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#1 WhiteBlossoms

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 05:50 PM

Beware - LOTS of piccies coming up in true Dani style!!

We've finally arrived home from our 2 week honeymoon. It is good to be home, but i am missing the beach already! We missed our puppies so much when we left - Bella (the beagle) still isn't talking to us - she is very grumpy that we left her huh.gif

I won't write much of a story - i will say that we were very very spoilt the whole trip - each hotel we checked in at (we stayed in 7 all up!) showered us with congratulations, we received a bottle of champagne from each of them, and some even threw in strawberries and chocolates!

I was spoilt and ordered room service icecream with chocolate topping and nuts in every hotel on the way up for desert - which i was allowed to eat in my gorgeously comfy bed! (Craig HATES eating in the bed lol) and it just felt wonderful to not worry about what the mini bar treats were going to cost for once! biggrin.gif

We spent the 2 weeks relaxing and spending time together, drank lots (and i mean lots) of beer and lots of champagne! Ate amazing food (however the restaurants on the island got boring after a while - there is only so much fish / chips / salad you can eat!!)

I have to say, that Hunter Valley was fave stops - i think i even liked it more than the island ph34r.gif We stayed at a 5 star resort, we got their at lunch time on our first day away so we were all excited and ready to get out and about! We organised winery tours, pottered around to see what was out there, and then went back to our hotel for a very posh dinner (with great wine of course!) and organised our schedule for the next day! Quite a few of our fave wines come from Hunter so we were awfully excited! I was drunk by 10:30 - and by the time we got in the car to make the next stint of our trip (to Coffs Harbour) i was well and truly wasted! laugh.gif But i was sooo happy - and have a new appreciation for wine! We spent allot of our money on the first day - we bought 6 bottles of wine (spent $250! unsure.gif ) and they are so yummy that i want to save them and can't bear to drink them! laugh.gif

After the Hunter, we spent the night at a golf resort in Coffs Harbour and then onto Brissie. Craig was coming down with the flu when we got to Brissie, and his thongs were cutting into his feet so he was very grumpy! We ended up having room service dinner, bottle of wine and of course the icecream in our room, and snuggled up for an early night! (He is lucky we were staying in Brissie on the way back because i wanted to see Southbank!!)

We woke, Craig even MORE grumpy / sick with the flu - and it was Saturday, the day to catch the boat to the Island!

The 7 days on the island was so peaceful. Sleeping, swimming, eating, drinking, long walks on the beach, drinking, lots of reading by the beach / pool, drinking and best of all - we spent our last night feeding dolphins! wub.gif

On the way back - we had 2 amazing nights in QLD - one in Brissie where we treated ourselfes to a posh dinner in Southbank (gorrrrrrrgeous place!!) and then one in Surfers Paradise (where is rained! sad.gif) but our hotel room was wonderful and again the room service dinner was ordered! biggrin.gif

On the way home - just outside of Tarree, we'd just swapped drivers and it was my turn for the first time on the drive home.... BANG $240 speeding fine, 3 points and my speeding fine cherry was popped! sad.gif I was so ashamed LOL I have never gotten a speeding fine before in my whole 8 years of driving - i was mortified!

Anyway - enough dribble from me.... I am now on an extreme diet - trying to burn off those beers and icecreams ph34r.gif but we are both extremly well rested and happy! I still have 2 more weeks off from work so i plan to potter around and fix things up around the house smile.gif

Here are the pics!! biggrin.gif I'm sorry - i know i am going to get carried away and post WAY too many as usual.... rolleyes.gif

Hunter Valley

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Our FAVE wines!

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Tasting

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This is all i have from our first night in Brissie - i think this spells it all! laugh.gif

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And then the superstar of the trip - Tangalooma Resort - Moreton Island

The view from our room

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Me trying to be artsy fartsy with my camera tongue.gif

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We saw the most beautiful sunsets wub.gif

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Building our "Just Married" sand-city....!

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It took me about 20 minutes to pick this up and i didnt stop screaming the whole time i was screaming for Craig to just take the photo - blerrrrgh! tongue.gif

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& the biggest thrill of all - dolphin feeding!! biggrin.gif

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and the BIG smiles after the feeding - even though we were wet and sandy and stunk like fish! It was such an awesome experience!

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#2 ~Kristy~

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 05:52 PM

looks like you guys had a great time smile.gif h2b & i have decided to do the road trip to QLD for our honeymoon smile.gif any recommendations? lol
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#3 WhiteBlossoms

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 05:55 PM

And lastly, the 2 things we did most:

one just before we went swimming

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and the other - our daily after breakfast routine:

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I wont flood you with anymore pics - thanks for reading tongue.gif

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QUOTE(Kristy&Matt @ Nov 13 2007, 06:52 PM) View Post

looks like you guys had a great time smile.gif h2b & i have decided to do the road trip to QLD for our honeymoon smile.gif any recommendations? lol


For Sure! What kind of places do you want to stop off at? I would TOTALLY recommend the Hunter Valley (but it depends on where you are starting from?!) *sigh* we are now planning a little "couples" holiday with a few of our friends... i cannot wait to go back!

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:05 PM

Dani, i LOVE your pics, they are fabulous!!! Looks like so much fun smile.gif

So good to have you back though tongue.gif laugh.gif

Can't wait for our "couples" trip biggrin.gif
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE(Wellsie @ Nov 13 2007, 07:05 PM) View Post

Can't wait for our "couples" trip biggrin.gif


biggrin.gif YES - i am already onto Kimi about accom at the Crowne! tongue.gif I CAN NOT WAIT! biggrin.gif Start saving now for the wine and goodies! hehe


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Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:20 PM

yay Dani looks like you guys had fun!
We head off to Tangalooma for our Honeymoon on Sunday, I am so excited!

I hope Bella cheers up soon smile.gif
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:32 PM

QUOTE(tas12 @ Nov 13 2007, 07:21 PM) View Post

Awww wub.gif it looks gorgeous hun !!!! What a beautiful few weeks you've had !! (I must say I've missed you her laugh.gif).

Can I also say .... you look.... HOT !!!! biggrin.gif I don't care how many ice cream sundaes etc you've eaten - your looking gawgeous darling smile.gif


Tas - you have no idea how much that made me smile!! I really needed a compliment today xoxo

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:01 PM

aw... dani! you look so happy and relaxed and gorgeous! sounds like the two of you had an awsome time on your honeymoon! biggrin.gif

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:39 PM

Sounded gorgeous smile.gif love the pics

lol at grumpy hubby with sore feet!

Part of our honeymoon was a road trip - its so fun isnt!

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 10:04 PM

Looks like a fantastic time had Dani!

And can I just say that your little golf resort in Coffs Harbour is where got married!!
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:04 AM

Awesome pics Dani!! You guys look like you had so much fun - good job! I can't believe its been 2 weeks already! ohmy.gif
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:07 AM

Looks like you had a great time Dani !! Very relaxing smile.gif
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:17 AM

Looks like a blast was had Dani, thanks for sharing. You guys look absolutely blissfully happy!

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:04 AM

Welcome home! I'm glad that you both had such a fantastic time.

Thanks for sharing the photos with us.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 01:25 PM

Welcome back Dani!!! BTW- i missed out on your wedding pix sad.gif , hope to see some soon.

Looks like you both had so much fun and are well rested. Good on you for 'letting go' and enjoying your food, you can always get back to a normal eating routine when you are out of holiday mode!!!




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