Last weekend was great; a nice night in on Friday, Saturday consisted of a massive clean out of the spare room, dinner and drinks with friends followed by the Arsenal vs Man City game…. Which then resulted in not getting home until 3am, ayyiyi! My friend and I though, were up early on Sunday morning to do the Big Red Kidney walk around Darling Harbour which raises funds and awareness for Kidney disease. Although we were tired and slightly hungover, we got up and out of bed for charity! It was a beautiful day – the sun was shining, it was that perfect spring temperature.
Afterwards, I had a bit of a nap and got back to it! Boyfriend had other plans, which involved lazing about on a boat for the afternoon, and I (willingly) stayed home to get some things done around the house. I took clothes to the charity donation bin, hauled garbage down to the garbage room, and gave our balcony a thorough clean in preparation for the warmer weather – spring BBQ’s and dinner outside here we come!! I only have a few items left on my to-do list, and I’m quite pleased with my progress!
Plans for the coming weekend are going to be interesting. We’re getting in full on Oktoberfest mode, with a few keg tappings at various locations around Sydney (and yes, we are dressing in authentic Oktoberfest wares – for some of it anyway!) and for some CRAZY reason, after the big keg tapping event on Saturday night, we will be doing the Sydney bridge run on Sunday morning. But walking. Still, what the hell are we thinking! Well at the very least, it’ll be punishment for drinking too much on Saturday night, or keep us in check to not drink too much (I suspect the latter..)
Ok ok ok ok. Now that’s a lovely update and all, but here’s what I’m really excited about. I know it’s only September; I know Australia “doesn’t do” Halloween, but to hell with it. I AM SO EXCITED FOR HALLOWEEN!! I am blaming the fact that there’s all pumpkin everything all over pinterest. It makes me giddy. I love pumpkin, savoury or sweet, therefore it’s natural that I would love this holiday. That’s what I’m telling myself anyway. I have been scoping out so much CUTE Halloween inspired wares, here are a few of my favourites so far
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I have also decided I’ll be making a day-by-day “things to do in October” list! Given that it’s spring in Australia and not Autumn (boo to that!) I’ll be modifying it to suit our season. I’ll be including a movie marathon weekend, with the list of Halloween-y movies to watch, and a TV show Halloween episode binge watch – including some of my old favourites like Roseanne! And then I will bake ALL THE PUMPKIN GOODIES!! I have picked up these cookie cutters, and I think I’ll probably just use a pumpkin pie spiced sugar cookie recipe
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OH! I can’t even believe I didn’t mention this until now. My pre-ordered iPhone 6 arrives on Friday. HAZZAH!!
I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far, and have a fantastic weekend ahead! If you have any Halloween ideas or go to recipes, gimme gimme gimme (please and thank you in advance!)