feeling a little fuzzy…
Posted in personal, pia's photos January 26th, 2009 by piablog

Sometime between writing yesterday’s post and having some loempia for afternoon tea at Cafe Koosje, my body gave way to a rather ugly flu. I spent the rest of the afternoon on the couch, sipping a hot totty, barely able to move a muscle without causing extreme agony. Thankfully Alfred was around to fluff my pillows and feed me, and put me to bed.

It’s my birthday and this is not exactly how I imagined celebrating. On a more upbeat note, Happy Australia Day my fellow Aussies!! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day, full of snags and booze.

It is also the start of Chinese New Year today and I just happen to be reading Helen Tse’s beautifully written Sweet Mandarin which I found on my bedside table back in Sydney – sweet synchronicity.

So while I’m tucked up on the couch with a pile of vitamins by my side reading about Helen’s incredible family story, would you guys celebrate my birthday for me? I would be so happy if someone could enjoy this day for me.


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  1. josephine says

    happy birthday, happy australia day, and happy chinese new year! sorry you’re feeling under the weather. good thing you have albert and french boy to help you recover 🙂 rest up, because i think this year will be a tremendous one.

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  2. Melanie says

    Happy Birthday, it’s my Gran’s birthday today as well!!! Wishing you much joy, peace and health in the year to come. Hope you are feeling better very soon. Enjoy the journey!

    January 26th, 2009 | #

  3. Emma says

    Happy Birthday Pia! How rubbish that you’re ill! I hope you feel better very soon! I just sent you a little email to look at my new blog, if you fancy it while you’re feeling bad. I love your blog, it inspires me all the time 🙂

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  4. Sia says

    from Sia to Pia: g e f e l i c i t e e r d !
    + get well soon!

    January 27th, 2009 | #

  5. suzanne says

    Happy birthday and get well soon!!! Enjoy the book and have a couple more hot totties 🙂

    P.S. Love that photo

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  6. Sara LeeAnn says

    Oh no! That’s a dreadful way to spend your special day (and Australia day, and the start of Chinese New Year). I’m so sorry to hear you’re ill – get well soon. Sending you happy, healthy thoughts!

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  7. christine says

    ~happy, happy birthday~
    ·····get well soon·····
    may your wish come true

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  8. Sarah says

    Happy Australia Day! We celebrated on the weekend with friends and I made my first pavlova (my husband is Australian). Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi! Happy birthday as well, thank you for such a delightful blog.

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  9. Liberty Post Editor says

    Be well my friend. You know I love Australia.

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  10. victoria thorne says

    Birthday best wishes, and wishes for getting well, too. Beautiful vision you have.

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  11. Devi says

    Oh no!! Not on your birthday 🙁
    Happy Birthday, dear Pia! Wishing you all the best and sending you some virtual warm tea. xo, Devi

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  12. Maia says

    Poor thing…what an unpleasant way to spend your birthday! Wishing you a speedy recovery and much better days to come.
    and Happy Australia Day!

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  13. Miranda says

    I hope you feel better soon!
    Shall I sing you a birthdaysong? ‘Er is er een jarig hoera, hoera…’
    Oeps, thankfully you can’t hear my voice. Happy birthday!

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  14. Danielle says

    Oh Pia! Happy Birthday and please take care. That flu is just awful. i had the flu a week before i left for my trip, and it is no fun at all. Take care. xo danielle

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  15. katiecrackernuts says

    Oh dear. You get better soon and while you’re sitting on that couch start imagining where you can go for a Yum Cha birthday celebration. Something cheap and cheerful that everyone can come along to. That’s what I’d be doing. In fact, might just do that anyway. Should have done that instead of the Chinese New Year barbecue I blogged about and then never happened because of family stuff and a 41C day. Poo, why didn’t I think of that. Hmm, wonder where I can get Yum Cha this far out of Sydney. It kinda ends at Chatswood.

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  16. Courtney says

    Oh no, Pia, sick on your birthday. What a crappy thing- I hope that you feel much better very soon!! Happy Birthday and Happy Australia Day!

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  17. nyla says

    Take it easy, feel better and happy birthday!

    (Maybe have Alfred make you a super potent fresh veggie broth with lots of onion, garlic and greens – just drink the broth like tea. That’s how I beat the flu!)

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  18. Shannon says

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  19. sofia says

    oh! Pia hope you are feeling a lot better and that you had the possibility to at least drink a glass of champagne 😉 Happy Birthday beautiful Pia. Sending you tons of positive thoughts so that you feel better.

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  20. gwen Buchanan says

    Happy Birthday to you Pia… many, many, many more creative years to you … and us by connection…

    I love the Aussie Spirit! Take care of yourself….

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  21. anne says

    Happy Birthday, so sad that you are not feeling well enough to celebrate..just make sure that you have lots of fun when you are feeling better. 🙂

    Have some home made chicken noodle soup, does the trick for me.

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  22. pia says

    you guys rock!! Thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes, and advice on what to do while I am sick. Anne that chicken noodle soup does sound divine as does the veggie broth alla Afred, thanks for the suggestion Nyla.

    I am still super sick, in fact possibly worse – I was on a shoot today, and we had to shoot OUTSIDE in the freezing cold and make it look like spring. Holy shit, I thought I was going to die. By 5pm I was curled up on the couch while everyone cleaned up around me, i felt so terrible.

    But the shots look fab and I can’t wait to show you when the magazine issue comes out!

    Sleeping now.


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  23. Aran says

    i hope you feel better soon pia… what a thing to happen on your birthday… happy birthday dear!

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  24. tempestdelfuego says

    Happy Birthday Pia! Hope you feel better soon! Have a happy, healthy and beautifully creative year!
    Cheers, Leslie

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  25. Jeska says

    happy birthday Pia, are you an aquarius too! I don’t often meet them. Hope you fell better soon, a friend of mine said adding a little grated fresh ginger to hot honey and lemon is a real fixer.


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  26. sherrieg says

    Happy, happy birthday! I hope that you feel better soon. 🙂

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  27. emily says

    Happy Birthday!! I am so sorry to hear that you are sick. Especially because its your birthday. My brother and i are always up for a celebration so we will to our best to celebrate your big day for you.

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  28. tyler says

    oh so much to celebrate and you’re down and out. sorry to hear it but hope you’re resting well. warm tea and a fancy magazine might help. looking forward to the results of your shoot. brrr, the things we do in the name of design.

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  29. st says

    happy birthday, pia.
    hope you recover soon. it’s never too late for a celebration 🙂

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  30. The Deco Detective says

    Oh, that’s so sad! I’ll make a little blog post and tell my readers to pop by and say happy recovery. Get well soon!

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  31. anya says

    Dear Pia,

    Long-time reader, first-time commenter here. Would that sound extraordinary novel to you if I say your blog is truly inspirational, as well as your photos and writing! Anyway, here is to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday and very soon recovery!!! If you happen to have a cinnamon stick in your pantry, chew it on every now and then – it helps to boost the immune system!

    January 29th, 2009 | #

  32. Amanda says

    Happy birthday beautiful Pia! What a fabulous day to celebrate. Hope you’re on the mend.


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