09 March 2012

things i'm loving . . . 'goodies with my husband'

Greetings all,
Things I'm Loving, yay, i'm the luckiest girl in the world . . . my husband may have missed a dozen wedding anniversaries but look at this special piece of hard core jewellery i got for our 15th!!  As if his charm, dimples & all round gorgeousness weren't enough . . . he went shopping at Tiffany's on the way home from Afghanistan & i absolutely love it, i mean him!!  EDIT: Tiffany's Dubai, there isn't a Tiffany's in Kandahar.
 We have a fantastic French patisserie hidden away in Fyshwick (industrial area) with glorious treats, like this sampler for $6.50, mmmm, love The Flute!!  We sat in the car in the rain & shared these, outside a hardware store, glamorous i know, but it's all about the company you keep.  EDIT: so glad The Flute is famous for my readers. 
 My darling patient husband knows not to question when i squeal & find a silver pineapple - it's made friends with my pears already.
 Da dah, bilateral carpal tunnel decompression surgery, 2 weeks on, talk about key hole!!  Still swollen & tender, my palms are precious this week & you can see the numb left thumb here, sporting a purple hue.  The Third Bird heat pack is just the right size for my thumb to warm up & rest on.
 Do you ever use your 4c/L fuel discount to buy magazines when you fill up your car??  You should - it halves the price of the big glossy magazines.  I used to absorb Marie Claire, Vogue & Elle as a high school & uni student, i love fashion, accessories, decor . . .  tripping around Europe on my honeymoon was such an eye boggling experience, Via Condotti Roma anyone??  My parents would take us children into all the designer stores we'd read about, it was magic.  I haven't bought a Marie Claire magazine for ages, i'm excited, Claudia is so beautiful.  It will take me back to my teen years reading by the pool or on the train, tucked into my chemistry folder, tee hee.  EDIT: use your 4c/L for fuel & the 'spend $5 at the service station for an additional 4c/L' for magazines, much better than spending it on junk food & very handy for me who has an 85L tank & 65L reserve tank, magazines are practically free!!
 I flick through these magazines now, gathering ideas for my daughters.  I have hired most seasons of The Hills & The City while resting my hands, what brilliant reality shows to give young folk a taste inside the fashion, magazine & PR industries, not to mention dating, room mates & parties for those young, free & single girls in their early 20s.  My husband doesn't watch . . . but his favourite is Lauren.  
 Have to say, most of our lovely relaxing plans while my husband was home on war leave, did include picnics, walks & general things which required sunshine, alas we got rain. 
 Mmmm . . . fruit flan, my local little bakery does a delicious one.
Ok, as i said last post, i'm guilty of wishing time away so my husband is home with us this Winter, ahhh, snuggling up at night.  Can you imagine 9 months in a war zone, trying to get a good night's rest in an IKEA bunk with your boss sleeping above you??  Ok, so he's not sleeping in the dirt or under a vehicle these days, but at home, we bought a new mattress for our king size bed, it's so high (Sealy Tranquility Plush, half price, you know how i shop!!) with our glorious wool underlay & new crisp cotton sheets . . . even the children refer to our bed as 'the cloud' & they're not allowed to go near it, after using our last mattress for gymnastic floor routines!!  Giggles, love Posie
PS final days for this giveaway to win books from the National Library of Australia.
 

28 comments:

Jan-Maree said...

What a gorgeous bracelet - he is a good shopper - guess he was trained by the best. Sooo glad I don't love anywhere near those patisseries - they look waaaay too tempting and so delicious! Enjoy and take care, MWAH

TexWisGirl said...

yay on the hands/wrists! they look really good! and i'm hoping that thumb is just a late bloomer. :)

loved the idea of the 2 of you eating those pastries/goodies in the car. :) made me smile.

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

tiffany bracelet!??!! you lucky lucky girl!!!!
flute is fabulous - and I LOVE the pineapple.
have a wonderful weekend lovely.
c xxx.

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

You deserve it all and more..not the bad weather, and wrists but good to see they are making progress:) How does the 4cl thing work with magazines? I thought you could only get petrol??

I too love the hills and the city v.addictive and love the hairstyles too.x

lou lou said...

Posie so much to type but little time.

but can I say so happy to hear you are on Carpal mend.

Luuuurve the bracelet and thank you for the tip on the 4 cent voucher thingy - perfect tip ever!!!

x Loulou

Catherine said...

I love the pineapple!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Ahhh, The Flute! We've sampled some of it's delecacies before. Very tasty.
Looks like you had a marvellous time with the Hubby home - I can totally understand you wanting to wish the time away till he is home. Happy reading and snuggling up till he comes home.
S xo

Helen said...

lovely bracelet and those cakes look delicious.....lucky you!!

Michelle Yardley said...

Love your bracelet. Your hubby is a much better shopper than mine.

Your hands and wrists are looking much better.

Take care
Michelle

A-M said...

wow, gorgeous.... you deserve it. A-M xx

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

oh look at all that loveliness! happy 15th anniversary. enjoy all your goodies and especially having your hubby home. i love how you talk about him. makes me know true love exsists in the world xx

Amanda said...

Lovely bracelet, your hubby is a good shopper on top of everything else. Glad that patisserie is no where near me yum...

Tania McCartney said...

Happy Anniversary, lucky girl! Love those pastries, too... xx

tartankiwi said...

Sounds like you are treasuring every second with your husband- enjoy! Hope your wrists get better soon. and YUM! That baking looks delicious!

The Provincial Homemaker said...

What gorgeous treats. Glad you were able to share a few yummies together. Love the pineapple!

Leonie said...

wow, beautiful bracelet Posie! And those cakes look so tasty.
Hope your hands continue to improve and the time till your hubby is home again comes around really fast!!

Jen R said...

Looove the bracelet!! Have watched all The Hills/City eps....Im a reality TV whore. Your hands look great...and those tasty cakes...enough...lol

Mum on the Run said...

You are a wealth of knowledge, woman!
Hope those hands keep a-healing.
:-) xx

Bron said...

So much goodness going on in your neck of the woods...glad you are having a speedy recovery.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Will have to remember The Flute, thanks for the tip. Sad as I heard Silo has shut since we went away. Happy anniversary (great present!) and glad to hear the mending is going well (save that cheeky thumb) x

The Humming Cat said...

Love the pineapple, I have a thing for pears too, theres a nice pear cushion in a craft mag, might attempt to make it this weekend. Glad your hands are healing beautifully.

Liz said...

I did not know about the Flute. Next time I go to Fyshwwick.!!!!!

Sally said...

No really? No Tiffany's in Kandahar? Outrageous.

Andrew said...

"i absolutely love it, i mean him!!" Nicely put :o)

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

Chuckling to myself as I imagine what a Tiffanys would look like in Kandahar!! So glad to hear the wrists are healing well and hoping the left thumb is all better soon too!

Kymmie said...

Oh my dear... you've been busy as usual! The CT scars are healing nicely, and you have lots of lovely reading matter to fill in your time. Not that I want to wish my life away, but I sure hope that winter comes around soon. xx

Ange (Tall, Short and Tiny) said...

So much to love! Gorgeous bracelet, and those pastries look amazing! Hope you continue to heal well and quickly xx

PaisleyJade said...

Lovely list Posie! Those pastries have me drooling, and loving your surprise from your hubby. My mum needs to have the same surgery as you but is trying to put it off. Hope you are recovering ok. xoxo