Not strictly Christmas or Blogmas related but I wanted to share what we did for my birthday as I had a lovely Birthday weekend.
After finishing work on the 23rd, the Aussie and I drove down to the Gold Coast and caught up with Naomi and her gorgeous cats. We arrived with time to spare for the delivery of the cookie pies which I ordered from Dough House for us to enjoy. The delivery arrived and we were not disappointed and may have sampled one of the cookies!
After a great nights sleep with the sound of the waves down on the beach down below to lull us to sleep we woke up to one of my favourite views.
After a round of tea and coffee (and a protein shake for me because I was already hungry as I normally eat at 5am before the gym!) we got dressed and headed to The Paddock Bakery for breakfast where we also met up with the Aussie’s sister and her husband who are driving around Australia at the moment.
I had booked a table in the loft area upstairs. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of the space but they have lots on their Instagram page and you will see how gorgeous it is up there.
Naomi and I may have started with a donut before our breakfasts were served. The sugar rush was real and it was probably a good job I choose the Breakfast in Bed which is a savoury breakfast so I didn’t end up with more sugar, although it defeated me and I ate more breakfast, less bread!
We then spent a bit of time at Robina where I picked up a couple of Christmas presents and we collected some food from Woolworths for our dinner.
A nanna nap later I suggested we go for a swim in the sea and we popped on our swimming togs and I grabbed my underwater camera. We did some wave jumping and paddling enjoying the cooling waters as the sun went down.
After a shower we had a kind of tapas dinner of meat, cheese, crackers and salad before settling down to watch a movie and then bed.
The next morning started nice and slow with a cooked breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast (I may have had a cookie before hand) and then I enjoyed a lovely bath before we packed up and drove back to Brisbane.
On my actual birthday I was working but my boss let me finish early so it was lovely to get home and spend some time with the Aussie before dinner. After dinner I called my Mum and Dad on FaceTime and it was fantastic to see and spend the time with them on FaceTime. It is now not long until me and the Aussie fly home (19 days but who is counting!) and I am very very much looking forward to it.