Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Working for the man

Never in my wildest dreams did I think when I moved back to Perth I would be working for a mining company like BHP Billiton.
I am absolutely loving my job at the moment and the people I work with. I am also working on a lot of indigenous recruitment and I am especially looking forward to meeting some of my new friends tomorrow.
I've just booked a taxi for 4.45am to take me to the airport to catch my 6am flight to Port Hedland. I will be wearing safety boots, jeans and an orange work shirt. When I arrive at site I will be given a hard hat and a pair of safety goggles while I get a tour of the operations and eat lunch with the miners in their mess hall, amongst other things.
Its a bit exciting!
I'm going to miss my boys tomorrow as it'll be a long day, but I will definitely look forward to seeing their smiling faces when I get off the plane tomorrow night.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day Spa

One of the things I have noticed since moving back to Perth is the number of Day Spa's everywhere. It seems I can't drive down a main street without some serene, calming shop front enticing me in to spend a lot of money to get pampered.

I remember a couple of months before my wedding I won a $500 voucher for a Day Spa in Paddington in Sydney and I had to use it over two consecutive visits.





If I had more disposable income and didn't feel so guilty spending money on myself I would easily be making an appointment at a Day Spa on a regular basis. Instead I get my brows waxed and a facial done every month at my local chemist.

On Tuesday I had to move office blocks and I have moved into a really nice office building in Perth called Central Park. This afternoon I noticed we have a Day Spa in our building and this definitely caught my eye:

Energy Pod

You are put into a optimum napping position to promote blood circulation and ease pressure on your lower back, drifting into a light sleep. Proven to help energise and improve concentration throughout your day. 20 minutes for $15.00 guarantees that you will feel like you have slept for 8 hours in your lunchbreak.

Hello? I think I might have to make an appointment.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jersey-licious vs FIFA World Cup...

The series takes place in the Gatsby Salon in Green Brook Township, New Jersey, focusing on the mother and daughter owners of the salon, Gayle Giacomo and Christy Pereira. Other figures include two makeup artists, Olivia Blois Sharpe and Alexa Prisco ("the Glam Fairy"), and three hairdressers: Tracy Dimarco, Anthony Lombardi and Gi Gi Losco.
Its so sad when I hear myself say to my friends 'I could not live without Foxtel IQ'.
Since having Liam, I love nothing better than curling up on the couch with a wine and indulging in reality-trash telly. And my absolute guilty pleasure is Jersey-licious. I am fascinated with all things Jersey. When I went to New York I had to make the trip over to Jersey and see all the Yentas for myself. They crack me up.
This show is so bad. My husband thinks I am hurting my brain by watching it, but this show kills me. I just think its so funny and I love it.
Anyway, these days I have to record everything as my husband has sole use of the remote control for the next month with the World Cup on. I'll have to be getting up at odd hours to watch my programs.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Larging it up african stylie

I'm doing Zumba on Thursday nights now.

My friend Jules drags me to it kicking and screaming. I am totally un-coordinated but I belt out my best moves in possibly the most daggiest work out gear. Think leggings, trainers I never wear and my husband's GAP t-shirt.

But I tell you what, I feel brilliant afterwards.

Give it a go...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Full circle

Once upon a time, on a cold night in London two weeks before Xmas in 2003, a rather man-jaded Aussie girl pre-arranged to meet a London boy in a pub called O'Neills (pictured above). It was a Monday night. She was tired and grumpy, and didn't really feel like trekking down the road to meet a man she had met at ANOTHER pub from the previous Friday night. Sure, they had a great time and he had bought her a can of coke and hot chips after they spent the best part of an hour pashing on the dancefloor, but her heart wasn't really in it. She'd had enough of London boys. They played games. She opened the door to this pub and spied the man she had met two days before. He smiled at her and motioned her to the bar and kissed her on both cheeks. She suddenly felt butterflies in her stomach.
While this Aussie girl was walking to the pub, she passed her favourite live music venue (above). A dreadlocked Jamaican guy came up to her. 'Fancy two tickets for 20 quid'.
'Not tonight', she replied.
'What a shame', she thought. Paul Weller is my most favourite singer. How did she not know he was playing?

The Aussie girl and London boy where sitting on a couch together, talking and laughing. It was nearing 10.30pm when the Paul Weller concert wrapped up next door and all the punters came into the pub.
'Did you know I got offered two tickets by a Jamaican guy for 20 quid before I walked in here?' said the London boy.
'So did I!' said the Aussie girl. 'I love Paul Weller!'.
'Me too' said the London boy with a twinkle in his eye.
Both agreed that although they shared a fondness for Paul Weller, something else clicked that night too.

How did they know that five years later, that first meeting would turn into this?
Ain't love just the best?
Paul Weller is coming to Perth on the 15th October. We've booked tickets to see him in Fremantle, Liam is having a sleepover at his grandparents and we have booked a hotel for the night.
I love it when life comes full circle :).