I was just a wee lass when I started working for Dimension Data (or ComTech as it was then called). Of course they demonstrated vision & forward thinking hiring a university drop-out with a pierced tongue and black nails.
I reckon it all paid off (if I do say so myself); I must be doing something right to have kept my job all these years! DD has nurtured and challenged my career and above all, it continues to be an exciting place to work.
Once you reach long service status (10 years+) you join the illustrious 10 Year Dinner Club which holds the honour of yearly dining with fellow long service colleagues and the senior execs at a fancy schmancy restaurant. As with all most ICT organisations, alcohol is always flowing in excess and it’s a privilege to dine at one of Sydney’s top restaurants; the 3 hat awarded est.
There were a little over 80 people (partners included) at the Sydney dinner club which included colleagues from our Canberra office and we mingled & chatted for about an hour with champagne and canapes (freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters & lobster salad spoons), before we sat down to listen to a short speech from our CEO.
Left: I ordered the Italian buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, tarragon, sumac vinaigrette Centre:Moreton bay bug, wombok, coconut, giner, chilli, kaffir lime, coriander Right:salad of spanner crab, avocado, fresh corn, lime, gem lettuce, mint
I was a little surprised with some of the fashion choices (what were you thinking Anne Hathaway?) but these are my favourites…
Charlize Theron is on this earth to remind the rest of us that there really is a God. And Charlize is her masterpiece.
My friend Tam was fortunate enough to be watching the live coverage (I was at work. boo.) and texted me and said Charlize was definitely the best dressed – I agree but with a caveat….she shares best dressed with…..
Jay & I watched The Impossible over the weekend and she deserved this nomination. I would go so far to say that she deserved it more than Jennifer Lawrence. Naomi’s performance was stellar and her dress is celestially perfect.
And for the runners up:
Old world Hollywood glamour. Jessica Chastain’s career trajectory is only matched by her fashion choices.
OMG. Glamorous warrior goddess!
Obsessed with this colour. This is simple and stunning. I love Jennifer Garner.
Boom! Sexy is back! Love this colour and the fit is perfect.
Love the dress, don’t love the shoe. Zoe is always a little cutting edge with her fashion choices and the way the white graduates with layers of grey and black is gorgeous.
I’ve been obsessing over the newest Marchesa collection and to see it on a Olivia Munn is perfection!
Can you believe this woman just had a baby? She looks amazing and she’s transcendent in head to toe Louis Vuitton.
That’s it for awards season for while….How will we ever survive?!!!
Carla Sue’s blog eat sweet is literally a smorgasbord of delicious treats.
I read her posts almost licking the computer screen!
She’s tagged me with some fun questions, so here goes…
1. Favourite flavour of icecream?
You don’t know what you’re asking of me to narrow it down to just one flavour…. I.Love.Icecream. It is my undoing. Classic strawberry, hokey pokey, Ben & Jerry’s Clusterfluff & Triple Caramel Chunk, boysenberry and coconut. I’m hungry.
2. Relaxing holiday, or fast-paced holiday?
Both for different reasons; I usually holiday by the beach; soaking up the sun, swimming in blue waters & drinking too many cocktails is just the ticket after working all year, but my planned holiday is centered around hiking in the wilderness with no technology! You need both I reckon.
Rain. Love a good thunderstorm. Don’t love getting my skirt blown around my ears from too much wind!
5. Favourite genre of music?
Oooh this is another tough one. I listen to so much different genres! Probably narrow it down to folk-type music though. You know; chilled, acoustic, story lyrics like Angus & Julia Stone, Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, FrouFrou, James Taylor, Tracy Chapman. But of course I also love hip-hop, RnB, Flamenco, Country, house & dance.
6. Sleep with one pillow, or two? (or three…or four)
Usually none. I like lying flat on my tummy.
7. Strawberries or raspberries?
I can’t choose! When they are both in the height of summer season, they are both just too divine to choose only one. Oh OK, raspberries.
8. Cats or dogs?
Dogs! And one in particular; my little Harley the damn cutest cavoodle in the world.
9. Favourite vegetable?
I would say green string beans or potatoes. I eat beans raw, blanched in salads, in stirfrys & as a side. Potatoes are the best boiled then roasted til crispy or mashed just like my brother makes them; with enough butter & full-cream milk to stop your heart!
10. Day or night?
Both depending what day or night it is! I love days full of sunshine, walks along the water and picnics in the park, or nights dining with friends under the stars. Plus I love a good long sleep in winter clean sheets & fluffy doonas.
11. Favourite hot drink?
I am a coffee girl through and through during the daylight hours but at night or on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I love a pot of peppermint tea.
If you were a character on The Simpsons who would you be?
What’s your go to comfort food?
If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Do you prefer to workout in the gym, at home or outdoors, and what do you love about it?
If you could pick 4 people (living or dead) to have a dinner party with, who would they be and why?
What’s your signature cooking dish?
Favourite TV show?
Where did you go to high-school?
What are you currently obsessed with?
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another week down.
can you believe we’re nearly in March?
Sunday brunch early morning workouts12WBT recipe Basil Pesto Spaghetti made with basil from my balcony garden!getting my shellac onTuesday workout & dinner Wednesday workout buddiescoffee meetingone of my tattoos – Liebe means love in German. My Mum is German.view from my Thursday workoutWilliams family pawsThursday night celebration with colleagues; 12 years at Dimension Datacolleagues & friendsthe food at est. is amazing! what you get from a 3-hat restaurant!hanging with the coolest chick Elly; my hairdresserFriday flowers on my table; dahlias & hydrangeasHarley has two settings: on & off!Saturday 12WBT SSS sessionpost epic workout; smashed & cant move meal planning; 12WBT penang chicken only 300 cals per serve!my new artwork from Cristina B Studios is ready to hang!Williams family circa 2011
You know that feeling of accomplishment you get from sticking to a punishing schedule? Yes?!!! Well that’s what I felt like this past week being back on Michelle Bridges’ 12 Week Body Transformation program.
My calorie intake is capped at 1200 per day
I am doing 6 days training per week.
clockwise from top left: coffee @ Urban Bites, Newtown beans & milk jugs @ Urban Bites, Newtown receiving my printed Instagram album from Printstagram view of the city from my balcony clockwise from top left: coffee from Mano Espresso, Glebe mid-week BBQ dinner; steak & salad celebrating passing my Prince2 Practitioner exam clockwise from top: everyday bling my new favourite love poem present from my BFF clockwise from top left: note to self little Harley munchkin new purchase; House of Harlow Aztec bangle
It’s Saturday evening & we’re heading off shortly to
see & laugh ourselves silly in ‘This is 40’ at the movies.