Hey there APJ Crew,
Another week with the kids. Jin is a saint, the best uncle ever. They don’t know how lucky they are. I’ve pulled my ankle again, it’s fairly ouchie. So many wonderful fragrances this week, I’ve been pulling boxes out from the cupboard. Woo Hoo!
Scent Diary: 12.8 – 18.8.2019
OK, so my ankle is really sore today. It feels like pulled/tight/torn muscles and is torture even lifting it in the wrong direction. Supposed to be cleaning day and Aquarobics but not possible.
SOTDay: Ambre Ceruleen by Huitieme Art
I spent the morning and early afternoon watching The Originals on Netflix and doing the clothes & linen washing.
Got onto the TRIVIA Q&A early-ish. More than halfway through by 6pm. I did take a break for a cuppa and social media check.
SOTEvening: Dangerous Complicity by Etat Libre d’Orange
Did some more TRIVIA Q&A
Had dinner with Jin and the kids. Had a nap 8-9pm
Finished TRIVIA Q&A before midnight.
Watched some The Originals.
SOTBed: Vintage Arpege Eau de Lanvin by Lanvin. Promise her the world but give her Arpege!
SOTMorning: Oriental Brulant by Guerlain
This ankle is still too sore to get out and about. Even walking the dogs was a punish this morning. It’s not killing pain but it is hard to be normal.
Watched The Originals.
Shaved and bathed.
SOTEvening: Boucheron EdT
We had about 60 people in tonight. They’re such a fun bunch. Parramatta RSL has been going gangbusters for nine years. Some of our players have been coming from the very beginning.
I gave the kids some money to take Jin out for dinner as a thank you. They went to his favourite Japanese fish restaurant and ate WAY TOO MUCH. The three of them came home so happy and excited, full of stories and news.
Watched some The Originals.
SOTBed: Slowdive by Hiram Green
Ankle still sore. GRRR!
Fed & walked the dogs this morning.
Hit the couch, watching The Originals.
Went out to the Libertine Parfumerie and Agence de Parfums seasonal launch of new to Australia stuff and Christmas. It was a fabulous array. Everything from Clive Christian’s new Travel Set, L’Artisan, Miller et Bertaux, Penhaligon’s and Costume National fragrance releases to Cire Trudon and Carriere Frères candles. SO MUCH LUXURY!
They gave me these two bottles. Reviews and GIVEAWAYS to come!
I put Menta y Menta by Miller et Bertaux on my left arm and Cairo by Penhaligon’s on my right. The minty excitement in Menta y Menta calms quickly but Cairo is a winner, the whole roo swooned when it was first spritzed to cards for us and on the body it wears magnificently. cairo smells like a winner to me, in the very woodsy, saffron, rose and patchouli vein, drying down to a woodsy vanilla. Loving it.
Home for some more The Originals and some lunch.
Work was heaving tonight. The place was really full and we all had a ball. I didn’t do a headcount but it could easily have been 60-65 people playing.
Jin and the kids have commandeered the lounge tonight. I might go to bed early (I didn’t)
Played on the computer.
Had a fabulous bubble bath which warmed me right through.
SOTBed: Guess by Marciano Woman.
WOW! Today is as perfect a day as I could dream of. Sunshiny 21C after a 3C night. Jin and I are off work for a couple of days and can spend some time just hanging out with the kids. We all had a lovely sleep in.
SOTD: Encens Flamboyant by Annick Goutal
We all went and had Thai for lunch. Jin treated us. The kids have only ever eaten Thai food once before so it was a fun learning experience for them.
There was a SUPER SALE at Chemist Warehouse today. I bought Killer Queen by Katie Perry for Sindy and L’Homme ideal Cologne by Guerlain for Daniel. They were only AU$20 each. What a bargain! They are so excited.
We hung out in the mall for a while.
Went to the movies and watched Emma Thompson’s new film Late Night. It was totally fun, on so many levels. I’ve always adored Emma Thompson, she also married Greg Wise who I hung out with at the Cannes Film Festival way back in 1994 and TOTALLY adore. Mindy Kaling is the writer and star. Bloody good film. Loved it. The kids enjoyed it too, which was a bit of a surprise.
Came home. Jin and the kids have taken over the kitchen. I will have a nap. YAY!
SOTEvening: Honey Blossom extrait by Aftelier Perfumes
We all trotted down the road to Jin & my favourite Indian restaurant tonight. The kids have never had Indian food, it was a taste revelation for them. We had three courses of share plates and loads of laughs and chatter. Good night out. Sindy took these two shots because I completely forgot to.
