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– Without the children –

on March 4, 2012

This weekend is my 5th Wedding Anniversary (doesn’t time fly when you are having fun 😛 ) and all of the children have gone to spend the weekend at my mother’s house. I am lucky that my parents are local (in the same suburb) and that they help out with the little ones, it makes life so much easier at times.

I had some great suggestions via here and my Facebook page for local activities to do over the weekend, but unfortunately the tides and the weather seemed to be against us. With high tide being so early, none of the local kayak tours were running. I was really looking forward to doing this one, so I will have to find another time in the future.

Instead we started Saturday morning with a run. We don’t often get a chance to go out together because someone stays home to look after the little ones. It is nice to exercise together, we both push each other a little harder to keep going (we are both very competitive and hate to let the other win at anything)


(I promise you, this is not us. We look much more exhausted and uncoordinated)

After our run, we sat to work out what we wanted to do for the rest of the weekend. Unfortunately, by about 10am the heavens had opened, and torrential rain hit the Redlands. We decided that the day had designed itself to be a “moives on the couch” day and that we were quite happy to comply.

Dinner that night was The Lighthouse restaurant, Cleveland. I love going there as they do beautiful seafood. Hubby, who is not a seafood fan, can still get a good steak, and both parties are happy. As The Lighthouse was hosting a private function, all other customers were seated on the back veranda.

For those of you who haven’t been before, The Lighthouse is perched RIGHT on the water’s edge, and sitting on the back veranda means that the ocean laps at the wall next to your table. It is a lovely calming sound to listen to as you eat your dinner.
Unfortunately, rain hit hard again, and customers closest to the sea wall began to get saturated. Luckily, with some fast thinking from the staff there, all of the customers were relocated to tables further under cover and everyone continued to have dinner.

So all in all, a great day. We have made plans for Sunday too, but I won’t tell you now in case I jinx them. You’ll have to wait to read tomorrows blog 🙂

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Sam x

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