Wednesday, August 31, 2005

It's a Boy!

Congratulations to Babor and Sam on their little baby boy (14 hrs of labour, 3.6kg yikes!). Mum and Baby doing well, with Baby still to be named - Suggestions??

I made my first baby basket at lunch time, cool aye?

Monday, August 29, 2005

A run down of my weekend.

Friday - Team Lunch
After we cut the cake my team took me for lunch at Wagamama's and presented me with this gift. For those that know me I love my arts, crafts and scrapbooking, it was an extremely fitting and thoughtful gift! (No this wasn’t the present in the green box, it was just a coincidence that they had the same wrapping.)

Friday night – Sarah’s Birthday Cook-up for Betty, Lisa and I

Entrée: pumpkin, eggplant, asparagus, potato tempura

Salad: Rocket, fetta with roasted tomatoes tossed in a balsamic dressing

Main: Salmon Risotto with spinach, dill and a light drizzle of lemon oil

Dessert: Toblerone fondue with strawberries and banana & Crème Brule (sorry was so busy eating I didn't take pics!)

Dinner started at 7:00pm and didn’t finish till after 12, the food was fabulous! Good Job Sarah and a big Thankyou!!

Saturday Night to Sunday Morning - Sarah’s Mum Threw a family BBQ farewell for Sarah, so we tagged along!

The food: Lamb cutlets, sausages, prawns with sweet Chilli, rices dishes, Sarah’s mum’s Malaysian curry, salad, tempura eggplant and much much more!

Dinner started at 8:00pm and ended with a tiramisu cake at about 11:00pm. Seeing that it would be Sarah’s last weekend in Sydney *sniff* *sniff* we decided to head out of town for drinks. So when the clock struck 12:00 I found myself in the car park of Macquarie Bank with a crazy bunch of people singing a self composed “Happy Birthday Emily, we love technology” song to me (this will make a lot more sense if you have seen the movie Napoleon Dynamite).

I don’t know if it’s because we’re getting old? But the city seemed really silent for a Saturday night/Sunday morning. The usual places were empty and the other places had such long lines that we couldn’t be bothered. We settled on Bar 333 where I christened my 24th Birthday with a Pina Colada! (Thanks Sarah) and whatever drink that was in the picture!

Sunday night: Dinner @ Grappa

Now before anyone reading this post gets upset with me for not inviting them to dinner, the girls organised dinner last minute. So to the person that sent me the email this morning rather upset I’m really sorry!! Thanks Mum for the Matthew Williamson top as seen below.

The suprise: remember my post about Regret?

Well the girls had secretly bought me the dress!! Thank you all so much!! You're the best!!

The Rest of the Photo's Here

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Till next year

Thank you everyone for all the Birthday wishes, smses, msn messages and emails. Despite my attempts to avoid celebrating, it turned out to be a very eventful weekend. I just got home and I’m desperate for sleep so I’ll update tomorrow.
Thanks Again
Love Em.
In case you were wondering what I decided about DJ’s, Matty was very right when he told me to feel and not think. My gut tells me to give this one a miss.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Not Feeling your age

It’s my birthday soon… wait 24! It even sounds old.

No, not feels like I blinked and a few years disappeared.


Jesse you are a beautiful beautiful creature.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Just Babies

Happy 22nd Birthday Cyn & Tez!
Zeta Bar @ the Hilton
photos :
here (Trish is my photo idol!)
here (The B'day girl herself)
here (Her laugh is contagious)

the only photo I took for the night (Di, Viv, Me)

Friday, August 19, 2005

Don't forget your knives

My colleague Justin who arrived from England 2 weeks ago (a short little, bubbly man) went to collect his Medicare card from Westfield. Before he went, the other brits that I work with tried to take the mickey out of him by telling him to hold on to his wallet and to avoid eye contact with strangers.

About 15 minutes later we receive a call from Justin, there has been a bomb threat called in to Parramatta Westfield, and he has been locked in the back office of Medicare for protection? hehhe...poor bloke.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Regret is such a terrible feeling. I had my eye on this Bare dress for ages black, strapless, satin, Audrey Hepburn style - $400! I just could never justify it. Then it went on sale for 50% off, I should have bought it then and there but with car insurance, rego and greenslip I felt so broke. It was also the day before I would find out the result of the interview, if I got the job then I would reward myself with the dress.

No job, no dress.

I still keep thinking about the dress, when I called the store I found out that all the size 8’s has sold out. I feel terrible, it's hard for me to find things I really like.

Monday, August 15, 2005

All Sorts

Met one of the strangest candidates today. She arrived at our offices at 8:30am despite her interview being at 12:30. For the next few hours she locked herself in one of our toilet cubicles, sat on the floor and proceeded to scrunch up toilet paper. When my colleagues knocked on her door to ask if she was ok? she ignored them.

Reception later received a call that someone was locked out in the fire escape and they were banging furiously on the door for help. When some one let her out she pushed past them with out a word and headed straight back to the toilet cubicle.

She then rang our office from the toilet cubicle to reschedule her interview to 2:30pm. Eventually she came out at around 12:00pm walked to reception and demanded to see the consultant with whom she had the interview then and there. When she was told that consultant was not available she had a bit of a tantrum. At the interview she sat in the room with these enormous sunglasses on and refused to take them off.
Candidates can definitely make a boring day a little bit more interesting.

Saturday, August 13, 2005


Happy Birthday MR Foster!

I learnt how to make gifs last night ...see...

Monday, August 08, 2005

August 05

I’ve been rather quiet lately. There’s been a lot going on but I don’t want to blog about it just yet, as thinking about it stresses me out.
I spent Saturday morning with Betty at the Pyrmont markets, people at work had been raving about them for over a year now and I’ve never woken up early enough to go.

What: Gourmet food market Pyrmont. There’s home made pies, warm apple cider, pumpkin bread, salmon sausages, fresh juices, chocolate dipped strawberries, cakes, fudge and homemade pasta sauces and jams. You get to taste test most things which is a bonus!

When: The 1st Saturday of every month from 7:00am to 11:am, got to get there early or some of the good stuff sells out. The markets are becoming so popular that it's quite hard to find parking even that early in the morning.

Where: The grass area opposite Star City

Out of 10:
It’d be close to a 10.


My Birthday is coming up and everyone is asking what I am doing. I don’t think I am doing anything this year, there’s so many different groups of people it’s too hard to try organise. Plus, I can’t think of anywhere that can seat up to 35-40 people who doesn’t require large groups to have a banquet menu, is good value for money and is centralised for people living in different areas, suggestions?