A few months ago, when me and my hubby discussed what to do for our anniversary, it somehow came about that he was going to plan a surprise. What a lovely thought, but not that unusual, I hear you say, people often plan surprises for each other, don’t they? A little word on this before I continue.
I am a planner. I like to organise, research, have all the information at hand and make an informed decision, especially when it comes to going on a trip. I planned our wedding (pretty much), the honeymoon, our trip to Barcelona a year later, and most outings that we take. If we need to get the train, I book it. If we’re staying with someone, I’ll ring them, or poke my Mr til he does. There was talk of him planning the honeymoon, but we (or I, I forget which..) decided that it would be too difficult knowing what to pack, especially in amongst me packing to move in with le man after the wedding.
There is also the problem of my reaction to previous surprises, such as presents. My wonderfully kind husband (then-boyfriend) bought me a second-hand Wii for Christmas one year. I flipped out and sent him a text saying, ‘I’m going to kill you!’ (I was worried he’d spent too much money). Poor guy, it’s no wonder he rarely attempts to surprise me! I’ve got loads better since then, learning to love and appreciate his kind, generous heart rather than focus on the negatives 🙂
Still, the track record of surprises isn’t great in our relationship. So, I was determined for this one to work. I didn’t badger him with questions, even when he let a couple of our friends in on the secret, instead getting all giddy and excited.
All going well until a week or so before we went away. We were heading down to my hubby’s parents’ and needed the address, so I logged into his emails to find it, only to stumble upon an email from ‘apex@edinburgh…’. Gutted. I was really pleased with his choice of destination though 🙂 a shame it wasn’t going to be a full-on surprise, but I so appreciated all the effort my lovely man had put in.
We had a brilliant weekend away; the hotel was fab (poshest I’ve ever been in, a real treat!), the city was so much fun to explore and enjoy, and we even made it out to the beach! Here are some of my favourite photos. Mostly from my Mr’s phone, a few from the DSLR. Enjoy 🙂
Scented toilet paper! Oh, the excitement…
Our delicious breakfast
Can’t go to Edinburgh without visiting the castle
All manner of things on the Royal Mile
Seaside in the evening
Holyrood Palace…Queenie was there so it was closed…we may have waited about half an hour to see if she made an appearance…