relaxed me

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in saying that my life as a mother to young creatures feels like a never ending cycle of packing snacks, making lunches, cooking, cooking again, washing clothes, washing sheets, washing toys, washing butts, feeding, more feeding, cleaning hands, cleaning mouths, cleaning faces, cleaning entire bodies, playing, chasing, walking outside, walking in the house, walking to go get something for the millionth time today, building lego, destroying lego, building lego, bathing, scrubbing, drying them, drying myself, drying the entire bathroom. I crash at night realising I haven’t had a moment to even breathe and then I take half a breath before passing out, ready to do it all again tomorrow.

Not that I’m complaining. I love being a mum. Every once in a while though, I just need to get away from it all. I think we all do.

Earlier this week I had a mini staycation in Sydney. Gotta start 2017 right, amiright? My husband treated me to a night at The Westin to relax and recharge before the year takes me by the proverbial balls again.

har mee

My 24 hours of bliss included pretty nails and a haircut, but was of course accentuated with food, glorious food. Starting with the prawn noodles from Petaling Street, washed down with a matcha x azuki soft serve from Chanoma.

matcha x azuki soft serve

I strolled back to the hotel and took a long – looooong – shower before bundling myself into a marshmallow robe twice the size of me and watching Independence Day: Resurgence because Liam Hemsworth. Although I’d take any Hemsworth really.

I crashed out at 10.30pm, hoping to have a sleep in but 6am! FU body clock!

Martin Place

Still, there’s a world of difference between getting up at 6am and doing all that stuff at the top of this post, and hey, I don’t have to get up let’s watch another movie! So Bad Moms it was, and holy shitballs you guys, I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but as a mum who lives this every single day, this movie was so hilarious I LOL’d for all of no one to hear (yay!) because I didn’t have any little creatures within 5km of me (yay yay!).

Hubby came to meet me for more eating…


… followed by a spot of shopping and then more eating…

Pablo & Rusty's

Ok, so I was going to do a whole post on Pablo & Rusty’s but given I’ve only tried two things and have one photo, I figured I must go back and try more before posting all about them. These guys are coffee roasters but offer a menu of Asian inspired dishes. The two dishes we shared (King salmon ceviche, avocado, baby corn, edamame, red onion & native lime san choy bow w/ tapioca chips; Ginger brined chicken som tam w/ green papaya, french beans, shrimp, heirloom tomatoes, peanuts, holy basil, tamarind nam jim, fried shallot & betel leaf) were absolutely amazing. Like really, WOW amazing. Wonderfully light and fresh, a fantastic combination of flavours and textures. I even tried their kombucha on tap because trendy. Bahahaha. Not.

After 24 hours away, some relaxing and retail therapy, I felt refreshed and recharged and I missed my little people like mad. I was so excited to pick them up from daycare but holy cow, Sofi had a rubbish nap at daycare and screamed and clawed her way through dinner and bath and I was like wait I missed this? When is my next getaway?? Hah, truth, right?

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