Thursday, August 18, 2016

Leo.


So there you have it, I'm 44 and glad of it. 
Thanks for all the birthday love, it warmed my heart and made me happy.
My friends and family are everything to me and I feel lucky and grateful every day.
You know who you are.
Had the best lunch with gorgeous L at the Deli.
I know. It's stunning. And enameltastic Well played Mr FF.
Best dinner with the V's.
Mum's been living the Churchill Dream and Visited Blenheim- how good are their roses?
And Chartwell. So jealous!
The garden is stunning. 
Can't you just see Winston and Clemmie wandering about?
My Elena rose was Perfection. It's not a prolific bloomer but when it does, it puts on a show.
I hate to introduce a sad note but I wish I could reach through my tv screen and grab that dazed little 5 year old Syrian boy covered in dust and blood and help him. 
It beggars belief what some children must endure.
xxxx

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Ab Fab Movie and Other Superior Things.

Thank God I transplanted those gerberas from my Grandma's garden because they are really doing well in mine. If any varmint eats their 1950s furry leaves I will cry.
Meanwhile I am loving this sparkly necklace from Brown Button Trading sick and affixing it to my collapsing neck at every given opportunity.
You can just tell how happy we are together.
My heavily discounted Easton Pearson caftan sends it's love.
As do my rock studs.
Read this. It was bleak, but I kind of liked it.
The Book Club panel were divided about this book but I remain a fan. There are excellent insights about sulking and non speaks that will resonate. Just saying.
Have been baking biscuits for my son as if my very life depended on it.
The other day I actioned some backcombing and teasing of my nylon heat damaged hair and threw on some sequins and hotfooted it to the movies 
 I loved it! You should see it with your girlfriends. Joanna Lumley looked so beautiful and the whole thing is very funny. There are lots of cameos from the Famous. 4 stars.
The event I went to was sponsored by White Label Noba and Hanworth House (thanks Reesa) and $6000 was raised for Womens's Legal Service.
In Exciting Frugal News I've been pretty good with taking my lunch from home, never ever paying for parking, borrowing library books instead of buying them and avoiding the hairdresser since March 2011 (yes it's true People) but I've been what can only be described as Undisciplined when it comes to internet shopping for clothes…I know. I'm sick of it too. The Finance Teams at the outnet and Asos had better brace themselves for a drop in profits because I'm not buying any clothes shoes or accessories for the month of August. So many of my girlfriends are on this bandwagon too. Who else is with me? 
Saving is officially the New Black.
Remain Calm.
xxxx

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sydney and other Attractive Things.

See this Lily Pulitzer fabric? I'm having it made into a teeny tiny cushion.
Fingers and Toes it works out how I want it to.
Meanwhile we are finally under the sign of Leo.
Hooray!
Happy Birthday to the most loyal and hair obsessed people on earth.
I hope you're showered with love and a huge fuss is made.
Here are some snaps of our whistle stop visit to Sydney.
We had the best time and enjoyed what can only be described as Superior People watching.
This was at the Chiswick:
This pineapple bombe Alaska arrangement was 11/10:
Look it's Easton Pearson in the Archibald-
Cue the EP tunic visuals:
This was the winner-
Loved these bromeliads-
My favourite landscape in the Wynne by Lucy Culliton-
Had the best lunch at Catalina with my 2 favourite humans. 
In Domestic News the Universe has been directing me to poach quinces and bake them into cakes.
As ever, I do as I'm told.
Got my mitts on some heavily discounted Frette linens and frankly, I've never been happier.
In a Linen Sense.
In book news I'm just finished Alain de Botton's The course of Love and thought it was fantastic. I wish he was my real life friend. Also read the Road to Ruin about Tony Abbot and Peta Credlin after seeing it on The Book Club as a "book that divides dinner parties".
In movie news I saw the Italian movie God Willing and enjoyed it. An atheist heart surgeon is shocked to learn his only son wants to become a priest. The family apartment and family themselves are all drop dead gorgeous. 3 stars. Enjoy.
The world has gone mad at the moment and there is frightening violence at home and overseas on every scale.
When will it all end?
Am I the only one who can't get the song from the Kettering Incident out of my head?
Stay Safe.
And motivated.
xxxx