That’s a Wrap…

Wintergarden Arcade in Queen St Mall, Brisbane

Have I mentioned how much I love my bullet journal (thanks Mish). Now, rather than racking my brains over what actually happened last week, I have it all there – on just one double page. Snippets, notes, single sentences. I jot as I go. Brilliant.

Anyways, let’s wrap this week up…

What I didn’t know…

That Karaoke spinning is a thing. Yep, singing along to daggy music while pedalling. Who would have thought it, but it must be true because it was in the Jetstar magazine.

Also in the Jetstar mag…

A mac cheese recipe using one of my guiltiest pleasures – Kraft singles. Although they’re not called Kraft singles anymore, are they? Is it Devonlea? Whatever, this recipe uses plastic wrapped processed cheese. Apparently it’s a US Southern-style mac and uses three types of cheese: smoked, sharp, and processed. Anyways, I ripped the recipe out, so apologies if you got 14C and were missing the pages about karaoke spinning and Morgan McGlone’s mac cheese.

Random sunrise pics…

What I’m loving…

The lounge that we ordered back in March finally arrived while I was in Sydney – as did the red chair for our bedroom. I’m loving sitting in it to read for half an hour or so after I finish work each day.

What I’m watching…

The new series of Janet King and Delicious on ABC. Dawn French is in the latter and is, as always, fabulous. Speaking of TV, I’ve just read somewhere that there won’t be another series of The Coroner. Seriously?

What’s making me laugh…

If you listen to just one podcast this year, let it be My Dad Wrote A Porno. Absolutely flipping hilarious. It’s the type of thing you listen to and can’t stop laughing out loud – even when you’re on a plane, or walking on the beach, or sitting on a bus on the M2.

Random sunset pics…

Best headline of the week…

The NT News has done it again in the headlines stakes. Just when you didn’t think they could do better than the classic: ‘When you’re walking on the reef and you feel some sharp teeth – that’s a moray,’ or the perplexing, ‘why I put a cracker up my clacker,’ they’re back with ‘Watch out! There’s a hisser in the pisser!’ In case you’re wondering, it was a story about a snake in a public toilet. They followed this up with a credible ‘Falcon fails to ford croc crossing,’ and some rather amusing bits and pieces about Pippa Middleton in Darwin wearing Seinfeld’s fluffy white shirt. The NT Times – raising the bar on royal coverage.

If you’re not following them on twitter, why not?

Where I visited…

Brisbane. Miss 19 had a friend up from Sydney, so we took them into Brissy for the day. They shopped and we walked over to Southbank where the entire area was decked out for the Festival of Maroon. A celebration of all things Queenslander #qlder. Translated, it’s all about the State of Origin match. Yes, really.

Where I ate…

Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle at Treasury Casino. The pho was good enough to render us both silent.


The pho wasn’t enough to stop me from getting the head cold that I’d brought back from Sydney. I’ve been feeling so sorry for myself that I think it could have been man flu. On the upside, I think I’ve been responsible for raising Kleenex’s profits this week.

What I blogged…

Something on Navigator about the Maleny Show. Just $15 admission and a fabulously, fun family day out. We could have watched the showjumping all day.

To kick of my irregular series of interviews with fellow indies, I started the ball rolling with…myself! You can find it here, on the author site. Scheduled for (I think) Sunday is an interview with another indie pal – Samantha Woods. Keep your eyes open for that. Finally, I posted a pumpkin macaroni cheese recipe here. Hey, if there’s pumpkin in it, it’s a little bit healthy…isn’t it?

And finally…

This is what June 1 – the first day of winter – looked like at Mooloolaba. Sparkly and blue. Yep…I agree – it looks pretty miserable.

How was your week?




12 comments on “That’s a Wrap…”
  1. Deborah says:

    It was 26C here today. I was hoping winter had really arrived, but alas…

    I’m yet to watch this week’s episode of Janet King. I was a tad disappointed in the first episode. Not sure if it was the fast-forward recapping in the beginning (how much info can they dump at once?!) or that she seemed like more of a bitch than I remember!

    Hope the cold / flu passes quickly and you get to enjoy the lovely not-so-chilly winter.

  2. Jo says:

    She did seem more like a bitch this time around – & to be honest, there still feels like there’s something going on with her this time around. I’m wondering if it’s fall out from the events of last season? How nice are the evenings now, though?

  3. The NT News is the best. I’d somehow missed this latest headline although I remember fondly the cracker up the clacker one. Gold. Yes, you’re certainly looking miserable up there in the sun – winter has definitely made it’s appearance here in NSW!

    1. Jo says:

      I think the cracker up the clacker is possibly my favourite all time headline.

  4. It was funny seeing two people I follow on IG (both bloggers) who were at the Maleny show too. I suppose i could have ‘introduced you’. The Kraft singles still taste the same but a new company owns it now. On the weekend our 4 grandkids visited and asked for an old favourite ‘cheesesticks’ but I didn’t have any but said ‘look Grandma has square cheese!” they loved it. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 23/52. Next week: Public Holidays.

  5. Kat says:

    How do you sing while spinning? I can hardly breathe in there! Holy guacamole, I have a newfound respect for anyone who does Karaoke spinning!

  6. Sounds like a busy week! Get better soon.

    1. Jo says:

      Thanks…all good now 🙂

  7. robjodiefilogomo says:

    Wow…I think I’m worn out! I think your week was busier than my entire month!!
    But those sunrises almost make it worth it to get up early!!

    1. Jo says:

      They sure do…

  8. I’ve had swimmers ear so that’s kept things a bit quiet around here, though I’m still working hard (I love my work and having my own business!). I’ve never liked Kraft singles or cheese sticks, though the sticks looked really cool when I saw other kids eating them at school. I’ve always called singles “plastic cheese” coz that’s what it tastes like to me!

    1. Jo says:

      Seriously, I reckon actual cheese is the smallest of ingredients in plastic cheese slices. Hubby can’t get over how I insist on whole food this & real food that yet every so often crave the plastic. Weird.

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