Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Had a massive weekend Fri-Mon down south to check out possible wedding venues. Two of my sisters came down (and my sister's boyfriend too) and we camped at a caravan park between Busselton and Dunsborough. About 3hrs from Perth for you out of towners (ie everyone I think!). Westie loves camping and it was her first trip to the beach this summer. Last year she was a bit tentative about the water, only going in if we threw her in. On Saturday though we went to the beach. GB took her off the lead and she ran straight into the water and swam for a few metres before turning around and coming back to sure. Had a run in the sand, then went for another swim. It was so great to see!
So we checked out many a winery and some retreats to see where we should hold the wedding. Which meant of course, A LOT of wine tasting. Someone has to do it! And with camping and wine tasting comes food glorious food! I was pretty good when we sat down to eat properly. I had one sausage each time we had a bbq, and a salad for lunch one day. But the in between meals snacking.... yeah not good! Oh well, it's one weekend right! We had an awesome lunch at Knee Deep winery (great wine too). I highly recommend it to anyone heading that way. It was a tight race between Knee Deep and Watershed, but we think we've decided on Watershed. It's closer to one town (Margaret River) which means we don't have to organise transport from Dunsborough too (which we would if at KD); plus it's a gorgeous venue, stunning views and we can have the ceremony there. KD doesn't quite have the same WOW factor, although we found another place close by which would be great for the ceremony but there just felt like too many things could go wrong. Shame really coz it's a great place and the chef and restaurant manager are fantastic.
Ugh weddings... Engaged only a month and ready over the organisation of it. Flowers, photographers, accomodation, bus service, chair covers... I mean really! I can't believe my life is being consumed like this! I wish I could afford JLo and her wedding planner headset! But till I get that one powerball, this will be all me and GB.
LBG - Made your awesome risotto last night! It was SO tasty! Not bad for my first effort, although the rice needed to cook for a few more minutes as it was a bit crunchy! I was a bit more liberal with the wine too :) GB and I ate it all up too!
Went to the gym last night - did 30mins on the Fat Burner Level 4 on the bike and then some crunches. Had to go after that to get to the TAFE to sign up for a parttime Auslan course (to learn sign language). Tonight I'm going to play squash with GB. He bought me a new racquet for christmas so I'm sure my game will improve now!!!
Well that'll do for now!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
As our new place has even less garden in the backyard (about 2 feet wide across the back fence, that's it!), we decided to pull up some paving around the side and put down some turf so Westie had a place to "go". She's been very confused the poor love.... and trampling our new flowers!! Here she is, 5 mins after putting it in.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I took Thursday and Friday off as I was barely able to keep my head off the pillow. On Friday, GB put shelving up in our "harry potter room" (the room under the stairs). We're extremely cupboard deficient in the kitchen so this was a way to combat those issues. He did an amazing job. Saturday morning we woke up to voicemail on both our mobiles. It seems the department we work for required as down in Kirup for a bushfire which was happening down that way. Although we weren't on call, the one that was had been deployed elsewhere so they were scrambling for numbers. I was in no condition to go so I had to say no to that chunk of double time (the wedding fund groans) but GB took off. So it was just me and Westie for the weekend. I think she also has a cold as she has been sneezing heaps lately!
On Sunday I decided to get out of the house and took my sisters to the Bridal Expo at Burswood. I think it would be worth it for people who are ready to book things but as we weren't I was a bit disappointed to not even get a free bit of cake for my $15 entry! I did talk to a woman who worked for the House of Tartan about taking in GB's kilt as it's massively too big for him now. She said it would probably cost $300. I reckon it would be cheaper to hire one!!! Also spoke to a place that does personalised chocolates. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm So before the expo we went to an italian place for lunch. My fettucine did NOT go down well (although it came up quite well!) which was disappointing.
I cancelled our appointment with Watson this week as I am happy with the fill removal from a couple weeks ago and GB is happy where he is at the moment. So I've made an appointment for mid March which will be 1 year on from the band! Less than 3 weeks till we're off to KL and Phuket - I can't wait! I'm going to look SO much better in my bathers than I did last time we were there!
Hope everyone else is travelling well. I'll jump over to your blogs and check up on ya. Don't forget to leave a comment for me - I'm a comment whore!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Was supposed to have the day off work to help GB move some of the bigger stuff (he couldn't wait till next week so we're doing it now), but got interrupted at 11am from a phone call from my sister. She was having an operation today but forgot to bring her CT scan. So I had to go to the hospital to get her keys, to her place to get the scans, get fuel (0 Kms to empty is scary!), go back to the hospital and take her scans to her and then finally back home. We ate some chinese for lunch then were just getting back into loading up the truck when I got a call from my receptionist. She was the only admin person in the office and had a "lady issue" whilst wearing white pants and was freaking out a tad. So I had to come into work and cover reception and phones until 5pm. 5mins to go! Isn't being the boss the greatest! Anyway so many interruptions makes me wonder if we're meant to be moving today or not! Oh well.
Anyway must be off...
Have a great weekend all!