In early February Anita and I caught an overnight Jetstar flight back to New Zealand for a quick holiday to visit friends, family and attend a wedding of our friends Daria & Symon at Okurukuru in New Plymouth. It was nice to be invited to and attend someone else’s wedding and not have to worry about anything other than just being there for them, and digging into some good Kiwi food, wine & beer.
We did quite a bit during the week we had, and managed to do just about everything on our list which was a big relief. We flew into Auckland, picked up our rental car and cruised down State Highway 1 to Hamilton to have a quick visit with my Auntie and Uncle whom we’d not seen since our wedding. After a quick bite of some Hell Pizza we made our way down to Stratford where we were going to be staying with my Nana.
After our amazing wedding at Curzon Hall on the 28th of August, we were whisked off in our getaway Rolls Royce to Quay Grand on the picturesque Sydney Harbour to commence part one of our four part honeymoon. We were knackered after our amazing day but when we reached Quay Grand and escorted to our room the harbour perked us up again. We only spent 2 nights there but waking up to the Sydney Harbour view was magnificent each morning. We were tourists in our old home for a couple of days, wandering around the Opera House, drinks and lunch at Opera Bar and managed to do a bit of shopping down at Pitt Street before treating ourselves to a luscious meal at Rockpool Bar & Grill on Hunter St then topping the night off with a walk moonlit walk around Sydney Harbour. Unfortunately our stay in Sydney was short, and we didn’t have any time to catch up with anyone after the wedding but we headed back to visit the families before making our way to the airport to start part 2 of our honeymoon in Bali.
On a sunny August afternoon in 2011, Anita and I were married at the magnificent Curzon Hall in Marsfield, Australia. Surrounded by family and friends, it was the perfect day for us to celebrate our love for each other. We had the most amazing day and really appreciate those who were there to celebrate it with us, especially those who travelled to be with us. It was a day that we will never forget, and we have some amazing photos to remind us of the day!
Shaan & Anita’s Wedding
28th August, 2011
Curzon Hall, Marsfield, NSW
Ceremony in Enchanted Garden, followed by Reception in Agincourt Room
The latest video for Rise Against was released a couple of weeks back and I’ve just gotten around to watching it. It’s for their song Make It Stop (September’s Children) which is one of the stand out tracks off their latest album ‘Endgame’. It shows their their support for LGBT community.
A few weeks ago I posted the first part of our trip to the United Kingdom, but as I mentioned there, the main reason that we first planned the trip was to meet Anita’s Grandma and have a look around Colchester, the place her father grew up in. So after an amazing week in London doing all the touristy bits and pieces, we packed our backpacks and headed north east to Colchester.
Fighting the good fight to stop the culling of badgers is the small UK based organisation, Badgergate. The team aims to provide a user-friendly information and analysis service to help visitors decide what they think about the proposed badger cull, and to help them communicate their views to their political representatives. In order to provide [...]The post […]
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