Apparently, this was the full moon we had last week although it doesn’t refer to the colour of the moon as such but a spring flower – the moss pink herb. It’s also the name of a Nick Drake album that Mr Rosanna and I have. I hope you had a happy Easter – it was also Greek and Jewish Easter at the same time so lots of celebrating all round. If you managed to get away over the break, I hope you had a great time.
As for my family, we had a staycation here in Melbourne but enjoyed catching up with both sides of the family for hot cross buns and Easter dinners. It’s taken Mr Rosanna and me a lot of time to set up our boys’ separate bedrooms so for us, there’s been trips to Westfield Doncaster and Ikea Richmond and I daresay we’ll be traipsing out to Freedom Northland at some stage too – it’s been quite a process and we are also still de-cluttering. I’ve started reading Marie Kondo’s ‘The life-changing magic of tidying up‘ and trying to enact some of her suggestions such as starting with getting rid of clothes before moving on to books.
I also bought myself a copy of Zoe Foster Blake’s Amazinger Face not so long ago but have yet to find time to pick it up and read it. At the risk of sounding very vain (!), you can take the girl out of beauty PR but…well, you know the rest. It’s such a small world in Melbourne that I have re–connected with one of my ex-Aveda colleagues Donna as we both now work at La Trobe University. While one part of me will always be interested in beauty on the outside, it’s more important to be beautiful on the inside. In my take on Yves Saint Laurent’s famous words… beauty fades, but intelligence is forever.
While we were at Westfield Doncaster, we managed to co-incide exiting the cinema with the 1.30pm yum cha session at Secret Kitchen and have managed to have brunch there and Golden Dragon Palace in Templestowe in the past fortnight. I always like the 1.30pm sessions if you can hold out that long, as you don’t get kicked out early given it’s the last session of the day. Secret Kitchen has lovely views if you do book although Golden Dragon Palace has the better food. If you’re at all squeamish about live seafood in the fish tanks then Secret Kitchen is also not the place for you. Have a good week – it’s a short one!