Bliss bombs

DD got home from Tokyo yesterday. Yay!

And gave me a bag of teeny tiny chocolate leaves. Yum!

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Then the kids came home from Tasmania. Yay!

And gave me lots of big, squeezy hugs. Yum!

Then DD and I went out to dinner with his friends.

There was lots of yay and yum in that too. We went to a restaurant called Sixpenny in Stanmore that serves modern Australia food created from ingredients sourced at the owner’s farm.

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We had the six-course degustation menu, which included stuff like pickled cucumber with rose and raspberry (above),  pumpkin scallops (below), potatoes with oyster butter & mushroom, lamb rack with peas, and milk curd with honey.

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The night was filled with laughter and good wine.

I really needed those bliss bombs in my day, because FAR OUT my work has been depressing this week.

I’ve been news editing for Kidspot during what must be one of the most tragic weeks in parenting for a loooooooooong time.

So many dead and damaged children. Those poor, poor babies.

Each morning brought more devastating news.

The Adelaide wharf tragedy. The Brisbane baby stabbing.

I got to yesterday and I couldn’t face writing about a little seven-year-old sexually assaulted by a 14-year-old at Moonee Beach. I had to start with The Bachelor winner Snezana releasing a video of when she got engaged. Then I took a deep breath and faced the horror.

It wasn’t all misery.

Anne Hathaway beat the paparazzi at their own game with an awesome bikini selfie.

And a rather creative photographer spelled out ‘love’ with an umbilical cord.

Just to name a few.

But geez I’m glad it’s the weekend and I can just lie in bed in the morning without forcing open my eyes to check news sites around the country at 5.30am.

Hence the lateness of this blog post.

I’ll grab the kids from their dad’s house soon. We’re going to curl up on the couch and do nothing all day except watch videos and eat popcorn. Can’t wait.

What does your weekend hold? 

Song of the day: Eurythmics “It’s alright”

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Bliss bombs

  1. True, it was a horrible week, with news of another stabbing of four people in Melbourne yesterday. Horrible, horrible.
    Then this morning, I recieved a WhatsApp message from my cousin in Hamburg telling me about the 100,00 jackets donated to the Syrian refugees by an Australian company. Turns out that it was a Kidspot story but I can’t recall hearing about it on mainstream news media…so another good news story to end the week. I’ll be buying Quilton toilet paper this week to support Mr Ngai!
    Now it’s off to my favorite breaky cafe to read The Age. Tomorrow I have a Brunch date that I’m REALLY excited about! 😊

  2. I’ve pretty much stopped watching the news because it’s so damned depressing. I know there’s tonnes of good stuff out there but that’s not what we get to hear. Just one day it’d be nice if the news ignored the bad-news stories and just played cute puppy videos.

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