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Had a rough time at work this week... things seem to have gotten really busy and stressful I don't really see it easing... sometimes work is really overwhelming and full on and I sometimes find myself getting a bit stressed and anxious about it at all and wondering if i have gotten in a bit over my head.  Luckily the lovely Mr is here and helps put things in perspective for me.  You often just have to step back and remember that 'it's just work' and there are so many other wonderful things in life that take priority and to be thankful for - family, friends, good food, happy times - simple stuff.

For instance, we were very lucky to have two really fun weekends on either side of my sometimes yucky work week...

Last weekend 2 of our lovely Sydney friends came to visit on a stopover before heading off on their European jaunt.  Was soooo good to see C & D and show them around Singapore.  We had loads of fun with them - eating and drinking at one of our favourite restaurants - Wild Rocket, river cruises, exploring the little boutiques in Haji Lane, fresh seafood, great coffee... We are trying to convince them to move up :)

This weekend was equally relaxing and fun.  I spent Saturday spa-ing it up for Jo's hen's with Jo and AM at the beautiful surrounds of Spa Botanica.  Sunday was spent exploring this lovely city we currently call home - discovered a great new vintage furniture store/cafe called Restore that sells some awesome furniture and serves yummy bagels and waffles.   Spoke to both families, went for a long run around the river and soaked it all up... ended the weekend with some evening snacks and drinks with good friends at our lovely little local - Wild Oats.

Pretty damn lucky really so I just have to remember that if things get a bit much at times...! This week we are also heading home to Brisvegas to celebrate T & M's nuptials and welcoming a new member into the Byrne clan!!  Can't wait!! xx


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Music memories

I have the office to myself this afternoon so I can ditch the headphones and am turning up the music.

I used to be really up to date with music, read music blogs and keep up with new songs, artists, go to gigs.. but this has sort of faded out in the last few years. These days I seem to rely a lot on Spotify and their playlists and recommendations which is great for busy people!

But this afternoon I am feeling a bit nostalgic so reminiscing and playing some songs played at our wedding back in 2010 which is bringing back some beautiful memories.  

Walking down the aisle:

 First dance:


Today I need to concentrate and write a briefing paper for my boss' boss.  Being in an open plan office it means putting on my headphones and turning on Spotify to listen to their Afternoon Acoustic playlist.  It's my go-to playlist and features this sweet little tune from John Mayer...

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And I'm back... I have found myself with some more spare time up my sleeve recently and a friend suggested that I should throw myself back into blogging again so here I am!

It's crazy that it's been almost a year since my last post. 2015 was a bit of a pretty dramatic year for us on the health front so we are hoping for a lot less drama this year!

But it will be a big year with a new home purchase and us moving in mid-year.  So that means some renovating and decorating which I will hopefully post about here.  The pinning has already begun...!

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