fun catching up with my family – I haven’t laughed that much in a while.
  4. After our whirlwind weekend to the snow I am not looking forward to heading to work tomorrow – I know it is going to be an effort to drag myself out of bed in the morning! It’s going to be a long week, despite it being a short week for me.

Weekly Wrap: 24/7

Sydney

  1. I feel like this past week has been four weeks rolled into one. I’m kind of glad it’s over – I’m exhausted! With that said, this next week is going to be pretty hectic too…
  2. My dad was in town earlier this week, so we went out for dinner and spent an evening catching up, which was good fun. He’s doing the rounds with the rest of the family for a few days before heading to the snow, and then we’ll meet them up there. Can’t wait!
  3. I’m back with my usual team after a little over a week helping out in a different division – it was a great opportunity and I had fun and felt like I achieved a lot in a short space of time, but I’m happy to be back ‘home’. After a week out, I have a lot of work to catch up on and get through before my boss returns from leave in a couple of weeks!
  4. Mr Posy has kindly passed his cold on to me, so I’m feeling a little under the weather/congested. I’ve had a couple of naps this weekend and I’ve been taking it easy, so here’s hoping I’m on the mend very soon.
  5. I made a delicious risotto this weekend, in an effort to use up some leftover wine. I know – what’s leftover wine? I’ve never had this problem before either, but given I’m not feeling amazing right now, I didn’t feel up to finishing off the bottle, but didn’t want it to go to waste. I used this recipe for a pea & pancetta risotto (I added extra wine – about 1.5 cups, and omitted the marscarpone), and it was pretty good! A labour of love though…
  6. How pretty is my city? (Pictured)