After a very romantic night, some new bling and a new fiance on Thursday night, Kym and I jet-setted our in-love little selves over to Canberra for a pre-planned weekend visit to the Bears. It was exactly what we needed and the perfect weekend away with Bears who are very dear to our hearts.
Erik Bear had big shoes to fill, following Kym's 30th in February, but I can promise you he sure filled them (to the point of my 'fat jeans' being unzipped on the trip home).
On the Friday night he gave me a new appreciation for beer at Wig & Pen, followed by some ace Chinese food (hint: the best way to tell the quality of a Chinese restaurant is always by the salt and pepper beancurd. Trust me: if they don't even have it on the menu, leave).
On Saturday morning we drove 2 hours out of Canberra to Murringo, staying in a super affordable and super adorable house in the middle of farmland. What took place then, was two days and nights of eating cheese, drinking wine, eating gourmet home-cooked meals, drinking wine, eating cake (oh the cake), drinking port, sleeping, eating fried breakfast, drinking wine, eating cheese and bread (while drinking wine), napping, drinking wine, eating gourmet home-cooked meals, napping, eating fried breakfast, eating McDonalds Shaker Fries, napping....
No really. I just gave you every detail of the weekend... Well... I may have missed out some naps.
It was G.O.L.D. (as Erik Bear would say, on our basketball hoop, in gold paint, two years go). I could have stayed for a month! I remembered how much I need sun and friends in my life and how important it is to take a step back from reality every now and then to 'be'.
Sooooooo... HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIK BEAR! It was both a fantastic weekend, and an honour to celebrate with you (even if we did gatecrash).