My week: love is in the air


My life continues to move in mysterious ways.

Remember how I cancelled my ’70s housewarming? Well I got invited to a ’70s birthday party last night.

And it was the bulkest fun.

The birthday girl had hired an old hall in The Rocks and kitted it out with flashing furniture and bean bags and lots of glitter. There was a lolly table featuring retro sweets, disco numbers were playing on a huge TV screen, the bar staff were wearing Farrah Fawcett wigs …


There was also a fetching young John Travolta impersonator who took to the dancefloor and showed us his moves. Soon he’d attracted a crowd who started copying his disco finger and Saturday Night Fevering up a storm.

But the best part was the band. They were AWESOME.

The birthday girl’s husband and DD used to be in a band together called the Rampant Hamsters, so he’d invited his muso mates along and they took turns on the stage belting out retro numbers, some of them with absolutely no prior rehearsal.

The lead singer had flown in from Adelaide, donned a beige, three-piece suit and knocked out a bloody brilliant version of Love Is In The Air.

He was gooooooood.


I danced so much my feet hurt. Then I took my platform shoes off and danced some more.

It was such a wonderful end to what’s been a highly emotional week.

My week at …

>> On Monday I wrote about how I should have been unpacking my house, but ran away instead … make that walked away, in a blog called That’s it, I’m walking.


>> On Tuesday, even though I’ve never watched a Superbowl in my life, I blogged Having A Ball (and Superbowl 2015) with all the celeb Instagram photos from the game.

>> On Wednesday I recalled the terrible day a year ago when my chickens were murdered and the final nail was hammered into my marriage coffin in Nit Picking.

>> On Thursday Something Mushy Happened.

>> On Friday it was more terrible anniversary angst with Guess How Much I Love You.

>> And yesterday I got Deeply, Irrationally Pissed Off about 50 Shades of Grey.

Meanwhile, over at …


>> The world’s quirkiest cafes (think coffee in hammocks, geek heaven and medieval madness) >>

>> The most romantic hotel in the world?

>> Would you travel standing up to get a cheap flight? >>

>> Need an afternoon pick-me-up? These winning wildlife photos will do the trick >>

>> THIS is the city Aussies most want to visit in 2015 >>

>> Fancy a Fifty Shades of Grey-cation? Here’s our saucy travel guide >>

>> The world’s most romantic hotels >>

>> 18 countries where the Aussie dollar is UP >>

>> Fancy staying in a chocolate hotel? >>

How was your week? 

Song of the day: Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”

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