Saturday, September 24, 2011

ASOS order #17865

Latest ASOS purchases arrived This week. What do you do when you get back from Europe with room in your suitcase? Go straight to ASOS of course! Apart form a few new tshirts and the below dress it's all work stuff which was a much needed injection!
Dress for a casualish wedding I have coming up

Peg leg trousers. Want about 5 pairs more of these. 

Bright blazer. Got so many compliments on this the first wear. 

Blue draped blazer. 

This shirt has tiny silver dots all over. Gorgeous. 

A (belated) Happy Birthday to me!

I haven't updated in ages, my Mac has been MIA. Long story, but my sis-in-law's (very techy) partner tried to fix our dodgy wireless and ended up resetting the modem so it couldn't be used. The poor dude was mortified, but he had our lappy for a few days and it's now super fast and super clean!

Anyway, it was my birthday last week. Feels like a lifetime ago, but let's recap. 
Marcel woke me up with a lick and an envelope tied to his collar. If it wasn't the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life I don't know what is. 

As blogger is failing me in the picture department I'll address that important matter later!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I may or may not have made Marcel a tumblr

Marcel Louis

How else is he supposed to keep up with all his Frenchie friends in Brooklyn? Lucky he's lost a bit of weight since he came back from his country holiday.

Tragic? Me?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Not my week

Gah. I am so furious at myself. Last week, smashed my iphone. Dropped it and it just shattered. Have dropped it a million times before but it landed face down. It still worked, just the glass was smashed, but I was having battery problems as well. Ever since we got back from overseas it hasn't held charge. So I booked in with the genius dudes at Bondi Apple. After seeing the pic of Marcel on my screen saver, the young chap and I chatted about dogs for a while, he told me usually they shine a light inside to see if the phone is water damaged but didn't even bother to do that. He said he'd replace it for me no charge, they had none in stock so I'd have to come back. Cool.
Friday afternoon I pick up the new phone. Awesome
Saturday afternoon, go out for drinks at the Norfolk to farewell Bel. I hadn't drunk much (too many rugby fans there), it wasn't late and was going to public transport it home. BUT it was freezing so I hopped in a cab.
The driver was so weird. Whinged the whole way about how it was a quiet day, he doesn't like my suburb, house prices in Sydney are too high blah blah. I had my phone out the whole time going 'mmm' and 'ah ha' at everything he said, he was too strange to argue with.
I get out of the cab, realise straight away I've left my phone in there, grab Mr CB's phone, call mine, cabbie answers, hangs up and turns my phone off.
I frantically do the 'find my iphone' software (after reading this article it was fresh in my mind. Software doesn't work. Google, find out it only works when the phone is on.
Realise I'm not getting my phone back, cancel sim, get told my weirdo at Optus it takes 24 hours. WHAT? Speak to someone else, it takes 20 minutes actually.
Mr CB, in his half asleep haze, asks me why I had my phone out in the cab anyway. Lost it a bit.
Come to grips with the fact that I have lost a phone that's 24 hours old. Curse, bang fists, do a million what-ifs?

Yesterday I was so cranky, hadn't slept, smashed our coffee plunger (a wedding present), ran into our coffee table, smashed my knee, broke the leg of it. Have minor breakdown. Spend the day on the couch feeling sorry for myself.

Watch 60 Minutes and see the Morcombe famiy and 9/11 recaps. Snap out of self pity and realise it's just a phone. Cry at unfairness of Daniel's fate and remarkable courage and determination of his parents.
Still can't watch footage of 9/11 without shaking my head and thinking it can't be real. I remember waking up in bed in the middle of the night having left the TV on, watching the planes hit the towers, turning the TV off and going back to sleep thinking it was a movie. Woke up a few minutes later for some reason and turned the TV back on, sat up til dawn watching it over and over.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Trip update- purchases!

Slack slack slackity slack. 

Between catching up on random assorted admin that needs to be done ASAP when you are away for 6 weeks, being at a food exhibition that work is sponsoring and eating my way through cake samples all day and seeing friends that all seem to be moving overseas soon (sob) I have had zero time to blog. 

I am going to do my corporate best and break my updates into achievable goals. Today, purchases!

My idea to go mental with shopping overseas didn't happen. I bought some cute stuff and am happy with it all but my suitcase was nowhere near full if that sums it up. Oh wells. Not going back to Greece at the end was a big factor, I had a few things pegged to buy that I didn't want to drag around islands. So most of what I came back with were really safe purchases. Guess that's getting older.  

In that gigantor bag (that I sadly had to leave in London) is YSL Roady in black leather. Freaking love this thing. Had looked at it ages ago but decided it too grown up (for my irresponsible self) but Mr CB convinced me it was me all over. It's plain, classic and non it-bag-in-your-facey. Really comfy to hold, even when choc full of crap. Lots of comments on it already but no one knows what it is. Love that!
Primark green 6 pound top worn with. 
Mulberry wallet. Was really disappointed with the Mulberry bags in the UK. Everyone has one. But it's as though the new season stuff has just been churned out and is not very good quality. Oh wells, this wallet was the perfect size for me and I love that it's not black. 

Primark leopard scarf, Turkish cotton towels (ended up with a few more after these) and Greek gangster/ South American drug lord/ Jim-Carey-in-the-Mask white Panama hat. A necessity when it's 40+ every day.

Tod's suede loafers, Theory khaki shirt. We stumbled upon a designer sample sale on the way to Brick Lane one day and sadly the shirt was all I bought. Super cheap Vivienne Westwood, Paul & Joe etc but nothing was 'right'

Joseph navy shirt dress

Looking at these pics this stuff is so out of the norm of what I'd normally buy but I am already getting use out of it all. There are a few other Zara, Primark, Topshop bits and pieces but these are my faves. We bought a few 'homey' things, including the best best best 1900s silver claw tongs that I'll use in an ice bucket. 

I really think shopping in Australia is ruined for me forever. I have DJs vouchers, a staff discount to use and I still don't want to pay their cray cray prices. 


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