Tuesday, 7 April 2015

A Technology Detox Easter

Hello everyone!  Long time, no chat :)

Although I didn't intend to, I ended up having a relatively technology free Easter weekend.  As much as I like talking to you all, it was kind of heavenly!  This even including photo taking, reading other blogs, and not even opening my computer once.  Sometimes, you just have to switch off.

I'll give you a super quick update, and hopefully I'll get back to normal scheduling from tomorrow.

Oh, and Happy Easter to you all!  I hope you had a wonderful time with friends / family / pets, indulged a little (but not so much you regret it), and generally got in a bit of R&R.

In the spirit of the quickest weekend recap in history:

Friday ...

I spent Friday cleaning the house, and it was actually quite cathartic!  Gareth was at work, so Angus and I cranked up my iPod speakers, pulled out the cleaning cloths, vacuum cleaning, mop and multi-purpose spray, and went to town.  Very satisfying!

Friday night we watched Nightcrawler - a Jake Gyllanhaal movie.  It was very eerie and skin crawling, but also one of the better thrillers I've seen lately.  And Jake was awesome, if not a bit skinny for my liking.

Oh, and I got a NROLFW weights workout in first thing in the morning.  Win!

Saturday ...

Saturday was a day of little chores.  I hit the gym for a 7.5km build up run early, and then Gareth and I walked Angus.  We then hit the shops and got some Hot Cross Buns (essential!), a new rug for our lounge area (not essential, but timely), has some brunch at Corinthians, and stopped by JB Hifi (I got a few CDs, like Beyonce, Lady Antebellum, Guy Sebastian and Meghan Trainor).

Saturday night was Indian takeaway - it was a cool night!  Oh, and we cracked the challenge of delayed delivery .... we ordered really early, but requested a delivery time of 7:30pm.  They were exactly on time!  Then we watched Exodus: Gods and Kings.  It was pretty interesting, to see the interpretation of Moses' story, and I like looking at Christian Bale.  I also like seeing Aussie stars, and Joel Edgerton did a great job.

Sunday ....

Sunday morning saw the arrival of Gareth's cousin and her husband from Ireland - yay!  I don't how Emma and Willie managed to keep going all day, but they were troopers, and we spent the day in the Melbourne CBD, walking around South Wharf, having lunch (at the Boatbuilder's Yard) and strolling around the city.  Amazing!

After we all had afternoon naps, we had pizza delivered, and enjoyed catching up over good food, and the odd drink.

Monday ...

Monday was supposed to be rainy and cold, so, after a quick NROLFW weights session for me, we went to our local shopping centre for a look around.  We had lunch at Grill'd (Garden Goodness vegie burger for me - yum!), and watched Fast & Furious 7 in iMax.  It was a bit bittersweet, being Paul Walker's last movie, and they certainly wanted to honour his memory.  Considering I'm not really into the series, I enjoyed it!

We gave them a good old fashion Aussie barbie, with chorizo sausages, pork, lamb, grilled corn and asparagus, and garden salad.  It's the Aussie way!

I'm back at work, and Emma and Willie are off to their next stop in Oz (it was great to see you guys - enjoy your trip!), and so now it's all about getting back to normal.

What a great weekend!  I hope you enjoyed yours too.

What was the best part of your Easter?

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