Sunday, March 01, 2009


The first part of my big work event seemed to go well. Of course, after it was over I kept thinking about all the things I could have done better, but overall I was happy that there were no disasters. The first part of the event was in Sydney and my boss and her boss came over from the UK for it. I got to spend 2 nights in a fabulous 5 star hotel on the water, but unfortunately I didn't get to take advantage of the gorgeous room or the location very much because I was too busy working.

Friday night, my boss and her boss and I took a water taxi across Sydney Harbour, past the Opera House and the Bridge, that dropped us off at the steps of an exclusive restaurant. I had the most decadent meal I have had in my life, I love food and wine, but I had no idea it could be this wonderful. I was drinking $46 a glass cognac and I may have got a little drunk. At the end of the night we drank cocktails in the hotel 'Drawing Room' and I was so drunk that I tipped a whole (red) cosmo on my (white) top and then I fell asleep/passed out. Yes, in front of my boss and the company director. All class as usual... No one cared though because they had strongly encouraged me to drink up, as the culture publishing can be.

I must have ordered breakfast when I was drunk because the next day I woke up to a waiter bringing in to me the biggest fry up ever. Interesting how much bacon I feel it is necessary to order when I am drunk... I had a free day to myself Saturday, but I was so hung over I couldn't handle being out and about, I tried to head down by the water for a walk, but when I saw a movie theatre I decided to slink in to a nice dark and cool movie to relax.

Now I have to do it all again in Melbourne on Monday so I am relaxing in front of some pay TV with a pizza on the way and trying to get some energy back. It is going to be a huge week next week with the second part of my work event, 2 of the 3 girls who report into me have quit, a colleague moving from our South African office to my office and I am due to hear about my long awaited pay rise and bonus. At least work will be interesting this week!


  1. Your Friday sounded like my Saturday, as far as the drinking goes :D

    Your work does sound very interesting! I hope it all goes well.

  2. You want to lose weight, but you should also be aware that the exessive drinking you seem to do quite often is probably just as harmful to your body as your overweight. Plus it's A LOT of liquid calories in a cocktail or glass of wine. You should really look into drinking less. Your body would benefit from it.

  3. Sounds like a crazy, fun, busy few days! I hope the stain comes out of that top. Hopefully you gat good news about the raise, too.

  4. It's nice to be take out somewhere posh isn't it! I fell asleep/passed out in a lounge chair waiting for a cab after our Xmas party this year (Ooops) - don't worry about it too much. Glad to hear part 1 went well despite changing staff!!! Good luck with the Melbourne leg!

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  6. It all sounds pretty fabulously decadent to me. Hope the cosmo will wash out of your white blouse. Have a fun and very interesting week.

  7. Hey gorgeous, I can't believe that Diana in Brisbane thinks you drink too much. Hope you're having a good week, we need a brekky catchup soon x

  8. Well Diana in Brisbane better not come see my facebook photos then. Bwwahhahhahahahahha.

    We all know that your body benefits from less drinking, but do we all need to be patronised by others who think they are the only wise ones with this info??

    Sounds like a brilliant job and an exciting week.


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