Mar 2, 2013

A Rainy Day In.

I'm counting myself lucky that I managed to get outside this morning and not get rained on.

It's still Noah's Ark season here in Sydney.  The roads seem to be permanently glossy with rain and the cars that drive by do so with an added whoosh as their tyres glide along the wet roads.

The morning after the night before on our street.  I got the empty bottles but not the hangover....
Even the long necks randomly arranged on the driveways of our street are glistening with raindrops.  Aside from the mess they've left behind, I've got some admiration for the youngsters up the road who managed to party hard and loud well into the early hours of this rather soggy morning.  It takes dedication to take your party to the street in this kind of weather.  It's meant to be Mardi Gras tonight and I hope the show will still be able to go on for all those people who've put in so much work for the parade.

I don't think I'm going to be taking my chances with the weather tonight.  I've got my comfy gear on and I'm staying put where I am.

As are these other fine residents of SSG Manor.

Hands up who loves how generous Kiehl's samples are!
In the moments that I've not been attending to the aforementioned fine residents of the manor, I've been delving into my magic box of skin care samples.  This Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream is part of the new Clearly Corrective range from Kiehl's.  I'm already a huge fan of the Dark Spot Solution from the range and this new cream gets two thumbs up from me as well.  It manages to be a rich moisturiser that's actually easy to apply.  My application this morning lasted through my personal training session.  Which is no mean feat given the torture circuit I was put through.
I hope PM Gillard has a few things to keep her occupied indoors when she arrives in Sydney tomorrow.  She's here to win over the diverse cultural and demographic region that is Western Sydney and she's staying for a week at a hotel in Rooty Hill.  I know she's meant to be here to stave off Mr Ruud's Knives of March (today's poll shows that Labor face a huge election win if Mr Rudd rather than she are the head of the ALP) leadership tilt but the weather isn't exactly conducive to meet the public strolls through the suburbs.

If she takes the meet and greets inside the local shopping centres, I hope she's got google maps on her phone or that her minders have because it's a rare person who doesn't get lost inside them.  Julia, my tip is that if you do get lost on your own - make your way to the nearest Coles or Woolworths.  They're open for the longest hours, are the easiest thing to find and you can always stroll the aisles while waiting for your lift back to the hotel.  And don't forget to pick up a six pack of hot cross buns on your way through.  The food in the hotel mini bar isn't always all that.


  1. Very rainy here too, although I haven't had to get the slippers out I am in my trackie dacks! Hope you get a break in the rain soon to enjoy a stroll in the sunshine :)

  2. Lisa @ Blithe MomentsMarch 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    I can't believe this amazing blast of cold weather that arrived with the start of Autumn. My uggs have come out of storage and the extra blanket has gone on the bed. We are meant to be back warm later this week but I am enjoying some snuggling in the meantime.

    I do wonder what is going to happen with Julia in Western Sydney this week. Talk about a tough audience!


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