Running through my weekend…

Weekend april 17 memories1. For me, there’s nothing like that drive home on a Friday afternoon, knowing it’s the weekend! ~ 2. Curry & wine at The Raj to celebrate my birthday with KK. My new favourite dish: Aloo Paratha which is a potato filled roti. ~ 3. Wimpy breakfast & cupcakes with the Running Junkies after track. Makes waking up at 4:30 worth it. ~ 4. Snuggling with Annie. Her post-op checkup is this week. ~ 5. Sunday morning run. It’s mid Autumn and look how beautiful and green everything still is! ~ 6. My banting cheese bread – perfect with any braai.

How was your weekend?

Running through my weekend

Weekend with Dom

1. Friday night treat of pizza’s from Andiccio’s. 2. Movies with my niece. (I remember all the words to the songs from Annie.) 3. Shopping with my niece. 4. Frozen yoghurt – vanilla, coconut & a splash of mint. 5. Early morning back massage & love for Annie. 6. Shavathon hair dye 7. Caught in the rain on a Saturday night. 8. Photos for my Japan visa. 9. A PB at the Vaal 21.1km race!

I love my weekends, especially because of…

Friday night pasta…

We don’t eat a lot of take-out. For us, Friday nights are pasta night in our house. It’s the one night of the week where I make a kick-ass pasta dish, loaded with cheese. Yum!

Saturday morning breakfast in bed…

KK wakes up quite early on Saturday mornings. If we aren’t off to run a race, he will make breakfast which we usually eat in bed watching something we’ve PVR’ed on TV. Even if it’s just a bowl of Milo cereal, or muesli and a hot cup of tea. It’s perfect! The best part is falling asleep again and waking up later.

Saturday movie night…

If we have no other plans, KK and I usually go to movies. We take it in turns to pick the movie and always buy x2 small popcorns and a water. After the movie, we go for supper. It’s our special “date night” and never grows old.

Sunday afternoon naps…

I absolutely love napping on a Sunday afternoon. It’s even better if there’s a typical Jozi thunderstorm and the room gets all dark and cosy.

Spending time with my dogs…

Annie and Emma follow me wherever I go. They absolutely adore me. It’s also the only time I get to really snuggle them and let them cuddle with me when I nap. I like to spend extra time talking to them and brushing them. They love it!

Feeding the birds in my garden…

There’s nothing more beautiful than the sound of birds in the garden. I have two bird feeders and it attracts so many birds to my garden. All weekend, there is the sound of weavers and grey louries in the trees. It’s magnificent!

Early morning races…

Running races have become a part of my life. It’s what we do. I once told a friend that I was thinking of quitting the running and she said, “You can’t. It’s such a big part of what you and KK do on your weekends. It’s what your friends do on weekends. Quitting is not an option.” She’s right. It’s a big part of our lives and our weekends. Yes, so the 4am wake up and driving to races in the dark always feels like hell, but crossing those finish lines and eating pancakes under a tree after a race while we all review how the race went is .. well, it’s pretty awesome.

A weekend to remember

This weekend was one of the best I can remember in a long time and for no special reason other than I spent it with great people, doing the things I love to do.

Friday evening was spent having sundowners at Pirates Sports Club in Jo’Burg. It was the perfect end to a heavy week. Good laughs, awesome friends and the best burgers in town!

Saturday morning I attended a blogging workshop hosted by @TanyaKovarsky. Having gained some valuable tips and being able to share some of my fears with fellow bloggers has left me so inspired – all I want to do is blog!

(I did make a few changes to my blog on the weekend after the workshop. I hope you like them and would love your feedback.)

The rest of Saturday was spent shopping for Christmas presents. With a list in hand, we arrived at Sandton at 13h00 and left just after 19h30 with a car boot full of shopping bags. You seriously want to be on KK’s Christmas list. He does not hold back! Toys R Us love us!

I did manage to find the most adorable Christmas ornaments. Aren’t they just divine?!

(and they only cost me R50 each from that nicknack shop next to McDonalds in Sandton called Chefs ‘n Icers.)

I’ve placed them on my kitchen window sill to keep me company while I cook.

Sharing a pizza with KK at Andiamo in Fourways watching the people walk by doesn’t sound like much. But trust me, in my mind, it’s the perfect Saturday night date after a long day of shopping.

Try my favourite toppings next time you go: Haloumi, biltong, sundried tomatoes and avo. *drooling*

Sundays are our lazy day. We woke up. Had breakfast. Fell asleep again. Chillaxed around the house. Had a wonderful supper outside on the patio watching the sun set.