Birthday Antics

So, January has been a bit of a struggle mentally, with getting back to work and the general routine of daily life. We have done a lot of cool stuff though, so I thought I’d do a mini post to update you on all the epicness.

First and foremost, I started a Controlled Strength class, which I do 3 x a week. The whole program is centered around learning arm balances and inversions – handstand, headstand, crow pose etc. I am basically going to be cirque du soleil ready in 8 weeks!

Jokes aside, I think it’s the most challenging type of fitness I have ever done. But I am enjoying every minute. I feel much stronger and flexible already and its only been 2 weeks. AND I’ve met a bunch of lovely people also, which has been really refreshing.

On a more interesting note, Jules and I had a fab birthday. Events spanned over a week!! Talk about drawing it out.

Timeline of Birthday Events.

 Saturday 21st

We headed up to Lygon Street, Melbourne’s Italian Quarter for a few wines and a lovely Italian meal.

Sunday 22nd

We spent at the tennis and watching Rudimental. The actual tennis matches we a bit rubbish this year vs the others where we saw Murry and Roger Federer play, but we still had loads of fun and managed to get a glimpse of Novak Djokovic doing some practice drills.

Tuesday 23rd

I woke to receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers, with Roses and Lilly’s, courtesy of the gorgeous man in my life.

After coffee, we played golf on the peninsular at St Andrews Beach. Ranked as the #1 public access golf course in Australia. Its definitely one of the best courses I have played at.

The rolling landscape, the manicured fairways, the dramatic bunkering, terrific putting surfaces and a beautiful outlook made the visit one to remember.


And I actually beat Jules on the first 9 holes (he was having a bad day apparently!).

We headed to a local brewery for lunch. The setting was beautiful and their ale was some of the best I have ever tasted. Highly recommended.


I was very spoilt by all my family – lots of holiday gifts, including a Western Australia Travel Guide and a beautiful Roxy Rash Vest for all the snorkeling we will be doing. Big thanks to Dad, Mum & Kev, Jo and Kerri.

Wednesday 24th

Things quietened down on Jules birthday, as I was back at work.  However, we cooked up a mean stake and fish supper, swallowed down with some vino of course. He was a happy man.

Friday 26th / Sat 27th

The birthday week finished with a trip to the cinema to see Darkest Hour (highly recommended. I learned more about the English history in 2 hours than I did 2 years at school) and a Sea Kayak trip along the beautiful coastline of Sorrento. Think 32c warm sun, crystal clear, tranquil blue waters, hidden coves to relax in.

No snaps unfortunately, so I googled a pic for you to wanderlust over.



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