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a romantic saturday

Today, unlike most days this last week, the pain abated and didn’t plague me till about 5pm. It was like heaven came and teased me with a few hours of freedom. I made sure to make good use of this though, and so did S – we spent an extremely happy afternoon doing the things we love, together.


  1. Went to Orient Express and bought our sideboard/tv unit for the loungeroom, which is the final piece before that room is complete!
  2. Bought a gorgeous antique asian ceramic/porcelain stool. So kitsch, and I adore it! Pictures coming after I clean it up a bit.
  3. Found some potential lamps/vases for dining and loungeroom. I am loving decorating!
  4. Went to Bunnings and had a field day buying gardening supplies.


Of course all this makes for a massive day for Lil Ms Currently Crippled, so by the time we got home the agony had set in. But I didn’t care – I’d had a taste of a gorgeous date afternoon with my lovely man, and it has been too long since we’ve had one of those… It was… heaven.



Sharon Pakir & Steve

At my birthday party earlier this year.





things my boyfriend says

Me (excitedly): “So are you going to carry me over the threshold on our first day in new house???”

Him: “I’ve carried your hundreds of boxes over the threshold, surely that counts??”

a gem of a man

S does many things that make me, on a daily basis (and most times more often) reflect in wonderment at how I’ve managed to snag such a great dude. He is chivalrous, romantic, a man of his word, stoic, strong and well, oh so handsome.

And how can you resist a man who, when supermarket shopping sees you randomly mumble to yourself about craving just one can of lychee juice, hastily and without a moments thought, rushes to SHOVE 6 cans of the delectable stuff into the trolley?

I drank one last night, saw the dent from the shoving into trolley in haste to please me moment, and smiled to myself.

Yeo's Lychee Drink

yumminess with a dent of love

Always remember this, as it’s a lesson I took way too long to learn – if someone says they love you, they will likely try and do the “grand gestures” and fulfil the needs and desires you have that are difficult, and sporadic. Anyone can proclaim grandiose desires and intentions and try and prove them.

But it is a rare and worthwhile love who on a daily basis, seeks to be thoughtful and loving enough to do the little, easy, simple things, everyday, every time, without question or needing anything back in return. It’s the one who respects you on the little agreements, who wants to provide your daily comforts, who demonstrates with his every intention and action his true feelings, with whom the grandiose things are just icing on the cake.

simple pleasures

I was looking through my iphone and giggling to myself about my penchant for taking seemingly random and inane shots of things, stuff, happenings. If you were to take my phone and go through the picture gallery, it would seem to you that I liked taking pictures of inanimate objects. I do, but only because on afternoons such as this when I need a pick-me-up, I look through and am reminded of life’s exceedingly simple pleasures, moments that lend so much joy to your life in the most basic of ways.

Simple pleasures.

Waking up to a fresh fruit smoothie in the mornings.

Fresh Fruit Smoothie

prepared by Chez Steve

Watching my mini jungle grow with utter pride.

potted apartment plants

Bread, Meat, Cheese lunches with colleagues.

bread, cured meat, cheese

prosciutto, porchetta, mmmm...

Surprise birthday flowers from my amazing dance team.

gorgeous flowers in a vase

Post dinner-date coffee and nibbles at the exquisite Langham Hotel, to the tunes of wonderful jazz music and excellent company!   🙂

Langham Hotel

Langham Hotel - impossible not to feel glamorous walking in!

Langham Hotel 2

10 reasons to love Pretty Woman

The reasons why Pretty Woman is STILL, as a full grown adult, one of my favorite movies of all time. Why when I got home and discovered it was on TV tonight, I squealed and RAN to the couch and plonked myself down delightedly. Why I think Pretty Woman gets precedence over State of Origin and Steve has to read about State of Origin online instead.

  1. Not because it’s a princess fairy tale movie, but because it’s a tale of the importance of intimacy and laughter in a real relationship.
  2. Because that scene where she kisses him on the lips for the first time is soul-achingly tender.
  3. Because she showed up snooty shop assistants, and every woman knows about those ones that can reduce you to feeling like a high school not-popular-or-pretty-enough teenager again. FTW!
  4. Because she wears culottes with a suit jacket! And even in 2010, it looks fashionable and classy!
  5. Because Costanza, despite being a jerk in this movie, has hair and is thin. It’s a novelty.
  6. Because Richard Gere plays a real good man – not because of his money, but because of his stand up for his woman values, his ability to love someone so far below him on the totem pole, and well, his cheekbones, err, yes.
  7. Because Julia plays an amazing woman – who keeps her head screwed on, tells it like it is, doesn’t play stupid games, and believes in herself.
  8. Because their penthouse suite has bright. pink. carpet.
  9. Because Vivian is a gorgeous name, and so is Edward.
  10. Mostly, because Steve told me he didn’t need to watch it with me, because he had already found one.