So, it’s 2011.  What wonderful and amazing things will this brave new world present to us?   If I had my way, one of them would be an ironing lady or man.  I’m not fussy about the gender, just how well they can iron C’s work shirts. 😉

My birthday was on the 30th.  It seems hard to believe I’m 34 and still getting pimples.  Surely that can’t be right?!  C spoiled me by making me breakfast in bed – real coffee and crumpets with golden syrup.  Yum, my favourite. 😀  He gave me a fitness program thingy for my wii, which is a lot of fun and very addictive.  He also got me a couple of mangoes, my absolute favourite thing in the whole world.  There’s been floods recently in mango growing areas of Australia (especially Queensland and the north of Western Australia) so the prices have gone to astronomical heights, so he spared no expense for his middle aged wife.  Now that’s true love.  Stuff diamonds.  You can’t eat jewellery, and besides, I have heaps that I just don’t wear.  I’m so not a jewellery or makeup girl, much to my mother’s disappointment.

We spent New Year’s Eve with our friends G and V, who were the only guests we invited to our wedding.  We had a thoroughly good time, very sedate (although champagne was drunk), and managed to get home by around 2am.  For some bizarre reason I woke up at 6:30am, so I got up, fed the cat and gave her some pats, did a couple of things in the kitchen, then fell back into bed. 

When I resurfaced I ended up going to our latest vacant apartment to do some work.  There’s some leaking in the shower which is coming through to the hallway wall (the other side) which has made the paint bubble and peel.  C has said he’s not doing any more renos this year, so we’re going to get the shower sealed.  This is expensive, but worth it.  So other than scraping the peeling paint off the wall (and looking horrified at the mould) I scrubbed down the stove and the kitchen cupboard next to the stove.  There were four bachelor guys living in the property, and while they did clean it, it’s not in a fit state to just hand over to the next lot of tenants.  We will have to paint throughout, for example.  Still, it’s all fairly manageable, given our next tenants are due to arrive on 26 January.