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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Winter weather...

I know I promised a delightful, summery post over the weekend but it was not meant to be.  On Sunday it was 11C in Melbourne - less than a week before Christmas!!

I had every intention of visiting the botanic gardens, shooting some photos and having a sorbet, but as soon as I stepped out of church, I made a bee line for the blanket and couch, which is where I remained for the rest of the day until I had to pick up a friend who is visiting from Canada to promote his new film down under.  He had spent the previous few days enjoying the sunshine in Perth and the wintry weather was a real shock, both to me and him!  Curse you Melbourne.

I so very much need a tan!
Zayt dress
Scanlan Theodore sweater
Witchery shoes
Various accessories - T&Co, Witchery, Tag

I managed to pull out my suitcase from amongst the boxes in the spare room that B has already diligently packed in anticipation of our move, which isn't for another 7-8 weeks! (he's clearly happy that we're leaving this place that we've very much out grown) and I have started to make a packing list for the trip (and a last minute shopping list - thank you 24 hour Christmas trading, you will come in handy tomorrow night when I realise I forgot to buy cotton balls.. or something).  People, trust me, the only way to pack light is to plan every activity and every outfit and only pack those things and nothing else.  And I think with that sentence, I've convinced you all that I am a complete and utter control freak.  But I like it! I take B to every corner of every city we visit until he cannot be taken any more.  Poor guy.

Once I actually got to packing, I got to 3 bikinis, 3 beach dresses and a tub of sunscreen and gave up.  Will that do me for 2 weeks?

I hate packing!  

And it's so cold, I'm going to turn the heater on.


  1. I've been eyeing off those gorgeous Witchery shoes for awhile now...Are they reasonably easy to walk in??

  2. Easy yes, but not very comfortable.. for me anyway :(

  3. Anonymous7:12 am

    Those shoes are too pretty! Also, packing is the worst (if only because it means future unpacking). I'm of the throw things in the suitcase and see what you've got when you get there method, though I'm not sure I can attest to its success. But really sunscreen is the most important thing, so since you've already got that, I'd say you're set.



  4. Packing light sucks. Take multi-taskers - things you can wear everywhere, for everything. When we went to the States for 3 weeks last year, I took 3 t-shirts, 1 dress, 2 pairs of shorts and 1 pair of jeans. I bought 1 skirt, and 2 t-shirts while there.

    I took 3 pairs of shoes (walking shoes, flats and wedges), and a variety of earrings and necklaces. I hiked, went to dinner and clubs, shopped my heart out (well, window-shopped), bbq'd, went to a car show and casinos, and managed fine on what I had.

  5. The shoes, the sweater, THE BIKINIS, THE TRIP!!! I'm so happy for you M - enjoy every moment to the fullest. Leave that cold weather behind!!


  6. Happy Holiday SWIW. Hope the packing going ok and you have a wonderful time.. x

  7. I'm totally with you on the "I hate packing!" I really do to. But travelling is great, though!

    I want to wish you a merry Chistmas, and above all a safe, fun and wonderful holiday trip. Hope you have a blast! All the best!

    Big hugs :)

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