To my byaaaa-da-ful friends and family:
Let me just say that I have been having the best time in Sydney. I’ve had the chance to catch up with a lot of my old but ‘new mummy’ friends, my non-mummy girl and boy friends and just chill with my family.
Amazing M has been spoiled rotten by her halmae, halbae and imo. Think chocolates, sweets and lots of bulgogi. I’m not sure my parents know the meaning of ‘no more’ when it comes to M. Ms Diva Yakult has also been spoiling her with the most gorgeous clothes from Seed. M walks, babbles and looks like a diva. In bling and tulle.
It’s been bliss. We’ve been hitting discount stores for party decorations, supermarkets for Aussie treats like Tim Tams (and Twisties and Toobes and lamingtons) and the city to catch up with the fab Ms AJK for Japanisch delights.
I got to potter around the house and design things for M’s party while she took her naps. All because I had the leisure of not having to do any housework, run errands or cook.
I got to eat Tim Tams for breakfast and drink lots of Aldi organic coffee, which by the way, is amazing. I’m no coffee aficionado but that caffee ist sehr gut!
I got to share delicious churros with equally delicious girlfriends. Ms AJK was a sweetheart, as usual, and got me the most delectable chocolates for Mother’s Day. She has been spoiling us with yummy food. A big shout out to the long sushi rolls she bought us. The filling goes right through to the end, unlike most other ones that taper off half way.
I got to spend lots of time with my beautiful sister and watch pop tv shows like Glee and watch cheezy flicks like Pitch Perfect. It was so much fun I kinda feel like, like, I’m a, you know, a tweeny bopper for having, like, such an amazeballsy time! One Direction, I love you! Well, not quite.
I got to hang out with my fabulous dad, who kindly took a week off work to spend some quality time with us. We swam at the Aquatic Centre, played in parks, and spend a few hours in Taronga Zoo. I won’t forget how much I shrieked out when a kookaburra swooped down from nowhere to hijack our cheese from our lunch table. M is now very afraid of big birds.
What else did I ‘got to do’ besides eat, laugh and enjoy the gorgeous weather? What else do I got to do? Nothing!
I’m really going to miss the family, friends, the sun and the buzz of familiarity mixed with comfort. Sydney is in my heart. It’s traffic congested roads are tattooed into my skin in the form of stretch marks. TMI?
I don’t care that it costs twice as much to buy my brand of toothpaste here.
I want Sydney. And I’m sure Sydney wants us, too.