Hey there APJ Crew,
YAY! We had rain in Sydney. LOVE it when it rains. Perfect for getting those last winter fragrance wearings in before SPRING next week. Saw a bunch of mates, spent some much needed QT with Jin and watched a lot of Netflix.
Scent Diary: 26.8 – 1.9.2019
At about 1am on Sunday night/Monday morning I realised that there was no sleep coming so I tidied and vacuumed the house. Did the last loads of washing and cleaned my bathroom. It was a very productive couple of hours.
SOTMidnightCleaning: Shalimar vintage extrait by Guerlain. Nothing makes cleaning feel more glamorous and wonderful.
Jin came home from work and slept. I stayed in bed till about 9.30am when I got up to feed and walk the dogs.
SOTDay: Slowdive by Hiram Green
My ankle is still giving me gyp.
IT’S RAINING!! We need it so badly and it’s coming down steadily. YAY!
Spent the day doing my Trivia Q&A and organising the blog.
Jin brought home Hungry Jacks for his dinner and I had the last of the Spicy Pork BarBQ leftovers with salad and chips.
How cute are these dogs?
We watched the two last Matrix films together. Really Jin watched them and I was in and out. Did some blogging, had a couch nap with Paris, watched some TV. It was a really lovely home night.
More rain. Lovely heavy rain that came down for a couple of hours. Best way to spend a home evening while listening to the rain outside.
SOTBed: Ashoka by Neela Vermeire Creations
Up and walked the dogs in the rain
SOTMorning: Velours by YSL
Jin had to take his car for service which meant we had brunch at the nearby mall. Pure Kebab! OMG! Yummiest kebab I ever had. Everything was so clean and they didn’t overfill it. Chilli and hummus as sauce. YUMMY!
Home, organised the rest of TRIVIA. FORGOT to send the girls their Q&A for the week. PANIC STATIONS.
Beard dye, trim, bath and moisturise.
Took Jin back to collect his car. Did some grocery shopping on the way home. Very low key.
SOTEvening: Courtesan by Worth. You may remember this pineapple and musk beauty. It was DCd a few years ago and I snaffled a bottle and a back up. It rarely gets out of the box but it perfect for this warm winter evening.
Work was fun. We had 59 in the house. The Q&A was really hard tonight, challenging for everyone.
Home, hung out on the computer.
SOTBed: Queen by Queen Latifah. Can’t stop myself wearing it. YUM!
I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I currently LOVE sleeping. Can’t get enough. Slept till nearly 10am this morning.
SOTMorning: Le Colle Noire by DIOR
Walked the dogs in the perfect late winter sunshine.
Went to the Physio who agrees we need an ultra sound and X Ray. She manipulated my foot again and it does feel better. Also, she has given me some new exercises, hopefully these will help improve the problem.
Spent the afternoon catching up with Office Paperwork and Bills. I’ve been so slack on it since Scotty got a real job and we haven’t been doing our Tuesday Office Day. There is quite a backlog. I’m now paid up to date, just some Credit Card debt after the kids were here and some splurging on perfumes. It’s well under $5k and I will get that down ASAP.
SOTAfternoon: Tzora by Anat Fritz. Hay, woods and spices. This smells like the Wombat enclosure at our local zoo. How did it take me so long to buy this fabulous fragrance?
Bathed and made myself fresh for work tonight.
SOTEvening: Dolce Patchouli by i profumi di Firenze
The Greystanes Inn was heaving for Trivia tonight. 57 players! There weren’t enough tables and groups were sharing them. It was such a fun night and we had a laugh.
I’d like to point out how cute I look in this shot. You can tell how happy I am that this night is really working.
Home and my ankle is SORE!! I did the exercises and gave it an ice bath. Those things are pretty painful too. HA! It’s hardly life threatening and I am such a baby but OW OW OW!
Jin went to bed early and I watched Rampage with Dwayne Johnson and then Murder Mystery with Jennifer Anniston and Adam Sandler on Netflix. Both fun but silly romps. I enjoyed them.
SOTBed: Youth Dew by Estee Lauder
It is dark and stormy looking outside today but no sign of rain yet. Fingers crossed for a deluge. The dogs are so frisky in the cold.
SOTMorning: Guerlain PH L’Eau Boisee. This is no woodsy warmer but a cool freshie. A bit like the L’Eau d’Issey range but more cologne-ish. Very nice, I can see why it’s a popular iteration of the Pour Homme range. No lid because my bottle is a tester bought for peanuts at the discounters.
Went to the doctor to get a referral for an X Ray and Ultra sound of my ankle.
Home for a quick catch up with Jin and a cuppa.
Met Kath for the entree to my lunch at Macquarie Centre. My all time favourite mall. Sadly there was no shopping time. Good catch up. SO DELICIOUS! All gone.
My main lunch was taking Phil out for his birthday. We walked from his place to the Dendy Cinema Cafe in Newtown. It was a terrific catch up. So good seeing his new home all set up and everything looking so beautiful.
From Newtown I had to skedaddle to get to my Ultra Sound and X Ray across town in Toongabbie. the new WestConnex is amazing. I did the trip in about 40 minutes on a late Thursday afternoon. There is loads of fluid caught up in between very angry muscle and ligaments. X Ray showed a fracture in my ankle that never healed properly and it’s causing distress all over the place. Good to know I’m really in trouble and not a hypochondriac. I’ll see the doctor tomorrow.
SOTEvening: Vintage Miss Dior extrait. O M G! This is exactly how I wanted to smell.
After all this driving and adventuring today my leg is really sore now. Glad to be able to relax.
