Nath and I had two nights alone together in Sydney this past weekend.
It was A-MAY-ZING!!
This was to be a surprise birthday gift to Nath... but I told him a few days prior so he could arrange a day off work etc. Kinda required when you are a partner. I knew too that he would love the surprise of me arranging it all, but would still like to know.
My dear friend, Jacqui (thankyou thankyou a thousand times!) and I planned this months ago. She and her hubs and little son Joel had our three kiddies for two nights. They had a ball, and almost didn't want to come home.
We got to our accomodation at 2pm, as we had to wait another hour for our room on the 25th floor (instead of taking one then and there on the 10th)... we took a stroll down to the Quay. Perfect weather.
Back to our hotel Nath watched his beloved Crows get a hiding, and I watched Series 2 of Downton Abbey... with Nath's birthday pressie (I think the whole family will be fighting for them on our plan trip to Hawaii in a few weeks). They are really fabulous.
We then caught an evening ferry over to Manly. We found a lovely little Thai restaurant, whereby my dear husband tried to test my love for him to see if I would scream madly at strangers to help my husband "he is choking... I'm not kidding HELP ME!!!" or just let him choke. I of course screamed madly and then we left pretty quickly to go get an icecream instead. Which was a bit of a shame because the Thai food was the best we've had in a while.
Then a historical tour. Amazing! We both LOVED it. We are nerds and love this kinda thing.
Then a delicious and authentic Italian meal and a very full bellied walk home.
Monday we again had another great breakfast then headed back to Pitt Street for a little more shopping (gifts) then headed back to collect our cherubs (and by this stage we really felt they were delightful little cherubs once again... not the annoying and grating rug rats we dropped off some 48 hours prior)!!
A nice cruise home and life is sweet again.
There is nothing like a bit of "hello you" time alone with your partner. We just felt so great to be alone together and we had so much fun.