Hi guys! So I thought I would start updating you guys on my weekends. Often, there’s not too much going on. But I’ve gotten into the habit of making a list of things I want to get done in the weekend, but a lot of it never happens. So at the end of my weekend recap, I will show you said list and we’ll see how I did 😀
We got a fair bit done on Saturday. I spent my usual morning in my comfy chair, catching up on blogs as I always do. During this we also got the laundry done, unfortunately the weather is gray and cold so we had to leave it inside.
Then we did our usual grocery run. As a sidenote, I really dislike when people leave their trolleys anywhere in the carpark.
After that, we headed out to Petone to go to a cafe I have heard a lot of. Comes and Goes. It’s on Instagram a lot, and it looks amazing! I’ve been wanting to go there for a few months but I kept forgetting.
We walked in and they were packed! So we left our number and they said they’d call us when the next table opened up (it’d be a half an hour wait).
We zipped off to the Warehouse in the meantime to get a present for Mum for Mother’s Day, and for Dad for his birthday. I really wanted to get him some kind of mug. He’s a serial coffee drinker, and I thought that I would get him a cool mug. The Warehouse let me down. I did get chocolates for Mum, as is our tradition.
Rory looked online and found a mug at a gift store called Acquisitions which looked good. Then we got the call that our table was ready so we went off to have lunch.
Comes and Goes is amazing! It’s a very minimilastic look, so it’s quite chic. The menu is small, but everything looks amazing, I definitely want to come back and try something else!
For drinks, I had a hot chocolate, Rory had a Hakanoi Chai Latte.
For food, I had the Waffle Bacon Banana.
Rory had the Ramen.
I definitely plan to return another day!
We headed off to Acquisitions and found the mug we were searching for! It was perfect! They giftwrapped it for me, and we headed off to my parents place.
We caught up and talked for a while. It was nice to catch up, Mum and Dad both really enjoyed my blog post about Dad. Mum has got thousands of grapes and feijoas from her garden which she has turned into jam, and smoothies. We played a few rounds of UNO, where I lost every round.
I also took a few pictures around the house, we have lots of photos on display. I want that for our own future home 🙂
For dinner, we had a combination of salad and garlic bread made by Mum, and Pizza made by Pizza Hutt, and chips from the local fish and chips shop. It was a big spread.
We reminisced and chatted more which is always nice. I then asked Mum for her selfie stick as I love to mess around with it. Here are only a snippet of the photos we took.
After dinner, Mum made some grape smoothies for us all! We also Skyped with Jo and Tibor up in Auckland.
During this, we did the cake deal, and presents. This has become a tradition of sorts. Dad really liked the Tiki mug yay! We made a good call 😀
It was a very nice evening, and I always love these little family get-togethers. Our next one will be in June, for my brother’s birthday. Fun fact, my family’s birthdays all follow in month. Dad is in May, Andrew is in June, Mum is in July, Jo is in August. I am alone in December.
Also, I forgot to say, I bought something else while we were at the mall. I stopped by Glassons and fell in love with this wool/linen blend jumpsuit. It’s so soft and comfy and I don’t ever want to get out of it, but it’s technically sleepwear, so I can’t leave the house in it (but I want to).
Less Busy Sunday
We had a late start. No one was up until 9. We got up and did our own thing. I was back on blog again. We planned to hit a few open homes today. Every few weekends, we’ll go around to check some out.
We saw two today. The first one was okay, but we have fallen in love with the second place. It’s so cute! It’s two bedroom, has a cute kitchen, the bathroom needs a little work though, but the rest of it is perfect. It’s within out price range, it’s actually a bit of a steal! It’s also up in Newlands, so it’s up in the hills, and it’s got some views!! We are already so invested in this place, we’ve told them we’re interested. So we’re taking this one step at a time, but we really want this place.
We came back home and had some lunch.
Then, we just hung out at home for the rest of the day. Rory and I contacted our bank to start asking about loans, as we’re still pretty serious about going for that house.
I wrote up a few posts for the coming week and scheduled them, so I can stay on top of things.
Then I did the dishes, and read a little before bed.
Now, as promised here’s the to-do list I made on Friday. Let’s see how I did:
Do grocery and laundry Check out Comes and Goes in Petone Find a good mug for Dad Visit family
- Do some driving this weekend
See if there’s any good open homes
- Do some cleaning around the house
- Check out Paper Bag Princess
- Finish reading Me Before You
- Do some baking
Write and schedule some posts for coming week
I mean, I did most things. I still really need to do some cleaning though.
That was my weekend anyway. What did you guys get up to?