Hey there APJ Crew,
A bit livelier this week. Though there was ample down time it felt like I was back in the groove and ready for action. Saw some mates, did some shopping and dining, wore ALL the perfumes and had a wonderful week.
Scent Diary: 1.10 – 7.10.2018
Beautiful morning. Jin got home around 7am from work and we cuddled till 9am when I feed and walk the dogs. It was lovely.
When he got out of bed at 11am we had Bacon and Smashed Omelette (a halfway point between Scrambled Eggs and Omelette with Eggs, Milk, Tarragon, Bolognese Mix, Salt Pepper, some finely chopped Garlic, Onion, Beans and Cheese all smoothed together. I can never get it looking neat so I just smooth it all up at the halfway cooked point then turn the heat off and leave it too finish cooking with its own warmth while I butter toast and plate up)
Jin is home today and has a sore back. He mainly slept and watched TV. Poor boy. I didn’t clean the house today because he needed to sleep. Instead I wrote most of my TRIVIA Q&A in the daytime.
Afternoon tea was a cuppa and Yoghurt. MMMMM
We had some Bulgogi and Vegetables for dinner. It was yum.
I spent the whole day fragrance free. It was a nice reset.
Finished my last TRIVIA Q&A by 12.16am!! So early.
SOTBed: Nasomatto Nuda. How did this warm, lush, sensual jasmine ever get DCd?
Office Day with Scotty. BUSY beavers.
A small load of splits arrived today. These were ordered a long time ago and I’d forgotten or tried everything in there by now. Still it’s exciting getting a package and I’ll have some New Sniffs for Thursday!
Fell asleep on the lounge. Jin brought me Paris and we slept curled up together for hours.
Jumped up and bathed. Wearing my MUSK Trilogy tonight. Annick Goutal Musc Nomade Bath, Kiehl’s Original Musk lotion and fragrance. MMMMMM
Work was a bit quiet with a few teams in Europe and the Pacific. We had a wonderful time though.
Poor Jin is still on the couch and uncomfortable. Hopefully the physio will do him some good tomorrow.
Went to the bank and our joint homeland is fully approved. Now that we are married I felt we needed to combine our resources to pay off Jin’s loan. It means we will be jointly going hell for leather to pay it off. It will also mean that Jin will be upping his fortnightly instalments heftily. We will be a little bit more frugal for 5 years. It feels nice to be doing this together.
I also picked up my two new pairs of glasses for the year. Photos when I wear them.
The rest of the day was spent in abject slothfulness and a little bit of business work.
SOTEvening: Tonka Imperiale by Guerlain. A very smooth bean iteration. i love it.
Grabbed Wendy and went off to Trivia. She did so well that all by herself she won the whole night! It was amazing.
Home again. Watching ZOO.
Drinking water because I have my Sucrose Test for Diabetes in the morning. Zero food except water after 9pm.
Up SOOOOOOO early (for me anyway) to feed and walk the dogs in the spitting rain. It was delightful to wander around the park and streets in the cool and damp. Everything looks and smells so clean.
8am I was at the Pathology to have my Sucrose Test for Diabetes. 2 hours there reading The Song Of Achilles. 2 lots of blood drawn, 8am and 10am. It was oddly soothing to be there and watch the wash of humanity flow past.
Home by 11am and LUNCH!! Hello……… starving.
Lazed around the house with the dogs, did some desultory blogging, slept on and off. Aren’t these two boys the loveliest ever. Sound asleep, cuddled up together.
ZOO finished the third season. No wrap up, no ending, just stopped.
Bathed and fragranced with Equipage Geranium by Hermès.
Caught the bus to dinner with Jin and Matt for my final 50th Birthday event. We had Korean Fried Chicken (Spicy!). Freaking delicious.
Late tonight I tried to do a Thank You thing but Sainsbury’s in the UK only accepts UK Addressed Credit Cards. Bloody buggering bollocks to Sainsbury’s. So, I got my mate Tara from A Bottled Rose onto the job. Well, she is a bloody ripper. I PayPal-ed her the dosh and she did all the hard yards!! YAY!
Had a wonderful chat with my mate Neela Vermeire. Loads of laughs and interesting chatter.
Woken up by the Doctors Surgery wanting me to come in for test results. That’s freaking OMINOUS! I’m going on Monday.
Walked the dogs through the rain. I LOVE RAIN. We all got home, dried off and spent some quality TV time.
I was supposed to go to the Libertine Christmas Season Launch today but I just couldn’t leave the house. I am officially a shut in today. Sorry world. I don’t wan’t to be a part of you.
SOTDay: Ambre Céruléen by Huitième Art. Sweet, simple amber. So comfortable.
Did a fair spot of time wasting on the computer but a spot or two of blogging.
This next picture from the North Shore of Sydney Harbour. Rainy Day In Sydney by TinaG Oct 2018. Isn’t our city spectacular?
Watching Season 3 Lucifer. Loving it.
SOTBed: Exultat by Maria Candida Gentile
Up SUPER EARLY! Dogs fed & walked. About to walk out the door in a cloud of Keihl’s Original Musk and Jin reminded me he had his first Russian lesson today and that he’d drive me in. YAY!
Met my childhood friend Evie and her daughter Lola (my God-Daughter) in David Jones City Store for her first bra fitting, with a qualified corsetière. One and a half hours, two daily bras, one sports bra and one pretty colourful bra later they were done. There was also a Mid Season Sale on so all this cost only $160. I was expecting to shell out at least that per bra. Are they a LOT cheaper now than when I was growing up?
Here I am waiting, reading Song of Achilles. It’s the part where Patroclus dies. I had to stop reading because I was crying in the Department Store. It could have turned into ugly Muriel’s Wedding crying if I didn’t.
Then they took me out for lunch to a Thai place. It was delicious.
On our way out I took them to Hermès to try fragrance. Lola fell for Twilly (I’ll be getting that for her for Xmas) and surprisingly Evie fell for the new Vetiver Terre d’Hermès.
Then I took them to the movies to see The House with a Clock in the Walls. FUN movie.
Afterwards we all had coffees and macaroons. I was beat. All I wanted to do was go home and curl up in a ball on the couch.
SOTCouch: CHANEL Coco parfum. LASHINGS of it.
It’s cool a drizzly in Sydney. We got 40 minutes or so of dry-isa weather to walk the dogs this morning and then back to rain.
SOTMorning: Kenzo Amour. I really felt like the smell of sweetened rice in this cool weather. MMMMMMM. the bottle always makes me think of nails polish.
Jin made us Dumpling Soup out off the leftover dumplings we made and froze last week. Delicious does not begin to describe how yummy it was.
SOTEvening: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Intense.
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