I have a two-week roster at Country Road which means that every second weekend I get three days off, Saturday Sunday and Monday.
When I go back to work on the Tuesday I work six days straight…I’m not gonna lie, six days straight, is truly the pitts.
I then have the Monday off. Hoorah!
This time, when I go back on the Tuesday, I work my last 4 days of the two-week roster, before I shout a big HELLO to my long weekend again.
Don’t you just love the expectation that Friday beings? I do.
For me it means sharing it with Jonny and if I’m lucky, Beckie.
Jonny and I adore spending every spare minute together. It works a treat for us.
I don’t ever feel like I need time away from him.
We love the same things…not only does he do the ironing lovelies, he also loves shopping. I know right? #totalkeeper!
But the one thing we both crave is precious time with Beckie.
Anytime spent with Beckie is, for us, pure happiness.
We miss having her around on a daily basis. She is definitely our ray of sunshine.
She makes us belly-laugh and beam with pride all at the same time.
The three of us all giggle at the same things. We love each others company. I’m normally the butt of both of their jokes – but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Anyway, do you remember the weekend that I met up with the lovely Instagram Girls?
Well Jonny and Beckie spent the day together. They had fun.
As we drove home back to the Sunny Coast, we both agreed that we need to make time to do more of the things we love.
So in an attempt to not let life pass us by…how is it nearly May already?
We decided to make some changes to our weekends, by making time to do the things that make US the happiest.
From now on we’re going to start making regular trips to Brisbane on my 3 day weekends…not every second weekend, otherwise we may just wear-out our welcome 😉
We also both happen to LOVE Brisbane, nearly as much as Beckie does.
And who can turn down having their own personal tour guide? Well, that just seals the deal.
Last Saturday we hot-tailed our asses to see our girl and had a truly lovely day.
We didn’t arrive until midday as Beckie was a little worse for wear having been out the night before…let’s just say Jonny reversing in and out of a very tight parking space, while she was sitting in the back of the car, did nothing for her nausea 😉
Me: Bohemian Traders Ruffle Hem Blouse (wearing a 12/M) $130.00 | Katies Super Shaper Jeans in Dark Denim* (I’m wearing a 12) $49.95 | Booties by Rockport a few seasons ago. Both of our bags are Mulberry.
We had lunch at River Bar Eagle Street Pier and it was delightful. Beckie came back to life once there was food in her tummy (she couldn’t face alcohol though…I wonder why) – then we were ready to shop!
David Jones was our first and only port of call – Beckie knew exactly what she was after.
It was a big purchase. She wanted confirmation that she was spending Grandad and Vonnie’s (my sister) money wisely
Did I ever tell you that Beckie is the only Grandchild in our family? She means the world both to my Dad and my sister.
They simply adore her and are both constantly rewarding her hard work and achievements.
Armed with her Grandad/Vonnie money she set off to buy a special work bag to celebrate getting her grad job.
This is the one she had lusted after for a while.
Selma Bag Michael Kors $529
It’s a bag she will use everyday for work.
One of the things I love the most about Beckie is that she takes her time to think about what she is buying.
Because this was money from her Grandad, she wanted to make sure she spent it wisely on something she would keep.
The decision to go with the blue is what took the time…
See those heels Beckie is wearing?
Straight after this pic was taken, we went upstairs to Seed and she brought the cutest leopard print ballet flats.
Sore feet and a hangover were just too much for her to bear!
I consider myself to be extremely blessed.
Beckie is healthy and happy, she lives in a nice part of town.
She knows her way around…she is comfortable and has everything she needs, right on her doorstep.
This makes me extremely happy.
Just before I go…
You already know I couldn’t come home empty-handed, right?
I brought a new MAC lippy and a cute wordy tee from Seed!
Whats your weekend pleasure? Do you always try to plan something?