Monday, July 14, 2014

15 thoughts I had while taking a bath tonight

After a long and tiring Monday I decided there was no better way to clear my head than a nice warm soak in the tub. That was until my brain decided the peace and quiet provided the perfect opportunity for a million and one random thoughts to pass through. Here are just 15 of those:

1. Mmm this is nice. Nothing but me, the warm soapy water, the soothing scent of my candle and the dulcet sounds of Ben slaying dragons on his computer.
2. What should I take for lunch tomorrow?
3. I must not forget about the five Chobani yogurts I bought for $5 at Coles. What a bargain.
4. Rove McManus was an excellent choice for the new host of The Project. Carrie and Rove, back together at last.
5. I hope I don't slip and fall when I get out of here.
6. *Picturing myself falling out of the bath*
7. It's funny how the water rises when you hop in.
8. Can't wait to make a pizza after this.
9. I should write a blog post about this!
10. Remember when I used to blog every day?
11. I hope this cheap bubble bath doesn't make me itchy tonight.
12. How cool were those foam toys we used to stick on the walls in the bath when we were little?
13. I should have put some music on.
14. Time to get out before I turn into a prune. Also, pizza.
15. Must...not...fall.

This post was inspired by Bec from My Bloggable Day. You can read 30 thoughts she had during a run, 30 thoughts she had on a trip to Medicare and 30 thoughts she had while waiting for her coffee. Glad I'm not the only person susceptible to brain overload!

Monday, March 31, 2014


Goodness me, it's been three months since I last blogged. The year is flying by, as expected, and between work and wedding planning I haven't had the energy for much else!

I've taken a much needed day off work today and am enjoying it immensely. I took myself on a little shopping date, to buy new work shoes and pay off some money on our wedding rings. I also treated myself to a mani-pedi (and for some reason went with eggshell blue polish, but I'm digging it).

It's just over 6 months until the wedding, which means we're half way! How crazy. We're pretty organised, with all of the following locked in: venues, catering, my dress (being made by the wonderful Bell Street), bridesmaids dresses, bridesmaids shoes, flowers, makeup, hair (my sister), cake, styling (Styled by Linda), wedding bands (on lay by), stationary (Suely Lu), photographer (James Goff), wedding night accommodation and save the dates (were sent a month or so ago). Things we still need to organise: all the boys' clothes, wedding favours, cars/transportation, music, order of service/running sheet, speeches, my shoes (!), accessories (for me and the gals), honeymoon (!!), all the little decorations...and I think that's it! Getting there.
Ben and I are a bit restless at the moment. It's a combination of excitement for the wedding and also a bit of uncertainty in terms of what we want to do after that. It's also been about a year since our last holiday and work for both of us has been a little full on. I'm not feeling stressed about the wedding itself. Financially, it is challenging and with our landlord just putting our rent up we're feeling the sting even more. It feels like a bit of a first world problem to complain about this. We truly are lucky and this is a very exciting time for us. Overall, I'm really enjoying the planning, no matter how time consuming it is!

I was just trying to think of other news aside from wedding and work stuff.......there really is not much else! We had a close friend of mine stay with us for a few weeks, which was fun. I enjoyed having her around as we really haven't seen much of each other over the past few years. She's also one of my bridesmaids.
My older brother got engaged about a month ago (exciting times for the Lewis clan!) and we're all over the moon. His fiance is from India so they are heading over there for a big engagement celebration with her family in June. Mum, Dad and some of our other relatives are making the trip too. I really wish Ben and I could make it, but it's too hard at the moment. Looking forward to their wedding in Tamworth in about a year! We just had Sam (brother) and Asha (his fiance) stay with us this weekend, which was really lovely.

I went to Perth for work about a month ago - it was my first trip to Western Australia and I loved it. We also joined the gym and have been going fairly regularly.

Back to wedding stuff - my hens is in about a month! I'm having it early as two good friends are going overseas. My bridesmaids are organising it and I don't have a clue what we are doing which is kind of killing me but I trust them. All I know is that we're 'going to a destination'. Exciting!

Anyway, if I have any readers left I hope you're all well! Will try and post again soon xo

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Hello 2014

1. Ben and I on NYE. 2. The family minus my brother on NYE. 3. A visit to The Gap at Watsons Bay. 4. Adventuring at Bondi. 5. The Gap and I.

Well folks it's been 13 years since the Y2K bug threatened to kill us all. I for one am quite pleased it didn't.

The festive season is almost over (almost because it's my birthday on Monday) and I certainly ate, drank and was merry. Ben and I spent Christmas in Tamworth with our families. We stayed for five nights which is the longest we've spent at home in a while. Every time I go back I gain more of an appreciation for just how beautiful it is up there. #howstheserenity

We returned to Sydney for New Years Eve and what a spectacular night it was. Definitely the best NYE I've had in a long time. We had some family visiting from the US so we (my parents and sister also came to join the festivities) began our night with expensive champagne at their hotel. We were very lucky to nab a table at Jamie's Italian for dinner so headed there for our last feast of 2013 - it did not disappoint.

For the grand finale we were fortunate enough to have access to my office building and therefore an amazing view of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House to watch the world-renowned Sydney fireworks. Most of us had never seen the fireworks (apart from on TV) so it was a real treat! We managed to wrangle our way to the very top floor of the building (with thanks to a friend of my cousin who also works there) and had an absolutely incredible view. It was such a special way to bring in the new year!

Like life in general these days, 2013 was non stop, but in the best possible way. I really cannot think of many gripes. There were certainly challenges - a new job and sad goodbyes at the old one, for example, but on the whole it was pretty damn tops.

I haven't written any resolutions as such but I do have a few things I'd like to do this year, or new habits I'd like to make (I guess they kind of are resolutions).

  • Practice yoga more regularly.
  • Ride my bike.
  • Buy some new plants (and keep them alive).
  • Organise and redecorate our spare room.
  • Set up a cocktail cart for our apartment.
  • Keep up with my $5 note challenge (saving every $5 I get).
  • Switch off.
  • Read.
And of course, I can now officially say I'm getting married this year! 2014 is definitely going to be a busy one and I'm sure it will fly by. In fact, it's exactly 9 months today until we get married. I'm looking forward to all the planning and festivities along the way, but I'm mostly excited about the guarantee that I'll get to party with a lot of our friends and family (many of which we don't see often) on the big day. It's going to be a hoot! Plus, there's the honeymoon, which we're currently researching. Thinking Bali, so if you have any advice, be sure to comment!

Wishing you all a really wonderful, safe and happy 2014. I hope it's full of adventure. xo