Hey there APJ Crew,
What a week. Another roller coaster ride. Some of the troughs were especially deep. My life has been altered and edited heavily with the loss of two of the most important women in it. This is going to take some healing time.
In brighter news my fragrance wearing week was a really good one.
Scent Diary: 11.2 – 17.2.2019
Spent the morning getting the house ready for the carpet steam guy. It hasn’t been done for nearly two years and I hate worrying that the house might be smelling doggy. This way all dog smell, creepy crawlies and dirt are washed away all at once. He came at midday and the house was walk ready by about 2pm.
Muggy heat has me beat. I’m wearing vintage Dioressence today, inspired by my buddy Margo. Her FB post had me scrabbling for it. I smell FAB U LOUS!
Watched some Outlander while the floors were drying.
Jin came home. We had dinner and watched some TV.
Came back in to do TRIVIA Q&A but my head had gone.
BEDTIME! I’ll do its in the morning.
SOTBed: Diptyque 34 EdP. So different and WAY greener than the EdT. This one is happily weird.
Up at Sparrow Fart to get the Trivia Q&A done. My head is much clearer after 8 beautiful hours sleep.
SOTMorning: Nirmal by Laboratorio Olfattivo
Ran around doing office and Post Office stuff. Postcard from Tara at A Bottled Rose, YAY!!
Took Scott a cup of coffee at his new job. I miss him on Wednesdays.
Also got some APJ winners stuff together and my split of CHANEL 1957 went out to the buyers. Thunked these lovelies while making extras for everyone. Musc Nomade by Annick Goutal, Musc 25 by Le Labo and a Bronze Goddess.
Bathtime and I thunked a large Annick Goutal Musc Nomade Shower Gel. Lovely feeling. Now I can open my gift from Tara, the Musc Ravageur Shower Gel, WOO HOO!
SOTEvening: Cuir Beluga by Guerlain. Even in 37C heat it smells amazing and I felt very grand all night.
Work at Parramatta RSL was super fun. We had 78 players tonight. WOO HOO!
Also, got the good news today that Longueville Sports Club night has Sold Out for Thursday 21st. That’s 150 paying players. Amazing.
Came home and walked the dogs. Watching more Outlander.
SOTBed: Beyond Paradise by Estee Lauder. White flowers and cold petroleum. Perfect way to find sleep.
Jin and I jumped up and went off to the Russian Consulate to get our VISAs today. They were all ready to go. YAY!
Wearing Velours by Yves Saint Laurent again
BFF Kath’s Mum is in hospital again. This time it seems very serious. I raced up to see everyone there. I’m really sad.
Had to go get Wendy’s Death Certificate and take it to her son Nick. All sorted. Did some last minute stuff with the funeral director and celebrant.
Came home and collapsed on the couch, then came to the computer and did some comment answering and general fart arse-ing around.
Off to work wearing Armani Prive Cuir Amytheste. It was a lovely night with a few teams and I miseducating Wendy terribly.
After I went back to the hospital and sat and chattered with Kath. Mum is now going in and out of consciousness. We did get some moaned conversation and a couple of laughs from her. The prognosis is dire. I took a photo of her room number.
I did pop on some snazzy socks this morning though.
Home to watch Outlander.
SOTBed: Serge Lutens Arabie
SOTDay: Vintage Opium by YSL
Longueville Country Club
Strathfield Jin’s teeth
visited Mum in hospital, Jin lost it
Dinner at home with Jin, TinaG and Scotty
Back to hospital. Dad, Kath, Alice and me.
Home to write Wendy’s Eulogy
SOTBed: Equistrius by Parfum d’Empire
Had to jump out of bed and get a photo for Wendy’s funeral at a ridiculous hour.
SOTD: Exultat by Maris Candida Gentile. A perfectly grounding incense that is both reverent and soothing. I needed all its elegant beauty.
Saw the doctor at 8am. He is so happy. Even over the Xmas period my sugars were still good at 6.7 and everything else on my chart has improved as well. He gave me a big pat on the back and congratulations.
Went and grabbed Scott and we headed off to Wendy’s funeral. When we got there I spritzed the first row of chairs from the aisle with vintage Madame Rochas EdC. The place smelled wonderful.
Wendy’s funeral was lovely. We saw so many of our mutual trivia friends. She was really loved. I gave part of the eulogy. We had some drinks and food afterwards and so many people had beautiful stories of Wendy and how she;’d touched their lives. We will miss her, a lot.
Scott and I went to Wendy’s favourite Food Court for lunch. Perfect way to decompress after all the build up.
SOTAfternoon: Russian Tea by Masque Milano
Home and collapsed on the couch.
I’m back at the computer and trying to blog but my brain has decided a holiday is in order. I’m going to have a cuppa.
SOTMorning: Kolonya by Rasei Fort
Caught the 7am from Sydney to Gold Coast. Grabbed a car and drove to Brisbane.
First stop the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. I was NAUGHTY and had a cheese and ham croissant and it was fricken DELICIOUS!
Next I jumped in the car and went to Libertine Parfumerie Brisbane and met my new crush Khosro. We spritzed and laughed with Gaye and Felix. They have an extraordinary selection and know so much about fragrance. Excellent time.
SOTAfternoon: L’Insomnuit by Robert Piguet
Then we headed off to Stokehouse Q to have a drink and natter while waiting for my guests to arrive. Khosro is excellent company and I’m crushing hard.
Then my cousin Mark and his fiancee David showed and it was lunch, drinks, chatter and fun. The food and service were exquisite. Before I knew it my alarm was blaring 4pm and like Cinderella, I had to leave the ball.
Drive back to Gold Coast. While waiting for my plane Kath text to tell me that Mum had checked out. So sad. I will miss her good humour, love and care. Bummer in the extreme.
Flew home in seat 2A
Went to Kath’s. We sat and reminisced for a couple of hours. Very nice way to wind down. Some tears and hugs.
Came home to Jin, who is happily ensconced on the couch watching some new TV Series.
I am utterly bushed.
SOTBed: Shalimar EdC by Guerlain
SOTMorning: Vintage Opium by YSL in honour of Mum Waples.
Up and out to see Kath and Dad. We had some lunch and talked about Mum and the future. Future as in immediate and further down the track. No real plans made but loads of options voiced and thought about.
Home and into a big hot bubble bath.
SOTAfternoon: Opus 1870 by Penhaligon’s. A largely forgotten woodsy, pepper and incense bomb softened by rose and citrus.
At work tonight the Sluts United trivia group won the $400 CASH JACKPOT!!!
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