Home and did some blog, social, eMail stuff on the computer.
SOTBed: Patchouli Patch by L’Artisan
SOTMorning: Indian Study by Miller et Bertaux
Jin had us up early to get ready for our days adventure.
Car and train ride to town. We grabbed a coffee as we wandered to the Sydney Opera House to hear the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. YAY! It was wonderful. Mozart’s Symphony No.29. A concerto for a wind quartet and a theatrical symphony.
We wandered down to Circular Quay afterwards and grabbed some Hungry Jacks for lunch. Sitting in the sun watching the passing parade, view and the boats was lovely. 25C in WINTER!
The Museum Of Contemporary Art was right next door so we took the kids into a couple of the rooms to give them a hit of Modern Art.
Then we wandered up to Nespresso for Jin and Burberry for Sindy. I think she looks amazing in the new 70s collar & revere trench at a very flattering 3/4 length, featuring lovely much tortoise shell buttons and gilt features. It’s a wardrobe staple. We didn’t buy it but I really think its retro-ness would keep it stylish forever.
Back on the train and drove home.
Sindy’s hair has been looking a bit brassy so we grabbed a purple toner and put that through her hair this evening. I know, BEST UNCLE EVER! It now has a much more brilliant sheen and ashy blonde look.
Jin went to bed, I watched more The Originals on Netflix.
SOTBed: 1957 by CHANEL
Jin was up and out with the kids at some gawd awful dark hour. Daniel went SCUBA with the seals two hours south from us. Jin and Sindy visited BFF Kath’s Mum’s grave down there and did some shopping, lunching and seasideing.
I got up groggily at about 9am and started organising stuff. BFFs Kath and Alice came over to help me organise the paperwork for the unhappy customer who is taking me to an NCAT.
SOTMorning: Pichola by Neela Vermeire Creations
It wasn’t all work, obviously. We caught up, had some laughs and lunch. It was one of those terrific afternoons spent doing something important with the people you love. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for their support and friendship. Whenever this this threatens to overwhelm me they are strong and wise and smart, not to mention wickedly hilarious. Completely un-PC over the top funny. We were squawking like seagulls, Kath nearly choked with laughter.
Jin came home with the kids and had added his bestie Matt on the way home. I sent them all out of the apartment or on errands as I cleaned the place. STILL LIMPING BTW!!
SOTEvening: Bohea Boheme by Mona di Orio
Alice and Kath did a Cheese Platter for appetisers. Australian Sparkling all round. Kids had soft drinks.
Jin and Daniel were in charge of the Spicy Pork BarBQ. I put together Potato Salad, Garden Salad and Jin quickly did some Shallot Salad.
Next arrivals were Evie and Lola. They settled in and last to arrive, but well on time, newbies to our table Linda & Peter from Wednesday TRIVIA. The table was pretty full with 11 adults at it. Wine, food and conversation flowed effortlessly all night. Stories, memories, plans and so much. Sometimes there were three plus conversations running concurrently. Happy bedlam.
Dessert was Berries and Cream brought by Linda and Rockmelon brought by Evie. Fruit Salad is the best dessert of them all. So indulgent but not really naughty. We had tea with it.
The dogs let me know, in very certain terms, that it was time for their walk. That was basically the end of the night.
I came back and we all hugged and it was done.
Sat up watching the very last couple of episodes of The Originals.
SOTBed: Russian Tea by Masque Milano
Jin and the kids were going to the markets this morning. I wasn’t going to go but decided at the last minute to accompany them.
SOTMorning: Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations
It was fun. we wandered around. Had some lunch. Bought some necessities and junk. It’s fun just to hang with the three of them.
Still limping. Booked physio for tomorrow
Bathed and shaved. Used the very last of my Shower Gel Anna Maria. It has been so lovely splashing around with the Acs In Paris Bubble Bath.
SOTAfternoon: Le Jardin de Monsieur Li by Hermès
This week I went to work in guy mode. We had a complaint last weekend about my language and I am much less controversial as a bloke. This Austral job is part of my life. Anna Maria and her wonderful family, the Muffies team and the Immortally Addicted crew are so special to me. It would be a real shame if this night ends because I’m a foul mouthed fool.
Excellent night. The crowd was fun and we all had a good time. Daniel and Sindy came and ate and then kind of zoned out. I get bit. It’s not their scene.
Home now. Going to get started on the clothes washing, watch some Harry Potter and chill.
SOTBed: Eau Duelle by Diptyque
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