Hey there APJ Crew,
This week seemed really busy but looks like it was pretty quiet. Weird how that happens. Got some amazing scents on my skin including some brand new testings. Saw a bunch of mates. Hung out with Jin and ate ALL the foods.
Scent Diary: 4.11- 10.11.2019
Did the 8.30am Aquarobics class. Feel good for it. I love the Sydney Olympic Pool site. It’s a lovely place to start my day.
SOTMorning: Eau d’Epices by Tauer Perfumes. I felt like something rich and intricate today, even though it’s quite warm 27C (80F).
Home, fed and walked the dogs. They are going through their annual month of moult. I took the dead hair remover comb on our walk today and pulled out handfuls of fur from them. If I do this every couple of days they don’t leave it around the house.
Done 3 loads of clothes washing and some TRIVIA Q&A and it’s only midday!
It’s now 6.30pm. 5 loads of washing done. First load already dry and folded. House dusted, vacuumed, bathroom cleaned, tiles washed (on my hands & knees for that thank you very much). MOST of my TRIVIA Q&A done.
SOTAfternoon: Liberté by Cacharel. Continuing the spicy citrus adventures of todays perfumes.
Jin came home around 7.30pm. We had dinner together and chatted but he was buggered and not very good company.
We walked the dogs together and he went straight to bed. He’ll be up again before 5am.
TRIVIA Q&A. I’m finding it hard to focus on it.
SOTNight: Ambre Nuit by DIOR. Completely forgot I had this cool amber beauty hiding away in its box, in another box atop the frag wardrobe.
It’s 1.30am just finished my TRIVIA Q&A. That was a hard slog tonight.
I’m for bed.
SOTBed: Trussardi Donna. Vintage leathery goodness. MMMMMMM
Slept blissfully till 9am
It’s cooled down considerably here in Sydney. Walking the dogs in jeans and a hoodie. Love this weather, cool breeze and cloudy. HEAVEN!
SOTMorning: Guess by Marciano. Sometimes nothing else hits the spot better than this ultra cheap, orange and caramel brittle, candyfloss monstrosity. LOVE IT!
Got my trivia stuff organised. Packed up a bunch of send outs. Organised the goodwill donation.
Off outta the house now.
Post Office, Chemist, Scotty at work.
Fell asleep on the couch.
Work as a dude.
Fun night with the Parramatta RSL crew. The Golden Shower Girls missed Miharu tonight. Brad looks particularly seedy here, he he he he.
SOTMorning: Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori
Home and bus/train to city.
On the way I passed the flats that I lived with Rose and Varun (my last partner).
Met up with my courtesy aunt Sandra for brunch. We were joined by a friend from my late teens who I’d spent a North Coast Christmas with, with a couple of other friends. I haven’t seen him in at least a decade. EXCELLENT surprise. So excited I forgot to take photos, except for this one of David and me.
Walked through Hyde Park into the city. Today was perfect weather. What a day. No filter or colour enhancement.
Met my mate Patrick for lunch. We went to Lobby Bar and I was about 30 minutes early at 11.30am. First in the restaurant. Once he got there I forgot to take a shot of us too. Damnit. Food, conversation, everything was perfect.
Home via the Post Office. Sending, not receiving.
SOTEvening: Eau Absolu by Mona di Orio
We had 9 tables for TRIVIA tonight and this team were WINNERS! They play a lot but have never won. Recruiting a couple of older blokes really upped their game.
Watched a couple of shit but good Rom Com movies on Netflix.
SOTBed: Scent by Costume National
O M G! I woke when Jin got home from work and when he got into bed I went back to sleep too. Woke again at nearly 11am! What luxury. I felt like I slept for a year.
SOTMorning: CHANEL No 18 EdT. The perfect heat beater. A vegetal musk and iris scent with hints of peppery woods and a very refreshing sweetness. Whenever my straight mates ask me what perfume they should get for their girlfriends, especially if they aren’t INTO fragrance, this is what I most often reply. Sophisticated but easy, wearable all year and quite distinctive but not challenging.
We went out for Yum Cha breakfast. Jin is sick (not 100% certain what’s wrong but the Dr gave him today off and told him to take it easy) so he gets to eat whatever he wants. YAY! I love Yum Yum Cha Cha Cha.
Did a little grocery shopping. Jin wants Spicy Pork Belly for dinner. I sneakily added some Aussie Fat Sausages. The BarBQ will be lit, he might as well. Grabbed some stuff to make the various salads we love.
