Hey there APJ Crew,
The kids are still with us. It’s kind of nice having them around the house. They basically take care of themselves at 16 & 20. Jin is loving being an Uncle and I quite like hearing their chatter, even though quite a lot of it is in Korean and Slovakian. If we had kids we would need more room though, not that we want kids, that’s definitely 100% off the table.
Scent Diary: 5.8 – 11.8.2019
Woke up early, felt well enough to go back to Aquarobics. So glad I went. It’s the perfect way to start the day. I look really tired in this shot but I’m just bleary and still a bit puffed after doing the class. Love the colours in the background though.
SOTMorning: Vintage Shalimar extrait by Guerlain. Just a little swipe so the cleaning feels like a glamorous event and adventure.
Came home and cleaned the house. Top to bottom. Did 5 loads of clothes washing, hung and dried.
Had a blissful two hour nap.
SOTAfternoon: Ashoka by Neela Vermeire Creations. I love the figgy woodsiness. Carefree enough to wear every day but easily transitions to glam should you need it to.
Cooked dinner for Jin and the kids. Chicken & Corn Vol au Vents with Asparagus, Broccolini and Corn on the cob. Strawberries & Cream for dessert. It was nice, we all sat around and chattered, laughed. It was perfect family time.
It was fun doing another MOOD SCENT 4 this week. If you didn’t catch it the theme was Playing The Diva.
TRIVIA Q&A. I am having a headache, it’s quite bad. I’m going to finish up here, take some panadol and go to bed. Tomorrow morning I can get the Q&A finished.
Up early to do my TRIVIA Q&A. this bloody headache is still banging around. It woke me up a couple of times in the night too. I might take some sinus specific medication this morning.
Walking the dogs cleared my head beautifully this morning. It was so cold and crisp I took the dogs double our usual morning ramble.
SOTMorning: Eau de Minthe by Diptyque
Had some running around to do. Nothing major. Petrol, visit one of the clubs I work in to collect stuff i left there accidentally, visit Scotty and give him his Star Wars socks I bought for him. Should have taken a pic.
Guess what? Scotty took a pic of his fabulous socks for me. Aren’t they heaven?
Organised everything for tonights trivia.
Packed and sent some PPPs. At the post office discovered two loads of Council Rates and had to pay a Strata bill. Today was expensive.
Home and having a cuppa, watching The Originals.
Bathed, shaved and beautified.
SOTEvening: Amor Amor by Cacharel. This sweet treat was a gift from Anna Maria and every time I wear it her happy smiling face pops into my minds eye. She is one in seven billion and I’m so glad we are friends.
We had 81 people playing tRIVIA tonight. The $1000 Cash Jackpot went off too. Perry and Wayne won it as a table of two! AMAZING!! They’re so happy.
SOTBed: Le Participe Passé by Serge Lutens. I wanted the extra crunchy stewed fruit vibe. MMMMM
We all sat around watching The Matrix. Great fun movie.
Off to Aquarobics again this morning. What a beautiful way to start the day.
Home and Jin and I walked the dogs. It feels like spring here already. Sunshiny days.
SOTMorning: So Nude by Costume National. Clean white floral beauty.
Hung around the house watching The Originals, reading, blogging. Very lazy day.
SOTEvening: Elegance Animale by Lalique. Not animal, not elegant, a fizzy fruity floral with a lovely golden musky background and maybe some chocolate?
The kids came to trivia at Greystanes Inn tonight. They sat with the Mulligans and it was a really fun table but they didn’t help at all. It was a bummer, but a funny one. It was quite a busy night too. Happy days.
Watched some The Originals.
SOTBed: Shalimar EdT by Guerlain. Can’t beat it. why don’t I wear this beauty every day,
Stayed up till 3.30am watching The Originals. WHOOPSIE!
Slept in till 9.30am. Didn’t;t even hear Jin come home from work, change and get into bed.
Jumped straight up and walked the dogs. No wonder Sydney is on water restrictions. This perfect sunlit springlike weather has persisted all winter. Not complaining because it’s been wonderful to wander around in but…….
SOTMorning: Kiehl’s Original Musk
Sindy and I walked to the Post Office, then to the Barber where I had my head shaved, took some clothing alterations and repairs to the guy that I trust, walked up to Westfield and had our Pedicures done. Sindy also had a gel manicure. It was a really nice morning.
Jin and Daniel joined us as we were finishing and then we went for Vietnamese. I had Pad Thai and they had Beef Noodle Soup.
Then we went next door to the Korean Bread shop and bought junk for everyone (except me, because diabetes). Sometimes just the shopping is enough fun.
OK, full disclosure, I ate the very end off the closest doughnut, it was freaking delicious.
Home. Jin went back to bed because he’s working again tonight.
SOTAfternoon: Creme de Cuir by bdk Parfums. I love the way this beauty dries down, a dry leather with hints of creaminess. So subtle but beautiful.
Jin and I watched Rocketman. WOW! Loved it, so much. You know what though, one day I’d like to see a mainstream Hollywood type film with homosexual leads that aren’t tragic, broken and crazy. I know it makes better viewing but I’d be so overjoyed to see a regular rom-com. Taron Egerton was wonderful, I could watch him forever in anything.
Tonight Daniel and I made Nachos. Both kids came to the supermarket with me. We got what we needed and then Daniel decided he wanted to learn how to make it. It was really fun. It only takes about 40 minutes from start to eating, cost us about $15-20 and there was heaps, could have fed six.
The kids watched TV and I came in to the computer and fart arsed about.
Up and fed & walked the dogs quickly. Jin hadn’t come home from work when I got back.
Off to Aquarobics. I’ll be honest, my heart was NOT in the game this morning. Once I got in the pool though all laziness evaporated and I gave a good accounting of myself.
SOTMorning: Secret Joly by Oriza L Legrande
Came home. Jin, the kids and TinaG all came to Featherdale Wildlife Park with me. We patted Koalas and Wallabies, the crew got to feed the Quokka. So many amazing Australian birds, animals and reptiles. It’s a wonderful day out, one of my favourite places anywhere.
SOTEvening: Elegance Animale by Lalique
Came home and cleaned the house while Jin organised dinner for 10 people tonight. He had heaps of help in the kitchen from TinaG and Sindy. This was the only photo I remembered to take all night. So bummed. It was an excellent table with loads of chatter. Everybody got a turn, people listened and responded thoughtfully. Jin & I had a wonderful time (hopefully everybody else did too).
Woke up around 8.30am and rolled over. Went back to sleep.
Didn’t finally fall out of bed till 10am. What a stunning way to spend a free morning. I feel so refreshed and relaxed.
SOTMorning: Vintage Miss Dior EdC. Hello my old friend. What a stunner you are. This is so pristine, perfectly preserved.
Went back to bed.
Bathed, dyed and shaved the beard.
SOTEvening: Eau Absolue by Mona di Orio
Made myself into a beautiful woman and went out to Fundraise for a small school. Theme was Rock & Pop Stars. It was an excellent night. Raised heaps of money and had a few really good laughs.
This photo below was taken by Mark, the nights photographer.
Home. Changed. Ate. Watching The Originals on Netflix.
SOTBed: Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez
OOOOH! It’s had a cold snap. Chilly here in Sydney. It’s snowing at the Blue Mountains, about an hour drive away. BRRRR!
SOTMorning: Cuir Beluga by Guerlain
Spent most of the day watching The Originals.
Bathed, shaved and cleaned up this old mess.
SOTAfternoon: Iris Tubereuse by Creed
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