How often do we plan a holiday and it involves the children? We love taking our kids on holiday and trying something new but it is not really a ‘break’ is it?
Our 10 year wedding anniversary came around rather fast and it was the perfect excuse to have a few days away from routine and it just being the two of us. I was over the moon as my husband had decided he wanted to surprise me. I LOVE SURPRISES, especially good ones 🙂
We were extremely lucky with the grandparents moving in and taking over the daily routine Thursday to Sunday.
Yes, he did well…if you were wondering? I was blindfolded and driven to the airport. This was revealed when I took off the blindfold. I looked around at the domestic airport so cottoned on that we were travelling within NZ but where? Paul was in Jandals and I could see beach gear packed. I had no idea until we got the little kiosk with flights going to Great Barrier.
I really recommend flying there and visiting this gorgeous island. The flight was a little shaking and scary at points but the views were incredible. Great Barrier is like a tropical island and the beaches are white sand with crystal clear, blue water. There are walks, hot springs, waterfalls an Irish Pub, great food and more.
Our few days were packed with completed conversations, a massive catch up on where we are at and what we want in the next few years. Weirdly, there was hardly any chat about the children, usually we are constantly trying to solve how we help one child in whatever stage they are going through but I think we were too busy and needed the time to catch up on each other. Oops maybe better put, catch up with each other!
I highly recommend some time away with your partner to refresh and to have time to have those deeper conversations. Also, you don’t need to go far from your home. We are spoilt for choice with all the amazing spots NZ has right in our back yard.