Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Friday 20 January – Chicas and trains

Current location: Eveleigh
11.11am, At work, chatting to Keeley, who came in today with her gorgeous son Zephyr. We went for lunch to The Grounds and had a long-overdue catch-up, then I went for a couple of drinks after work, then up the coast for a lazy weekend. 

Thursday 19 January – Losing it

Current location: Eveleigh
11.11am, Working hard. It's press day. Patrick my boss has been away for three weeks, and I'm slowly losing it!

Wednesday 18 January – Happy birthday Louis

11.11am, Thinking about Louis. My gorgeous godson is three today! I love you little Louis, you are a funny and fun and awesome little boy, and I love being your auntie!

Tuesday 17 January – Still sweltering

Current location: Eveleigh
11.11am, In the air-conditioning at work. That was important because without it, I would have melted. There's still a heatwave going on in Sydney, and today was 40˚C. I remedied this with meeting Kara after work and going for a swim.

Monday 16 January – Brooklyn's back

Current location: Eveleigh
11.11am, Sending lots of messages about who's playing Oztag tonight. Even though I'm unable to play at the moment, I'm still part of our 'team' and tonight I went along to cheer... Brooklyn do fine without me though, they haven't lost a game yet!

Sunday 15 January – Breakfast bae

Current location: Erskineville
11.11am, Eating brunch with my friend Yeezy. I had apple and cinnamon French toast... YUM. The afternoon it was back to Manly for Book Club, more baby cuddles and reuniting with my gorgeous girls. 

Saturday 14 January – Babies and beaches

Current location: Erskineville
11.11pm, On our way home from Colin and Christabels (and Elis!). We went for late afternoon drinks and dinner/catch-ups (side note: check out the healthy contents of their fridge!) as we havent seen them since we got back from the UK. It was such a chilled (even though it was hot) and fun afternoon, which turned into evening, which turned into night (times funny like that I guess). Id had such a beautiful day, out in the sunshine, on the ferry to Manly to visit Jess and Livvy, and Maddie. We had lunch and catch-ups and I dipped my feet in the sea and remembered how much  love Sydney.

Friday 13 January – Feeling hot hot hot

Current location: Alexandria
11.11pm, Drinking cold red wine and watching Netflix. Andy and I hate a date night tonight, but we had it at home, so I went for a quick hot drink (Sydney is heatwaving to the max at the mo!) at Arcadia Liquors with Naw and co, then went home and made Andy a seafood salad (too hot for hot food!) and drank cold red wine on our tiny balcony.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wednesday 11 January – Wednesday Walks

Current location: Eveleigh
11.11am, Planning our evening. I was meeting three friends (Ginny, Maddie and Amy) and, because we're so Sydney, we decided to go for a walk, instead of to the pub etc. Dreamy catch-ups with the best people.

Monday 9 January – Ryecroft Reunited

Current location: Alexandria
11.11pm, Getting home from Zetland. We went to our friend Petros' house, and were joined by another friend Luka, who's out here on holiday. We used to live with both Petros and Luka, in London about five years ago! We had a fab evening of board games, wine and pizza – so much like the old days. 

Sunday 8 January – Lazy morning, lovely evening

Current location: Wollombi
11.11am, Reading on a couch outside. Andy and I had the loveliest, laziest morning, eating a delish breakfast outside and then reading and chilling. We headed back to Ettalong to see Jess and Livvy briefly then jumped on a train to Sydney to see my friend Helen and her husband Steve, who are out here for a couple of weeks. 

Saturday 7 January – National Parks and Wineries

Current location: Central Coast, NSW
11.11am, On the way to Watagans National Park. Andy took me for a surprise getaway for my Christmas present, and we went to the national park for a walk to Gap Creek Falls. The waterfalls were absolutely stunning, and standing underneath them looking up into the sun was one of those moments I really hope to remember forever. I think one of the moments Andy would like to forget was when he then got attacked by leeches on the walk back. Eek!
After our waterfall adventure we drove onto the Hunter Valley and visited a couple of wineries before staying at Undercliff Winery. It was beautiful and very old (we stayed in a cottage uilt by convicts!) and there was a wombat wandering around our garden!
The evening comprised of us visiting the local Wollombi Tavern, drinking Jungle Juice cocktails and eating schnitzel.

Friday 6 January – Up the coast

Current location: Ettalong Beach
11.11pm, Asleep. On the coast. I came up after work and hung out with Andy, Livvy, Jess and Mitch for the evening. It always feels like being on holiday here! We had a walk, a few wines, lots of cuddles and an early night.

Tuesday 3 January – Bondi Birthday

Current location: Eveleigh
11.11am, In work. Back to it, in a quiet office because lots of people are still on holiday. After work, Andy and I went to Bondi with friends for Willis' birthday. We went to his for a drink, then to Bucket List (I love it there), then to a gorgeous restaurant/cafe called Brown Sugar. Such a fab evening with fab people.

Monday 2 January – Together again!

Current location: Sydney
11.11am, Not doing a lot at home. Andy got back early this morning, hooray, so we unpacked, chatted, went for a walk and a coffee, and just hung out. It was lovely. In the afternoon we headed over to where the Quins are staying and sat out on their balcony drinking rose wine and eating pizza and so far loving 2017.