For those of you who follow me on facebook, you may remember me saying how awesome my husband is. Because our computer has been so bad for ages I haven't blogged a lot of personal stuff like my milestone birthday I just had in July, I turned 39 again this year and will be 38 next year, decided I am now counting backwards, think I might stop when I turn 30 and stay that way forever. Once I get access to my corrupted hard drive I will post some photos I promise.
Anyways, Ash took me out for dinner at Sirromet winery the night before my birthday, just us two, it was so lovely. The food was amazing. He was carrying around a white box with a ribbon which looked suspiciously like a lingerie box. You're kidding!!!!!!! As far as I am concerned that is not a pressie for me, that is for him. So over dessert he asked if I wanted to open my pressie. My immediate reaction was - "is it appropriate to open that here?" LOL, well when I opened it I got the hugest surprise. He had some books and tourist brochures on Paris. PARIS!!!!!! PARIS!!!!!!!!! Can you tell I am excited!!!!!!
So I haven't said too much to anyone, cause we still had to work out the logistics of it all. Ash has a course in Paris for 4 days so took the opportunity to tack on my flight and take some holidays. We have finalized our itinerary, Ash's mum is coming up to have the kids and we are all booked. It will all be happening late October. This is a very huge year for us, my 40th, our 20th wedding anniversary (in September), what an awesome way to celebrate.
So this is what we are doing, nine nights here -
where we have rented an apartment right smack bang in the middle of the Latin Quarter. Then off to Rome for three days -
then we are taking the train to Venice where we are spending two nights. I am so in love with the idea of Venice, have always wanted to go there.
We hop on an early morning bus and go up through the Alps to Villach where we change to a train and go to Salzburg where we have treated ourselves to five star in this beautiful hotel.
And you are asking yourself why Salzburg???? Of course to do the Sound of Music Tour. Daggy???? Nope not for me. To me that movie is on the same list as Grease, Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, I could watch it over and over again. I know we will probably get back to Europe one day but not close enough to this area to do this tour. This is one on my bucket list.
Then over to Vienna, where we have three nights. It's gonna be freezing, about max 8 degrees each day, a small chance of snow. A couple of days of wandering along the Danube, I love the architecture in Austria, it is by far my favourite in Europe.
Then home, and did I happen to mention we are flying BUSINESSS CLASS. I'm a bit excited about this one because I'm not a super good flyer, I am getting better but am still very nervous. Think I might be investing in some Valium or something for the flight.
So if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. Especially must see's in Vienna, that is the only part of the trip we haven't researched too much.
Ok, I am off to get out my scissors, paper, glue, must get my September layout done for Scrap the Boys. Have you all got your entries in this month, still a few days to go.