Hey there APJ Crew,
How did I even have time to breathe this week. It was CER AY ZEE! So many friends, oodles of food, Aunty tracey, Perfume, Sales, fun and games. WHOA! What a week.
Scent Diary: 9.12 – 15.12.2019
Woke up feeling very groggy and a sore throat at about 9.30am. I think there must have been a lot ofd snoring last nig
Grabbed Paris and we slept for another hour. It’s bed change day so he got to cuddle in bed with me. we both loved it.
SOTMorning: Liberté by Cacharel. The perfect choice to bring me out of my funk.
It’s sweltering here. Walking the dogs my eyes were stinging from the smoke and I’m breathing thickly.
Got some TRIVIA Q&A done
Clothes washing. dusting, bathroom
I picked this flower from my rose on there balcony and put it beside Jin’s bed. It smells and looks incredible.
There’s just not enough hours in MONDAY to get the list finished.
Met Jin down at the Fish Markets to get Kath some prawns for her birthday.
Came home, did the vacuuming, tidied up a bit.
Jin is being a dickhead. I think he’s tired and needs a little break. We are snapping at each other a bit. Well, he’s snapping and I’m burying him under a tonne of rubble. HA! We had a little chat tonight, he got to really say his bit, get heard and get schooled. All calm afterwards.
SOTEvening: Issey Miyake L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme
Got ready and went out to dinner with Kath & Alice for Kath’s birthday. We had INDIAN! It was freaking delicious. Lovely night.
Home, hung with Jin for a while.
TRIVIA Q&A. My head just isn’t in the game now. It’s only 11pm but I’m going to bed.
SOTBed: Eau de Gloire by Parfumo d’Empire
Up at 6am to get TRIVIA Q&A finished.
SOTMorning: Jersey by CHANEL. Smoky lavender. Heavenly. Exactly what I need to get my head clear and functioning.
9am and I’m done & dusted. Trivia finished and sent. Printed and collated here for another super fun week.
Did some more cleaning, just the kitchen, fish tank, pulled in the washing and folded it.
Walked the dogs a bit late and Sydney is enveloped in smoke. It smells like burning.
Went to collect Aunty Tracey from the station but the poor thing (read idiot) had not looked up her own train timetable but asked some random on the platform. Needless to say she was over an hour late after taking the wrong train and then taking the slow bus from China.
Thus I was too late home to become a woman for work. YAY!
SOTEvening: Crevache by Robert Piguet
Work was fantastic tonight. 70 players and the $1000 Cash Jackpot went off! Woo Hoo! Jin and Aunty Tracey were playing on the winning team. This is the first time We Knew That took home the cash jackpot in 8 years! Everyone was so excited for them.
Home now and my throat feels like it did after a couple of nights out on it back in the 2000s. GAK!
SOTBed: Le 3′ Homme de Caron. Vintage gorgeousness.
Watched GRIMM on Netflix till 2am
REAL SOTBed: Fancy Nights by Jessica Simpson
9.30am and I’ve just woken. Got up. Made Aunty Tracey & I a cuppa.
It’s going to be much cooler today, only around 25C (77F). Currently 19C. This is my really happy temperature. So comfortable.
SOTMorning: Arbole Arbole by Hiram Green
Aunty Tracey and I packed and posted the FiF order. Visited Scotty at work. Went to the supermarket. Came home and had some delicious lunch. These are my two purchases from this order.
SOTLunch: Sancti by Les Liquides Imaginaires
Then we had a lovely relaxing afternoon.
BATHTIME! with Premier Figuier Shower Gel by L’Artisan
SOTEvening: Premier Figuier Extreme by L’Artisan
Tonight was HEAVING at Greystanes Inn. So much fun.
While I was driving home Jin and Aunty Tracey called so I picked them up and took them home.
We sat around chatting. Jin is now intent on us changing our health insurance provider. Sounds good, bit more expensive but so many more benefits.
SOTBed: Scent by Costume National
Woke up coughing and spluttering like a 90 year old chain smoker. The ash and smoke has caused a return to my phlegmy days as a durry muncher. Ghastly. I’ll see how today progresses but it may be antibiotics time.
SOTMorning: Creme de Cuir by bdkPerfumes
Drove to town, parked at Kath’s and caught the train.
First stop we met Gareth and while walking to see Kath Aunty Tracey fell over in the street. Down like a bag of shit. It was terrible. This is an 80 year old woman we’re talking about here. Picked her up, sat in Kath’s buildings lobby and got some ice on her.
Instead of grabbing the Colombian food and walking around the block to haver a picnic in Hyde Park we went across the road and grabbed some coffee shop food. It was fine and we all had such good chatter.
Afterwards Gareth drew Aunty Tracey.
Then poor old Aunty Tracey couldn’t walk all the way to the Libertine sale so I set her up in a Pullman Hotel with a pot of coffee and another ice pack.
