Friday, September 30, 2016

Saturday 10 September – North of the border

Current location: Wollstonecraft
11.11pm, At Andres' house, watching football with my football friends! We'd been to a pub that had a giant tree covered in fairy lights, then went back to his house to eat, drink and watch footy! (And get a cab home that was more like a disco bus.)

Friday 9 September – House party harem

Current location: Erskineville
11.11pm, At Verity's house party. No idea what I was doing at that exact moment, but at various points in the night I had been to Mia's birthday drinks in Surry Hills, then to Erko for the party, where we danced and drank and chatted and laughed and drank red wine from the bottle. Oh I do love a house party!

Thursday 8 September – Pretty lights and sad goodbyes

Current location: Alexandria
11.11pm, Saying goodbye to Jess and Mitch. That wasn't a particularly sad goodbye, as we'd probably see them the next day as they needed to drop our car back. They needed to borrow ours as theirs got locked into the carpark where we'd been at a photo exhibition earlier in the night! After the exhibition we went to The Potting Shed for a farewell dinner for our beautiful friend Sha, who is off to Singapore for three months! Lucky girl but poor us :(

Wednesday 7 September – Planning party

Current location: Eveleigh
11.11am, Making sneaky plans with my friend Lou, for our other friend's baby shower. We met in the pub and felt like old people as we sat in big armchairs and complained about the music being too loud for us to hear each other!

Sunday 4 September – King St Crawl

Current location: Newtown
11.11pm, Dancing! On a Sunday night! Today was the King Street Crawl, where the pubs in Erskineville and Newtown throw open their doors, put on live music, have drinks specials, and revel in the awesomeness of this neighbourhood!
Andy and I went crawling with Matty, Ali and about 20,000 other people, and it was good, starting with lageritas at Hive, moving to the Erko and then ending with dancing at the Bank.
In the day we'd been on a beautiful walk and picnic at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, in the sunshine. Nice one, Sydney!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Saturday 3 September – Best of Sydney

Current location: Newtown
11.11am, Brunching with my friends Sarah and Juzzy. So good to catch up with them, I haven't seen Juzzy in sooooooo long and she is my ACL guru, as she tore hers earlier in the year :( but is now on the mend, yay!
After brunch I went to Paddington for a 'float' (lots of epsom salts in a giant bath-type thing, which you lie in for about an hour. Very relaxing!). I was super-zen afterwards, and went for lunch and wine with Bree, then we met Jess for an arvo coffee and catch-up.
In the evening, Andy got back from the Sunshine Coast, where he'd been for work, and we went to the Night Markets at the Carriageworks with Miz and Gaz. It was super busy but we still managed to eat yummy food and have wine... Good times!

Wednesday 31 August – Blurry but brainy?

Current location: Newtown
11.11pm, On our way home from trivia. Andy, Ally, Matty and I did OK – nowhere near the top, but better than expected! Yes the picture was a bit blurry, but I get very nervous getting my phone out in the trivia time!

Tuesday 30 August – Hoops dinner date

Current location: Alexandria
11.11pm, Getting home, later than intended. I went to watch my netball team play tonight, and then a few of us went back to Maddie’s for dinner. Beautiful girls, I love them!

Monday 29 August – Cooking by phone

Current location: Alexandria
11.11pm, Sleeping. Or potentially still washing up. I managed to make quite the mess cooking lasagne tonight, and as I couldn’t remember how to perfect a few elements of it – and I was on the phone to my friend Nicky – she talked me through it all. So the success of the lasagne was down to her (but the messiness and huge amount of washing up was all me). 

Sunday 28 August – Lovely lazing

Current location: Pacific Palms
11.11am, Much of the same as yesterday – beaches and walks and coffees and a mosey through the markets, and more beach lazing, then the long drive back to Sydney, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

Saturday 27 August – Pacific Palms aka Paradise

Current location: Pacific Palms
11.11am, Waking up in paradise! OK, not quite waking up, I think we’d been up for a few hours, but we were definitely in paradise. Andy’s family came up here fr the weekend (Dave, Val, Nick, Bree, Andy and I) and the weather turned on the charm for us. We went exploring and walking on beaches and lakes, and swimming in the clearest sea, then warmed up in the spa, then went to the most beautiful lake-side RSL for gin and tonic and a rippa of a sunset! Then back to our apartment for dinner and Trivial Pursuit.  

Friday 26 August – Flower Fridays

Current location: Eveleigh
11.11am, Being given flowers from my friend Rach and getting my hair done by my puppy parlour friend Michelle. Just another day at New Idea. 

Tuesday 23 August – Coast commuting

Current location: Eveleigh
11.11am, Drinking coffee thanks to an early start up the coast. But what a commute!

Monday 22 August – Model moments

Current location: Eveleigh
11.11am, Getting briefed by Sally (lifestyle director and good friend) on the shoot this afternoon, where I had to do some workout poses for an upcoming supplement in the magazine. Fun times, especially with a torn ACL, ha!