Hi lovelies! We’ve decided to try something new here and we really hope you’ll join us. Each Friday, we’re going to try a fun new weekend cocktail and just come in for a chat and a catch up in here to regroup, refresh and relax.
Want to join us? Great! We’ll be making some time over the weekend to mix up a delicious concoction we’ve found in that magical land of Pinterest.
For our very first cocktail of the week, we just couldn’t go past this fun and fizzy Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco from the aptly named Damn Delicious. Oh, that one is going to go down a TREAT as I’m sitting on my balcony at North Stradbroke Island tonight. This holiday has been a long time coming, and I am going to lap that shit up.
I took a leaf out of Gillian’s book this week and invested in some super-cute shorts for my holiday. Once my lily-white middle-aged knees see some sun, I might even show you. But right now, let me tell you, they don’t look like this.
I don’t know about you, but burn-out seems to be all around me this week. Our usually vivacious and care-free Gillian has been feeling it (but at least she has put together some strategies for dealing with overwhelm). I think it has something to do with the end of the school year. For those school mums amongst us, how freaking sick of lunchboxes and homework and swimming bags, and instruments are you?
It’s not just me, is it?
But I have to tell you, I’m also pretty sick of listening to myself whine about it. I mean, we all bang on about not bitching about things you can’t change – but we all do it.
That’s why this week I posted about giving up coffee and alcohol for two weeks. This week, coffee has been creeping back into my life, which surprises me because it’s the one I missed less, but we do so much socialising around coffee, don’t we? Anyway, a cup of joe is probably the lesser of the two evils here (although both are GREAT in moderation). I think the main thing is to be making sure we get enough sleep. Sleep affects everything.
The upshot of that experiment, though, was that I found out I can take a photo on my iPad with my toe. See evidence below.
Anyway, enough about me, let’s talk about you. How are you feeling as we round our way into the home straight that is December? Are you tired and grumpy or feeling flirty and carefree?
And what’s been the highlight of your week? Let’s talk about some fun stuff!
Until next week, sending you mucho ladylove.
I’ll meet you for a Damn Delicious in my short shorts on the fore deck at sunset, ol’ chap.
Sounds like a mighty fine plan.
I’m whiter than you, older than you and have far more flab than you and I’m wearing short shorts!
Mwah ! xx
Lol – you’re gorgeous and you know it! xxx
I hunted high and low for a pair of shorts that didn’t leave my arse hanging out below the hem or were too long and made me look like a daggy nana. I tell you it’s not easy! And neither is dealing with a toilet training toddler who refused more day time naps than she had this week, and a tantrum throwing 5 year old who seemed to turn from angel to demon all of a sudden after 5 years of behaving herself beyond anything normal. I’m paying for it now. But there were some highs to the week, just none that top a holiday to North Stradbroke Island. Enjoy.
Thank you! I found a great pair of simple elastic waist black dotty shorts at Big W last week (perfect for Stradbroke Island!) – they’re not my favourite summertime item.
Have a wonderful holiday. Sorry to hear that Gill is feeling the burnout. Big hugs darling. I’m doing the best I can, tired and overwhelmed but so happy at my new job. I’m gonna try me one of those cocktails over the weekend though.
So glad that job is going well, Michelle. I think we’re all just limping towards the holidays now, aren’t we! xxxx
Shorts and cocktails for everyone!
I am in for shorts and champagne. A perfect combination. V x
Isn’t it! Especially if there is an elastic waist in there somewhere.