Hey there APJ Crew,
So half of 2019 is over! That sped by. WT A F!
Back in the pool this week! YAY! Feeling good for it, proud. Some adventures, events, fun, friends, food and it has been a stellar week for fragrance.
Scent Diary: 1.7 – 7.7.2019
Jin got home from work around 7am. I heard him taking the dogs for a wee. When I got out of bed it hit me.
BLOODY HELL! I am sick. Basically my body has become a snot and phlegm farm. Oh the glamour! It’s fairly feral but obviously I’ll survive. The whole adventure is starting to head for my chest now. Loads of water and Jin’s honey, ginger, lemon and Nashi pear puree in boiling water to help flush all the bad crap out. Vitamin C and multivitamins, I’m cuddled up in layers of clothing and going to sleep most of today off. My only MUST DO is writing TRIVIA Q&A. So I think going back to bed till lunchtime might be the order of the day.
Jin’s Chicken Soup! YUM
This meme made me laugh out loud, which induced a coughing fit. Still, it’s a bit funny.
Took a couple of Demazin PE Cold Tabs. Even though my nose is still running and I’m coughing and feeling disoriented it does feel a bit better and I’m able to somewhat concentrate on TRIVIA Q&A.
SOTAfternoon: Trouble by Boucheron. I know it’s widely panned, sweet, sticky and a bit of a mess. Still it smells bloody wonderful to and on me. Especially warming for a sick person.
Watched some Jessica Jones
Finished the last of my beautiful Bonapatre No40 tea by Lupicia that Anna Maria bought for me while we were in Paris last year. If you ever see this brand the teas are gorgeous.
Got all the TRIVIA Q&A Done by 11pm tonight. WOO HOO!
SOTBed: So Nude by Costume National
Last night before I went to bed a couple of Nurofen Plus might have found their way into my system. I slept like dead people, really beautiful, dreamless, healing sleep. I woke up feeling rested and ready to face the world. Still sick but definitely on the mend. YAY!!
Woke, walked the dogs and filled & ran the dishwasher.
Now I have the day at leisure till my 3pm beard dye and bath. I’m going to the Post Office, get some reading done and enjoy the fragrances that arrived yesterday. Yes, I had a couple of packages arrive but yesterday I was so sick the fragrances hardly smelled right, they probably still won’t today but I’m feeling optimistic.
Went and did some running around with Jin. I’m not perfectly healthy but there are breaks in needing to blow my nose.
You know what REALLY turned my grey skies to blue. A KFC burger. Suddenly the whole world seemed brighter, healthier and happier.
Came home and had the hottest bath, with the bar heater on in the bathroom and drank scalding coffee. Sweated it out in there.
Went to bed for nearly 2 hours, all rugged up, sweated it out again. Feeling about 80% myself. YAY!
Got into drag and went to work.
SOTEvening: Marion Nous
We had 85 players tonight and though I wasn’t 100% I managed to get through the night. Blowing my nose when I got home was sheer relief.
Hung out with Jin for a while. Early to bed.
Went back and hit the Sydney Olympic Pool today. I’m wasn’t 100% fit for it but feel so good having done a few laps and an Aquarobics class.
SOTMorning: Dark Lord by Kilian from my last Surrender To Chance order. I bloody love this stuff. Yes, I know it’s not his best offering, yes there are others quite like it, no I haven’t gone mad. This suits me, smells excellent on and for me and I love it. Shush you haters, shush.
Came home and ate an ENORMOUS bowl of chicken soup.
Spent some time repotting some Zygocactus. They are grown from my Mums kitchen shelf plants. She died in 2001 and I keep these babies alive in her memory. I did lose some while we away because the soil was so poor and even giving them a weekly water wasn’t giving them enough love. All repotted and ready for the next three or four years of their lives.
SOTEvening: Bohea Boheme by Mona di Orio
Trivia was quiet tonight but the whole pub was empty. I think the cold weather is keeping people at home.
SOTDay: Pour Un Homme de Caron.
