Sunday, March 12, 2017

Silver Anniversary Weekend

 In January, Steve and I celebrated 25 years of marriage with a weekend away at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle. We had never explored Newcastle before, despite it being so close to home.

It was a very hot weekend, but we still did lots of walking around the foreshore, which we loved; swimming, ship-watching and eating. We had a perfect dinner at the Paymaster's Cottage one night, to really celebrate our anniversary. We got a bit sunburnt and sore, and came home heavier than we left. Newcastle is full of interesting things to see and I look forward to going back some time, perhaps with the girls at a cooler time of year.

Our actual anniversary fell on the day of Steve's dad's funeral, and Steve was well and truly in need of a short break a couple of days later when we had booked to go away.  The death was not unexpected, but was still hard for Steve and family. I was thankful that the timing worked so perfectly.  We felt so refreshed after dealing with several hard things in recent months and much closer after such a busy year being pulled in all directions. This weekend pulled us together to cope with some difficulties since then.

Having said all that, I'm ready for another holiday ... looking forward to the April holidays in four weeks. Looking at these photos again was just what I needed to keep me going.