The thing that has got me wondering, however, is where are all the brides? Where ever do they all vanish to? It seems to me that there is more fuss & carry-on & swathes of money spent on weddings than ever before these days ( sometimes obscene amounts!). The extraordinary lengths that some brides go to make themselves sensational for the BIG day, well quite frankly, breaks me out in a sweat & makes me want to have a lie down. I wonder how many of us still feel like brides a year later or 5 years down the track?
So, for nearly every year of our marriage we have taken small romantic interludes away from the hustle of life...just overnight & not usually traveling far. It all began when we bravely booked ourselves into the County Hotel in Napier, when our kids were little & we were shy & timid & poor but also, somehow brave & determined to love with all our hearts.
This year we set off to Napier again.
"Violet Annie's Cottage" the sweetest little holiday home on their Poraiti property.
I know that we do not all find a great love in this lifetime & for some it is a brief experience & others it just doesn't work out, but we can still treasure ourselves as the beautiful woman we are, no matter what.
With much love to you my lovely friends, have a wonderful week.♥♥♥♥♥