#rightnow

Melly & Harley
Melly & Harley

#rightnow
raspberries
presents in the mail
aviator sunglasses
80’s music
short stories
sparkling water
concert t-shirts
daydreaming
freshly vacuumed carpet
happy memories
fresh cut flowers
new adventures
possibility
double espresso
smell of bbq
sunshine
driving with the windows down
gold aztec jewellery
driving nowhere
kanye west playing loud
the circus
breakfast as lunch
doggy cuddles

thunder only happens when its raining

Harley & I are like crazed little children when we’re locked up inside all day.

the weather outside
the weather outside

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.

my breathe of fresh air
my breathe of fresh air

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.

my boys
my boys

happy days folks
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

instaweek | my week in instagram

Happy Sunday peeps!

I had a really enjoyable week!
Eating right, exercising regularly, achieving at work, catching up with friends, spending quality time with Jay (the hubby) & Harley (the doggy).

coffee meeting with my cool colleague Mike at Peas Please in Alexandrai
coffee meeting with a colleague Mike at Peas Please in Alexandria
Monday sunset
arriving home in time to see this; Monday sunset
a good workout
a good workout
healthy lunches
healthy (paleo) lunches
healthy (paleo) dinners
healthy (paleo) dinners
Harley hanging his head in shame after eating all my buttons
Harley hanging his head in shame after eating all my buttons
Turkish for dinner club with the Jacksons
Turkish for dinner club with the Jacksons
what I wore
selfie – what I wore
drinks with the girls
drinks with the girls @ Baxter Inn
the girls; clockwise from the left; me, Mel, Mands & Amy
the girls; clockwise from the left; me, Mel, Mands & Amy
Friday flowers
blooms on my table – Friday flowers
fruit from the Grower's Markets; these apples were picked the day before!
fruit from the Grower’s Markets; these apples were picked the day before!
Sunday session in the park
Sunday session in the park

I hope you’re all having a great weekend!

signature2 - melly xox

sunday

a good book

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a cup of tea

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a scented candle

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catching up on shows

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some fresh air

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time out for my first shellac

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planning for the week ahead

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a nourishing dinner

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and now early to bed….

on another note, no TV show can replace FRINGE but I’m hoping JJ Abrams creates something new & awesome soon to fill the gaping hole in my SciFi.
RIP Olivia, Peter, Walter, Etta, Astrid, Broyles & the rest of the Fringe team. You’ve been awesome.

week in instagram

Sunset down on Pyrmont Bay
Sunset down on Pyrmont Bay
The death of Justin Beaver... Harley found he loved Justin Beaver too much & his stuffing came out!
The death of Justin Beaver… Harley found he loved Justin Beaver too much & his stuffing came out!
Bush surrounds - visiting my childhood home for the afternoon
Bush surrounds – visiting my childhood home for the afternoon
Isla Bethan Williamson - welcome gorgeous little girl!
Isla Bethan Williamson – our friends Mandy & Nath had their first baby! Welcome gorgeous little girl!
I have an obsession with The Iconic - two pairs of the same shoe in different colours! Love!
I have an obsession with The Iconic – two pairs of the same shoe in different colours! Love!
mid-week local sushi - yum!
mid-week local sushi – yum!
hanging with my bestie - Gracie (right)
hanging with my bestie – Gracie (right)
the lady & the tramp - exploring the cocktails in Neutral Bay
the lady & the tramp – exploring the cocktails in Neutral Bay
1st day of summer = 36 degrees (97F).... cider at the pub with Jay (& Harley)
1st day of summer = 36 degrees (97F)…. cider at the pub with Jay (& Harley)
one of the best Thai beef salads in Sydney! @ The Buckland, Alexandria
one of the best Thai beef salads in Sydney! @ The Buckland, Alexandria
my weekend ensemble - Sheike maxi dress
my weekend ensemble – Sheike maxi dress
sunset over the Bay
sunset over the Bay
it's a pumpkin pie party!!! tasting the American dessert staple @ Blue Plate Bar + Grill
it’s a pumpkin pie party!!! tasting the American dessert staple @ Blue Plate Bar + Grill
date night with Jay - pumpkin pie glow!
date night with Jay – pumpkin pie glow!
the Aussie flag on top of ANZAC bridge
the Aussie flag on top of ANZAC bridge
The ANZAC Digger memorial "lest we forget"
The ANZAC Digger memorial “lest we forget”
our new outdoor furniture arrived! just in time for summer!
our new outdoor furniture arrived! just in time for summer!
view of the Harbour Bridge over Pyrmont Bay
view of the Harbour Bridge over Pyrmont Bay
the most beautiful fluffy monster - Harley's had a haircut!
the most beautiful fluffy monster – Harley’s had a haircut!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

signature2 - melly xox