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An “Extra-Ordinary” Weekend.

Weekend just gone I took the epically long drive to Perth, to see my sister Sophie perform in a musical “Extra Ordinary People”. Based around a group of concerned citizens who protest the effects of Superheros on their city.

It was the first time in my 8 years of having a license that I drove by myself. For someone who has an irrational fear of driving in Capital Cities, I found I was rather composed. Tick that off the bucket list.

I arrived in Perth at about Midday and was promptly whisked off to Little Creatures Brewery for Lunch with Soph’s cast-mates.


Sophie and I


Pipsqueak Cider and a demolished bowl of frits.

After lunch we headed back home and got ready to go to the Theatre. As I had made the trip by myself, the Director, Scott allowed me backstage until the show started. Of course, I couldn’t help but take a few snaps.

Much Drama Nerd.


Getting a mic fitted


It wouldn’t be my blog without something beauty related.

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The show was exceptionally entertaining and funny. There was not one character I felt was unauthentic or not played to perfection. The chorus was incredibly strong, something that most people tend to overlook, but is one of the most integral parts of a successful Musical. The set was simplistic, yet effective and the songs were perfectly tailored. Director Scott McArdle should be commended on delivering an engaging show. Especially for the fact he not only directed, but wrote and lyrically scored the entire thing. Extremely exceptional.

Sophie was brilliant. She has an exceptional singing voice, it is very unique. Her character, Frankie, was an emotional catalyst for the entire show and she played her perfectly. I was so incredibly proud.

I then drove the long road back home the following day, having to be back for a rehearsal for my own show, that opens this weekend. The trip was made a lot easier by finding my old iPod, which I managed to charge up and listened to the entire way back. All the nostalgia.

What did you get up to over the Weekend?


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A fleeting weekend away.

The weekend just gone was a roller-coaster, to say the least.

After receiving news my Grandmother had a severe, underlying medical issue that needed immediate attention, requiring her to travel to our capital city (600kms away), we were all a little stressed.

My Dad and I also made the long trip. Luckily about an hour out of the city we got the news she was awake and the surgery had gone incredibly well. For a 94 year old woman, she is extremely fit and healthy, not looking a day over 65 with “the heart of a 50 year old, who has lived an easy life” according to the doctor. We then eased up a little and enjoyed the rest of the drive.

The hillside were in full blooms of yellow and purple, littered with grazing sheep and the occasional llama.

apologies on the blurry picture! The best my iPhone could capture at 110km/h!

I chose to wear my Senso boots for the drive, which was probably not the best choice for footwear. It’s ok, whatever discomfort I had was made up by the fact I looked fabulous.


We then stopped at the river in Northam (an hour out from the city) to take our photo, which is a family must when any of us are traveling to Perth.

That squint.

Once we got to Perth we went straight to the hospital. For someone who had gone through a major operation, nanna was in extremely high spirits. Even the following day when we visited before leaving she was chirpy. Apart from all the tubes attached to her, you wouldn’t even know she had an operation!

I will always remember that Nanna said the reason she has lived so long is because she “never let anything get to her” and “spent a lot of time laughing”.
Something I have always tried to live by.

I have a picture of her in ICU, but she would kick my butt if I put it on the internet!

The next day after out hospital visit we set off back on our long drive, but not before I managed to weasel in a trip to spotlight to pick up some millinery supplies! (This week is Race week in our city, so there will be some posts on that later in the week.)

I did also pick up a few Yankee Candles, as I didn’t know we could buy them here in Aus!


How was your weekend?


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Back to the 80’s

My Mum celebrated her 50th Birthday on Saturday night with a fun filled 80’s themed bash. It took her a decent amount of time to decide on a theme for the party and after much deliberation she decided to go with the era of spandex and Wham!

I love themed parties. Creating a costume for a party fills me with so much joy. The 80’s was a foreign theme for me though. Being a 90’s baby I didn’t really know what to dress up as, until my sister Sophie and I had a joint epiphany. The Breakfast club.

For those of you that have been living under a rock, The Breakfast club is an 80’s ‘Coming of Age’ movie which aided in cementing the likes of Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson as Teen Icons. I have loved the movie forever. It is one of my favourites, so dressing up as one of the characters was pretty exciting.

My sister naturally wanted to dress up asĀ  Allison or “The Basket Case”, she was the natural choice, her hair is dark and we kept joking that she wouldn’t have to dress too far out of her regular wardrobe. This left me as the character Claire, “the Princess”, which we joked wasn’t too hard for me to achieve either. We then slotted our boyfriends into the roles of our characters love interests. Sophie’s boyfriend Rhys was Andrew or “the Jock” and my boyfriend Tristan donned the infamous costume of John Bender “the Criminal” (not going to lie, was pretty exciting for me, I blame Judd Nelson in this film for my excessive attraction to hobo-ish looking men)

We naturally had to recreate the “effortlessly cool, leaning against the lockers’ picture on my Dads fence.


We were missing the fifth member of the group- ‘the Brain’ Brian, until I asked my Cousin, Ashley to join us a few days before. So, we obviously had to recreate the photo again at the party.


To create my Molly look I curled my hair and pinned it up underneath to create a bob. I even drew on freckles!

The birthday girl was completely decked out in her 80’s best.

Mum and Mick (the wig is FABOLOS)




We danced all night to some sweet 80’s tunes.

Did you go to a themed party this weekend? What did you dress up as?

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Today’s face #2

Yesterday I knew I was going to be out and about with friends and running errands. Apart from covering the straggler acne spots left from my reaction to a new cleanser, I wanted a face that I knew would last the length of the day. Most of my weekend is never planned but rather the story unfolds as the day progresses, new plans are made at existing plans. Saturday began with a late breakfast with friends, including the gorgeous Bec from Mybloggableday. A few errands were sorted and as much as I didn’t want to spend money I couldn’t resist picking up Clinique’s coveted ‘Take the day off cleansing balm’. As predicted, plans were made to have a tasting at our local brewery which lead to buying more beer and continuing the party. So I was correct in the fact I would need a long wearing face.

Tarte 12 hour Amazonian clay foundation in ivory.
NARS radiant creamy concealer in Vanilla.
NARS blush in Liberte.
Maybelline Hyper Glossy liquid eyeliner.
Too faced better than false lashes two step mascara.
NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk.
Anastasia brow wiz in ash blonde.
Covergirl lipinjection balm pencil.

Till next time,
Em x


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