To say that my life has been interesting would be, frankly, lying. Apart from the onesie lawn bowls party last weekend of course.
Work is chugging along. I didn't get to go on that New Zealand work trip after all - my boss and another guy are currently there. Completely my fault but I'm still bummed about it. I'm really enjoying driving to work though. Actually, I love the 8.30 sleep-in more than the drive to work. I also love getting home while it's still light. I also love driving over the Harbour Bridge twice a day.
I mentioned last week that we had been pre-approved for a home loan. Well the house hunt lasted 3 weeks and we are now officially putting it on the backburner. People are going absolutely cray cray in the area of Sydney we are looking. The house we fell in love with sold for way more than it's worth, with the owners making 50% after owning the house for just 6 years. We're not in any hurry so we'll just wait for people to stop being crazy slash RBA to stop lowering the cash rate.
On Monday I had dinner with some friends in Mosman at the Buena Vista hotel. They have $7 cook your own steaks with 4 different types of gravy, unlimited sides and veggies. I think one would struggle to find a cheaper substantial meal in Sydney. They also have chicken for the non-steak lovers.
In 62 days I will be boarding a plane to Buenos Aires. Excitement is an understatement. I'm now starting to work out the finer details of our trip which is when it starts becoming real. Can't wait to share my plans with you guys.
No eBay for about a fortnight. I don't miss it. I have bought a few things (all very cheap though) from Asos and a blouse from Forever New but nothing more than $30.
I've gotten my cooking mojo back and trying out different recipes and everything's been tasting amazing recently (knock on wood). I made an amazingly delicious banana bread with cream cheese (nothing wrong with being a bit naughty once in a while!). Have also made a conscious effort to incorporate more fish into our diet. The only fish Tom will eat is salmon so salmon it is. Aldi have these great frozen salmon fillets which are already marinated. All you need to do is pop in the oven/frypan for 5-10 mins and voila. Super easy. Also trying out chia seeds at the moment. I like the crunch they add to my otherwise mushy yoghurt + strawberry mixture.
I saw purple carrots at Coles so thought I would try them out. The texture is exactly the same as orange carrots but it does have a slightly different flavour. A little sweeter I'd say. Cooking method is the same as the orange ones. PS - you will normally never see frozen wedges on my dinner plate, except for below.
Oh I was super excited to see a revamped baking section at my local Coles. Yay for coloured cupcake pans and new sprinkles. I think it's time to make a batch of cupcakes.....