This was the night before our anniversary. B had booked into singing classes Friday night 7-9:30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Mum had asked me to go shopping with her at St Luke’s and we had been hunting around together for mums new outfit and B’s surprise gift. We had found his card and also his present so it was time to head home, wrap the present, write in the card and place it on his pillow.
I KNEW I LOVED YOU SINCE THE MOMENT I SET EYES ON THAT GREAT BIG HOUSE…
B arrived home at 10pm and went straight into the bedroom. He walked out with the gift and said ‘Is this an anniversary gift?’ The look on his face was priceless. He opened up his gift and inside I had placed his Macpac blue merino jumper. He had been eyeing this jumper up at a cost of $256 and the first time he saw it his comment was ‘Why are you doing this to me? You know we can’t afford this!’ So I knew that this was the gift for him, and lucky it was on sale!
Tonight is the night where we were about to celebrate our anniversary. One year together went in a blink of an eye. B had arrived home at 5:30pm and was ready to eat; luckily I was ready in my new white kookai top, jeans, and black heels. We had decided Tapas was a fun dinner for our anniversary. Off we headed into town to try out DEPOT.
There’s an energy and passion about Depot. Not overly precious or pretentious – just fast, fun and fresh. Most of the cooking is over charcoal or hard wood so there’s a real succulence to the flavours. Order a selection of small plates and pass them round. Try the freshly shucked oysters. Then there’s the wine list – small, but perfectly formed, with many of Al’s top picks. Park yourself up.
On arrival at DEPOT we were told there would be an hour wait. B was hungry so we left our details and headed to a cheap café. There B munched on a scone before we headed back to drink a few Rose wines and beers. We waited outside sitting on the road works barriers. Finally it was time to eat and we were lead inside by the waitress.
We looked at the menu and decided on: A NZ meat board which included ‘Otellos’ Beef Bresaola, ‘Waikanae’ pork salami, wild rabbit rillette with cherry relish, ‘Olaf’s’ fig and fennel crostini. Snapper sliders with pickled lemon mayo and watercress and Potato skins with ‘Green Park’ gouda and porcini salt. This was a great choice, every dish that came out we really enjoyed and were quickly filled up.
After dinner it was time to head home, Thanks for a great anniversary B! What are we going to do next year? … Eiffel Tower in Paris!!!!! (B would say … ‘You’re dreaming honey!’)