Apr 1, 2019

Life This Week 1/4/2019: April Is About...

April is about ....

Saying goodbye to stonefruit (and watermelon) and preparing for the months ahead of 'boring' fruit.  A very first world take on fruit but the struggle is real.  My idea of rebellion and escaping the monotony of apple/pear/orange day after day?  Hitting the dried fruit hard by around April 23...

Easter goodies.  I won't lie.  Easter chocolate and the hot cross buns occupy a disproportionate amount of real estate in my pantry for the month of April.

April is also school holidays and exciting adventures await Master SSG and I as well embark on our annual week of being tourists in our own city for that first week of the break.

I wonder where we'll go and what we will see.....

This will be the month that I master my new Apple Watch.  That's right.  The woman who swore to stay with regular watches for life just crossed to the dark side and there's no turning back.  I'm just a bit rapt by being able to know what my VO2 Max is, the kilojoules I expend just by being me each day and that Breathe app that comes on every once in a while.

The Watch is also going to embark on my first attempt at a half marathon run this April as I start getting more serious about my City 2 Surf prep. 

The only challenge is trying to run the 21Ks in peak suburbia.....   We're up for the challenge though, my Apple Watch and I.  With that Lulu Lemon, of course.  Can't forget her.

Master SSG and I are eagerly awaiting a visit from my mum and my Aunty later this month.  I've added extra bananas and teabags to my next grocery shop in anticipation.  It's in the genes to have a banana every morning.  The tea bags don't need any explaining, really.

Rain, of course, there will be rain but at least I get to wear my red Hunters as I slosh my way through it.

Last but not least, April is a travel month for me this year.  I'm looking forward to that 'feel that weight of responsibility lifting off my shoulders' sensation as I head to the airport in head to toe athleisure....

Before what is arguably a major highlight of my trips - getting on that first plane out of Sydney.

Can't wait.

April is looking lovely.


  1. Hi SSG good for you running your first half marathon - you've got it! My daughter and Saturday Sisters are running a half marathon in June so in full swing for that at the moment. School holidays are here in Brisbane and my grandson who has just started school this year is ready for them. The little ones are so exhausted but fortunately he loves school. Great to hear about your month and keep up the good work with the training. Good luck for the half! #lifethisweek

  2. Good luck on the half marathon - that is exciting! And obvs, the trip! Whoot whoot!

  3. It sounds like you have a wonderful month ahead SSG! I'm looking forward to the Easter holidays too :)

  4. Yay you for running a half. I know it's your first but I bet it won't be your last! And I'm with you on the boring fruit. I'm dreading it - the summer fruits are definitely my favourite.

  5. This such a good read! I also have an apple watch and I love it!!! I'm sure it will help you with your marathon training. I've always wanted to to do the City to Surf but will have to be contented to do the Mother's day Classic in Canberra again this year! Enjoy the red boots :) #lifethisweek

  6. Sounds like a lovely April ahead! I can't wait for school holidays because it means less traffic on the roads. Good on you for running a half marathon! I don't know how people do it!

  7. If you've got the apple watch in your corner all will be ok. Have a great week. Oh, re Easter stuff, I brought back chocolate kiwis from NZ...

  8. Our commonality is the hot cross buns, yay. love them.

  9. I love your anticipation of OS trip posts. My dad (and husband too now I think of it) eats a banana each morning. Me, cannot stomach them. I am so enjoying grapes after 2 years of not being able to chew them and I suspect they are on the way out too. I have given up the Apple Watch wish as it is too expensive and with an Iphone coming up to its 5th birthday in December I may have to replace it. Sigh. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt is Share Your Snaps. 15/51. Hope to see you there! Denyse.


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