Hey Posse. it’s a brand new year. 2020 has arrived and last year is ashes. If you’re anything like me then you have spent the last month or so celebrating in big and small ways with as many of the people that you love as you can fit in. There are probably still a bunch you’ve not seen. That’s life. If they’re true then they’ll understand. If they’re not, kick them to the curb. Life is too short to deal with their shit. My End Of 2019 Highlights are fairly low key but this is what really stood out amongst the madness.
End Of 2019 Highlights
In no particular order except the first one is the most profoundly mind altering.
Seeing Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor David Robertson conduct Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie was a revelation, definitely THE End Of 2019 Highlight. Never before have I been so moved and excited while hearing the symphony. It was everything I’d unconsciously hoped a musical event can be. The grandeur, complexity, references in modern music and film, sheer enormity of it blew me away. I left the hall drenched in sweat and elevated as if I was on drugs.
Becker Minty Christmas Cake
I know. I’m not supposed to but a SLIVER! Come on, just a freaking sliver. It is amazing. It’s an End Of 2019 Highlight because I never expected it to be so freaking delicious. Just like home made but even better.
Hanging With Buddies
It seems like I have so much more catching up time nowadays. Not sure exactly how that’s happened. Still working the same amount. This December was a banner season for catch ups. So many wonderful get togethers. They are ALL End Of 2019 Highlights because of the 7 billion people in the world I chose to see these few.
Any Day with Jin
End Of 2019 Highlight? Bloody oath. Lazy time together, eating leftovers, cuddles on the couch with the dogs. Just getting to be with this guy is a highlight. This is a picture of our last meal together in 2019. Yum Yum Cha Cha Cha! His favourite and one of mine too. Who wouldn’t love this handsome dickhead?
Bought New Fragrances
I know! I buy more in a month than most people buy in a decade. Yes, I’m suitably embarrassed BUT three of them were on sale and one is a limited edition. Who can pass by a bargain or a short run? The LE is Voyage 2019 by Hiram Green which I had to get from Hiram Green somewhere in deepest Europe. On sale were Drama Nuui by Parfumerie Generale at First In Fragrance, OPUS XI by Amouage at Libertine Parfumerie and Rose Barbare by Guerlain at the CosMax sale. Reviews to follow. I’ve only worn Rose Barbare properly so far and I’m loving it, so plush and elegant. Who knew I needed another rose in my arsenal? Also, waiting on my latest Surrender To Chance order that seems to be lost in the Christmas/New Year rush