Hey there APJ Crew,
This week on Facebook Fragrance Friends was Indie Week. Now I wasn’t so religious with it as last weeks Guerlain Week but I did manage to get some of my favourite Independent Perfume Houses on my skin and up my nose.
Otherwise the week was pretty low-key. Home, work, trivia Q&A and a couple of social engagements.
Scent Diary: 22.4 – 28.4.2019
Good morning Monday. Fed & walked the dogs but halfway through I really needed to go to the toilet. Last few minutes were VERY uncomfortable. HA! Maybe that’s TMI.
SOTMorning: Lolita Lempicka EdP
Bloody bollocks. I had a fabulous crew to lunch. They all just left and I forgot to take a photo. GRRR! Julie, Stew, Karim and Brad came over and we had Quiche & Salad.
Julie makes Folded Book Art. This is her gift to us. J heart P. So fabulous.
Phil came over and I forgot to take a photo of him too.
SOTAfternoon: Myrrhiad by Huitième Art
For dinner Mazz, TinaG and Oliver came over. Jin joined us after his Parramatta game. It was an evening full of fun. For dinner we had Vegetarian Quiche, Roast vegetables and Salad with loads of White wine. I bloody love my friends.
We watched the Grand Final of SOTD and Courtney Act came second. Amazing! What a superstar she has become. A household name on three continents.
The crew left, I cleaned up and did some computer stuff but all that entertaining tuckered me out.
SOTBed: Vintage Miss Dior extrait
SOTMorning: Lea by Calypson St Barth
Had a lovely lazy day today. Walked the dogs around the block.
Went to the Chemist to collect my Beard Dye. Post Office to collect mail and tell them our away dates. Had my pedicure done in bright blue! It looks fantastic, so happy.
Did some desultory TRIVIA stuff.
Dyed my beard, into the bath, lovely long laze in there, shaved and cleaned myself.
SOTAfternoon: Crème de Cuir by bdk Parfums
The whole crew at Trivia were baying for blood tonight. O M G! It was like they were so ANGRY! They were fun, as always, but SO pushy.
Home and hung out with Jin for a while. He’s gone to bed and I’m up at the computer. Going to watch some TV and then bed.
SOTBed: Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations
Up early . Aquarobics. Took Jin who worked out at the gym and BFF Kath’s Dad to see how aquarobics runs. After we had breakfast in an al fresco cafe near the Olympic Aquatic Centre.
This stuff might have arrived in the mail. OOOOOH Surrender To Chance order!
SOTMorning: Aftelier Honey Blossom extrait
Went to town and had lunch with my mate Amelia in the Opera House Green Room. LOADS of lovely catching up to do. Stories and reminiscences. Catching the train home this was the view from Circular Quay Station. Perfect. No filter, no augmentation. This is the picture I took on my iPhone.
Came home. Had a nap.
SOTEvening: Tea for Two by L’Artisan
Work was BUSY tonight. Almost every seat taken, everyone ate. It was huge.
Home to watch ARROW! Jin is at work, I get the living room to myself. YAY!
SOTBed: Adjatay by The Different Co.
Slept in till about 10am. WOW! I clearly needed some extra ZZZZs.
SOTMorning: Amoureuse by Parfums DelRae. White flowers and lilies left in the vase a little too long with a seaside twang.
Jin and I hung out in the morning. General chit chat, breakfast etc
More Trivia Q&A.
I did take a pic of my current Desk Collection.
Had the afternoon to myself. Got one week of Trivia Q&A finished off and another complete one done. Only three more weeks to get sorted.
Made some Savoury Mince for dinner with wholemeal pasta. It was filling but not so delicious.
SOTBed: So Nude by Costume National
How is it FRIDAY already.
Jumped out of bed and had my bath. Walked the dogs.
SOTMorning: Amor Amor by Cacharel. A present from Anna Maria that I love. So juicy sweet.
Some small runnings around today. Fill up Jin’s SCUBA tank, grab some milk etc.
GOSFORD! Opening night for a new Trivia Venue. Millenia and I went up early. Got set up at the Gosford Sailing Club and had some lunch at the new place Bon (what about that mural?). Very swish.
This is the club in the afternoon sunlight. What a heavenly place to spend some time.
We had a wonderful turn out! There were about 10 tables all up. Including some really good friends, WHO WON!! Woo Hoo! I really loved tonight. Hopefully it continues to grow and can become a weekly event.
SOTBed: Pluie de Soleil by Phaedon. The fruitiest EVAH!
Jin must have woken me as he left this morning to go SCUBA diving. I got up and he was gone. So went back to bed for another hour. BLISS!
Fed & walked the dogs. I’m loving this crisp, cool weather.
SOTDay: Rose Oud by Yves Rocher. This is a fabulous cheap pickled up in Paris a couple of years ago. LOVE it.
It is BFF Kath’s niece Rachel’s Birthday this week. Sweet 16. Met the family in Parramatta at The River Cafe. It was perfect. Some laughs, brunch and she got some fun presents.
Came home and started in on TRIVIA Q&A. I’m getting so numb to it at the moment and EVERYTHING is a distraction. Focus is getting harder and harder to maintain. I’m giving myself little breaks at the end of each mountain climbed, just to keep my sanity. So slowly but surely the overwhelming feeling is subsiding.
Jin came home from SCUBA and his buoyancy vest had exploded underwater. Luckily he was close enough to shore to get back without drama but it was a hairy moment apparently. Expensive too. Poor bugger. No biggie really because he won’t be going back out till we get home from holidays.
He cooked us the Jin version of boscaiola for dinner. Bloody divine with a crisp white wine from the Barossa Valley. MMMMMM
SOTEvening: The Afternoon of a Faun by ELdO
After dinner Jin commandeered the couch. He’s so funny. I said “Smile for the Camera” This is what I got. Ha Ha ha ha ha. What an asshole.
I tried to do more TRIVIA Q&A but my head wasn’t in it. watched some ARROW before my head started lolling and I hit the hay.
SOTBed: CHANEL Boy. Sheer perfection.
O M G! What a beautiful day. Cool sunshiny autumn magic.
SOTMorning: Miss Dior vintage EdT
Got a small amount of TRIVIA Q&A organised. I’m on my very last weeks worth of it for while I’m away. Feels so good to be this near the end. It also means that I’ll have all day tomorrow to get Australian Perfume Junkies sorted for the break. PHEW!
SOTLunch: Gold Map Of The Heart
Gave my beard a close trim and dye.
Big, boiling, bubble bath of ACs In Paris, a bubble bath gift from Anna Maria. It smells a little like J’Adore.
SOTAfternoon: Secret Joly by Oriza LeGrand. Had it since last year but just opened it then. So pretty, springlike.
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