May 29, 2017

Life This Week 29/5/2017: Hitting the Ground Running.

Has it only been one week?

I spent last Sunday at altitude in between time zones and continents and now that I'm home, it's almost as if I never left.  The last few days have been a blur of mum, daughter, work and me time duties and responsibilities.

Half price has been the preferred pricing structure for quite a few of my favourite things this week.  From Lurpak butter to Maybelline makeup.

After a weekend spent watching winged eyeliner Youtube tutorials, I am determined to nail the look at work this week with the help of my new Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner.

It's been a week of lovely autumn days and with my mum and aunty visiting, we definitely made the most of my days off this week with little trips across the city.  We took the train to Chatswood  on Thursday for lunch at the Ipoh Club at the RSL.

We made it just in time for last orders for lunch.

And wasted no time in eating.  So apologies for the lack of photos of our lunch.  The char kway teow and the perfect touch of smokiness from the wok.  Even my aunty from Singapore was suitably impressed.

My cendol took me back to Singapore and the need I have every time I'm there to have both a cendol each day and a baked good or several from the Hong Kong style bakeries that dot the malls of Orchard Road.

After lunch, we made the trek to Chatswood's TK Maxx at the Mandarin Centre.  I'll be straight with you.  I was underwhelmed.  There wasn't much stock in store and nothing screamed bargain at me.  For some reason, the racks seemed to have a 'picked over' look to them. Many of the things that were ridiculously cheap either weren't my style or were things I had no use for.  Winter weight clothing wasn't that cheap.   My underwhelm is probably a good thing given what went down at the outlets of San Marcos....

And just like that, we're back at the beginning of another working week!

Be well and stay warm!


  1. I hope you had a great holiday SSG. I used to live near Chatswood at Naremburn - that is where I grew up many moons ago. Love the scarf! I'm a scarf girl although in Brisbane it doesn't really get cold enough to wear them often. Have a great week!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  2. I spent a leisurely 2.5 hours going through the racks at TK Maxx at Warrawong and I have to say this. It has been 3.5 years since my last trip to Hawaii and I think your underwhelm may purely be because you were just at the outlets in the US. :)

    The longer it has been since I was at Waikele and Ross Dress for Less etc, the better the prices seemed at TK Maxx. Especially as I had been shopping a fair bit recently here in Australia.

  3. I adore autumn days. It's nice that the humidity has gone and the days have that crispness that just feels better! Or it's just a nice reprieve from summer :)

  4. oooooh what did you buy at San Marcos?

    I can't wait to see your winged eyeliner.

  5. Oh interesting you weren't impressed with TK Maxx, I've heard such great things about it in the US that I was hoping it would be wonderful here. I was having a little FOMO being on my 6 month no shop challenge so it's good to hear I'm not missing out on much at least, haha!

    Welcome back, good you're settling back into your routine jetlag free!

  6. Half-price is such a bargain for anything that is something you need and love. I am glad you got to do some things with your family too once you got back. Isn't that funny about going have to pinch yourself to remember you actually DID have a trip away. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 22/52. Next week's prompt: View From Here.

  7. That cinnamon roll looks delicious! I cheated last night and made some of the canned ones they sell in the US. Not as tasty as the real thing but the cinnamon hit was nice. Love that you got so many bargains last week!

  8. Now that's a lunch I could tackle! Yum!
    It's definitely winter weight clothing weather now, my toes still haven't warmed up this morning.

  9. I am intrigued by the Ipoh Club and a proper char kway teoh... I get cravings for good Malay/Singaporean food and will definitely need to investigate. Emma


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