Jin dropped me to the station. He isn’t even properly awake. AWWWWWWWW
Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay with Marian. We did the 11am guided tour of the permanent collection. Everything makes more sense when you get even a little explanation that can help to direct your thoughts and appreciation. Things you miss or that the artist has subtly implied can really bring the pieces to life. Some still look like globs of shite too but on the whole it’s an illuminating experience.
We wandered through the misty rain for lunch across the Quay. Just a cafe but perfected right on the edge of Sydney Harbour, with its food and ferry hustle and bustle makes a wonderful spot to sit and chatter away a couple of hours.
Train, walked home from the station. It’s relaxing walking home, especially nice in the cool of winter.
SOTEvening: Patchouli Patch by L’Artisan
Korean BarBQ with Jin, TinaG, Miranda Faire (as Glenn) and his lovely dude Greg. Excellent night out.
How dapper is Jin in his scarf, a gift from Neela. He’s a cute, who wouldn’t fall in love with that mug?
Home and I couldn’t sleep so I did some computer stuff, social media, wasted a couple of hours. Bed.
SOTBed: Trayee by Neela Vermeire Creations.
It’s bloody chucking it down heard in Parramatta this morning.
6am Aqua this morning and a couple of laps. I thought there was also a 7.30 class but the next one isn’t till 8.30. On Monday I think I’ll do both the 8.30 & 9.30 classes. Really get my body going.
Came home, had some breakfast and had a sleep on the couch with Paris. LOVELY!
SOTDay: Cuir Ottoman by Parfumeur d’Empire
Dogs walked and fed through the cool drizzle.
Sleeping and trying to shake this cold.
Made myself gorgeous.
SOTEvening: Coco EdT by CHANEL. So good MMMMMMMMM
Hermès re-released their Gloria Petyarre scarves earlier this year. Jin and I looked at them in South Korea but they didn’t have the colour way I was mad for. Sydney had TWO that I desperately want. The blue one is almost the same as the painting we have opposite our bed, it’s the first thing we se when we sit up each morning and we love it, a lot. The bright colourful one is heaven. GAK! Which do I chose??
Sydney Cabaret Festival Gala Opening. Caught up with so many old mates, only remembered to take a pic with Adrian who chatted with me while I waited for the crew to arrive.
What a fun night. Jennifer Holliday, the star of Dreamgirls Original 1981 Broadway Cast Recording sang And I Am Telling You to close the show. I’ve been miming that number for over 30 years, to see her sing it so effortlessly, flawlessly, was sheer unbridled pleasure for me. I was so happy, tears streaming down my face. I wanted to take a pic of her after she sang but I was crying and everyone surged to their feet and I didn’t get a chance. It was perfect. I can’t tell you how magic.
Afterwards Alice, Jin and I went off for Dumplings in Chinatown. YAY!
Woke up. Walked dogs.
SOTMorning: Trussardi Donna (original)
Post Office, grocery shopping, made lunch of Ham & Cheese Toasted Squishy Sandwiches.
Nap. Oh yeah, it was delicious.
SOTEvening: Bal a Versailles EdT with a couple of swipes of extract. HEAVENLY!
Hosted a Fundraiser for Greyhound Rescue. Their 10th Anniversary. It was all very Ra Sha Sha with a dinner party atmosphere. Loads of black tie and gowns. There was some money in the room and they spent. We had musicians, stand up comedienne and myself for entertainment. The speeches were short enough and the evening was a resounding success.
Hung out with my BFF Kath afterwards. I parked at her place and she drove me to and from. What a superstar.
Came home and it was late so I let the dogs in and we all slept in the living room, leaving Jin in the main bedroom alone.
Up early and walked the dogs through a foggy winter wonderland. BRRR!
Came to the computer and this weeks Saturday Question: Name One Fragrance Released In Your Birth Year has gone wild. So I spent a very happy hour or so commenting on everyone who’d named one frag.
SOTMorning: Escape a Byzance by Olibere Paris. Modern oriental done seamlessly.
Lazy day today.
Bathed and beautified.
SOTEvening: Mitzah by DIOR. It has been a week of some super favourite fragrances. Winter, as mild as it is here in Sydney and understanding my lack of seasonal rotation, is still my favourite time to wear perfume.
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