Here it is January 2 and I'm only just getting to my New Year's Eve recap. Wow, that must have been some party. No. I hung up my New Year's Eve party shoes years ago. It was a quiet but lovely evening. Yesterday I was in a decluttering frame of mind - I'm moving soon. … Continue reading New Year’s Eve 2015
Well, it's Christmas Eve, and as usual, I STILL have a to-do list the size of my arm. Every year I tell myself I will start doing things in November or at least from December 1, but it NEVER happens. I still find myself rushing around at the last minute (well, the last 48 hours, … Continue reading Feeling the Christmas spirit while shopping at the last minute
This time next week, Christmas will be over. I can't believe how quickly this year has passed. Soon all will be revealed about big changes happening at The Alexcellent Life, but for now, let's see what's happened in December. My mid-life crisis was exacerbated by going to Retro nightclub... This particular visit came complete … Continue reading Edited highlights: Dating advice books, tornados and cake
Last Sunday night, I didn't watch news reports about the Paris attacks. I watched Mary: The Making of a Princess, along with 928,999 other metro viewers. Apparently the biopic won its timeslot, outrating both Seven and Nine's special news bulletins. Media commentator/advertising guru Dee Madigan tweeted on Monday that there are 929,000 people who need … Continue reading Princess Mary and Me
There have been many offline goings-on at Alexcellent Lifestyle headquarters lately, but it is now time to sit down with my cup of instant coffee and share some of the events of the past month. There's an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art at the moment which I took Spider Boy and his friend … Continue reading Fun, free kids entertainment.
Have you got a hankering for a bit of apres-ski adventure, but not the funds to actually hit the slopes? Don't worry; Sydney's pop-up "winter garden" is the answer to affordable urban apres ski-style adventure, complete with alpine-style huts selling sausages, mulled wine and hot chocolate. And Tornado Potatoes. But more about them later... Although … Continue reading Fun Food at Sydney’s Winter Garden. And Dolph Lundgren.
Señorita Margarita had told me there was a great bakery/cafe she wanted to share with me when I next trekked over to her neck of the woods. So last Sunday when Spider Boy had a birthday party to attend nearby, I dropped him off (after watching him ride a mechanical bull that looked like a giant … Continue reading Review: Kurtosh House, where “gluttonous curiosity is to be explored”.
Winter in Sydney is not really winter. Winter in Sydney can be a bit cool (ish). Yes, occasionally it does get cold (ish). Very occasionally, there may be a biting wind. But not most of the time. Not even often. And when it does happen, everyone talks about how cold it is. Brrrr. For the … Continue reading Winter light
No, this is not about a"Hollywood" bikini wax, an extreme form of waxing which I'd never heard of until Alana at Housegoeshome explained it in a recent blog post, The politics of public hair. While hot liquid wax is not my friend, I did find plenty of waxy friends of another variety at Sydney's Madame … Continue reading Waxing Hollywood
Sydney certainly had its share of extreme weather last week. From floods... to beautiful sunshine... including a glorious sunrise on ANZAC morning... There was that sudden and forceful hail storm on ANZAC afternoon... emerging from dramatic clouds. These natural events certainly made for some great photo opportunities. But some natural events are almost off the … Continue reading Off the scale