Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I'm Baaaack....

at Bronte Beach
at Bronte Beach

Ahhhhh...

That's the sigh of a relaxed, rested and rejuvenated Jen.

After seven days of night shifts, two of which were 12-hours straight, a wedding one weekend and the U2 concert the next; I needed a week off to just do nothing. And that's just what I did. Although I was "away", I didn't go anywhere, or do anything, which was exactly the whole point of this exercise.

It was nice to just wake up and take it easy. I got re-acquainted with my couch and remote control and indulged myself in the sick voyeuristic pleasures of daytime television. It’s a necessary evil of which I am content to succumb to. But not only did I drown myself in daytime TV, but I did also go out and enjoy myself in this beautiful city of Sydney; I may be partial to her as she is my home city, but there really is no place like home.

Harbour Bridge from Blues Point
the Sydney Harbour Bridge by night, from McMahons Point

9 comments:

Tanna said...

Divine!! but nice to have you back.

shaz said...

Glad to have you back jen. And yes, I do agree that sydney is a beautiful city. (was there 2 years back in winter. Had a wonderful time)

jules said...

welcome back jenjen!
I totally agree...Sydney rocks...love your bridge photo

wheresmymind said...

Welcome back...missed you and coco!!

ilingc said...

Hello and welcome back Jen! :)
That's a beautiful photo of the bridge at night. Glad you are well rested :) Nothing better than a week of veging to get you back on your feet! Looking forward to see you back in baking/cooking action :)

foodkitty said...

Glad you are back. Wanted to say thanks for the World Peace cookie recipe. made double. one lot for the biscuits; one lot for the cookie dough monsters that stalk my fridge...

fracas said...

That beach looks wonderful. I have to block it out though.. seeing as how each time I step outside it's to blowing snow. Snow is just as nice as sand... yes, just keep telling myself that.

Yvo said...

Welcome back!!! Sounds divine. Sometimes you just need some time to yourself to recharge, eh? :)

jenjen said...

Tanna- Thanks, although the break was great, it's nice to be back.

Shaz- I have been to a few great cities around the world, however I have to say that nothing beats Sydney. Just look at our harbour!

Jules- Thanks! I think every Sydneysider and every person that has visited Sydney can agree that we have ourselves a great place right here.

wheresmymind- Thank you! Cocoa and I are back in the kitchen and cooking up a storm!

ilingc- Thanks, it took a few attempts to get the right light and to get the camera still as I just had it propped up on an apartment ledge.

Don't worry I cooked and baked while "away", and I still have some left to share : )

Foodkitty- No problems, I'm glad you and the dough monsters liked them. Isn't Dorie Greenspan just splendid!

Fracas- You might be interested to know that about a week ago, we had a freak cold spell and it actually snowed a few hours away from where I live. The weather here has gone crazy!!

Yvo- I know what you mean, sometimes doing nothing is just the thing you need.