Romance is still alive after 13 years

I  have to say that my husband has truly been upping his anniversary game in the last few years… For our big milestone tenth anniversary he took me away to a five star country resort AND surprised me with a bigger diamond ring, then for our twelfth anniversary we rocked our socks off at the Parlotones and an overnight stay at Montecasino and then for this year’s anniversary he again surprised me with a romantic weekend away at the Mount Grace hotel… Who says romance isn’t alive after 13 years of marriage?  With the kids shipped off to Granny and Aunty Moz for the weekend, we left on Friday evening for a weekend of relaxation and uninterrupted sleep!

I love the Mount Grace.  Aside from the rooms being divine it was there that we came home with our Hurricane in my belly so it’s one of my best places ever.  The resort is so well maintained and the food is too good for my waistline.  The staff are amazing and so friendly.  I honestly don’t think that there was one staff member who didn’t greet us with a smile and many also had little chats with us, wishing us for our anniversary and asking us “what is the secret?”

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On Saturday we decided to explore the area a bit and headed to some shops to explore.  Then Cliff told me about a mountain of faith that he had seen on his early morning cycle, so we headed off there to check it out.  It was sweet, someone had set up this pathway with bible verses and motivational sayings.  We climbed up to check out the view and on the way down we held hands and I prayed for God’s continued hand on our marriage.

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Then we headed to the Black Horse Brewery… I have never been there but had heard a lot about it online so was keen to check it out – wow, what a beautiful setting.  We are definitely going back there with the kids soon.

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Then I managed to squeak in a run before the most scrumptious three course dinner with wine.  We slept till 08h10 on Sunday morning – I cannot remember the last time we slept till 08h00!

We had such a stunning chilled out weekend together, just connecting and talking.  I am blessed to have a man in my life who spoils me after many years together.  Who is the ying to my yang, who despite not being perfect is perfect for me.

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Trenery A/W 2017 Collection Launch

So I’ve been feeling a bit like I’ve lost myself as a person the last while, and when my friend Jeanette asked me if I wanted to be her plus one at the Woolworths Trenery A/W collection launch last night I jumped at the chance!

A night out with a good friend, watching a fashion show?  Yes please!

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It all felt very “Sex in the City” sitting on the runway with the most delicious champers with my runway booklet and pencil to evaluate my preferred looks as the (most gorgeous) models strutted their stuff.

Admittedly I am not a regular Trenery shopper.  I look at their ranges and whilst I love them I often think of my pocket and the fact that I have two kids to feed and school and wistfully walk past.

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Last night changed my perspective on this.  After seeing the most gorgeous silk utility shirt in verdant green and a few pairs of fitted trousers that caught my eye, I am of the mind that it might be prudent to invest in core pieces from this range and build around them.  I am also totes in love with the Catherine Nubuck loafers!  Like obsessed in love!

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I had the most wonderful time, drinking champers, sampling the most divine canapes and laughing with a good friend with not a discussion about snotty noses, school or what the hell to do during school holidays to stay sane!  It felt good to be an adult woman, enjoying fashion and friendship.  Thank you again Jents for inviting me!  I had the BEST time.

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