Apr 20, 2015

A Grey Monday After A Golden Weekend.

I always knew the golden sunrises of autumn weren't going to last forever but I wasn't prepared for them disappearing by the end of the weekend.

It was only on Saturday morning that I was greeted by this beautiful rose gold sky as I made my way to breakfast up the road with Toddler SSG.

T - Emerson at Big W, necklace - Red Phoenix Emporium.

Which I ate whilst dressed for summer in a white T and my new necklace from Red Phoenix Emporium's recent Eastergram sale.

Toddler feet, it's rare to be able to capture their cuteness in a focused photograph they usually move so quickly.

The rest of the day was then spent catching rays.  In the car with the sunroof open, flapping my pale limbs around under the skylights at the pool in the hope of getting an incidental tan and then back at home with bare feet padding across floor boards (and plastic flower blocks) warmed by the sun.

And now here we are on Monday.  All I can see out the window are raindrops and puddles against a backdrop of cloudy grey skies.  Even Toddler SSG let me put some socks on his feet and a puffer vest over his day care clothes this morning.  He'll be in his gum boots this afternoon puddle jumping, I tell you.

Boots - Frankie4 'Louise' - $279.

Looking for the silver lining and all that, I got to wear my new Frankie4 boots to work today.  They're so comfortable and despite the heel, I've survived standing 4 hours straight in them.  My feet have barely felt the strain and I reckon these boots are coming along with me to New York next month.

Thanks to Google maps, I've managed to locate the two most important places of the trip (besides where we're staying).  The nearest Whole Foods at Columbus Circle and Madame Tussauds.  Why Madame Tussauds?  It's where the City Sights NY office is.  Which is where we need to go to get our tickets for the bus that takes us to... wait for it .... Woodbury Common's Premium Outlets.  Such a surprise, I know.

Every time I look at maps of New York City, I'm struck by how orderly the streets are.  They run perfectly parallel to one another and every so often, a familiar name of something iconic pops out at me from the grid.  New York is one of those cities that you feel such a familiarity with even if you were last there close to a decade ago.  

Whilst the maps of most other cities don't really come to life for me until I'm actually there (and even then, only after a lot of map turning has taken place), merely seeing the grey expanse of Central Park on my Google maps print out is enough to bring back memories of the last walk I took there in the winter all those years ago.  Only time will tell if those memories will translate to my improved navigation of the streets of New York when the pace and the people of the city confront those memories.


  1. Get in touch with your inner dag.
    Find your favourite telly show set in NYC.
    Find a tour with that theme.
    Go on it.
    (I went on a sex and the city tour....loved it)
    Also, get thee to magnolia bakery for a cupcake!

  2. Ooh you are heading to New York - my husband proposed to me in New York so I have very fond memories, it is probably my favourite place in the world. I can't wait to hear all about it!


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