Things I know, the slightly exhausted edition

by Veronica on August 19, 2011

in Blogging, Life

Things I know was such a success last week that I’m doing it again.

  • I know that flying into Sydney is exhausting, even when you’re having a great time.
  • I know that dinner with Fiona and Watershedd will make you laugh lots and talk even more.
  • I know that Penthouse suites sometimes have mirrors on the roof and the Internet can’t agree whether this is creepy or cool. Neither can I.

  • I know that being on floor 56 is very high up.

  • I know that working with brands can be fantastic, if done well. I’m writing a post to be published over the next few days about brands and conversation and communication and the importance of it all. Expect the post on Monday.
  • I know that coming home is sometimes the best bit about being away.
  • I know that red shoes make me happy.

  • I know that my house didn’t flood, even though the river made it up to major flood levels and Nathan rang me a little worried on Thursday afternoon. There is very little I can do about flooding when I’m in a different state. The river has receeded now. Thank god.
  • And finally, I know that personalised Cornflakes boxes are very cool. SO COOL.

What do you know this week?

Hear Mum Roar August 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I know I’m not much fun to be around when I’m exhausted:P Love the box, loved catching up again:)

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm

You were fine at breakfast – but I bet you weren’t by the time the train arrived!

amandab August 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Glad to know that you escpaed flooding, and the shoes are quite lovely :)

If that was your view, then we weren’t at the same apartments. Ours was a street or two back from there, but no more than 10 minute walk (with a toddler) from the harbour and the aquarium. I was amazed on that first trip how easy it was to walk around the entire city. Even if I would have got lost on my own. :s

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Knowing hotels and stuff, there are probably two Meriton’s in Sydney.

Grace August 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Nice box ! Awesome view :)
And thank goodness for not getting flooded !

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I am really very pleased about not being flooded!

sanah August 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Beautiful shoes! Glad that you avoided the flooding (or the flooding avoided you!) Sounds like you have been very busy! Hope you have a restful weekend! xx

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm

They’re gorgeous shoes and the weekend has been pretty laid back. Yay for relaxing.

pixie August 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

gorgeous shoes and cool cereal box!!!

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

The cereal box makes me smile every time I see it.

Kate Sins August 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I think mirrors on the ceiling are weird. But red shoes are awesome. And that view! It must’ve been hard being in a different state and worrying about flood waters. Thank goodness the water’s gone. Looking forward to reading your post!
..popping by from Shae’s…

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

The mirror was very weird. I slept on the side of the bed that didn’t reflect me!

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo August 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I know I want those damn shoes!

Red shoes fix everything


Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Red shoes do fix everything. Absolutely.

Marita August 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I have huge personalised cereal box envy.

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I’ll share it with you, okay?

river August 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Mirrors on the ceiling are deadset creepy!!

I think the cornflakes box is so cute and I’m in love with those shoes!

Coming home is ALWAYS the best part about being away.
For me anyway.

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Yeah, they’re not my thing at ALL. I can’t wait to have somewhere to actually wear the shoes.

Deb Wild Hope August 19, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Ooooh I love those shoes! Red shoes make me happy, very very happy!

And yes, coming home is often the best bit about going away. :)

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

They make me really happy too.

Amy @ MahliMoo August 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I know that I want those shoes!

I know that view is amazing!

I think mirrors on the ceiling are weird.

I am glad your house didn’t flood!

I am envious of your personalised cereal box.

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

The view was very cool, although it’s a bit disconcerting being on a floor high enough up to need to pop your ears on the way up!

edenland August 19, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Red shoes red shoes red shoes.


That is all.

PS Red shoes.

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm


Kirsty @ My Home Truths August 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Those shoes rock! As does the view but I’m not sure about the mirror on the ceiling… And I definitely agree that coming home is the best part of going away!

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

The mirror on the roof definitely wasn’t my cup of tea. Maybe pre-children, if I’d been in the hotel with Nat, but post children – let’s just say I know what I look like and I don’t need to see it.

Becky from August 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I know that I am so disappointed to have missed out!!
Looking forward to your post on Monday.

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I’m sad you couldn’t make it too. Hopefully everyone is getting better now?

Marylin August 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Mirrors on the ceiling is either great for the sex life, or it quashes it completely! LOL
I know that Max will come out of the odd mood he’s in soon… he will…

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I can’t imagine that it would do anything for me. I know what we look like sans clothes.

Kellie @ Three Li'l Princesses August 20, 2011 at 6:36 am

Loving the Corn Flake boxes. So wish I could have been there to catch up again, V. And that room… oh my goodness! Wow!
Look forward to Monday’s post. :)

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Hopefully we’ll get to catch up soon – maybe without even needing a plane trip for it!

Achelois August 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Mirrors on the ceiling are probably something I would have loved 20+ years ago, when I had just fallen in love with OH. Now a definite no. Looking at myself as I woke up would scare the living &^%$& out of me! That sounds like I don’t love him still which is not true, its just that childbirth and age means gravity has taken its toll!

Your photo by the way looks as though it should be in Vogue. I hope you blow it up poster size, frame it and tell your grandchildren in years to come that that was you in your modelling days.
That is very very high up. I am not entirely sure I could do that. I have enough problems in a hotel where I can’t open a window and I am sure that high up, health and safety regs would prohibit an open window! The view is simply fantastic, I never used to have a problem whatsoever with heights until a few years ago when my ears went wrong and that wobbly thing the name of which evades me set in. So I would love the view but would probably have to lie on the bed sideways to look at it, whilst avoiding looking up should I accidentally get a glimpse of my middle aged self.
Love the personalised Kellogs box, is Amy not in the picture because there is gluten in cornflakes, I am afraid I am not sure. Although the advertising on this is working because I haven’t eaten cornflakes for years and this had triggered a memory of my grandmother giving them to me for breakfast, although the only way I would eat them was soggy with hot milk! I may actually have to go and buy some and relive that soggy delight, which is a good thing as I am struggling on the eating front at present. So thank you Kellogs.
Men are great at phone calls like that I think, a female I am sure would think, I won’t worry him about that flooding thing whilst he is away, afterall he will only worry and he actually can’t control the weather!
Pleased you had fun, fun is good. Fun with red shoes is the icing on the cake.

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

We were actually able to open windows – which made Lucy spin a little bit. It was pretty high up.

Joni August 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm

The red shoes are so fab! And so was your coat on that glass ceiling photo :)

Veronica August 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I am loving my coat, although it’s now lost a button, so I need to buy some red thread and new needles. *sigh*

Shae August 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I am so in love with my personalized corn flakes box lol

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