11.06.15 - four years

Yesterday, we celebrated our four year anniversary.

Tim took the day off work, and we set off for a day away from the city.

First stop was out to Brighton a.k.a the beach - my favourite place (Tim's not so favourite place, but he is always such a good sport haha!). Tim isn't the biggest fan of sand (understatement), but he always puts on a smile and an admirable level of enthusiasm because he knows how much I love being at the ocean. We ate croissants, drank smoothies and nibbled on cheese and crackers whilst watching the tide come in and the waves crash against the shore. It was FREEZING, so we didn't last too long out there despite the huuuuuge mink blanket I made Tim carry all the way from the car... he's so obedient ;)

After freezing our little tootsies off at the beach, we hit the road again and drove south towards Outram. We've never really explored much in that direction, so we kept driving right through and headed towards Middlemarch. After an hour's drive (through the snow!!!) we finally arrived... at one of the deadest little town's I've ever seen. In summer, it is supposed to be quite the bustling little place as it's a common spot for people to start the Otago Rail Trail bike track, but yesterday it was dead. I'm talking no cars, no shops open, nothing. Only a cute little cafe on the main highway called The Kissing Gate Cafe showed any sign of life... So naturally, it is where we stopped for lunch (we thought it was quite fitting considering it was our anniversary!). Tim feasted on a homemade steak pie whilst I enjoyed a cheese roll and "Gingerella" - my whole junk free june thing isn't going too well haha... Ginger Beer is made from Ginger, which is healthy, right?!

Surprisingly, the lack of human presence in Middlemarch was oddly comforting. Nature is incredible. The scenery we were looking at felt like it was straight out of a movie (in all seriousness, it literally could be straight out of the movies, pretty sure Lord of the Rings/Narnia was filmed amongst these hills) and the sheer vastness of the mountains and farmland was surreal.

We decided not to give each other gifts this year because we are both saving money at the moment (and I am now unemployed - but that's a different story).
Instead, we chose to spend time together - just us.
It was perfect.

Can we do it all again?

Happy four years, Timothy Joseph Lord Gonzales. I love you.


  1. happy anniversary! this is so sweet and perfect. ain't a celebration without going out together though. glad you both can enjoy the day fully <3

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    1. Thank you! I completely agree. Being together is the most important thing. :)

  2. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you both had an amazing day :) x


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