Weekend Review #7

So let’s start off with this notification.

200 Posts

I’ve been blogging for three and a half months and I’ve already written 200 postsΒ πŸ˜‚

Anyway, here’s post number 201.


Rory went up to Fielding on Friday, as he had the day off, and to celebrate his sister’s birthday. I would’ve come, but this weekend my sister and Tibor were coming down to celebrate my mum’s birthday a week early. Balancing all these birthdays for both families is getting more complex than we originally thought. Long story short, I woke up alone. Nothing wrong with that, but it doesn’t feel like home without Rory around. The night before, I spent ages waiting for my Q’n’A video to render and process. I wanted to get it up but it finished at 10, and I was tired. So I scheduled it for this morning. Also, thank you again for 800 followers. I keep saying it’s nuts, and it still is.

I woke up at 7.30 and blogged till 9. Then I got ready for the day and had breakfast (Scrambled eggs on toast). I started laundry around 10. A bit of a slow start but never mind. After getting laundry sorted, I decided to plan my Favourite Dresses post (with Cheila!) that will be going up later this week. I took photos of all my dresses, as well as me in them. It still feels weird but I had a go. By 11, I decided to start doing some decluttering, and hopefully do cleaning tomorrow. I started with the bedroom as I made a mess throwing dresses everywhere. It kept me going till lunchtime.



At lunch I had noodles. I then got a call from my sister who had just arrived from the airport and was getting picked up by my parents. They offered me a ride over as they knew Rory was out of town. I said “Nah”, cause I was happy decluttering and I was getting into it. Plus I wanted to walk to the library and return some books. After the bedroom, I headed into the main room and eyed up my big chair, coffee table and cupboards. I did most of it, but by 1.30pm I was losing steam. So I stopped, and did some blogging and planned to catch the 3.05 train to visit my family.

Less Messy

I walked through the cold (it was luckily not raining), and dropped off the latest books I’d finished reading. Then I kept walking to the station.



I haven’t gone on the train in ages, mostly we drive everywhere, but it was quite nice being in that train again. It feels familiar, as I use to ride it on a daily basis when I lived at home and had to get to uni or work.


At quarter to 4, I reached my parent’s house. Everyone was there, I said Hello to Jo and Tib, and they were all watched Hell or High Water. I didn’t pay too much attention and just played on my phone and talked. Once the movie was over, Rory soon came over. We (Andrew, Rory and I) wanted to play Risk, and dragged in Jo and Tibor. Dad was keen to join but then he needed to get food, so he left. We didn’t get too far into the game, as it takes a loooooong time. Basically, we think Rory won. He was all strategic and took over South America, most of North America and Africa. In the meantime, Jo and Tibor kept fighting over Russia, and Andrew and I kept fighing over Australia. Good times. Also, I didn’t take these photos, I was too into the game. These I credit to Jo. All us Woollett ladies love to take photos.


Then it was time for dinner! Mum wasn’t feeling great, and she had been napping till then, but was happy to join us for dinner. We ate, talked. My blog came up a lot, Mum was wondering how I was able to write so much everyday (so does everyone else really). Jo started scrolling through my posts at the table then played my latest video asking if I was vlogging now. Rory also told me that he was looking through my blog last night too.


Then we started talking about morgues. Mum works at the hospital as a sterile services technician (they clean all the surgical tools and the like), and told us about how she visited the morgue. It was an oddly fascinating conversation, as I have never visited one (I mean, I guess we all will some day), and hearing what goes on behind the scenes.

Anyway, as usual, the selfie stick came out.


Then it was time for cake and gifts. No blowing out of candles though since Mum didn’t feel too flash. I gave mum a mug, and one of the cactii. Everyone loved it. I hope to spread the Cactus obsession.


More selfie stick fun.


A Behind the Scenes shot courtesy of Jo

Surprisingly, Rory then had a go with the selfie stick, but he used it to take photos of me.


Then, at 8, Rory and I headed home. We were very tired, and ended up in bed by a little past 9.


So we woke up at 8, and had breakfast at 9. Rory had brought me some treats from High Tea with his family in Fielding πŸ˜€ Best breakfast ever. Also, on Thursday night, Rory got me a present for no reason! It was a bigger batch of fineliners, which he knows I wanted (But was resisting buying) as I love colouring with them. I got spoiled, best husband ever! Oh also, it’s our three month wedding anniversary today!



