Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Auckland | NZ 01
The days are rolling into weeks and before long Spring will be upon us and my hay fever will go into overdrive.
Its been two weeks since I've been back home on the shores of Oz and with my arrival has come copious amounts of work, emails, catch up and cuddles, all of which are things that prevent me from getting to my computer and hitting publish on a blog post.
I feel calm today though. Even while the ideas and the stresses dance around in my brain, I feel a sense of ease that is allowing me to sit here and talk to you about my most recent trip to New Zealand.
I can't put it into words how incredible our time in kiwi-land was. I felt intoxicated by the beauty New Zealand has to offer; it's flowing rivers, its snowy mountains, its long and windy roads. Oh how I would love to get lost amongst it once more.
On top of all this beauty, it was Stephen's first trip overseas. Everything was new for him and therefore new to me as I lived these experiences with him.
We started our journey in Auckland, a place I once thought was the capital of New Zealand, where we spent the day eating cafe food, getting lost in museums and finally finding ourselves on a ferry to Devonport where we watched the sun set over the city.
As a day alone, I guess you could say it was pretty uneventful. We didn't do too much but in ways this is what made the day perfect. You see, deep down I think we both were a little anxious. This was his first trip ever, this was our first trip together as a couple. I was scared things would change, maybe we would fight more, or maybe we would get bored of each other, or not have fun. I wanted to make things special for Stephen and he also wanted to make things special for me.
It's safe to say we had a case of the "overthinker blues" because none of those things happened. Our memories together only got better and better.
We sat on the grass of Mt Victoria in Devonport and lay on each others laps as the sun said goodnight. It was a perfect end to a simple day and it prepared us for the fun and adventure the next two weeks would offer us and boy can I not wait to share those stories with you.