ahoy hoy. I had my last exam on Wednesday and I am FREE AS A BIRD. School really busted my butt this year I'm so happy I potentially have only one semester left. I have a busy week this week and then after that NOTHING. Like I actually have NOTHING in my diary beyond 5 days to Sydney for Christmas. This makes me so happy I want to cry. I don't know how it turned out that way... I guess because festival season is ovaarrr. yay! Good thing I have about 40 unread books next to my bed.
I've been cooking a fair bit but also trying to relax. It's that time of year when I reflect on my goals, what I have achieved and really start to focus on what I am going to achieve next year. My number one priority is the cookbook. I want it done and ready to print by the end of next year (I hope I can get it done sooner but 12 months is a good time line). Once all the goal setting and intention is done I give myself till the end of January to start working again. All in all almost a 6 week break and I totally need it.
Ok first eats then outs. I've been saving my pennies for my Sydney trip next week so there wasn't much eating out just coffee from my faves Espresso Hub, Miss Marmalade, Coffea and Hoboken (who are open 7 days a week now!). My brother is staying with me at the moment so we have been doing a fair few touristy things, he's 19 and into all the things 19 year olds like. We went to A1 bakery yesterday, I freaking love that place. Ok oote and aboote.
Monday was one of the first proper hot days, I got home crawling out of my skin. Looked up the trains and found out its 30 minutes door to beach to Williamstown so off we went. What is wrong with you Melburnians?!?! The water was gorgeous, the sun was shining, me and my bro were the only people swimming. It felt like being baptised.
don giovanni - australian opera
I was really looking forward to this but it was so boring I fell asleep for at least 20 minutes in the second half. The acting, staging and singing were amazing just the opera itself is SO BORING. Do not recommend. I will say the singer who played the don is freakin CUT I was so mesmerised by his body. I've never seen a cut opera singer before.