We did our own thing for a bit in the morning. I had a brief moment of surprise when I realized I hadn’t written any posts yesterday. I normally spend a lot of my Saturday scheduling posts for the week, so now I’m behind. But I’m glad I decluttered. We needed that. So I caught up on reading posts, then began writing.

I also decided I wanted to try do baking this afternoon. Since going through Anni’s posts, I saw herΒ LemonadeΒ cupcakes and wanted them. So that’s what I planned to make.

We left at 12 to do groceries. We were going to go looking at some open homes but someone (me) confused all the times, so we missed them.

The usual weekend selfie in the car
Ominous clouds let us know that winter is always lurking
The weekly shop

After groceries, we came home and had lunch. I had fried rice, Rory had soup that he made. I continued writing posts at this time, then I set off to trying the lemonade cupcakes from Anni’s blog. I did! Look out for that post in a few days πŸ˜€


Afterwards I did dishes. I was intending to clean kitchen, but by now it was 5. We decided to go back to our favourite takeout diner which we haven’t gone to in months as we’re trying to save up more. Five Boroughs! We decided we should have a treat for our 3 month anniversary, and also we just missed their food and shakes. It’s so good!

Rory got his usual hot wings. I got something new, a Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger, and we both grabbed a Very Berry Fizz Shake. They have the best shakes!!




After dinner, I finished up writing my posts for the upcoming week. We started watching American Gods, which I haven’t decided if I like or not yet. While watching, I burned a CD for work with lots of our kids current favourite songs, so we don’t have to rely on the internet (it’s not always reliable, but our stereo is). Then at around 10, we went to bed, mentally preparing ourselves for going back to work the next day.

To – Do List

  • Groceries
  • Laundry
  • Return Buffering and The Subtle Art to the library
  • Start The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying – actually, no
  • Do some cleaning – I decluttered a lot, but that was it. I still count it.
  • Take photos of dresses for upcoming post
  • Write and schedule more posts
  • Go to Mum and Dad’s for early birthday celebration, and catch up with Jo and Tib
  • Visit an open home – Messed up the times
  • Make a CD with favourite songs for work
  • Do some colouring with new pens! – haven’t yet πŸ™

What did you get up this weekend?


Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. sounds like you were very busy! those cupcakes look delicious, I will have to keep a look out for the future post.

    1. It was fairly packed! It should be out on Wednesday πŸ˜ƒ

  2. Sounds like a good, busy weekend again! πŸ™‚ I really want to do some more colouring soon, I just don’t really have the time right now πŸ™

    1. It was! And i understand the wanting to colour but just not having enough time πŸ˜₯

  3. Busy bee! Those pens or markers look amazing!!! I’m a sucker for writing utensils!

    1. It was a busy weekend. And yes I love the pens!!

  4. The cupcakes look so good! Can’t wait to read the post, x

    1. Thanks Anni! πŸ˜ƒ

  5. You’ve been busy!! You guys can get pretty messy, I wish I could say we are different lol Those pizzas look delicious and so do your cupcakes!! I love your new pens, there’s so many of them, what a dream. Have a nice week. Love ya, girl

    1. Oh yes there’s always weeks of build up before we finally realize we need to tidy up. We were spoiled with lots of treats this weekend πŸ˜ƒ
      I hope you have a nice week too. Love ya πŸ˜„

  6. Well, I went to a nice church service today at a really beautiful church and I talked about in my blog post today. Then there is still tonight’s upcoming Pops Symphony and the theme is Broadway

  7. I use finalizers for my coloring too! It’s always fun to get new pens!

    1. They’re the best pens! πŸ˜„

    2. Ugh. Autocorrect! Fine Liners!

  8. Wow, congrats on all the posts! I hope you’ve had a great week!

    Keep up with the good work and have an awesome day!
    xx, Kris

    1. Thank you so much Kris πŸ™‚
      I hope you have an awesome day too!

  9. You were busy! Your family is so cute!!! I went to a graduation party yesterday. That was pretty fun! πŸ˜€ Now today I’m just blogging and hope to find an idea for a YouTube video later haha. I want to try to find a “get to know me” questionnaire on Pinterest later!

