Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This week in my life...

Well I'm loving the fact that I can eat most things again without too much trouble but without too much ease. I wish however that I was making better food choices! My weightloss has slowed to a crawl. But I haven't been eating well and not exercising so I can totally see why! Back on the exercise wagon this week for sure.

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!

Em :)


  1. Cool that you are learning sign language! I am thinking of doing a course to teach my kiddies at preschool!
    Weddings are a bitch to plan!!! I hope you don't get too stressed out! Remember that this is YOUR day...

  2. glad you liked the risotto. It is a bit of a hit and miss thing, but once you get the hang of it all, it's a great dish to make for bandits and you can become more creative - adding avocado, baked pumpkin, pine nuts, parmesan, and other crazy ingredients.

    Love hearing about your wedding update... keep em coming!

    LBG xx

  3. Wow...I remember those wedding plan days. Enjoy it and don't let anyone sway you with their opinions on things. The camping and winery visiting sounds like so much fun. I'm jealous.