Had a busy weekend, mostly filled with children's birthday parties and children's sport, so my weekly recap is later than usual. Firstly, I have my first Camellia for the season. Hooray! They are quite late this year due to the unseasonal heat in May, and the generally dry soil from our parched Summer. Love this camellia, it's original to the garden and managed to survive the builders. The flowers look like classic Chanel camellias.
Had my hair cut on Friday, and made the fatal error of telling my hairdresser that I felt suddenly (that morning) like cutting my hair off. He enthusiastically agreed with me. I think there are no greater words to a hairdresser than "I want my long hair all cut off". I have ended up with shoulder length hair. Still getting used to it....
Went out to dinner with Mr AV on Saturday night to Jolley's Boathouse. Haven't been there for years, it's a bit of an Adelaide institution, and they are still packed, and produce excellent meals all these years later. Wore this old Tory Burch number. It's silk and silk lined. Has balloon sleeves and a tie around the waist. Wore black opaques and black patent heels and had a black patent clutch. Mr AV commented when the dress first arrived in the mail from The Outnet a few years ago that it looked "like someone had vomited flowers"on my dress. It seems to have grown on him though, he thought I looked nice on Saturday night. We were celebrating meeting half our lifetime ago. We've been together that long now!
All the food was good, especially the pork belly asian style entree I had - love pork belly. I had this delicious Passionfruit parfait for dessert. It had a citrus salad with basil which was a lovely combo. Delicious, but my hands paid for it yesterday with an eczema breakout.
Now, lets play a game of spot the difference.
Firstly, here is a black Joseph tuxedo jacket purchased when I lived in London in 1999. I wear it a lot.
Next, here is a black Joseph jacket purchased in the Netaporter sales that arrived this week. Yes, I seem to have purchased the day version of my original jacket. I was trying to be strategic and fill gaps in my wardrobe, rather than just buying appealing and pretty dresses and I need a black jacket/ blazer. Didn't work. It's currently winging its way back home. As the Australian dollar has fallen so spectacularly in the past 2 weeks, I may make money off this mishap.
They've put in the steels for the ceiling lantern in the living area. That will be like a little hat on top of the roof with windows in it. The ceiling is going to rake up to it.
Finally, I thought I'd leave you with the cheering sight of my laundry set up on the veranda. Covered in dirt, plans and general builders debris. Frankly, it's an improvement on what I've had the past 2.5 years, but it is a bit cold/ wet on some days doing the laundry out there.
Hope you had a good week xx
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