Saturday, 31 December 2011

An awesome 8 course degustation with matching wine with two of my oldest friends and two more recent ones... HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, 30 December 2011

An afternoon at the beach with my nieces... my tan has commenced!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

I'm turning into a barrel with all these big lunches out and constant access to Christmas chocolate...

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A lovely lunch with my old Flinders Uni colleagues; followed by several hours installing anti-virus software on LB's ancient computer which still uses dial-up... my patience was sorely tested on that one.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Feeling very dissatisfied with my so-called career... time to do some major life reassessment methinks!

Monday, 26 December 2011

There's going to need to be a hell of a lot of exercise tomorrow to work off the last two days worth of food...

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Must remember to keep up with this whilst in Adelaide... meanwhile a lovely Christmas day was had by all... I even got an ocean swim in after lunch!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Polishing silver whilst hungover in 35 degree heat is not ideal...

Friday, 23 December 2011

Just replied to a text from my mother informing her that "sleep is for the weak" as I was chugging down wine in Myer, where I have somehow spent $170 at the MAC counter. I do believe I am in for one of LB's festive bollockings at 8am tomorrow as I stumble off that plane... provided I actually make the flight.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Mostly packed... still sick... not looking forward to working all day tomorrow, going to a work function tomorrow night and then having to wake up at 4am on Saturday... ah well.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A little bit worse for wear after Christmas catch up drinks with the lovely Bridget...

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

You know you're in the lead-up to Christmas when Love Actually's on TV.

(You also know that you've seen it too many times when you're reciting key lines along with the characters...)

Monday, 19 December 2011

"I am not getting a cold, I am not getting a cold, I am not getting a cold... it's just hayfever"

Seriously. Of all weeks...

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Sunday afternoons in the park with piñatas... fun times.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Christmas shopping almost done... horrendously organised.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Attempts to go to the gym after work were far too easily thwarted by an invitation to Christmas drinks with work colleagues... in other news, my (fifth row from the front) Duran Duran tickets arrived in the mail!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

This time next week I'll have finished up at one of my jobs for the year and be getting ready to head to Radders for three weeks... how this year has flown!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Today I saw Bill Cunningham New York... what an inspiring, funny, intelligent and just-plain-lovely man he is. His quote: "If you don't take money, they can't tell you what to do. That's the key to the whole thing" has really made me reflect on my own creative works... in particular my writing.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

At a work-related Christmas party full of thirty-somethings, who do I get stuck listening to for over an hour? A sixty-something PR exec who sees fit to inform me it's a "crime against womanhood" that I'm single. F.M.L (sometimes).

Monday, 12 December 2011

It's only money... she says as she racks up more credit card debt...

Sunday, 11 December 2011

A gorgeous weekend away with the girls incorporating lots of good food, good wine, laughter, singing, sun and swimming. Perfect!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Friday, 9 December 2011

This week's Glee featured the song "Red Solo Cup"... I walk into the beach house we're staying at this weekend and what's the first thing I see in the kitchen?

Thursday, 8 December 2011

"Stop worrying and start living"... a very useful mantra from my friend Elizabeth.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas cards posted... THAT'S the achievement for today.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

"But I don't think of the future, or the past, I feast on the moment. This is the secret of happiness, but only reached now in middle age."
~ Virginia Woolf

Monday, 5 December 2011

Head to bed for an early night before a busy day tomorrow? Yes, I think so.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

An afternoon at the design market...

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Under Milk Wood... directed by my friend Chris... performed by my friend Glenda... just lovely.

Friday, 2 December 2011

5 hours sleep + 23 hours work within the space of 48 hours makes for one tired bunny.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Eminem fans are a strange bunch... the ones you think will be awful are lovely and the ones you think will be nice are wankers.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A last minute dinner invitation to Stokehouse with my boss and two work colleagues visiting from Sydney made for an unexpectedly fun evening...

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Stillness is the only thing in this world that has no form. But then, it is not really a thing, and it is not of this world.

Monday, 28 November 2011

First session back at the gym after a month off with a broken toe followed by flu... think I might be a little sore tomorrow!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Saturday, 26 November 2011

The single girl's recycling bin...

