Although we both have a love of travelling the world together, we haven't had a huge amount of holidays. In the seven years we have been together we spent four years of it as students. Then, once in 'proper' jobs we began saving for a house, then engagement rings, and then a wedding! After we are married we plan to take a break from all this saving, and spend a year or so enjoying spending our hard earned money on whatever we please, before our money is eaten up by having babies! Having always wanted to travel to different places, it seems the perfect opportunity to enjoy being Mrs & Mrs, and see a bit more of the world together. We have started to think about where we would love to go...New Zealand, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Morrocco have all made the maybe list so far. It's so exciting to think that we can go anywhere we like!
However, for now I wanted to document some of the places we've already been to, and the memories they hold for us.
This has wonderful memories for us, as it was the first mini - adventure we'd ever been on together. It was New Years Eve 2004, and we'd been together about three months.
We got the train to Edinburgh, went to the Hogmanay party, danced in a muddy field with crowds of people while we watched Blondie and the Scissor Sisters play live in the castle gardens and watched the amazing fireworks at midnight.
Amsterdam, summer 2005
This was our first trip abroad together!
I (S) also have some rather beautiful memories of Amsterdam; it was walking next to the River Amstel that I realised I wanted to marry the lady who was by my side! This is a photo I took at that exact moment :) (It was before high quality camera phones, as you can tell!)
Paris, October 2005
L surprised me on my 21st birthday with a pink Tinkerbell suitcase full of presents, and a card telling me we were going to Paris! I was stunned, and actually couldn't believe anyone would do something so lovely for me!
We had an amazing time visiting the Sacre Couer, Arc De Triomphe, Jardin Des Tuileries, Opera Garnier (the inspiration behind Phantom of The Opera, one of our favourite musicals) and of course the Eiffel Tower. I would love to return to Paris one day, maybe for my 30th in 2014 :)
|We shared quite a few kisses under here!|
Sitges and Barcelona
Sitges is renowned for being very gay friendly, and although we really are not fans of going to places because that are 'gay', we did want to go somewhere together that our sexuality would be completely accepted. And Sitges did exactly that. We spent an amazing few days together lounging in the sun on the gorgeous beaches, wandering the tiny streets, eating amazing spanish food, and loved the fact we could be together and be accepted for who we are.
|L on a night out in Sitges|
We got the metro into Barcelona and spent the day wandering around seeing all the sights Barcelona has to offer... La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Picasso Museum, Catedral... the list goes on. Both places are truly beautiful, and we would very much love to go back again, perhaps when we have babies to take along with us!
Love this lizard in Park Guell!
There will be future posts about more places we have visited together, if we put them all on one it might be a bit long! I'm sure to a lot of people reading, this post won't be very interesting at all, but in these places contain so many beautiful memories, so much love and happiness was found there, it would be a shame not to create a record of it for us to look back on :)