Our weekends are often pretty jam packed and we are not very good at just staying home relaxing! After the cleaning and washing is done I end up just watching Netflix or similar all day and then feel I’ve not been active enough or there are a million and one things we could be doing!
I’m counting the weekend as starting on a Friday night and so after work we will often arrange something, usually a movie at the local cinema where we live or if there is something special like an Open Air Cinema we will try and get tickets there. We usually call up our friends Naomi and Elaine & Lisa and its a fun night out if we can all make it.
As I am trying to be healthy, depending on where we are going I will try and cook us dinner beforehand or will try and choose something a bit healthier like sushi (though those spring rolls always call). If the movie is near our house we walk to and from the cinema which takes about 5 minutes each way and is up and down hills both ways!
Saturday morning I usually get up about 6am still (a lie in from my usual 5am alarm call) and either go to the gym doing the routine my PT has set or to Park Run with Naomi. We participated in Park Run recently and increased our time and I even ran! I think i’m getting the bug for Park Run which is ironic as I used to think the people I saw doing it might be crazy!
Afterwards depending on whether I am with Naomi or not, I will come home do the housework and washing with the Aussie and then make the Aussie and I breakfast. We will sit out on our lovely verandah and catch up which I love.
If I am with Naomi we will tend to go for breakfast, trying to discover new cafes and find our favourite (Currently Goodness Gracious Cafe in Graceville) and have a catch up from the week and our weekend plans.
In the afternoon we may be off on a shopping mission or to attend an event, sometimes in the City. I love being in Brisbane CBD, just seeing the skyline always makes me smile and feels like a second home for me from my home in the UK. If not we will catch up with Elaine and Lisa and Naomi, eat some good food, watch a movie and walk the dog which is a great way to spend time over the weekend.
Saturday nights recently we have been dinner at home and catching up on the Harry Potter movies on tv as the Aussie has not seen all of them. Sometimes I manage to stay awake beyond 9pm and this is a bit of an achievement as I am normally exhausted from my early starts and gym routine plus work.
We are also watching the series Lucifer which is on Netflix and really enjoying that a lot so may watch a couple of episodes. The Aussie and I don’t have very similar taste in tv shows so when we find one we both like I like to sit down and watch them with him.
Our Sundays are usually a bit more relaxed and mean an attempted lie in. I say attempted because I still usually wake up early! We may go to the markets at Rocklea, for a walk somewhere or I will make breakfast for us again but Sunday’s are usually a more chilled out day when I don’t mind a bit of tv catch up and feel the need to run around so much.
Then Sunday night I will cook dinner for us and get everything ready for the gym and work the next day and try and fall asleep early so I am refreshed for the new week.