My final week of vacation in New Zealand had quickly crept up on me. My fourth and final week, was spent soaking up sunshine, devouring favourite foods (see Georgie Pie pic above!) and catching up with friends.
I also chuckled my way through childhood photo’s. That’s me on the right, and my cousin on the left, chilling out, giving our doll’s a bath and catching some rays.
A beach lover from an early age too.
Yep there I am again.
And taking life very seriously in this one.
I crammed in catch up’s with as many friends as I could in my final week.
Chatting over coffee and generally getting my fill of conversation and laughter to keep me going until my next trip to New Zealand.
The kids were distracted into silence by giant plates of waffles as the adults shared stories and reminisced over high school days.
And that’s always the great thing about friends you’ve known for so long. Time goes by, but when you see each other it’s like nothing ever changed. The same in-jokes, the same familiarity. That’s what makes a great friend.
On my last evening in New Zealand, I head down to the local marina with my parents for dinner. We settled on Granger’s Taphouse & Kitchen, located in Half Moon Bay, Auckland.
A casual dining house with a great menu, we immediately started to peruse the options.
Cocktails were ordered as we sat next to the window, in the early evening light, awaiting our meals.
Our food arrived and it all looked so good. I went for a burger, but helped my mum finish off this amazing Pumpkin and Feta filo dish.
And I wasn’t about to count calories when I saw the deconstructed cheesecake on the menu. A sweet ending to a delicious dinner.
The moon rose and night fell. I lay my head on my pillow one last time, and before I knew it I was London bound, with ants in my pants and 27 hours of impatience, knowing The Boy Next Door would be standing at the arrivals hall in Heathrow.