thursday thoughts

  

I think a lasting friendship is one of life’s greatest joys.

There are people who surpass the friend status and become family.

Their political opinions, religious beliefs and social ideology don’t always have to mirror your own, but as long as your respect and love for each other is at the forefront, then friendship will last.

I am lucky to have a handful of such people in my life. They are etched to my soul.

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sparkles, bubbles & girlfriends

I had a most delicious weekend with two of my oldest & dearest friends.

I’ve known Tam since we were in grade 3 and Gracie since grade 5.

Anytime we get together it’s simply soul cleansing fun.

It was Tam’s birthday last week and Gracie’s birthday in a couple of weeks, so we  had some fun celebrating 35!

Here’s what we got up to…

mani / pedi delight!
mani / pedi delight!
kicking off the evening on my balcony with a bottle of Veuve
perfect pedi’s & a bottle of Veuve
Tam, Gracie, me
Tam, Gracie & moi
and it's on for the posers
and it’s on for the posers (L-R) Gracue, Tam, me
cocktails at Baxter Inn with Charlie the bartender
cocktails at Baxter Inn with Charlie the bartender
dinner at Felix at The Ivy
dinner at Felix at The Ivy
gorgeous Tam
gorgeous Tam
the pout always seems like a good idea at the time!
Gracie & me

We had brunch this morning with Jay & Harley before the girls headed back home to Newcastle.

How was your weekend?

week in instagram

I had the most shocking work week last week. Working on a project for the Government meant I was hijacked into their End of Financial Year hurricane; resulting in zero time to blog but I still managed to have a little fun with a fairly full social calendar!

Here’s what I got up to, courtesy of my Instagram feed…

a little bit of rain couldn't keep Harley & I indoors for our early morning workout
sunrise over the harbour
this week's beautiful blooms
this week’s beautiful blooms
Tuesday night dinner club; Kazbah in Darling Harbour
Tuesday night dinner club; Kazbah in Darling Harbour
rainy cityscape
rainy cityscape
Thursday night Idina Mendel concert at the Opera House
Thursday night Idina Mendel concert at the Opera House
my girlfriends Grace (top left) & Tam (top right) with me at the Idina concert!
my girlfriends Grace (top left) & Tam (top right) with me at the Idina concert!
inside the Opera House...awaiting the talent
inside the Opera House…awaiting the talent
Saturday outfit; Louis Vuitton & Witchery
Saturday outfit; Louis Vuitton & Witchery
paaaartaaaay with my peeps!!! from Left: Jay, Pete, Jared, Geoff & Michelle
paaaartaaaay with my peeps!!! from Left: Jay, Pete, Jared, Geoff & Michelle
mucking around with Mands
mucking around with Mands
Sunday chill out sesh with my tea
Sunday chill out sesh with my tea

what’s everyone been up to?

xx

weekend = bliss

what a wonderful weekend.

blue skies
sun shining
Harley in the park
friends sleepover
dinner @ Gallon
tapas & 
(too many) drinks
chocolate fondue
family time 

shameless selfie
shameless selfie
salmon, avocado, tomato, capers & basil
lunch – salmon, avocado, tomato, capers & basil
Friday blooms on my table
Friday blooms on my table
Chivas to the freakin weekend! (I'll drink to that)
Chivas to the freakin weekend! (I’ll drink to that)
perfect Saturday morning in the park
perfect Saturday morning in the park
Sydney Writer's Festival; seeing Carlos Ruiz Zafon talk about his novels
Sydney Writer’s Festival; seeing Carlos Ruiz Zafon talk about his novels

[pic from Neen]

afternoon snack; paleo coconut pancake with sheep's milk yoghut & dragonfruit
afternoon snack; paleo coconut pancake with sheep’s milk yoghut & dragonfruit
drinks that turned into dinner @ Gallon, Pyrmont
drinks that turned into dinner @ Gallon, Pyrmont
our dinner date; fave couple Ian & Neen
our dinner date; fave couple Ian & Neen
still drinking...
still drinking…

[pic from Neen]

I love this man....Jay & I
I love this man….Jay & I
Harley bear...
Harley bear…

this afternoon we had a horrible scare with Harley; out of the blue he had a seizure. He fell over with his legs all stiff, his jaw locked shut, eyes wide open and his head shaking. Jay held him while I called the vet who talked us through it until Harley came out of the seizure. He was drooling and still shaking on the way to the vet. Dr Nathan, who also has a little cavoodle, gave him a thorough check-up before giving him the OK and instructions for us to keep an eye on him and to remove any possible toxins from his environment (eg access to the ground coffee beans we put on the potted herb plants on the balcony). He may never have a seizure again, but then he could develop epilepsy.  But he’s OK now and back to his usual self, we just have to watch and hope for the best.

beautiful Harley
beautiful Harley – lying on me!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
xx