Terence surprised me and booked a flight to Auckland for me. He booked me into the Stamford Plaza and he also booked a ticket to see a theatre production called "Murder by Chocolate". I was completely surprised, but very excited. I can't remember when last I had a break with just "me" time.
So in the morning I had to quickly pack, then we dropped Caitlyn off at daycare and then Bianca, Terence and I went to visit Bianca's friend Georgia and her mom Catherine for a play date. Bianca had a really nice time and the two girls enjoyed playing outside.
On Friday afternoon I checked in and then decided to go and visit the staff at PFL (a shipping company in Auckland where I worked as a temp for approx. 6 months when I just arrived in Auckland). It was good to see them and to see many familiar faces still there. Of course there were also a couple of new faces.
On Saturday morning I quickly did some shopping (I promised to bring back some little gifts for Terence and the girls) and then I took the ferry across to Devonport (just 15 minutes or so). Once again, all familiar because we often went to Devonport when we lived there. Afterwards I visited the Sky Tower - a really high tower that people often "jump" from - well not really jump, because they are attached with ropes and then they come down in a very controlled manner. I did not go all the way to the top and certainly did not try the whole "jumping" thing.
Here is a photo of the Ferry Building.
The hotel was really nice and much more than I expected. I especially enjoyed the breakfast buffet - it had so many options to choose from.
Sanna is from Sweden and she is now 20 years old.