Came home and we both fell sound asleep.
I scored a 75ml Liberté by Cacharel off FB Marketplace for $15!! So freaking happy. Went to meet the girl at Top Ryde Shopping Centre. She was running 45 minutes late so I went and found out about a NEW Sydney based chocolatier. GAWD! It all looks so delicious that I bought a truckload to gift.
SOTEvening: Liberté by Cacharel. This is an old pic, the bottle shown here is nearly empty.
Also grabbed some bibs and bobs for Jin and I.
Came home and it’s FULL BarBQ AHEAD. Amazing smell and tasted freaking delicious.
Stayed up watching TV movies. Suddenly it was nearly 5am so I got ready, dressed and went to 6am Aquarobics. It was nivce to hang with the girls and get my exercise on.
Home and straight to bed. Slept till about midday.
Jin is home on a 3 day weekend, feeling better but not 100%. Basically he has slept on and off on the couch all day.
I went out at 2 to collect a 10ml decant of Mancera Soleil d’Italie I bought from Tyson Ali. Starting with Matt Deckers it has been getting a LOT of Aussie FB time and I felt the need to sniff it.
This week I was challenged by my girlfriend Nicola to do the
Day In The Life Of Me
Seven Days, Seven B&W Photos Of Everyday Life.
Obviously (to me anyway) the shots are not to ascertain artistic merit but seven snapshots of things we do regularly. It made me look at my life a little closer. Check the things I am doing, seeing, living with on the weekly and capturing them without glamorising or colour popping. Simple B&W captures. Here are my seven shots. I love the way B&W adds texture that you’d never notice in colour, even the most mundane becomes beautiful and tactile. Pattern becomes intrinsic and chaos looks like landscape. Everything I have shot is a part of the man I see myself as at 50 years old, the things I do, enjoy, love and collect.
SOTEvening: Niki de Saint Phalle
Went for dinner with Kath & Jin. STEAKS! So freaking delicious. Kath reminded me to take photos but we were chatting and I lost track of time and everything. It was a wonderful catch up.
SOTNight: Mancera Soleil d’Italie. Really wearable salty citrus freshie. Not ground breaking but it does the job seamlessly and simply.
Hung out with Jin watching Korean TV. Did some blog comment answering. Caught up on eMails.
SOTBed: Arbolé Arbolé by Hiram Green
Woke up around 9am with Jin. It happens so rarely that it should be noted.
SOTMorning: Pichola by Neela Vermeire Creations.
We had some toast & coffee. Fed & walked the dogs.
Went shopping for our Brunch tomorrow.
SOTAfternoon: Coco extrait by CHANEL. Such lavishness!
I’m catching up on some blogging. Jin is cooking and organising for tomorrow. It’s a very chill house today so far.
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In between, on the TV is a Korean show about some actors doing the Trans-Siberian Railway from Vladivostok to Moscow. It’s so good watching the bits we saw on our journey and Jin is hyper excited, calling me from the office whenever he recognises something. SO CUTE!
Seriously, I have no idea where today went. Suddenly it’s 9.30pm and Jin and I are feeding and walking the dogs.
Home and I grabbed some left over sausages and spicy pork with salad. DELICIOUS!
SOTNight: Opium Posie de Chine by Yves Saint Laurent
Cleaned, watched a bit of TV.
SOTBed: Nirmal by Laboritorio Olfactivo
Up, cleaned house, organised food, walked dogs.
SOTMorning: Granville by DIOR
GUESTS arrived for our 8th Anniversary Brunch. We had Prawns, Proscuitto wrapped rockmelon, Fruit, Bacon, Bagels, Pork crackling and bunches of other stuff. Jin made an orange cake from scratch with homemade marmalade and cream centre, with orange frosting. We had Bubbles and Orange juice, tea, coffee and sparkling water. Everyone was groaning full by the end. HAPPY DAYS!
Then Jin, Simon and Tina, with a little back seat driving from the rest of us, put together the Christmas tree. I KNOW! Month too early. Don’t care. we haven’t had it up for a couple of years and this year I want it up and Christmassy.
SOTEvening: Memory Motel by Une Nuit a Montauk
Work was fun tonight. The AUSTRAL BC crew are always a blast. We had a laugh.
Home. Jin hit the hay. I’m going to watch Netflix and eat a Bagel with Cream cheese and Prosciutto. YUM!
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