7/05/2016

Ten years!

It was ten years today that I arrived at Auckland Airport at 5:30AM, having gone through customs for the first time in my life (after a 14 hour flight) and hoping that I recognized a man I had only seen on my computer screen.

Today we celebrated the anniversary in our own weird unique way with Burger King at Pig Out Point to watch the ocean and feed the gulls as we eat. 

Before I could get the food out of the bag, Hubby jumped out of the car. He then placed one of our mantel candle holders on the hood bonnet to make it a candlelight dinner lunch. Needless to say, it was perfect.




After that we soaked in the mineral pools for a while to relax. It's always a treat to sit in a jacuzzi full of very warm bubbly water every now and then.
All in all a great day together.
Here's to ten more great years!

27 comments:

Simply Linda said...

Awesome, congratulations on the anniversary....love the candles and seagulls. smiles

Terri D said...

Happy anniversary, a little late, but 10 years is worth celebrating for a few days, I think! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a message! Nice to meet you and your two cats!

Mary Hutchins said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the way you celebrated, I think it was very romantic. Enjoyed the pictures, were the seagulls serenading you with sweet song or screeching for a bite of your hamburger?!!! Enjoyed your post.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Happy Ten Years. what a great experience you are having--it's a super life !~!

Hot spas have a way of making the whole day better, don't they.

Gosia k said...

many happy returns

Norma Ruttan said...

happy anniversary! What fun, the gulls thinking he put the candles there just for them!

Pauline W said...

Happy anniversary to you two romantics. The candlesticks were an inspired thought; that man must be a Keeper. Love the shot of the posing gull.

Hetty said...

Dear Betty, your husband is really romantic! Happy anniversary, and up to the next ten! Groetjes Hetty

Wandering Wren said...

What fun - love the candlelit car with the seagulls checking out what's on offer. Here's to a wonderful next 10 years indeed.
Wren x

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Happy anniversary - love the candles and the seagulls.

likeschocolate said...

Wow! What a great story! Happy Anniversary!
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Alycia said...

Sounds like an interesting story!! and congrats - heres to more years!!!

Midstream Musings said...

Congratulations and many happy returns! What a lovely post, and a sweet picture of the seagull. :-)

Suzy said...

Happy Anniversary !! Such a sweet story!

Marja said...

Congratulations it all worked out well. How lovely that candle and love how the seagull has a peak

Marionette Hermann said...

This ar such funny pictures of the Birds (I dont know the name in english). !0 Years, that makes neaw Zealand to your homecountry. I whised i could fly an comer over to your country very easy. I'm fascinated of. Thank you for sharing. Marion from Germany

Laila said...

A big big congratualion to you two ♥♥♥
Great dinner :-D

Amy Franks said...

What a lovely thing to do, the seagull looks quite curious at what you're up to. Happy Anniversary :-)

jMo said...

That is sweet and pretty brave of you to leave home and travel across the world. The gull on the hood between the candles is cracking me up. I've had a seagull fly away with an entire Burger King Big Fish sandwich right outta my hand in Florida.

Noushka said...

Happy 10th anniversary then, Betty!!
I believe easily that life in NZ must be quite different from that in the UK!
I dearly wish to come to NZ soon and discover the its fauna including the Keas and any parrot, although this year it seems that I might join my son in Tasmania on his boat!
Many thanks for kind visit :)
Keep well

Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

How sweet =congratulations! Your romantic candlelight dinner just can't be beat! I'm glad you have Burger King there. Have a wonderful day!

diane b said...

Congratulations. You took a chance and it worked out. Good for you. Love your anniversary party especially the gull and candlesticks.

KL said...

Congratulations and wish you all the best. Wish you both 20, 30, ....and more years together. That sea-gull came to check out your candle-stands :-).

Anita said...

You two were like mail order brides and grooms! There's a book waiting to be written on your story.

Congratulations and keep the romance going!

Handmade in Israel said...

Happy anniversary! What a fun way to celebrate it! Love the photo with the seagull. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

How sweet! I love this!
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Linda P said...

Belated good wishes on the occasion of your anniversary! Glad you had a lovely day and a great way to celebrate. I think you both have a sense of romance and share the same good humour so all the best for the days ahead. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Always good to meet new bloggers in a different part of the world from where we live.