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Our much needed mini break – a weekend in pictures

It’s been a hectic month or so at work for the two of us lately – T worked seven days in a row last week – so this long weekend was, in a word, savoured. We holed up at home for its entirety, venturing out only when necessary; I fell asleep at 8pm on Friday (bliss), and the rest of it was spent napping, watching movies, eating and lounging in bed. I’m no royalist, but the Commonwealth does have its advantages from time to time.

We also carved out a mini break last weekend: an overnight getaway in the city, just the two of us.

Saturday for me involved a leisurely photography walk, in which I snapped some autumnal scenes (the only blight being the point at which I was accosted by missionaries while trying to get a good angle on some tree branches)

followed by a quick run and some peanut butter chocolate

and some reading.

Dinner at Caravanserai,

then we checked into our room at the Stamford (a mystery deal booked on Wotif), which was about the size of our old studio flat. Even the fridge was hidden away behind wooden doors, and the bathroom lights turned on automatically whenever one of us walked in there.

Breakfast at a random cafe, Cima, on High St (which was excellent), then T dropped me off home before heading back to work.

And it all ended that night with a surprise visit from two of my best friends, one who’d just gotten back from the States and brought me these:

What’s happening in your life lately? When did you last manage a little break?

14 thoughts on “Our much needed mini break – a weekend in pictures

  • Reply Michelle June 5, 2012 at 01:25

    Great pictures! I need a break.

  • Reply BFS (@bitfs) June 5, 2012 at 04:55

    I want all of that food…and whatever camera you used!

  • Reply Bridget June 5, 2012 at 05:40

    Fig butter… I’d like to try that

  • Reply From Shopping to Saving June 5, 2012 at 09:13

    Sounds like you had an amazing getaway. Those are my favorite kinds of weekends. We spent all weekend just being lazy and hanging out, enjoying each other’s company. It felt good, and now I’m well rested.

    I gotta try fig butter. Is it good? Sweet?

    • Reply eemusings June 5, 2012 at 17:46

      Yep, sweet!

      Not really my thing (I don’t like figs, at least not the one time I tried them).

  • Reply centsofacountrygirl June 5, 2012 at 12:39

    Sounds like a great weekend. I spent my weekend cleaning – wasn’t very glamorous, but hey, it had to be done.

    I’m imagining fig butter tasting like the fig-part of a fig-newton cookie – am I close?

    • Reply eemusings June 5, 2012 at 17:46

      Have to confess I have no idea what a fig newton is…

      It’s basically a jam. Very sweet.

  • Reply My Broken Coin (@MyBrokenCoin) June 5, 2012 at 13:00

    Great weekend! Loved all pictures, especially those featuring a dessert (my weakness!) I did not realize that it is autumn in NZ.

  • Reply Funny about Money June 5, 2012 at 14:01

    ooohhhhhhh! How lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And it’s fall there. Gosh. It’s hotter than the hubs of Hades here. Beautiful NZ!

    LOL…I had a nonovacation the other day. But it soon devolved into a D from H. {sigh}

  • Reply Untemplater June 6, 2012 at 20:02

    How cool! I’m glad you had a nice mini break. Great pics too btw. I LOVE photography so I’m taking pictures constantly.

  • Reply Leigh June 10, 2012 at 02:50

    That looks like a great mini-break ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I need to get better at taking mini-breaks instead of waiting for the big long ones because I was so overdue for a break when I went on this vacation…

  • Reply A case of the financial blahs | Musings of an Abstract Aucklander June 25, 2012 at 22:28

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