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Happy weekend


I am enjoying my first Nespresso coffee of the weekend, made with love by our brand spanking new and beautiful machine (aka, newbestfriend).  Here’s to a weekend of birthday celebrations (for friends), visiting family, and the last bit of autumn sunshine breaking through the clouds.

Above – view of Scarborough beach from West Coast Highway.

PS I have just come across Grill’d‘s online nutritional panels which show that in fact their burgers really aren’t that much of a heart attack on a plate (my favourite burger, the Tuscan Delight, contains 2460 kJ).  This makes me retrospectively relieved, considering we had a little Grill’d date last night.  Then there’s the chips …


Just a minute in … May

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Eating … brunch at Typika in Claremont (above) with Gem after the Zara Bryson car park sale last Saturday.  (And drinking coffee from a new local, Milk and Paper, which is nice, but maybe I am a little dark about paying $5 for a 12 ounce cup just because I’m buying it out in the ‘burbs.)

Reading … the New Yorker online, just until my hard copies start making welcome weekly appearances on my desk.  If I can’t be in New York City, at least I can read about it on a weekly basis.

Wishing … for a Nespresso machine.  And my Mum back from overseas.

Getting … excited and nervous about my next wedding dress appointment.  Hopefully my calico is being made as I type, and I will be able to resist talking about it to Mike for the next seven (seven!) months.

Over the weekend


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After a jam-packed weekend, by Sunday night I felt a little bit like I needed another weekend to recover. For someone who sells time for a living (and bills in six-minute intervals), I have developed an unfortunately keen sense of minutes passing by all too quickly. No matter how many promises I make to myself about keeping weekends largely free for relaxation, Mike and I have agreed that “plans seem to find us”. I can’t complain though, it means I get to catch up with people I love.

Here are a few snaps from a couple of weekend outings, from the top: LUMINOUSnight, commemorating the centenary of my old uni, UWA, and the opening of the Perth International Arts Festival. We stopped by late on Friday night to see it all lit up and full of life. Angove St, North Perth where Mum and I went for fresh juices at Metrio & Co in between wedding dress appointments. Dessert date at Wild Fig Cafe, which incidentally made the papers the following morning over the Paul Tonich review incident – a reminder to think twice before posting a review online, and before responding to a bad review by making fun of the reviewer. Eeeek.

Summerset Arts Festival

Gemma kindly reminded this morning that the Summerset Arts Festival 2013 is here!  The Summerset Festival is an initiative of the shire that I live in and incorporates fun and sometimes cultural events held all around my area.  Last year, Gem and I went to the Summerset edition of the Polka Dot Vintage Market, held right on Scarborough Beach not far from my home (I picked up a tweed blazer with velvet lapels).  We also try to go to Polka Dot at its usual residence, the Claremont Showgrounds, a couple of times a year.

This year the line up for the Festival looks really fun, including Cinema By The Sea, which is free and where you can see a few classic films as well as some local shorts.  I for one am looking forward to this year’s Polka Dot Vintage Market in two weeks’ time, which promises to be bigger and better than last year.

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