Anyway, enough for all these suffering. Let's share something delightful, shall we? Rick and I attended my colleague's wedding in the weekend, held in Featherston, about 1.5 hour drive from Wellington. We decided to take this opportunity to have a weekend getaway, it was much needed anyway (especially for myself). Accomodation was booked just 2 days before and were able to secure the last unit. (see, my luck has finally turned!) We stayed in Oak Estate in Greytown, just 15 mins away from the wedding venue.
Although both Featherston and Greytown are very small towns, but the thought of parting from the mundane routine and seeing something different really freshened up my mind. We took our time exploring Featherston before heading off to the wedding.
The wedding started at 4pm. It was good, simple yet very different and interesting. The kiwi couple decided to spice up their ceremony with a bit of ritualism like circle casting, jumping over a bloom, handfasting, wine blessing. These are all new to me, but I find it meaningful. The wedding ceremony was then followed by a traditional kiwi roast meal in a relaxing ambience, with live Jazz music/singing. I love Jazz!
We then retired to our motel for a quiet night, me reading magazine in my flannelette pyjamas over a hot choco while Rick watching SKY TV. After a long week, not so long drive, and a long day, this is just what we needed.
We spent the next morning walking around Greytown, visiting garden. Just before we left our motel, we saw the motel owner's cute little golden retriever puppy tottering around, playing with the flowers. He is such a cutie! So cute can? I just wanna hug him tight tight, real tight! Awwwwww.........
And, later enjoyed our big breakkies at Salute before heading back to Wellington. We were here 2 years ago for an afternoon cuppa, and now we returned for breakfast. Next time, probably dinner. LOL. Their breakfasts were extremely heavenly especially the omelette, nice cappuccino too and not to mention, friendly staff.