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…. there have been a few changes.

1) On August 31, Nick and I got married in my parents’ backyard in Hampden. It was pretty much the best ever. I’ll do a whole post on it another day, because I wouldn’t want to deny you guys the crafting bonanza that was our wedding day. Plus, we looked super good:

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2) We adopted a baby. Her name is Biggie Smalls.

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This is back when we got her in April when she was only a little baby. She’s bigger (well, rounder) now. I’m 100% obsessed with her – and if you’re not, than I’m really not sure we have anything to talk about.

3) I got a fringe! The last time I had a fringe I was four and it was for school picture day at preschool and my mom cut it into a downward facing point. NO AMOUNT OF VELVET DRESSES WITH LACE COLLARS COULD SAVE THAT PICTURE DAY! (She tried).

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4) I’ve switched job roles and am now looking after Bauhaus Hair, a salon that is part of the group… thus the excellent, non-pointy fringe.

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Yep, big changes. Plus I’m madly scheming to make over our house one room at time. Once the wedding was over I found myself without a PROJECT, and I can’t have that. It’s either renovate or get knocked up, and babies are sticky.

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This Sunday, Nick and I drove over to Bondi and checked out the Sculpture by the Sea coastal walk. We missed it last year and were determined not to do it again.  It was crowded during the afternoon, but really beautiful and open around 7 when we walked back to our car at Tamarama.

My favourite was the windmill stick-thingys with feathers on them (third from last). Nick’s favourite was the giant decapitated baby head.

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Yep, forrealz. Nick proposed and I said yes – how lucky am I?

This is how it happened:

When we were in Port Douglas with my parents, we got stuck in Cairns for an extra night before flying out, due to torrential rainfall. So, we checked into a hotel and found our way to a pub with a deck of cards, and got comfortable.

My parents had lunch with us and then left to wander around Cairns, but Nick and I parked ourselves and started playing rummy (yeah I know, we’re old.) Mom and Dad came back later, we had dinner and all sat around chatting. At some point in there, Nick asked my Dad’s permission, and my Dad said yes. Then Nick turned to me and asked me – much to all of our surprise – and I said yes, too! Then we had champagne!

And then we got cut off. THIS IS TRUE ROMANCE, PEOPLE – IT’S NOT ALWAYS PRETTY.

I mean seriously – could Nick and I have done it any other way?

So, we are tying the knot August 31, 2013. Can’t wait.

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Last weekend (two weekends ago? I don’t know, time flies when you have a drinking problem) I went with my parents and Nick to the Great Barrier Reef.

It was an amazing time, for several reasons:

1) It is always wonderful to see my parents, especially when they come visit me in Australia. Plus they are expert travelers. They are good planners – and I’m good at being told what to do and where to go, so it works out.

2) Port Douglas is a great little city (city is being generous), with fab restaurants and bars.

3) We stayed at the Thala Beach Lodge, which was stunning.

4) The Great Barrier Reef was everything I had hoped it would be. I’m terrified of snorkeling and I suspected that they doctor up all the reef pics to make it look insane – but no, it is that insane. And it turns out I’m like a pro snorkeler when I have a noodle. Behold:

More pics to come, WordPress messing with me and won’t let me show any more in this post.

SPOILER ALERT. There is one other very big reason I loved our time in Port Douglas, but I’m not going to tell just yet.

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Went to Copacabana last weekend. Living the life, you know?

Anyways, worst trip ever.

It was ugly and horrible:

The food was disgusting:

My friends are  fug:

Lara Fuller and I are NOT THE UNDEFEATED REIGNING WORLD CHAMPIONS OF THIS GAME:

Do you see what I did there? Do you?

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