Yesterday it was our wedding anniversary. We've been married for 8 years and I just can't believe how quickly they've flown past. I think mum summed it up for us when she said " You both make eachother so happy" and she's right!
Happy anniversary, my lovely.
I took mum down to Auckland on Wednesday so she could catch her flight home. This was the first time I'd ever driven to Auckland and home again by myself - thank goodness for sat nav! And even then I did get lost a wee bit. It was fun, we did a lot of shopping which is so unlike me it's unbelievable!! Maybe it was the excitement of being in a city or something! I did get some lovely fabric.
I can't believe mum has been and gone already. It seems to go faster each time she comes over.
We stayed in the Quadrant again and went to Kermadec for dinner. I've been there once before and really liked it. They surpassed themselves this time. We had the most lovely waiter and the food was spectacular.
Mum treated us to the tasting menu.
Southern ocean kingfish carpaccio, yuzu juice, mirin, soya bean, daikon, pink radish, fresh coppers folly wasabi
Scallops, butter apple, toasted oats and milk, hazelnut butter, rosemary
Wild Red deer, beetroot purée, Tarakan chocolate, Banyuls, shallot, raspberries
Iced blueberry balloon, cassis, olive oil, cheesecake, baby sorrel
note the macaroon on the far left... oh yum! These were actually mum's ~ they came with her coffee but she halved them with me.
Such pretty food!
See you in April, mum.
Oh and while I was away the next lot of baby ducks were born. There are 6. They all look totally fine, but one is much smaller than the others. I'll make an attempt to catch them today and put them in the other 'safe house'. What a palaver!
And after that I may have a day of rest.