I tried to channel Bev aka BabyMac ... I bow down at her Martha Stewart-ness

The Sunday Sesh: good friends, the beach and Whitney

Nikki ParkinsonLife 12 Comments

Hello Sunday afternoon. I see you and it’s ok. It’s been a top weekend and I’m feeling a little refreshed and ready for the week ahead. Quite A LOT different from last weekend.

The weather gods have blessed my part of the world this weekend. There hasn’t been such blessings in while so was a lovely treat to be able to entertain outside. Champagne tastes so much better outside. Really. It. Does.

We turned our little courtyard into a place to chill before and after dinner with some gorgeous friends, pretended like we were contestants on My Kitchen Rules, complete with kitchen bickering and last-minute menu changes because I forgot to buy one of the essential ingredients and generally wondered why we didn’t do this more often.

I tried to channel Bev aka BabyMac ... I bow down at her Martha Stewart-ness

I tried to channel Bev aka BabyMac … I bow down at her Martha Stewart-ness

We took our big floor cushions and lounge room run out to the courtyard for pre-dinner drinks and chilling after dinner

Big floor cushions and the lounge room rug changed our courtyard into a chill-out zone for pre-dinner drinks

Recovery this morning was at our local beach and it was a cracker  – the best beach day we’ve had since January.

Maroochydore beach

A father and son moment …

We arrived home to news that Whitney Houston had died. It makes me sad when I hear news like this. Not because I knew or loved the person, more because they were someone whose music took you straight back to a different time. And for me, Whitney was my nightclub dance partner in the mid-to-late-80s. I was barely of clubbing age, with a teased-up fringe full of hairspray (there may or may not have been a scrunchie involved) wearing a pencil skirt, shirt and kitten heels to Rosie’s in Brisbane on a Wednesday night. Whenever this song came on, it was dance-around-your-handbag time. Nobody could stop me. Somebody probably should have.

What was your favourite Whitney song? And what has been GREAT about your weekend?

PS. This post has got a lot of people talking. I wrote it last week as I was filling out yet another form for school and felt like I had to submit a family tree to try and explain all the various names coming from the one family. Turns out I’m not alone. Lot’s of people have name stories – with each comment coming in, I was starting to feel more normal. Would love to know your name story.

PPS. I offered up my Accessorising 101 advice on Justb. yesterday if you’re looking to add a little lift to your everyday outfits.

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  1. Whitney reminds me of high school discos. I Wanna Dance With Somebody was a favorite on the dance floor!
    I’ve been on a stay-cation weekend – cocktails around the pool and 5 star hotel – after breakfast this meowing it was less than 10km home!!

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  2. Ah….Whitney….such a sad loss, not just her death now, but her talent, years ago. I loved her voice, it was incredible. I was heading towards 30 in ’85 (passed my clubbing years) but she was definitely someone I’d dance to 🙂

    I love the idea of the rug in the courtyard, mine needs an overhaul and that might be an idea I’ll adopt.

    How was my weekend? Wow….MAD!!!! I held a market stall with a friend to help dispose of some vintage items from her mum’s house (mum passed away a while ago). We had some fab stuff 50s-80s home wares, clothing and accessories. The jewellery just about ran off the table, as did the Jackie O style glasses and the leather handbags.

    It was a great experience; we’ve caught the sun a bit in some places that we missed with sunscreen and we’re totally knackered, but we had a fun time 🙂

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  3. Nikki, What was great about my weekend? Did loads and did nothing if you understand what I mean. Now Just reading your blog to avoid doing some of my own work! And I have a name stories but too many for here. Fran

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