What’s In My Bag – Winter Edition

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Seeing as it’s officially winter in New Zealand, I figured it was time to do an updated ‘what’s in my bag’.

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I’m currently using my Kardashian bag; I bought it last winter and like it because the coral gives a nice pop of colour when everything is grey and dreary. I also love that it isn’t bulky and fits just about everything I want/need (I found out that it can’t fit my umbrella and a water bottle; I always end up carrying the umbrella).

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I’m notorious for over-stuffing my bags, so have been making a conscious effort to not carry more around more with me than I need. Here’s what I currently have in my bag:

  • A makeup bag
  • My Wallet
  • My Phone
  • A spacer (I use this with my inhaler, and have been taking it with me a bit more lately; I’ve been super sick lately, and have been using my inhaler a bit more than usual).

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In my makeup bag I have:

  • Comvita lozenges
  • Fisherman’s Friend lozenges
  • Paracetamol
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Antibiotics
  • Chia seed oil
  • My inhaler
  • Tissues
  • A Vicks nasal inhaler
  • Lipstick
  • Lip balm
  • Rescue Remedy

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I can’t do a what’s in my bag post without featuring what’s on my bag – a little minion my friend Leonie gave me (which reminds me, I need to find the double up minion I got in my kinder surprise to give to you). Thank you so much for this little guy, he’s SO cute!

Monthly Summary of June 2015

heart This Time Last Year
Nothing too exciting was happening; I was still getting used to my camera and had started counting down the days until our trip to Canada.

heart Entertained by:
Minions, we saw the movie on Saturday and it was so lovely (I am minion obsessed and have figurines on my desk at work as well as in my office). I’ve also started playing Far Cry 3 on, and really enjoy it.

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heart Purchased:
Visits to my GP/medicine. I’ve been sick as hell lately and have been to the doctor’s about four times in the past monty. Shit ain’t cheap. Also, I’ve been buying a crap tonne of lush bath bombs and bubble bars lately.

winter lurgy, flu, sick, lurgy

heart Watching:
IZombie as usual. The season has finished, so I need to wait another year to get my fix

heart Listing to:
Lots of Skrillex, especially Make It Bun Dem and Bangarang.

heart Highlights:
Jelly TIp Whittaker’s chocolate (it’s so good), the minion movie, catching up with a friend for brunch, pho (I haven’t been wanting to eat much aside from pho lately),  the pineapple container my SiL gave me (thank you so much T) and seeing my nieces; they’re gorgeous.

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heart Lowlights:
Being sick, I’m so over it

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heart Looking Forward To:
We’re going to see Inside Out this weekend, and I can’t wait.

Dealing With The Winter Lurgy

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I have the flu; I’ve spent two works off work (aside from the two days where I went back to work, before I started feeling shitty again), bored out of my mind.

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I was freezing in that photo, I was wearing a pair of woollen tights, a pair of pants, two long sleeved tops, a hoodie, fluffy socks and was wrapped in a fluffy blanket, and I was still fucking cold.

We all know that being sick, and bored sucks, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite things to do when I really don’t feel like doing much.

heart Watching TV/Movies
I watch pretty mindless things when I’m sick; stuff I know I’ll enjoy, but won’t feel bad if I fall asleep watching (trashy reality TV shows and romantic comedies are my not so secret guilty pleasure). Right now, I’m rewatching the season of finale of iZombie (turns out you miss a whole bunch when you can’t concentrate properly).

heart Watching Youtube Videos
I’ve been watching a lot of Youtube videos, especially clickednetwork.tv (it’s a Singaporean lifestyle channel); I’ve really been enjoying a few or their shows, especially Tried and Tested, The Clicked Show, and Hack It – they’re so entertaining.

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heart Reading Books
I downloaded a few eBooks onto my kindle at the beginning of the year, and so read a couple of those while I was in bed. I chose books that were simple, with storylines I knew I’d enjoy, so I’d be able to concentrate, without doing my head in.

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heart Going For A Walk
I really needed fresh air, so on Friday, I went for a walk to Fisherman’s Plate to get some Pho (seriously, their pho is the best) and to get some more supplies from the supermarket.

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heart Having a warm bath/shower
Warm baths are relaxing and great for achey muscles, so I’ve had a few baths recently.

heart Other Tips
Make sure you have everything you’ll need close by (I have a little box on my bedside table with painkillers, antibiotics and vapour rub and have a pile of DVDs next to my bed), drink plenty of fluids, eat well (pho and fresh fruit have been my lifesavers) and get plenty of rest.

Eateries: The Chippery

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For dinner last night, Phillip and I had Fish and Chips; we had been meaning to go to The Chippery in Thorndon for a while, but never got around to it (I work a few blocks away and was going to shout us dinner on Friday night after work, but ended up getting sick and spending most of the week in bed, I was pretty gutted).

So, after cleaning the house, we put an online order through to the Thorndon store, and then headed to New World to do some grocery shopping before picking collecting our order (you can choose the time you want to collect your order, so we weren’t rushing around; we were about 10 minutes early).

The fish is fresh, and the list of fish on offer changes depending on what’s available – I had the warehou, and it was amazing* (I also got a half portion of curly fries  and stole some of Phillip’s hand it  l, and was SO FULL by the end of dinner).

* I ordered the gluten free batter (they have a separate fryer for gluten free cooking; I KNOW, RIGHT?!), so I can’t vouch for the regular batter, but I’m sure it’s great!

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Disclaimer: not sponsored, I just love that I can eat fish & chips again (without having to make them myself).

Taking Stock – My Life Right Now

taking stock, life It’s been about a month since I last did a Taking Stock post, I decided to do it again because quite a bit has changed since my last TS post (I was a bit of a wreck) and it has been popping up in my RSS reader lately, so I thought I’d jump on board that #NZBloggers train and join in. Continue reading

Out & About (feeling much better)

I was getting serious cabin fever, so this afternoon we went for a walk to get lunch and before heading down to the waterfront (today, was the only day aside from my doctor’s appointment on Thursday that I had been out of the house all week, being sick sucks).

saturday afternoon, out and about

saturday afternoon, out and about

saturday afternoon, out and about

 

saturday afternoon, out and about

saturday afternoon, out and about

saturday afternoon, out and about