A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else!
Highlights of the week
Our Easter weekend was spent catching up with family and friends, eating lots of chocolate and relaxing with Netflix and red wine. Pretty much the perfect way to spend any Easter! My grandma got me a sewing machine and I’ve been getting back into sewing, just brushing up on the basics again and building my skills back up. I find it a really great mental distraction, it’s super calming and helps me with my anxiety. I’ve also been doing a lot more cooking, again, to help with my anxiety.
If you saw my Insta-stories on Sunday, you’ll know I had quite the boozey afternoon with good friends. I took full advantage of a ‘bottomless Bellinis’ afternoon and ended up rolling in very, very hot to my local Indian restaurant later that evening. It was great!
Matt and I spent a day in Brisbane, scoping out locations for two upcoming guides I’m writing in collaboration with Holiday Inn Express Brisbane. It made us realise just how quickly Brisbane is growing and changing and how much has changed since we moved out of the city. It also made me realise I need to stop being a hermit and get out and see Brisbane more.
We caught up with a lot of our friends over the last few weeks too. Matt went for a surf with some friends, I reconnected with a friend from school. We had a few double dates, boozey lunches and great chats with people we haven’t seen for a while. There was family time, friend time and lots of home time too. It has just been a crazy busy week, which is good, and I think the Universe is intending us to do more work and play around home over the coming months.
Matt and I also filmed an interview that will be aired on Vietnamese television at some point – a flow-on effect from the CNN adverts I shot earlier this year. It’s pretty funny to think the two of us will randomly be popping up on Vietnam TV’s sometime soon! I also filmed my first ever makeup tutorial, which will go live on the channel this coming Monday. I’ve had a few requests to do it and this week felt like the right time, so we set to work filming that yesterday – it’s a little bit awkward, funny and, hopefully, helpful! Be sure to watch it and let me know if you like it okay.
What I learned this week
This week was a big ol’ lesson in, ‘everything happens for a reason.’ Not really a new one, but definitely a big, fat reminder to just chill the heck out and let things unfold as they should. I’ve been saying for the past few weeks that Matt and I haven’t had any overseas adventures planned and it has taken me a little bit of time to really, fully understand that it’s okay. Well, the second I did, it all fell into place and now we have a wealth of local work happening right here in Australia. It’s great! So, as always, I just need to chill the heck out and let things happen, because everything always happens for a reason and things always work out perfectly.
News and updates
Matt and I are celebrating milestone birthdays this year (it’s my 30th!) so we’re planning on going somewhere new and are getting the ball rolling on that. It’s looking likely we’ll head over to somewhere tropical, possibly Fiji, in August – which is super exciting as neither of us have been. As you probably know, I LOVE the water, so a beachy holiday is my dream come true. We’re also planning a trip to New Zealand for a bit of skiing and snowboarding in June, with Matt’s brother. I’m excited! Like I said, lots of local work coming up too.
My weekly playlist
These are the songs I’ve been crushing on this week and my current playlist staples…
- Let You Go – London Topaz ft. JANEVA (I’m in love with this!)
- On Deck – K Forest
- Memories – JayDaReal
- Lift Me Up – Vince Staples
- Whatever You Want – Vasser
- Grown Woman – Xavier Omar
- For You – Gavin James (Bearcubs Remix) (Obsessed with this too)
- Shoulda Made U A Mother – Rob Curly
Cool things I saw on the internet
Few things in life compare to the pure joy of an internet deep-dive, here are a few gems I uncovered this week:
- I watched this funny YouTuber order a ‘custom’ foundation through an app… it was funny!
- Made my own bread using this super simple recipe over on BBC Good Food
- This video showed up in my YouTube History and it turns out Matt watched it… WTF Matt!?
- I re-watched an old favourite, this bad lip reading from ‘The Empire Strikes Back”
- This Scottish beauty blogger absolutely blew my mind with her GRWM… her transformation is insane
- Peeped the trailer for Ryan Reynold’s new movie ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard‘ – I’m unsure how I feel about it
The weekly gallery
A few photos from this week, just for you…
Watch our new video from our YouTube channel this week!
Phoebe Lee is a travel writer and award-winning blogger with a love for storytelling. Phoebe creates practical, fun and engaging written content designed to inspire and energise travel-lovers and dreamers. Follow her and Matt’s adventures at home and around the world, right here on Little Grey Box and through Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.