What are you reading at the moment?
I’ve just finished The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry -a debut novel by Rachel Joyce. It was a gorgeous, charming and touching novel, really enjoyed it. I’ve just started The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Simon Maher. It’s feeling like a female 007 working behind enemy lines in occupied France. Blend of fact and fiction which I love.
Oooh. Like the sound of that.
What is your favourite genre? Now be honest!
I like to mix it up. I get bored with the same genre over and over. I love a thriller, action woman coming to the rescue type or a biography, even a period drama.. but if I’m lying on a beach you can’t beat a saucy chick lit romance.
Please share an inspiring, smutty or funny sentence from a book you’ve read. Or all three if you so choose!
“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career.” C.S Lewis - well that justifies my life!
LOL! Love this Sal.
“My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods. Time will change it, I’m well aware as winter changes the trees - my love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath - a source of little visible delight but necessary”. Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights - my favourite growing up book, didn’t we all want a bit of Heathcliff?
Love it too.
Not sure if they are funny, inspiring or smutty but they all mean something to me.
Aside from the four C’s (cooking, cleaning, children and chauffeur) what else do you manage to fit into your day?
I try and exercise most mornings even if its just walking the dog. Technology and admin usually gets in the way for a few hours each day. I try and spend time with my mum each week, catchup with friends, lunch dates etc, I love reading recipe books, magazines, and a good novel followed by a sneaky nap every now and then doesn’t go astray!-Yeah right! The 4 C’s take up all of my day!
How do you prefer to shop (online or other) and where?
I love shopping online. Living in the sticks means it takes forever to drive to any decent boutiques. I’m a big fan of online shopping - Net a Porter, Matches and Shopbop to name a few. The only label I like to wear that I can’t buy online is Scanlon and Theodore but thankfully they aren’t too far away.
We all love a holiday. Where’s your favourite place to kick back and unwind?
Any Health Spa on my own for a treat but fave is Chiva Som in Thailand. I’m off to India to try a new Spa, can’t wait to get into the yoga. Family holidays are usually Fiji - that’s a great unwind for all the family, or we ski in America - but that requires a holiday afterwards! We are lucky to have family in the Southern Highlands and Northern beaches so we spend many weekends away locally too.
A spa retreat minus the four C's and the DH sound good to me! OMMM.
Heels or flats?
I used to work in the shoe industry and loved to wear heels until I had an operation on my foot. Now I’m an absolute flats girl. Only time you see me in heels is at a party....well....depends how long I’ve been dancing! Love a dancefloor...
What do you consider to be your best and worst features?
My strength is that I am organised and my weakness is shopping. I'm always one purchase away from happiness!
An embarrassing moment...
mmm, I’m blonde so always putting foot my in my mouth. But most recently I wet my pants in a cardio class...don’t ask me to sprint!
As a gift to all our readers please share one of your favourite recipes?
1/3 sweet chilli sauce 1/3 fresh lime juice 1/3 chopped fresh coriander including root. A side of Salmon
Pour half of mix over side of salmon to marinade. Cook in oven and then pour rest over before serving. Delicious! Serve with salad and rice/potatoes.
Our family have this a couple of times a week. Its a crowd pleaser and so easy.
I love this recipe question. I keep regurgitating the same shit week in week out. I'm sure my kids and Mr. A are ready to hurl their plates against the kitchen wall. I've already acquired two yummy dishes to experiment on my family!
Sally, thanks for stopping by and giving us an insight into the life of a Sydney housewife.
Readers if you have any questions you would like me to ask my future housewives please post it below in comments.