Why Looking at the Week in Retrospect is Good for Me....

I've been thinking for a while now how much looking back on each day or week really helps me see more and more of what I've done and taken in, especially at those times when days zip by in a blur with the kids.

In the last few months I've been weighed down with numerous challenges which I've not wanted to bring to my happy place here. The things is I never like the feeling and mood that starts to eat at me when issues are constant, but I do my best to see the laughter, light and fun in every day.

Looking back at my days and weeks helps me see how much I actually am doing or achieving when sometimes I actually feel it might not be the case. But the truth is it's okay and I'm okay, I've learnt that sometimes you need to relax and go with the speed and flow with which life throws you sometimes.


Time with special friends are always the best and last week my dear and best friend of over 30 years Shannon and I headed out for dinner to my most favourite Vietnamese restaurant I've been going to for years, Can Tho at Runaway Bay, which has had a new fit out. The restaurant now has this funky old world vintage industrial Vietnamese feel to it, and the food is as spectacular as ever. We had such a good time and it was just what I needed to have..... some kid free time.'



Dinner with Shannon came at the end of a very long day, as I had spent the day on a road trip out towards Ipswich after being invited by Renee of Née Say to her grandparents home who are moving. Renee's grandmother has lived in the same home for 80 years, and she has kept loads of amazing things. I came home with even more amazing vintage children's books and comics from the 1960's amongst other things.


This past week has also seen us have some of the hottest November days here in nearly 50 years. Time outside has been limited because of the intense heat (40 degrees) but we've made the most of gardening, playing, water fights and general faffing about both indoors and out and polishing off the rest of my Lemonade, Pear and Ginger Ice-Blocks (recipe coming this week).




That's my week in retrospect a pretty joyous one filled with the most important things in my world, time and love with friends and family,......oh and of course the treasure hunting,

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My Vintage Childhood: Why Looking at the Week in Retrospect is Good for Me....

Monday, November 17, 2014

Why Looking at the Week in Retrospect is Good for Me....

I've been thinking for a while now how much looking back on each day or week really helps me see more and more of what I've done and taken in, especially at those times when days zip by in a blur with the kids.

In the last few months I've been weighed down with numerous challenges which I've not wanted to bring to my happy place here. The things is I never like the feeling and mood that starts to eat at me when issues are constant, but I do my best to see the laughter, light and fun in every day.

Looking back at my days and weeks helps me see how much I actually am doing or achieving when sometimes I actually feel it might not be the case. But the truth is it's okay and I'm okay, I've learnt that sometimes you need to relax and go with the speed and flow with which life throws you sometimes.


Time with special friends are always the best and last week my dear and best friend of over 30 years Shannon and I headed out for dinner to my most favourite Vietnamese restaurant I've been going to for years, Can Tho at Runaway Bay, which has had a new fit out. The restaurant now has this funky old world vintage industrial Vietnamese feel to it, and the food is as spectacular as ever. We had such a good time and it was just what I needed to have..... some kid free time.'



Dinner with Shannon came at the end of a very long day, as I had spent the day on a road trip out towards Ipswich after being invited by Renee of Née Say to her grandparents home who are moving. Renee's grandmother has lived in the same home for 80 years, and she has kept loads of amazing things. I came home with even more amazing vintage children's books and comics from the 1960's amongst other things.


This past week has also seen us have some of the hottest November days here in nearly 50 years. Time outside has been limited because of the intense heat (40 degrees) but we've made the most of gardening, playing, water fights and general faffing about both indoors and out and polishing off the rest of my Lemonade, Pear and Ginger Ice-Blocks (recipe coming this week).




That's my week in retrospect a pretty joyous one filled with the most important things in my world, time and love with friends and family,......oh and of course the treasure hunting,

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3 Comments:

At November 17, 2014 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

Such a good idea as the weeks go by in such a blur

 
At November 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM , Blogger Vix said...

What a lovely post! How good to meet up with an old friend and have a slap-up dinner. I've only ever eaten Vietnamese food once, in Malaysia, and I loved it.
40 degrees? I wish! That was the average temp we got in Goa in April. I used to love it. xxx

 
At November 20, 2014 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

I love that pic of you & your bestie....you look incredible! I'm sorry life has been extra challenging lately. I hope the storms pass & easier times lay ahead. That pic of Fraser is just delicious! Much Love. Xx

 

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