Hey there APJ Crew,
Getting ready for our honeymoon. So much to dao. Aunty Tracey in town and busy, busy, busy. Got some excellent fragrances on my skin too.
Scent Diary: 29.4 – 5.5.2019
SOTMorning: Ubar by Amouage. It’s Arabian Week on Facebook Fragrance Friends so I’m doing my bit to wear some Eastern inspired beauties. I’ll try to do at least one a day.
I was SO HAPPY today when I FINALLY finished the TRIVIA Q&A. Then when I went to send them realisation hit. I DIDN”T DO THIS WEEK! Bugger.
Saw Scotty for a lunch break, vacuumed the house, did 4 loads of clothes washing.
SOTAfternoon: Secret Joly by Oriza LeGrand
Writing TRIVIA Q&A. AAAAARRGGGHHHHH
Jin came home. We hung out together for a while. Not really doing much, just watching TV and being around each other. We had some reheats for dinner and slobbed on the lounge. Then we fed and walked the dogs together. A couple of sweet hours. I love it, just two guys hanging out. Heaven.
SOTEvening: Monsieur Li by Hermès
Back at the computer getting everything ready to send off to the trivia crew for the next 7 weeks.
OK, it’s 12.27am and the Trivia Q&A are all done, dusted and sent out to the crew. Also I’ve done the month’s Invoices and sent them out also. Now methinks I’ve earned a cuppa and a bit of TV.
SOTBed: Bal a Versailles
BLOGGING! Getting everything set for while I’m away.
SOTMorning: Mecca Balsam by La Via del Profumo.
Blogged, Bathed, Shaved and Napped.
SOTEvening: Caravelle Epices by Frapin
Work was fun tonight. I got to hang out a bit with this handsome gent, Jay.
Also today I found this. Sent it to my mate Paully but keep thinking about it. A pretty fair summation of my mind really.
SOTBed: Jubilation XXV by Amouage. My cap isn’t magnetic so this must be a bit old yeah? It’s been sitting around here for years and I just opened the cellophane to wear it for Arabian Week.
Watched some ARROW.
Up at sparrows fart. Did Aquarobics . These are my GFs from there.
SOTMorning: Myrrhiad by Huitieme Art
Gave the bathroom a clean. Changed the spare bed and tidied up that room a little.
Jin and I went and had our nether regions waxed, voted, got my hair cut, had some food.
Dropped Jin home and collected Millenia from Parramatta station. We organised all her TRIVIA Q&A for the next few weeks.
As I dropped Millenia back to the station Aunty Tracey was waiting for me to collect her. She has flown down from Cairns for four nights to spend some time with us before we go. YAY! We did some grocery shopping, saw Scotty, got her some bottles of Red Wine and had a good catch up in the car.
SOTAfternoon: Mitzah by DIOR
Home and organised myself for TRIVIA! Had some lunch, a nap and watched a little TV with Aunty Tracey.
Went to Greystanes Inn with Aunty Tracey. The room was jumping and it was so much fun.
Home, watched some Arrow, chatted with Aunty Tracey, had a steaming hot bath.
SOTBed: Indochine by Parfumerie Générale
SOTMorning: Accord Oud by Byredo
Ran around this morning like a blue assed fly. Had a list of things that needed to be done. Got about 70% of it done and am thrilled with that.
Aunty Tracey, Jin and I had lunch together. Then they watched (I watched snippets between doing stuff) of the movie About Time with Bill Nighty. BLOODY LOVE IT! I even got a little cry in at the end. Perfect movie. So happy/sad and some excellent performances, writing and story.
Did the final beard dye before lift off. Bathed and generally cleaned myself up.
Did some blogging and now I’m nearly ready to put my face on.
SOTAfternoon: OK, I wanted something thick and sweet.
Guess by Marciano. YUM!
Tonight was a let down. I’d asked a bunch of friends to come farewell Jin and I before we fly off on our honeymoon. I was working in Glebe, so much nearer town where everyone lives, and I thought we could all get together there. Aunty Tracey and Jin came to see everyone. Only two of our friends showed, Kerri Clarke and Simon Corderoy (Thank You guys, it was wonderful to spend some time together before we leave). All day I’d been getting messages of no shows, even during the event more people texted to apologise for their non attendance. The truth, I am hurting. BAD. What have I done to deserve this? Message received loud and clear.
SOTBed: Arabie by Serge Lutens
SOTMorning: Vintage Opium by YSL, EdT & extrait
Grabbed BFF Kath’s Dad and drove down to Wollongong where Mum has been interred. Jin drove, Aunty Tracey and I sat in the back. There we met Kath & Jane. Suddenly, I couldn’t stand being there and asked to go. It was abrupt and obvious I needed out. I feel bad now. Everyone was slightly gob smacked, and it was utterly insensitive of their grief or feelings or anything. Still, it was definitely time for me to leave so we did.
Aunty Tracey, Jin and I fled back to Sydney. we had Fish & Chips on the way through.
Went to Patrick and Wayne’s place to see the photos of Wayne’s recent Mongolia trip. They weren’t ready to see yet but we had an excellent afternoon tea, chattered about everything from travel to politics. Patrick cooked a Lemon Drizzle Cake. BLOODY delicious. We had fun,.
By the time we got home it was about 6.30pm. BUSHED!
Jin took Aunty Tracey to their favourite restaurant and I did some cleaning around the house. Got bits and bobs ready to travel and did a load of washing.
Spent the night packing our bags.
SOTBed: Lolita Lempicka
Up earlyish with the dogs.
SOTMorning: Eau de Gentian Blanche by Hermès
This morning the three of us went and grabbed Matty, Jin’s BFF, for a farewell breakfast. The three of us in the car singing along the road. There was a photo with Matty but he looked like shit so I used this one.
Jin is Super Traveller with his new Xmas backpack, packed and ready to travel. Even with 20+kg in it surprisingly comfy to walk and run in.
Jin and I took the dogs back to their trainer Charlie who looks after them while we are away. The love going back and saying hi to all the doggies out there. They have their own kennels since they lived there and Charlie always makes sure they get them.
SOTAfternoon: Oil from somewhere in the Middle East. A gift brought to me by a dear friend many years ago.
Kath joined us for dinner. It was really simple grilled Haloumi salad and stuff. We all had a few drinks and laughed. Reminisced about Kath’s Mum and generally enjoyed our goodbyes.
Watched Julie and Julia with Aunty Tracey and Jin.
I snapped tonight, at nothing.
Cleaned the house a bit.
Bathed, shaved, moisturised. No fragrance. Going to bed. My heads on wrong. Sleep will help.
We are up and away today.
SOTDay: Granville by DIOR. Perfect for travelling.
Most of today will be spent in planes. I’ll drop in when I can to chat and update over the next couple of weeks.
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