Hey there APJ Crew,
HOME! It’s been a busy week of getting the businesses back in order and welcoming Jin home. LOADS of gigs too. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Woo Hoo! It’s also been excellent to be back amongst my fragrance collection, love the overwhelming choice. Really feels like home.
Scent Diary: 10.6 – 16.6.2019
I stayed up to nearly 4am watching the Tales of the City series on Netflix. Bloody hell. Make sure you have your tissues handy. All the feelings.
SOTDay: Tea for Two by L’Artisan. So good. I forget how smoky it is until I’m waring it. YUM!
Beard trim done.
As many bills and Trivia hosts paid as possible.
Had a nap on the couch.
Wasted about 2.5 hours on social media while also doing some catching up on stuff. The jobs could probably have all been done in 15-20 minutes but while waiting for responses I got lost in the feeds.
Couldn’t focus on anything so I went and read my book.
Fed and walked the dogs tonight. Only did 5,500 steps today. Oh well, tomorrow I’ll try and do better.
SOTBed: Thunked a Cape Heartache by Imaginary Authors sample.
Dogs in the morning.
SOTD: CHANEL Boy
Did some running around to the Post Office, Korean Grocery (Jin will be home tomorrow so I wanted there to be some treats here for him), saw Scotty at his work to stop off his holiday travel gifts.
Read my book. Finished it.
SOTAfternoon: Parfum de Maroc by Aftelier
Cleaned the Fish Tank. Leaving it basically unattended for over five weeks meant it was hideous. BIG clean out.
Beard dying day. I’m a little sad because the natural colour is so pretty. Soon it will be all white and I can leave it that way for drag. Salt & pepper is not very pretty for the drag thing, you know, not quite out there enough.
SOTEvening: Secret Joly by Oriza Legrand
Work was super fun tonight. So good being back in drag and hanging with the Parramatta RSL crew.
Jin is now in China and sitting pretty in a Business Lounge in the airport. He will be home in the morning. We chatted and I can’t wait to see him. YAY!
I walked the dogs late and we did a huge circuit. I ended to get my steps up. So annoying when you clean and cook without your phone in your pocket and then miss out on a bunch of steps. I’m reading 6, 100 but did more.
ALSO, did you see this deal at First In Fragrance? AMAZING!!
While I’m sitting at my computer just doing nothing much I am listening to some opera being played in the next apartment block or maybe upstairs. It’s just snippets and floats around, lovely.
SOTBed: Creme de Cuir by bdk Parfums
SOTMorning: Shalimar EdC by Guerlain.
I went out to collect Jin this morning and my battery was dead. DAMNIT!! Always something after a holiday, eh? Thank goodness for two things; Jin also has a car so I was able to collect him and a battery is easily and not very expensive to replace.
YAY! Jin is home. He was delayed a couple of hours in China and then the runways were busy so another hour at Sydney. Finally he got off the train at Parramatta around 10.40am and we went for Yum Cha! I’m so glad to have him home.
We jump started my car and I went down to our local car mechanic, Josh. He’s so sweet and always super helpful. 15 minutes and AUD$185 later I have a zippy little car again.
YAY! Two postcards arrived today! Thanks to Tara and Ainslie!
Jin is now happily ensconced on the couch, snoring like a freight train. I’ve done his washing and hung it up.
He brought a bunch of extra souvenirs back too. We spent more on souvenirs than anything else this holiday. We have OODLES! Ready to be given to friends and family.
Hanging out around the house.
SOTEvening: Bulgari Man In Black first go. I smell like a figgy woods, manly dream.
So good to be back at Greystanes Inn tonight. We had a good house even though a couple of the regular teams weren’t there. It was bloody freezing so I completely understand why people stayed home.
SOTBed: Niki de saint Phalle. Inspired by Brigitte. I smell amazing.
Woke up late. I’m feeling really fuzzy. Think it may be the dreaded curse of the after holiday cold raining down on me. Serves me right for having such a fabulous holiday!
SOTDay: Giverny In Bloom by DSH Perfumes. I wanted something utterly cool, green and summery to make my body think it can burn this oncoming cold off. Perfect choice.
Still eating my magnificent Beef, Barley and Veg Soup. SO YUMMY!
Jin sent me this picture. He’s home for one day and then back to work. You can see how hard it is for him to smile, it looks painful. What a bloody cutey!
