I’ve been MIA for a few days because I’m getting my chillax on in Byron Bay!
We’ve been eating, laughing, drinking, sunbaking, eating, drinking, shopping, watching Harley entertain us & walking on the beach.
It’s been divine!
Thanks to my fave app (Instagram) here’s what I’ve been up to in pictures (there’s a few so bare with me)…
33ºc in Sydney – Christmas Eve; Harley at the Park Christmas blooms on my table! Xmas Eve afternoon snackHarley’s tired from all the festivities planning
(sleeping with his new toy from Grandmama Lizzie)! Christmas Eve at casa del WilliamsMy beautiful Christmas pressie from hubby! Eeeek!
(reward for part good girl, part job promotion)Harley chewing on his Christmas pressie from Neen & E Christmas card from our little visitors; 5 yo Finley and from little Picasso 7 yo Willowcold & rainy on Christmas day – Jay & I; later that day celebrating with Jared, Pete & their man crewMelly & Jared Xmas night – suitably drunk! the day after Boxing Day 3am on deserted Sydney Harbour Bridge; leaving for our trip!Banana palms of Coffs Harbour countrysidemore gorgeous NSW North Coast Sugar Cane Macleay Valley Byron Bay hinterlands – view to the ocean! Merry margaritas – we’ve arrived!! Beach house artwork by the owner Rosarti it’s raining…chilling inside by the poolour first dinner; lamb & prawn skewers & saladJay’s sister & family dropped in to say hi!beautiful Suffolk beachcrazy Harley likes to eat sandamazing margaritas at Byron’s Margarita Mexican Cantinaprawn fajitas – I’m in heaven…hello Mr Gekko the moonperfect beach dayCaprese salad for lunchsunrise on the last day of 2012a gorgeous idea;
the Wishing Tree on the main street of Lennox Head breakfast at Quattrothe resident lizard that taunts Harley! grey ocean over Lennox Head beach what I’m doing! Jay & Harley in the pool
Happy New Year my gorgeous friends! Hope you have a wonderful night & may 2013 be epic!
Today we’re fortunate enough to have two celebrations; the first at our place with my friend Tam, her hubby Leon & gorgeous girls Willow & Finley for Christmas brunch, and then over to our friends who live up the street Jared & Pete for an “Orphans Christmas” for some slightly messier festivities!
Wherever you are and whomever you’re with Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you & yours!
So the world didn’t end in fire or ice. On we go for the next 5,125 years. In comparison here is my minuscule week in Instagram pics.
1 | kicking off a week of breakfast green smoothies 2 | gorgeous Harley boy 3 | Sportsgirl pretty skull Galaxy Tab cover 4 | Girls night out – Ems, B & Mands 5 | Girls night out – Mel, Mich & Mel 6 | pink caddy @ my mechanics workshop 7 | Melly & Harley 8 | cheers! Final Dinner Club of 2012 9 | tomato, basil & bocconcini salad @ Balla 10 | brekkie of champions! green smoothie goodness with the Jacksons after our mid-week sleepover 11 | selfie – my new hair colour 12 | It’s not all for me! Tasked with ensuring we don’t go thirsty in Byron Bay! 13 | I’m a good girl & Santa delivered something special from Louis Vuitton! 14 | my man
Mum sent me this on email this morning and I thought it would be fun to share!
What time did get up this morning? 5.30am – gym time!
Diamonds or pearls? What kind of question is that? Diamonds!
What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Pitch Perfect – Glee meets hilarity. Straight to my favourite list!
What is your favourite TV show? Homeland, The Good Wife, Walking Dead, True Blood
What do you usually have for breakfast? Green smoothie or bagel with smoked salmon & cream cheese
What is your middle name? Sue. I don’t know why and frankly I’m a little disappointed with my parents. I look like an Angel/River/Sabrina/Bella/Raven.
What food do you dislike? I’m not too keen on anything from the Indian continent.
What is your favourite CD at the moment? Bruno Mars & Fun
What kind of car do you drive? Currently a Ford XR6 Turbo, but as of next month a JEEP!
What characteristic do you despise? stinginess or insincerity
Favourite item of clothing? Feminine dresses with a hint of sexiness (cue Leona Edmiston) or a maxi skirt.