Wandered off to meet Tim at the sale. Bought a bunch of stuff. SHHH!
Tim came back and we sat with Aunty Tracey for a while. It was nice.
We met up with Kerri and Simon for coffees in the Strand arcade.
Afterwards, Aunty Tracey and I wandered down to the Sir Stamford in Circular Quay so I could get some scotch into her. A couple of nips and she was feeling a LOT better.
Then we wandered down to the Opera House Opera Bar and had some early dinner. Bumped into my girlfriends Andrea and Sandra there and they joined us. Fabulous chatters. Sandra & Tracey hit it off, seriously art was like they’d been friends forever.
Saw the play Cosi at the Drama Theatre in the Opera House. It was Aunty Tracey’s FIRST ever show at the Opera House and she was suitably excited and awed.
Afterwards we caught up with my mate Glenn from the show and had drinks with the rest of the cast and crew back down at Opera Bar.
Train to Redfern, car to home. Had some toast for supper and then did a 12 point collapse.
SOTBed: Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
Up, showered and dressed. Dogs walked. Woke Jin.
SOTMorning: Silences by Jacomo
My throat is trying to cope with all the smoke and much in the air. Not happy. Phlegmy and a bit sore. GHAK!
Aunty Tracey, Jin, and I trained into town and met my mate Lisa for a very nice Xmas catch up lunch today.
I thought I might go back to the Libertine Sale but was told that I was driving Jin home because he needed some sleep before work tonight. Bummed but a little bit glad.
Came home and slept. Beautiful. I must have been tired.
SOTEvening: La Colle Noire by DIOR
Fed and walked the dogs. It far cooler and the smoke is clearing in Sydney.
Really felt like a plate of roast vegetables tonight. PLUS, i had some left over ham that needed eating. YUMMY!
Had the evening to myself so I watched some GRIMM and hung out with the dogs. Wonderful night really.
SOTBed: Elegance Animale by Lalique. This fizzy fruitchouli works for me. It kind of smells like fruit flavoured hairspray.
Woke up to a lovely cool morning. Jin got home and gave the dogs a wee. I gave him our room and went to the spare to get another hour or so sleep.
SOTMorning: Secret Joly by Oriza L Legrand
Went to the Post Office to send a couple of PPPs. The line was down the street!
Started wrapping the Xmas presents.
COMPLETELY forgot I had a date with Kath to go see the White Rabbit gallery. FUCK! Ran like a madman to get organised and out the door.
SOTAfternoon: Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles. this be the good stuff.
The White rabbit gallery was amazing, as always. It’s their 10 year anniversary so we got to see some of their favourite and best pieces again. Still so interesting and poignant. Kath called this picture Camilla. HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Then we lunched at a little japanese fusion restaurant. YUM!
I had an hour to kill so sat in a restaurant and had myself some sparkling water and a little, peaceful, calm moment to myself.
Grabbed Phil, who took me out for dinner. we had so much to talk about and catch up on. Seriously good.
On the way home I spoke to Jin who was having drinks with an old work buddy. I dropped in for a drink and to put a few dollars through the Pokies with them. It was nice but really I wanted to go home and had a 45-50 minute drive ahead. I left them there boozing and laughing.
Home. Fed & walked dogs.
Jin came home, we chatted, he fell asleep on the couch.
SOTBed: Shalimar vintage extrait. MMMM
Up at 8am, to get this house organised for the girls to come. Only did a VERY perfunctory boy clean. The bathroom, dining table, kitchen and carpet got a going over. 30 minutes tops. It took longer to put all my shit away than to actually clean.
SOTMorning: Joy EdT by Jean Patou. This is an old shot, there’s about 1ml left oin the bottle.
Fed & walked the dogs. Gave them a loose hair removal comb in the park. This year they seem to have moulted more than all the other years put together.
Came home, checked everything, Jin got up and fixed the tap in the bathroom.
Tina, Kath and alice arrive for our Gingerbread House making morning. What a fricken HOOT! None of us had ever made one before and there were sweets, lollies and chocolates for days. I made up the icing in three different consistencies. We had a ball. It was so fun, and stupid, and creative. We all had such different visions, used totally different methods and got really beautiful results. Tina had a TRAIN instead of a house! Cannot recommend this enough to anyone who just wants to hang around for a couple of messy fun hours with their buddies.
Jin cooked us Katsu Curry while we made them. He would come over and mock us every now and then. His lunch was absolutely delicious, of course.
SOTEvening: Patchouli Patch by L’Artisan
Work was wonderful tonight. I took the Gingerbread Houses and they were utterly demolished and eaten up. So good to hang with the crew. VIrgins United won the $1000 JACKPOT! Amazing.
Home. Blog. Crash.
SOTBed: Patchouli Absolu by Tom Ford. I seem to be on a Patchouli bender tonight. YUMMY!
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