- split ends are the most noticable when bored on a conference call
- Jay’s surliness is proportionate to the amount of lapsed time since his last meal
- one’s cheerful demeanour is directly related to the number of stupid questions one gets asked during the day
- cheese = happiness
- Saturday winter afternoons are best spent internesting (nestling in a blanket cocoon while reading the internet)
- Harley and possums do not like each other
- I am the missing link in Amy Shumer & JLaw’s BFF squad
- a red sock will almost always end up in the whites load
- Moths operate by osmosis. how else could they possibly end up in the unequivocally-airtight flour jar?
- Cow and the Moon gelato in Marrickville deserves a Michelin star
- everyone on Instagram has a better life than me
- you never correctly insert the USB on the first try
- routers only break when the William’s IT support is unavailable
- the older you get the more bedgasms you have (that euphoric feeling you get when finally falling into bed at night)
- Stating the obvious here, but Australia desperately needs a new Prime Minister
- successfully opening a coconut is a distinguished talent!
- you’ll desperately need to pee just as the last movie trailer before the actual movie starts
- when you have to leave early from work, a senior manager will always bail you up for ‘just a couple of minutes’ as your rushing out the door
- life’s greatest epiphanies come when your drinking Old Fashioneds at 1am in the Shady Pines Saloon
- there is no situation in which its OK to talk to me about work before I’ve had my coffee
- fading chicken pox spots look like acne
- tights are not pants.
- zoodles (zucchini noodles) are the greatest health food creation
- Russian food is underrated
- you can never have too many pairs of ankle boots
- three year olds say the darnedest things!
- Delta Goodrem is way cooler than she gets credit for
- one really does sound awesome singing in the shower!
- knuckle rings from Lovisa are the new favourite
- the corniest line in the universe is at the end of the film ‘Letters to Juliet’ (“can you move?”…”only my lips”)
- cereal makes a perfectly acceptable dinner, no matter what your Mum says!
It’s been 11 days since I tore 2 ligaments in my ankle.
Today I went outside!!! Into the real world, with real people and real interactions that didn’t involve my physio! Yay! Being inside, with my foot up has seriously been messing with my chi. Today I managed with just one crutch, so I’ll see how that went later this evening with the swelling.
Yesterday, for #flashbackfriday on Instagram I posted this picture of my brother & I with our Dad in 1986. It was during the 2 years we travelled around Australia in our caravan.
I was ‘home schooled’ but basically the ‘school of nature’ was my teacher!
During these 2 years I did an Indigenous Walkabout, I ate snake and other weird foods, I went on a crocodile hunt, rode camels in the desert, caught game fish all up the western Australian coast, learnt how to cook what we caught or hunted, met a myriad of people from all walks of life and had the most amazing experiences that I still think back on today.
Looking back, it was probably the best thing my parents ever did for me.
I also received some Instagram prints in the mail from Social PS. These are going on my fridge!
We (I really mean Jay) washed our filthy hound.
After running early errands we went to brunch in Glebe.
The Sydney weather has been perfection. Today, the official last day of winter, was mid-20°Cs, sun shining and just beautiful. We got home about mid-afternoon and spent some quality time on the balcony in the sunshine.
After all these pictures of alcohol…..let’s drop a gear and talk about my brother…
He’s been doing well in rehab. It’s officially 5 weeks, so next weekend he’ll be able to make phone-calls on Saturdays.
We’ve been regularly getting 2 letters a week. It’s been really interesting and encouraging to see his progress through his written word. For the first few weeks there was this desperation in his writing; constantly fretting and worrying about ‘things‘; minor things like wanting money for cigarettes, lollies & chocolate, postage stamps, etc. But over the last few weeks there has been clarity in his thoughts and a lot more honesty and a lot less fretting over ‘stuff’.
He’s in for a full 12 months, so it’s going to be a long, tough road, but for the first time I’m actually feeling confident that this just might work.
Anyway, I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.
We’ve ordered Lebanese for dinner, which should be arriving any moment!
We’re going to eat baba gannouche, felafel, tabouli & fried cauliflower and watch Robert De Niro & John Travolta in ‘Killing Season’ on DVD.
Namaste my lovely peeps,
Apologies; I haven’t drawn my competition yet because we’ve been dealing with untold stresses at home over the long weekend.
I accidentally flooded our apartment.
Yes, it’s been a total pain in the arse but it sounds a lot worse than it’s turned out.
I’ll update more later….
Harley & I are like crazed little children when we’re locked up inside all day.
While Jay was glued to his desk studying, I took the opportunity of a break in Sydney’s leaden skies to take Harley down to the park for a run.
I want sun-kissed mornings; still and free, interrupted only by the sound of Jay’s footsteps beside me and Harley’s happy barking at pigeons.
happy days folks
what a wonderful weekend.
Harley in the park
dinner @ Gallon
tapas & (too many) drinks
[pic from Neen]
[pic from Neen]
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.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
How’s everyone’s Easter break?
I’ve been loving the extra long four day weekend spent at home in a love bubble with Jay and Harley.
The week past was full of cramming work in before the holidays, getting my healthy eating back on track and catching up with family & friends.
The only low is that Jay’s Dad’s cancer is back; in his liver this time around which means intensive chemo starting next week. We’re focusing on sending good thoughts and lots of love his way.
and later on date night; Hoopla under the Big Top in Darling Harbour. It was super fun but a little weird when the trapeze artist got the shits with her clothing and took off her top mid-way through the routine! Flying boobies with the flying trapeze!
Happy Easter Sunday xx
When I was young I was home-schooled for 18 months while my parents traveled around Australia with my brother & I. I’ve seen most of these places first hand and I can say without a doubt that Australia is amazing; full of diversity and beauty that at times is so intense it takes your breathe away.
Happy Weekend Everyone