Tuesday, May 31, 2005


I’ve been pretty unwell for the last week battling a bad sinus and throat infection the whole office was getting sick and it was only a matter of time before my immune system gave way. As nasty as it all sounds it was actually a big blessing in disguise. I’ve been working my bum off lately where 10-hour days quickly turned into 12 hours plus, the pressure place by managers was enormous. Once again I had fallen into a rut without realising the impact it was having on me mentally and physically, poor Jacky would have to bear the brunt of my exhaustion and mood swings.

I was sent home sick on Friday and took yesterday off. Whilst I am still unwell, all the sleeping and rest has left me rejuvenated and it actually feels good to be back at work (did I really say that?). The world didn't end without me and my team followed up on what needed to be done (this was probably due to me bombarding them with emails from home with what each person had to do – I didn't realise that I had such controlling tendencies and remote access to your work email is a curse!).

Work aside we had a lovely dinner on Saturday night celebrating Mr & Mrs Westwood’s 25th wedding anniversary!! We bought them a silver Country Rd frame with a photo of their wedding day inside in black and white.

Seeing them reach such a milestone is really special, with all the talk of divorce these days it’s so nice to see a couple together and in love after 3 kids, 2 dogs, 3 fish, 25 years of marriage and 35 years of being together.

On a personal level I’ve been very excited, Jacky and I are about to reach our own milestone in 20 days – our anniversary of 7 years!! That’s 2557 days! I met Jacky when I was 16 (1998) started going out with him just before I turned 17 and haven’t looked back ever since. There’s something about that number 7 that makes you really stop and think…wow we made it.

Tonight we’re going to watch the Guy Sebastion concert; tomorrow we’re off to see the Lion King (second row seats). I can’t wait!
My comments thing has been broken for a while now, I don’t know if it’s going to come back. If it doesn’t I might chuck a blogger one on.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Monday, May 23, 2005


It's after 7 and i'm still at work, I've been here since 7:30am.
Big thanks to Vince and Alex for dropping by, it was great catching up! thanks for the Boost juice.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

An 8 year crush..

Happy Birthday Lee Hom!!

Love Your Biggest Fan

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Things that shocked me this week

  • An article that makes you go wtf??
  • When a new client called me up to find him a bookkeeper but told me straight out “I don’t like muslims”.
  • When the same client started telling me about how the suburb where they work is dangerous because a lot of women have been raped in the area. How the last girl he had working for him got raped but that she probably provoked it because she wore really short skirts.

    I refuse to work with this client.
  • For those of you that read the article and went wtf?!?! Go here.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Man Gifts

I recently read in Cleo somewhere that from their research they found that up to 90% of guys secretly liked receiving flowers but would not openly admit to it. It was a bit of a surprise to me but seeing that this was published in Cleo it must be true! So there I was hatching a plan to buy Jacky the biggest and most colourful bunch of gerberas ever, when coincidently Kyle and Jackie O had a discussion about bad man gifts.

Jackie O’s husband Lee recently came back from overseas and she greeted him with a big bunch of flowers at the airport. Lee didn't even try to hide the fact that he thought it was a pretty lousy present, which came as a massive surprise to Jackie. So sparked the whole debate of ‘crappy male presents’.
In a quick survey around the office it would seem that flowers for a guy is a no no and my colleague compared it to buying a Mad Max dvd for his girlfriend. So does Cleo have their facts wrong?

Friday, May 06, 2005

I'm Sorry...

I must be the worst person to work for, I’ve been so busy that I forgot it was secretaries day and didn't get my Assistant anything!

I’ve bought her a bunch of flowers since…but it’s not the same when she hears someone having to remind me.

Thursday, May 05, 2005


Betty & Lisa look what I found - a pic taken when you met with Jin (thanks Joel)