Hey there APJ Crew,
You have no idea how crazy this week has been. Family, friends and all sorts from all over the world arriving and needing special attention. The fun, laughter, tears and tantrums which culminated in a wedding. HEAVEN!
Scent Diary: 23.7 – 29.7.2018
Tara and I had breakfast and wandered down to the marina. We caught the Ocean Rafting boat with 2 crew and 28 passengers. It was wild and fun. First stop was a 15 minute bush walk, as we came through the trees we saw Hill Inlet. It’s an every changing vista, today we scored white sand, aqua water, blue skies with the lightest touch of scudding clouds, some Australian vegetation and birds wheeling through the air crying mournfully. Picture postcard stuff and my iPhone did not do the vista justice.
Next stop snorkelling and Tara went in.
Then on to Whitehaven Beach, where we wandered up a long length of it and back, had a cracker lunch with cold meats and salads, swimming, sun baking and while everyone was doing that I sat blissfully in the boat and continued reading A Suitable Boy. The never ending novel.
Then home. It was a fabulous day and I would pay again to do it tomorrow if we were still here.
Home, showered and ready for dinner with David and his family.
Tara is getting to really see the sites and meet the people. Everyone adores her and we are having a wonderful time. I would travel again with her in a heartbeat.
So much fun. Met the whole Cranson clan and fell madly in love with its newest member Georgia. Everyone looks so happy and healthy. Wonderful night.
Up and loving the cool serenity of Airlie Beach as the sun rises across the sea. I watched the glow get brighter and brighter from the balcony. Heaven.
Tara and I packed up our stuff, jumped in the car and headed out to the airport. It’s a bittersweet moment leaving holidays. Sad to leave but glad to be heading home. The flight was comfortable and easy, the staff friendly and the whole thing was restful. Jetstar were at their finest.
There were some packages in the mail. A bottle of honey from the gorgeous Morrigan Roth and a painting of us from Jin’s friend in South Korea.
Aromatics Elixir bath and lotion. EdP spritzed lavishly and off to work. Jin and Tara came along. Everyone went crazy to se Jin there and he was the most popular event of the evening. It’s like I’m the poor relative when Jin’s around. He is so sheepish about all the attention but loves it too. It’s really nice to watch.
Home after work and ready for bed. SERIOUSLY ready for bed.
SOTBed? vintage Miss Dior EdT. BLISS!
Woke up early, had breakfast and spritzed Patou 1000 EdT. Sweet florals and lightest skank.
List of things to do today
- Hair and beard trim
- Lunch with Tara & Lisa
- Meet with Wedding restaurant
- Collect Wendy and go do Trivia
Actually, once I put it to paper it doesn’t look so daunting.
Before we left Tara and I both lavishly spritzed vintage CHANEL No 19 EdT. We smell so good. Galbanum and heartbreak.
HA! Went to lunch and got caught happily there for HOURS! Tara and Lisa are excellent company and we had a ball. Tara is now staying with Lisa for a few nights.
Worked at Greystanes Inn after our beautiful lunch. Small but excellent crowd.
Home now and dog tired. Trying to concentrate on writing but it’s just not possible.
SOTBed: Mugler A*Men Kryptomint.
Today is cleaning day. This is my last chance to get everything together before moving out to Redfern for the duration of the South Korean contingents stay. Everything I don’t want touched going into my office and locking the door.
I’m scent naked this morning but still have soft whiffs of last nights Mugler floating around.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I have absolutely zero energy and motivation to get my day started. It’s 11am and I have been reading in bed and lazing around the house instead of getting shit done. SO, triple spritz of Guerlain L’Heure Bleue EdP and I’ll have another crack at getting this house in order.
Most of the cleaning done. My concentration is shot.
Celebrant Meeting 5.30pm. Went really well. So happy.
Gave myself a few big spritzes of Miller et Bertaux Indian Study: Santal +++. Desiccated sandalwood with a thick, rich overlay of ylang-ish cream.
Collecting Aunty Tracey 9.40pm. Grabbed her and got her settled.
Home now and Jin is fast asleep on the lounge. No more cleaning for me then. Night
SOTBed: vintage Hermès Caleche.
Jin’s brother, nice & nephew arrive today. I’m dithering about scent so went for something low key but gorgeous. Alahine by Teo Cabanel.
I’ve been reading through our Wedding Service and I keep crying. Can’t believe that in my lifetime we are allowed to wed and enjoy the legal protections of marriage. Never did I think we were going to win the 20+ year battle. To have someone as perfectly flawed as Jin to fit my heart was never in the equation either. Sometimes life exceeds all expectations.
Will fill this in when time permits
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