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 festivalTulip 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


  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


  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


  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


  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


  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)

Weekly Wrap: 17/7

Sydney Harbour

  1. I started the week feeling rather outraged over all the poke-zombies slowly crawling around the city, getting in my way as I was trying to get to and from work, inciting my pedestrian-rage … But as the week wore on, my rage softened and my heart warmed as I started to see the new Pokemon Go craze in a different light. Given the atrocities that have occurred this week around the world, anything that inspires a little community can only be a good thing.
  2. Earlier this week I got a call from my big big boss asking if I could help out a different team in a different division for a week, as they’re under the pump. I’m in a completely different building, working with different people, and I’m way out of my comfort zone, but I’m loving it. I’ve got a few more days with them before I head back to my usual team, and while my anxiety is a little high at the moment (because I’m being stretched in ways I didn’t know were possible), it’s been a great opportunity and I’m feeling very grateful.
  3. I took advantage of the proximity of my temporary work location to The Harbour and took an actual lunch break on Friday and actually left the office for a walk. It was nice to stroll around the foreshore (pictured), and I went to visit the baby seal on the steps at the back of the Opera House.
  4. Arsenal are coming to visit Sydney next year, and I got tickets to watch them battle it out with Sydney FC! Mr Posy’s brother, SIL and niece and nephew are coming up for the game, and I’m looking forward to us all going as a family and cheering on the Gunners.
  5. Poor ol’ Mr Posy is under the weather at the moment. He had his flu shot so I’m hoping it’s just a bit of a cold – because I know that as soon as he is on the mend I’ll come down with whatever bug it is that he’s fighting off!
  6. I made a batch of pesto today and I currently have a giant pot of lamb and barley soup simmering away on the stovetop. Ahh, Sunday…

Weekly Wrap: 10/7

Swans at Centennial Park

  1. I don’t know if it’s the recent change in weather, or months of burning the candle at both ends finally catching up with me, but I am completely exhausted at the moment. In fact, I’ve said it so many times that ‘exhausted’ has lost all meaning. I’m about ready to fall in a heap, I think. I have booked in a couple of flex days over the next couple of weeks, and I cannot wait.
  2. Sometimes I worry that making myself blog once a week when I don’t really have a whole lot to say is killing my creativity (or what is left of my creativity), but it is certainly a lesson in discipline. … and discipline is something I am lacking when it comes to my writing, so I will press on.
  3. I have booked in another workshop at Kikki K with friends in a couple of weeks, and I am really looking forward to it. I was feeling quite inspired and more grounded after attending the ‘Goals’ workshop, so I’m looking forward to attending the ‘Happiness’ session.
  4. I have finally cobbled together my Bora Bora trip recap (about a year and a half late…). It’s kind of epic, and I have had to break it down into parts. Coming soon…
  5. Mr Posy and I made the drive north again this weekend to visit my aunt and cousins, and my grandparents who were visiting on their way back down to the Sapphire Coast. I stopped in at Flour & Stone and picked up an assortment of pastries to share for morning tea – the (panna cotta) lamingtons are my favourite! While I was up there, I set my grandparents up on FaceTime with my brother and nephew (i.e. their grandson and great grandson!), and I tell you, I thought my heart was going to burst. It was pretty special.
  6. After a fairly wet and miserable week, we have been blessed with glorious weather for the weekend. Even the swans were out for a wander in the sun this morning (pictured).

Weekly Wrap: 3/7

Swans at Centennial Park

  1. When you have a big important meeting first thing on a Monday morning, so you throw an extra pair of stockings in your handbag, just in case you manage to ladder them on the train on the way in – and you give yourself a pat on the back for thinking ahead… only to discover that you’ve managed to chip your nail polish somewhere between home and the train station.
  2. Ronan Keating is touring in November, and you can be sure that I bought tickets when they went on sale this week!
  3. I am okay with the colder weather that has come to town, but I’m not loving the static that comes with it. I have tried everything to fight the static and my stockings – anti-static spray, hairspray, dryer liners. Every winter is the same.
  4. RIP Avila Crepes in Bondi – our favourite creperie.
  5. Offspring returned this week, and while it’s missing a little something (Debra Oswald, maybe?), I still enjoyed it.
  6. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I am too old for drinks on a school night. Farewelled a colleague finishing up in our team this week with a few drinks at our local, and despite an early night, was still feeling a little tired and dusty the next day. The lack of food and absence of water between drinks probably didn’t help.
  7. I am feeling a little more grounded and like I have at least an idea of the direction I’m heading after attending a Kikki K goals workshop this week that a mate booked a small group of us into. I’m also back into the gratitude journalling, and I am feeling more positive already. It’s such a small thing, but it really does help with improving my mindset.
  8. Finally caught Me Before You at the cinema – oh how I cried. I made the rookie mistake of wearing regular mascara instead of the waterproof variety; I should have known better. I am pretty sure the entire cinema were in tears at one point.
  9. I have been missing Niece and Nephew Posy even more than usual this week – I think not being in the Windy City for Niece Posy’s recent birthday had something to do with it – so we booked flights down to see them next month. Let the countdown begin!
  10. Meanwhile, we’re heading to the snow later this month, and I’ve been doing a lot of research for our trip. I’ve ordered thermals (snapped up a couple of pairs each in the Kathmandu sale thanks to a hot tip from Sydney Shop Girl), and I’m definitely booking us in for a ski lesson, but I’m trying to work out what else I need to pack and where to hire the cutest ski gear… Because I’m sure that half the battle on the slopes is looking on trend, ha!
  11. I am feeling very rested after a fairly relaxing weekend – it was nice not to have anything booked in for a change. Mr Posy and I took advantage of the glorious weather and took PosyDog on a couple of nice big walks, including to our local park to check out the swans and the brand new cygnets (pictured).
  12. How fortunate are we to live in a country where we can vote without fear of persecution or death.. You can bet that I numbered those boxes correctly and made my vote count (and grabbed a democracy sausage on my way out) when we headed to the polls yesterday. Even PosyDog came along (and waited patiently in line with us) for a lesson in democracy. I have never gotten into politics on this blog, and I’m not going to start now, but I am shaking my head over some of the seats in the Senate. Interesting days ahead, as we wait to hear the final results of yesterday’s election.
  13. Wow, I certainly had a lot to say this week…