Walked the dogs through gorgeous shimmery drizzle. It was beautiful.
Could not get off the couch, cuddled with the dogs. We watched THREE Netflix films. London Has Fallen, White House Down and Otherhood. Enjoyable romps all. Gerard Butler, O M G! He just keeps getting more desirable at every turn. Jamie Foxx makes an excellent president and the cast in White House Down is STELLAR! Stay with Motherhood, the opening is terrible but the rest of the movie is good. Look out for the Becki Newton cameo, who I adored in Ugly Betty as bitchy Front Desk girl Amanda Tanen.
It’s 2am and I’m into the bath. Want a long hot bubble bath before bed so I sleep like a baby.
SOTBed: Ambre Nuit by DIOR
Woke up to PARCELS!! I have been shopping again. First pic is from the Peony Melbourne SALE.
This picture is from a SUPER SALE DOC on FaceBook. Thanks Nicholas!
SOTMorning: Sampaquita on chest, Glacialis Terra on right hand and Ambra di Luna on left hand. I smell freaking amazing.
It’s Friday and I have the day to myself, at leisure.
Walked the dogs in the lovely cool drizzle.
Wen’t to the Dr to get my Ultrasound and X Ray results. Took them to the physio.
Did some grocery shopping, nothing much.
Jin woke up and went straight to the kitchen to make us Dumpling Soup for lunch. Tell you what, having him around is so freaking good. Sure you all get it when I tell you how thankful I am to have met this extraordinary man. Obviously, he’s not perfect but he is a perfect fit for me.
It’s 6pm and I want to do some blogging but my head isn’t in the game. I’ll set up a couple of Perfume Posse reviews and come back later to wear the perfumes for writing the post.
SOTEvening: Embers + Musk by Aftelier Perfumes. WOW! You want some smoke with your smoke? All the smokes? From BarBQ to incense to campfire to roaring hearth fire? Then you smoke-loving Perfumistas, go straight to Aftelier Perfumes and get you a sample. DO IT! The extrait is one of the richest tapestries of fragrance I have ever smelled.
Watched Hummingbird (also called Redemption) with Jason Stratham and the very cute animation Small Foot on Netflix. Resting this damn foot has had me TV bound. I am kind of loving it TBH.
Walked the dogs in the cool and wet. Perfect weather for ducks, and NETFLIX!
SOTBed: Cuir Ottoman by Parfums d’Empire
Except I wasn’t sleepy so I watched Barely Lethal on Netflix. It was fun. I particularly loved Bernard’s progression but the ending is corny as anything. Jessica Alba is so bad she’s good, kind of steals the movie.
Jin got home from work around 9.30am. He woke me while taking the dogs for a wee. When he came in our room we chattered away a short while, he makes me laugh, what a funny guy. So now wide awake I jumped out of bed.
Still have the smoky residue of last nights fragrances. Maybe I’ll go on a completely different direction.
SOTMorning: Snob by Le Galion. With a flawless apple, marigold and lily of the valley opening, modern snob is so different to anything else in my collection. It floats effortlessly and always smells amazing.
Jin got up around midday and I made us some lunch. Rissoles with hot and cold salads. YUM! I already had a couple of bites before Jin reminded me to take a pic.
He went back to bed for work tonight.
Dyed my beard and trimmed it into shape. Jumped in the bath. YAY! This week I thunked two of my Shower Gels, Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden and British Sterling by Dana (used as Bubble Bath, of course). Such a good feeling. Can’t wait to grab some new stuff out tomorrow. YAY! I had to cut the end of British Sterling off to get the last of it out. Waste not, want not.
SOTEvening: Sampaquita by Ormonde Jayne
Tonight I hosted a Dance School fundraiser to help some kids live their dreams on a cruise ship. 150 parents and friends. The hope was to raise $5000 clear but we exceeded their expectations. Totally fun. This is the crew that put the night together.
Home now. Out of drag. I’ve fed & walked the dogs and I’m ready to hit the hay.
SOTBed: Botticelli by Teone Reinthal. A resinous rose with lovely green twiggy backdrop. Perfect to send me dreaming to the land of nod.
I woke up really early on the couch, still dark. Got up, had some water, used the bathroom and went to bed in the spare room. No reason why because Jin was at work.
Woke up to a text message from BFF Kath saying lunch was arriving at Father’s day, where was I. O M G! Jumped up, brushed teeth, dressed, spritzed and left.
SOTDay: Elegance Animale by Lalique. I’m so surprised that this sweet, fruity, animalic concoction has become my no worries, spritz and go scent. If you’d asked me the first time I wore it if it would become a favourite I’d have laughed. I was already thinking of gifting it to a mate. It seems to have stealthily become a real favourite.
Lunch was fun. Loads of chatter, laughs and some good news from BFF Kath. I think Dad had a good time.
Came home and bathed.
SOTEvening: Ostara by Penhaligon’s for the first day of spring.
The sunset was so amazing tonight. This was the only place I could pull my car over and get a photo. The pink was so fluorescent it was burning my eyes out.
One of my beautiful Austral BC boyfriends.
We had $1000 Cash Jackpot Winners tonight. Congratulations Virgins United.
Anna Maria also bought me the most thoughtful gift. Do Son Shower Gel by Diptyque and a Mecca Cosmetica make up brush. Can’t wait to use both. I am thoroughly spoiled and so grateful for her friendship. Anna Maria is basically one of my sisters. We are so lucky to have each other.
Home. I’ve fed & walked the dogs. Jin is snoring happily on the couch and the living room smells like farty old man.
SOTBed: Petit Fracas by Robert Piguet
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