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Rafting on the Amazon or swimming in Bora Bora
Favourite brand of clothing? Clothing that I actually wear – Leona Edmiston, Sportsgirl, ASOS, Dorothy Perkins, Veronika Maine, but if your talking high fashion I love Balmain and Elie Saab
Where would you retire to? That’s way too far off to seriously consider, but maybe somewhere like Queenstown NZ or a cool retirement home somewhere where I can play bowls, eat jello, arrange flowers & learn the cello.
What was your most memorable birthday? My 30th – an awesome night of dancing & decedent drinking (Gracie & I drank 6 bottles of Veuve!) at Cruise Bar overlooking Sydney Opera House
Favourite sport to watch? NRL
Favourite makeup item? Mascara
Favourite movie? Oh wow, I have so many….Top 5: Pulp Fiction, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Love Actually, The Big Blue, The Sound of Music
What star sign are you? Libra
Are you a morning person or a night person? Strangely, I’m kind of both. I go to bed fairly late but get up really early. I’m a machine!
Pets? My gorgeous, much beloved fluffy monster Harley
Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? When I get to 500 followers I’m going to have a give-away!
What did you want to be when you were little? A marine biologist
How are you today? Good! I’ve only got a day left of work before holidays and I’ve got a hot date with 5 of my girlfriends tonight!
What is your favourite candy? Red frogs & sour peach hearts
What is your favourite flower? Oh, that is a gorgeous question!!! Peonies, Ranunculus, David Austin Roses, Calla Lillies, Julia Roses & Magnolias
What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? 27th December – Byron Bay here we come!!!
What are you listening to now? work colleagues; James M talking on his phone and James L typing, plus the distant chatting of afternoon tea in the Cancer Institute kitchen.
What was the last thing you ate? Yoghurt with mango & strawberries
Do you make wishes…. Pretty much every day. One day I will get accepted to Hogwarts!
If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Fuchsia!
How is the weather right now? Warm and mostly blue skies
The first person you spoke to on the phone today Jay. About 10 minutes after I dropped him off to work! What can I say…I love him!
Favourite soft drink? Soda water
Favourite restaurant? Café Sydney….for special occasions only but I’d eat there every week if I could! Or Rosso Pomodoro for cheap delicious authentic Italian pizza – I never get sick of it!
Favourite colour? White
What was your favourite toy as a child? I don’t really remember being attached to any toys, but I was inseparable with my ‘woobie’ (blankie). I still have it!
Summer or Winter? Neither – I prefer Spring!
Hugs or kisses? Depends who’s giving them….
Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla all the way baby
Coffee or tea? There is a time for both but overall I love a good barista cup of coffee (macchiato)!
When was the last time you cried? A few tears this morning when I was reading about the gorgeous little kids that died in the Connecticut shooting, but a big sob last week when I was dealing with some stuff about my brother.
What is under your bed? Nothing other than a small pile of magazines just near my bedhead
What did you do last night? Did some Christmas shopping, then made burgers on the BBQ and watched the season finale of Homeland.
What are you afraid of? People I love dying and being without them
Salty or sweet? Both. Ever had banana and salted caramel parfait? YUM!
How many years at your current job? In 3 days it’ll be 12 years!
Favourite day of the week? Saturday
Do you make friends easily? Yep – although I think I make acquaintances really easily and am a little more selective about friends.
What is your new year’s resolution? To pay off my credit card and commit to 12WBT for the next round!
Now, I’d LOVE for you to reuse these questions for your own answers, publish on your blog and link back to this post! It’ll be like a little blogging chain mail…. go on, you know you wanna!
She’s been heralded and criticized for being a “plus size” model.
She’s 6ft 2in! She’s a size 16 (UK+AUS) / 12 (US).
Whatever her measurements, she is a total glamazon and she looks amazing in clothes, which is the prerequisite for a model. And her work speaks volumes; campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Australian Vogue/Cosmo/Marie Claire/Madison, Italian Vogue, French Elle, US Glamour,
I think she’s an inspiration that healthy & beautiful
doesn’t have to equate to skinny.
1 | vino after a tough work day
2 | sunset view from my balcony
3 | mammoth 793 calorie workout!
4 | another sunset view
5 | best snack ever!
6 | fluffy monster Harley
7 | my dancing shoes
8 | mucking around with Jay in a photo booth
9 | dancing up a storm at Jay’s work Xmas party
10 | Friday Flowers
11 | night lights
12 | Sunday brunch @ FFF
13 | hanging in the park with Harley