Friday, 25 November 2011

Watching "He's Just Not That Into You" makes me think, I am the rule... not the exception.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Yet again what's published bears no resemblance to what I've written... why do I bother?!?!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Today I finally finished reading Patti Smith's 'Just Kids'... one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. Thank you Patti.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

I am shutting down all forms of electronic equipment until I finish this damn book... it's been staring out at me from the night-stand for too long now.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Today I bit the bullet and made a post-work trip to Ikea (tip: Ikea on a Monday at 6pm is DEAD - perfect time to go there!), where I finally purchased a decent desk chair. Bye bye antique tapestry chair with five cushions piled up to get the correct height, hello gas lift and lumbar support.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

A discussion at a dinner party last night reminded me of this amazing exhibition, which I saw in Edinburgh in 2008... I am so grateful to have seen so many amazing things during my life.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Wearing my pink satin ballet flats in the rain two days running isn't going to do them any favours... in fact, they may be heading for that big shoe shop in the sky sooner than we think.

Friday, 18 November 2011

The #6 tram is full of the most incredibly diverse characters... good and bad.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Today I got organised and borrowed the staple gun from work to re-position the wire on my framed Breakfast at Tiffany's poster... so Audrey's up where she belongs. Finally!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Free tix to a Kings of Leon gig + a chance to treat the biggest fan of theirs I know (Priscilla) + a goodly amount of free booze and food = One. Fun. Night.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Absolutely loving this...

A Year in New York from Andrew Clancy on Vimeo.

(Sincere thanks to the blogger, also discovered today, who brought it to my attention. You rock!)

Monday, 14 November 2011

I am the luckiest girl in the world, with some amazingly generous friends...

Sunday, 13 November 2011

In 1996 I thought The English Patient was one of the most beautiful films I'd ever seen... watching it on TV tonight I still think so.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Even when you're not really friend shopping, there are always new friends to be found and old ones to rediscover.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Friday night epic smash on with the Manly massive... so much fun.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Never believe a Spanish waitress who tells you the Patatas Mas Que Bravas "isn't that hot".

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Back in Sydney for a few days... feels weird.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Time for bed... a 5am start for a trip to Sydney beckons.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Must learn to prioritise... and learn to say 'no' and not feel guilty when asked to work until 2am.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Off to celebrate G&B's 60th wedding anniversary... and realising that even if I got married tomorrow, I'd probably never reach such a milestone!

Friday, 4 November 2011

After six weeks of procrastination, I've finally bought a telly... hurrah for finally being able to watch Downton Abbey on a big screen.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My cousin Catherine rocks... end of.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Well THAT was a rather grown-up conversation, with my brother, just now... wonders will never cease.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A pyjama day on the sofa watching back-to-back episodes of Downton Abbey is rather good for the soul.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Be it good or bad, let's hope that the mystery is solved by the end of the week.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Those who wish to sing always find a song.
~ Swedish proverb

Saturday, 29 October 2011

I do sometimes wonder if I was switched at birth... how I can be so extremely opposite to my mother, baffles me on a daily basis.

Friday, 28 October 2011

South Park's "Broadway Bro Down" + Big Bang Theory's "Good Guy Fluctuation" turn a quiet Friday night at home into a night of raucous laughter.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

It's really sad, but boy am I having fun with my new shredder...

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Some days I wonder why I bother... pieces I write for work get edited-to-buggery (which makes me question my writing ability); life literally slows me down with a broken toe; it's seven months on and I still haven't heard a peep from my so-called-bestie-and-mother-of-my-godchildren; and I'm finding it really, really, REALLY hard to focus on the applying the Howard Jones principle*.

* Howard Jones: Things Can Only Get Better

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Live in living colour, tune me in and turn me on; yes I'm live in living colour, blink your eyes and I'll be gone.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Tomorrow I WILL complete those pesky remaining tasks on the to-do list... or else.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

I wish that I could push a button and talk in the past and not the present tense... it was a fine idea at the time, now it's a brilliant mistake.
- Elvis Costello

Saturday, 22 October 2011

“Let us choose for ourselves our path in life, and let us try to strew that path with flowers.”
-- Émilie du Châtelet, "Discourse on Happiness,"

Friday, 21 October 2011

"Smash on from afar is still smash on"... love the Salmeister and our astral travelling drinking sessions.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Schaubühne Berlin does Ibsen's Hedda Gabler... a revolving, mirrored stage with a Beach Boys soundtrack... AMAZEBALLS.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The world is a book and those who don't travel read only a page.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Best is good, but better is best.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Quote of the night from Patsy: If you haven't got any hope, then it's hopeless...

Saturday, 15 October 2011

A night out with the girls... what adventures will we find?

Friday, 14 October 2011

Good friends + good food + good wine = a great evening. ♥

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Hurry up summer... tonight I was so over waiting for the washing I did on Tuesday to dry that I took the hairdryer to it.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Wouldn't it be nice if the tax just did itself...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Today this could be the greatest day of our lives, before it all ends, before we run out of time.