Thursday, September 20, 2007


I do seem to wish my life away. I guess it's great to have things to continuously look forward too though, but they are always in advance. I need to start thinking about the 'wow I'm enjoying now.....'

Anyway I am looking forward too a day off tomorrow, not for anything really in particular. I'm just run down and tired and really need to relax

-I am going to do my art homework, have sooo much to do!
-I'll go to Norton Street Grocers and stock up on fresh fruit, veggies and cheeses
-I'll try and clean up a bit seeing I have Ben's brother and his wife arriving on Saturday
-I'll spend some time with my lovely cat
-maybe have coffee locally in Balmain... or venture somewhere different for coffee

Just spend some time on my own, enjoying my time. Can't wait!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Adelaide weekender

Been a mad weekend. Went back to Adelaide to attend Kate's wedding. Was so nice to be back. We were very spoiled and stayed at the Medinia Treasury right in the heart of the city. Some of our good friend's gave us a voucher for our wedding to stay there. The heritage listed building oozes old school glamour, huge bedrooms and funky bars.

I met Mum at the Adelaide Central Markets on Saturday. This is probably what
I miss most about Adelaide, wandering the food markets, rows and rows of fresh produce, meats, seafood, cheeses. Eating breakfast washed down with freshly brewed coffee. Of course you always bump into people you know as well! My cousin and her boyfriend were also eating at the same place.. so we joined them for a leisurly morning.

In the afternoon we heading up to the gorgeous Adelaide Hills town of Uraidla, where Kate was married. She looked like a 1940s screen siren, with her chocolate hair curled down her back and her cream gown higlighting her stunning figure. The old stone church was something out of a fairy tale, as was the town itself. After a very short ceremony, Ben and I headed back to our hotel and drunk some Jansz bubbly in the Treasury Wine Bar. An evening reception followed at the Hyatt which was a load of fun. Way too much dancing and drinking!

Sunday was a day to sleep in til lunch and then head to the Edinburgh Hotel in Mitcham for an afternoon lunch with my old friends. We sat on the verandah and downed sparking shiraz, seafood and gossip. I even had a little tear as I was leaving Adelaide. I miss the wide open spaces, no traffic, massive gorgeous old stone houses, the ease of getting around, my friends, my family, cheap parking, cheap eating and sparkling shiraz!!!

Landing back in Sydney - the buzz, the energy, the narrow streets around Balmain, my cat, Indy - I knew that I was home, well what I call home for the moment.... who knows where we'll end up?

The grass is definitely aways greener...