    1. Haha, thank you Pamela! A graduation party sounds like a lot of fun πŸ˜„
      There should be heaps of ‘Get to Know Me’ ideas on Pinterest πŸ˜ƒ

      1. It was! Haha I know you’re a huge Pinterest fan so if you think I’ll find something then I know I will! πŸ˜€

  10. Sounds like a lovely couple of days. Family fun and then a present for no reason? Ah the best kinda gift. Also the puff pastries and the burger… I could do all of them justice in a trice! xx

    1. It was definitely one of my favourite weekends recently πŸ˜ƒ
      Those pastries were so good!! I ate them all after taking the photo πŸ˜‚

      1. The photo-first strategy always πŸ˜‰ xx

  11. This weekend we watched sport- we’re sort of sport addicts in this household – pretty much anything to with NZ playing but especially America’s Cup, rugby (Lions tour), cricket, rugby league – although him-indoors is not to excited about the warriors! – darts, yes.. you get the picture? I had my son and his lady for dinner last night where we talked about their ‘news’ which I’m not allowed to talk about yet- sworn to secrecy – but will share soon on my blog. Oh yes I have just become a blogger. I really had to put my thoughts somewhere and had been thinking about blogging for a while. It’s really nice to talk about stuff, to share things and to learn from everyone else. I’d love some more people to take a look at it: http://www.theseconddrawer.co.nz…. I’m having a lot of fun.. and have a yummy chocolate fondant recipe to share soon….. I love getting your posts sent through to me too loving what you have to share πŸ™‚ – cheers.

    1. Welcome to the world of blogging πŸ™‚ sounds like it was an eventful weekend πŸ™‚

      1. And I meant to say congratulations on 200! !

        1. Haha, thank you! πŸ˜€

  12. Congratulations on making it to 200. Great job! That’s amazing. I’ve been blogging for nearly three years now and I’ve just managed to cross 100. πŸ˜‚ (which just goes on to show how infrequently I write! ) Great job clearing up the mess. I think my room’s overdue for a cleaning and decluttering session too but I keep procrastinating it. πŸ˜‚ That’s a great gift. Congrats on your three month anniversary! Those cupcakes look delicious. 😍 Too bad there’s no way I don’t get to taste those!

    1. I do write heaps considering the time I’ve been blogging πŸ˜‚
      Our place was definitely overdue for a clean and I’m glad I finally got around to it! Don’t know how long it’ll stay like that though πŸ˜„
      Thanks Shweta!

  13. Wow looks like you had a pretty busy weekend!! Those cupcakes look yummy πŸ˜ŠπŸ’“ xx

    1. Thanks Amelia πŸ˜ƒ

      1. It’s okay 😊 xx

  14. Love your weekend reviews. Just gives a nice look at your life and normal everyday stuff☺ Your mums birthday cake looked yummy x

    1. Thanks Dannii! It’s quite fun to write these every weekend πŸ™‚

  15. Angie! You know what your picture do to me and yet you torture me in this way. πŸ˜‚ I love those pizzas and cupcakes and every other food pic in this post. They kinda distracted me from the rest of the post. But from the comments, I see you were quite productive and had fun. Kudos.

    1. I love sharing the pictures of my food πŸ˜‚ I only show the best ones πŸ˜„
      Thanks Jainey πŸ™‚

      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ u WELCOME.

  16. Oh man I’ve been craving wings for a while now, and now I feel like I need them more than ever! I guess it doesn’t help that I’m sitting here hungry right now haha I love your picture of the “messy” to the “less messy” picture that was funny. Gosh I wish I could spend as much time blogging as you do!!! I’d be wayyy more efficient at it and a lot less stressed about being so behind on catching up on everyones lol Kudos to you girlie! Also I love the family selfies with the selfie stick, I feel like you could create a whole post of family selfies on the selfie stick that would be cool to see all the different ones over time!

    xo, JJ

    1. I’m not very into wings myself, but Rory loves them. I just tend to throw myself fully into my side hobbies/passions πŸ˜€ Blogging is definitely one of them, and it’s always on my brain! That’s actually not a bad idea for a future post πŸ˜‚ maybe I’ll compile all the selfies we have πŸ˜€

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