Home again now - time certainly does fly when you are having fun. So when I left you last I was heading up to Joanna's baby shower which was held at her parents place in Miranda. We had a ball and Jo got so many great things for the baby which is great because she has hardly bought anything!!! Jo's mum Linda and sister Emma did a great job baking us yummy treats and we played some great games - luckily no gross birth stories!
Nomes, Bec and myself in one cab and Jed and Ryan in another. The journey back to Newtown was quick but we got to have a good natter about the boys and girls tend to do.
Back at Jed's we ended up kicking on until 3am after listening to Jed rant and rave about his distaste for Miley Cyrus!
Sunday morning a very seedy Jed and Naomi awoke and we discussed breakfast..... Jed decided he should go next door to the Quik E Mart and get some bacon, about 40 minutes later he returns. Another "Jed-rant" was endured whilst he explained that the aforementioned convenience store doesn't sell bacon due to religion reasons (hmmm alcohol and porn must be ok then LOL) so he traipsed along to get the bacon, god forbid he return empty handed to a ravenous Nomes!
I whipped them up a delicious looking breakfast of bacon, eggs, mushrooms and english muffins, after licking their plates clean Naomi drove me into The Rocks to meet up with the KV crew...............
Monday morning arrived too quickly but I was excited about the photo shoot but also looking forward to getting home to the boys that night. Jed headed off to work and I finished getting ready, a nice leisurely breakfast and a shower and then I received a frantic phonecall from Jed - he was hoping I hadn't left yet (I hadn't). He had left his laptop at home and in his rush to jump in a cab to come and get it he'd left his keys at work. He rushed upstairs with the cab downstairs so rather than catching the bus to the city like I had planned I jumped in the cab with him and they dropped me off on the way through town.
My call was for 10:30am I wandered around for a bit and bought a few things and headed to the ACP building about 10am. The man before me had cancelled so it worked out well and the 9:30am guy was finishing up so I had an hour on my own with the stylist and the make up girl. The Stylist Alicia picked out a couple of dresses for me, the third one must have registered on my face because she said try this one on first. As I was about to slip it over my head I noticed it was a size 10 - bummer I thought, but bugger me if it didn't fit me like a glove!! When Alicia was zipping it up she said - guess what this is a size 10 and I got VERY excited. She grabbed a tiny wide belt that I didn't think would go around my neck let alone my waist but bugger me again hey!
It's amazing how different my perception is to how I must actually look!
Back in my regular clothes - I sat down for hair and makeup which was lots of fun and in keeping with the style of the dress. Had an excellent chat with the makeup artist who loves all the same old school UK music as Paul and I so that was nice to reminisce about Neds, Carter, Emf etc etc.
Once hair and make up was done, back into the dress and then the accessorising began. tried a few bits and pieces, then shoes and some cool new toeless pantyhoes and I was good to go.
Kristie the art director was cool and the photographer was so lovely and really put me at ease. Luckily I watch so much many reality modelling shows that I didn't need much direction HAHA but it was great having Kristie there to tweak you and tell you what was and wasn't working and pull off stray pieces of lint from your clothes. They took lots of photos and tried a few different positions by the time they were done catering had arrived and I grabbed some food and headed off with Monica for my interview.
Once that was completely I was free to go and I started to think about what to do for a few hours while I waited for Jed to finish work. Hmmm I look fabulous, I'm in the city......... I know....... I'm going to go and see Sex and the City at the movies. I headed down to George St cinemas and as I was queuing up for my ticket I notice they had gold class cinemas there and it was 1:45pm and the next session was at 2pm. Could I? Of course! So I paid my $24.50 for my ticket and grabbed some lollies and headed up to the cinema. I perused the menu and arranged for some calamari and beer to be brought to me during the movie and then took my seat.
There were a couple of young girls sitting near me and asked me to take photos of them - I agreed and got them to do the same for me! The movie was great - the calamari was delicious and the serviette that came with it was perfect for mopping up my tears - WOW what a tearjerker!