2/14/2011

My husband is a dirty, rotten, stinking liar

Today is Valentine's Day in our part of the world. Hubby told me last week that he wanted to take me for fish and chips on the beach and I thought that was very sweet. It was not your 'run of the mill' Valentine's dinner and he knows I like the beach. I had no reason to think he was lying.

On the way, he says that it's high tide so we will go to Ngamutu Beach. Liar.

We get to the fish and chips shop and he says that it's a bit windy so we should go to a table just outside the shop because it's more sheltered. Liar.

We get our order. He says, 'Follow me to the table,' Liar.

I follow, innocently waiting for our Valentine's Day meal, having no idea that he's still lying. We get to Chaddy's Charters (he's the guy that married us out on his boat in 2007). Hubby smiles oh-so-smugly and says, 'There's a place in here.'  We walk into the office. 'Chaddy's going to let us eat on his boat,' he says, walking through to the boat launch.

 'Oh,  yes, Chaddy will be on the boat, too,' he says. 'He will be driving while we eat.'

I guess this proves I'm not the suspicious type because he had everything planned, including jacket and hats in case it got too cold. And me without a clue!

So off we went to the place we got married. And while we ate, there was a fishing line trailing behind the boat so we were officially 'fishing', too!

The sea was a bit rough on the way out, but it was still beautiful.

This guy sleeping in the hole in the side of the island might have been one of the same seals we saw on our wedding day!







He also got us pirate get-ups, just for the fun of it.

Chaddy hand-fed this huge sting ray with the innards of the fish we 'caught'  when we got back in port.

Whatever am I going to do with him?! It's definitely not Kansas!

20 comments:

Dizzy C said...

Now that is the most romantic gesture I have heard so far this year!

What a catch u have there. He is a keeper :)

carol

Clipped Wings said...

Sooooo romantic :)

LisaDay said...

What a great Valentine's Day.

LisaDay

Desiree said...

How incredibly sweet and Oh, so romantic! Thank you for sharing your very special outing with us. You're a lovely, loving couple for sure :)

keewee said...

What a lovely surprise.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

That is great! My romantic Valentine's day - "Shall we get a takeaway or what?" ...hmm, not quite the same effect!

Arkansas Patti said...

What a wonderfully romantic liar you have found. He is definitely worth the long trip you made.

Connie said...

Awwwww! What a sweetie! Happy Valentine's Day to you both!!!

Kristy said...

Pirate get ups too! Wow! You guys are so cute.

Kipp said...

That little adventure surely provided him with a promotion from deck hand to first mate. ;)

browndogcbr said...

And to think my Humans just went to a restaurant for a nice dinner then came home to me, a dog.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Lazarus said...

Great story. I'm intrigued by your big move and the New Zealand culture. This American will shortly become your newest follower, nice work!

Louisa said...

how lovely!! visiting from PBOTW.

Mrs. Tuna said...

Shoot, all I got was a GIANT card and chocolates that my husband ate.

Scrappy Grams said...

Oh, what a sweet husband and what a wonderful treat for you! He must love you, to go back to where you were married! Cheers to hubby! And to you for sharing!

Scrappy Grams said...

My question, is hubby a Kiwi? If so, how did you meet? Am I being too nosy? Hope not!

bettyl said...

@Scrappy Grams: Hubby came from England 20+ years ago, so he's technically not a Kiwi.

ammalu said...

so sweet..:)

Ann said...

Ahoy there, matey,

I didn't realise the Photography site is also yours. I tried to read the back post to see who is belongs.

In Singapore, they have a favorite dish, sting ray and pickles. My brohter in Australia goes fishing in his boat and didn't know you can eat them. I taught him, and now every one says Yum!

Jeanne said...

WOW! Such an amazing adventure you are on! A whole new country and all!