Friday Five…

Sydney Opera House

It’s been a glorious week weather wise here in Sydney- blue skies all the way. It’s these few weeks each year (and another few in April and May) that I love about this city. Driving over the bridge in the bus each morning the harbour has been glittering- so much blue, so much promise.

Sadly though, with full days in the office there’s been little chance to enjoy it- which leads me to what I hate about Sydney- the evening commute.

Anyways, onto the five: I’m warning you- it’s a meagre offering this week!

Oh, the main pic? It’s from my city walk last week- I’ll tell you more about that later.

Where I shopped…

This weeks foodie market was the old favourite: Hawkesbury Harvest at Castle Hill Showground. David, the goats cheese man (Willowbrae Chevre Cheese) was telling us how someone had asked him whether it was true that goat’s milk cheese tasted different from cow’s milk cheese. He agreed that indeed it did. ‘Does that mean that goat’s milk tastes different to cow’s milk?’ she asked.

‘I hope so,’ he said. ‘Otherwise we’ve been doing something wrong all these years.’

When we laughed, he told us that he’d also been asked whether it was true that you could get goats milk from a boy goat as well as a girl goat. True story.

Why I’m chuffed…

I bought a frock. A proper grown-up girlie frock. Actually, I bought two. And they look ok.

I have a wedding to go to next Friday, and I just didn’t have a thing to wear- it’s been almost 10 years since I last went to a wedding and I was almost exactly 20kgs lighter. Please don’t judge me.

Anyways, one of the girls in the office suggested Leona Edmiston. ‘She knows how to cut for curves,’ she said. ‘Does she also know how to cut for tummies and bums?’ I wondered.

She does. As a result I dropped some serious cash on a dress that will be great for work and another that I can dress up for the wedding and dress down for other stuff. The girl in the store was fabulous.

Now I have to buy shoes worthy to be worn with a frock. I wear flat boots every day to work between Easter and Labour Day, so have nothing even remotely resembling a heel- of any height. Sigh.

Speaking of fabulous…

I shuffled along to see Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie on the weekend- and it was: absolutely fabulous. Sweetie.

For something completely unfabulous…

The traffic in this city! I catch a bus home each night that takes me (on a good night) around 70-90 minutes- usually standing. My chiropractor should be thanking Hillsbus for the business. The other night I got a seat- the first time in over four weeks. I was so surprised I facebooked it. My back was extremely happy.

What I’m looking forward to…

I’m off to brainstorm social media and marketing for my indie book business with the very fabulous Mel Kettle. I’m using that word- fabulous- a lot this week. It’s like an off-site for the executive team of my business, ok, me- my business partner (Kali) hasn’t been invited. In truth she has very little to offer other than snores and protection of the study during the writing process. Here’s a picture of Kali hard at work.


We’ll come out of it with strategy, direction and a plan for future-proofing our growth. Maybe not all of that, but there’s definitely strategy involved.

Author: Jo

Author, baker, sunrise chaser

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  1. For future reference, MYER stock Leona Edmiston…I have two myself, Good choice. In relation to shoes, I think Miss T has a nice pair of black heels hahhahaha.

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