ALSO, in very exciting news LIBERTINE PARFUMERIE is having its half yearly pop up sale! Woo Hoo!
Re-dyed my beard, it’s a much nicer dark brown now.
SOTAfternoon: Wild Roses extrait by Aftelier perfumes.
I smell freaking AH MAY ZING!
By the time I was going to work Wild Roses has calmed considerable so I gave myself a few hefty spritzes of…..
SOTWork: Amor Amor by Cacharel
Super fun TRIVIA tonight at Lane Cove Country Club. They were really sassy!
SOTBed: The Aoud by Mancera.
I was supposed to go and do Aquarobics this morning but when Jin woke and was leaving for work I just couldn’t. So I slept for another couple of hours. BLISS!
SOTMorning: Indochine by Parfumerie Generale
Doctors for bloods today. My blood pressure perfect! BUMMED though. In Korea I had dropped to 106kgs, today I was back up to 109kgs. I had drunk a couple of big glasses of water before the test because they like to have your veins plumped.
Did a little running around for Jin, just some food shopping.
Visited Scotty at work, took him a coffee.
Walked the dogs through the cool morning sunshine. It was so lovely we went for an extra long walk.
SOTEvening: Mecca Balsam by La Via del Profumo
Worked at the Sydney Stingers Water Polo Team annual Trivia Fundraiser! It was so crowded. They maybe could have fitted two more seats in the auditorium, that’s how many people were there, and they were rowdy AF. My handsome Co-Host Tim and I had an uphill battle just getting them to listen, ALL NIGHT! There were shows, I even played Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act with a super cute quartet of Bearded Nuns to do I Will Follow Him. Riotous! With my payment I’d bought a table and had Jin, Kath, Alice, TinaG, Sam, Kerri and Simon there. Sadly Phil was too sick to come. Having them there made the whole event ultra special. TinaG won a four night holiday in Tasmania for four people! AMAZING!
After the event we sat around and Jin and I were able to give everyone their holiday gifts. I think they liked them. Really, we just like buying stuff for people.
Got home and we were both so bushed that we basically went straight to bed. Jin was so tired that he was snoring like a freight train and restless, jumping all over the place. I jumped out of our bed and hit the spare. BLISS!
SOTMorning: So Nude by Costume National
My voice is gone. Thank goodness I have today off. My first day off since returning from the honeymoon. I’ve earned a lazy day. Jin also went to work the day after he came home and has been non stop, he works tonight so I’m letting him have a sleep in today. When he surfaces I’ll take him for brunch.
We took the dogs for a walk.
Then we had brunch around the corner at a new cafe. It’s pretty cool and the food was excellent.
We were going to do other stuff but…….
Had a knock down fight on the phone with an incredibly condescending, aggressive and threatening woman whose Turbo Trivia fundraising event went awry while we were on honeymoon. I get it, she had a fairly huge issue. Our hostess forgot that she had the gig and when they finally found her she got to the venue VERY late. They filled with games till she got there. When she arrived she went straight to work and fulfilled her obligations. Some people are so mean, like REALLY mean. I hate confrontation of this kind and she is making it personal, and scary. I’ve already lost sleep over it and then today she was just awful. GAK!
SOTAfternoon: Youth Dew by Estee Lauder
Was going to go out and hang at the Heaven Social Dance but it’s my only day off this week so I decided to stay home. Have some down time with Lucifer Season 4 on Netflix.
Slept in till 11am! WOW! What a glorious, beautiful, deep and dreamless sleep. I feel invigorated and ready to face the day.
SOTMorning: Guess by Marciano
Watching more Lucifer. The story has gotten so much better but some of the directing and acting in this season is pretty lame. Made up for by some moments of genius.
Jin surfaced around midday, he’s working nights last night and the next two. He has commandeered the TV and it’s playing Korean travel shows. Even though I don’t understand a word it washes over me nicely and I can understand more body language than anything.
We had some lunch and then Jin hit the hay and I went and bathed.
Watched Lucifer Season 4.
Stayed scentless tonight. Went to work at Austral Bowling Club. I love our regulars there, they are wonderful and fun and warm. Eve and Rita gave me a good advice talking to tonight, I’m grateful. Sundays is special. Anna Maria and I have our weekly catch ups there too.
Walked the dogs in the drizzling rain. It was cold and wet but kinda fun.
SOTBed: In honour of Anna Maria, we bought these bottles together. Rose Oud by Yves Rocher. I smell fabulous.
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