Accidental find

We did visit New York with the intention of doing some fairly touristy things. But of all the touristy things that we did, this was an accident. That’s the bonus of New York being such a walkable city.
We crossed the road to god knows where and ended up, along with a pushy film crew not ours obv., on the doorstep of the Magnolia Bakery. Luckily my sweet stomach* always has room, so we grabbed some cupcakes, a red velvet cheesecake and a brownie to eat.

The film crew, it would have been nice if they’d closed the shop while they were working, so we didn’t get elbowed out of the way.

The lovely cupcakes still in their box.

A look inside.

Yummy, although a teeny bit on the dry side the flavour made up for that. A combination of bitter chocolate and very sweet meringue made these huge cupcakes bliss to eat. I put the red velvet cheesecake away to eat later**, partly because the cup cake was huge and partly because I had spotted the Lego store and needed to go check it out.

*I have a long standing theory that there are two stomachs one for sweets and the other for savory, which explains why I always have room for desert even if I can’t finish dinner.

**Unfortunately I forgot to put it in the mini fridge at the hotel, so I didn’t actually get to eat it. I’m fairly sure that the mouse who ate through the box to get to it enjoyed it though.

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Our Honeymoon

We’ve been back for a little while but I’ve just been too tired to make sense.
I thought I would split the honeymoon over a few posts so that you don’t get holiday snap overload.

When we landed in New York we took the subway

To the hotel Chelsea

up past the beautiful hallways filled with art

and up to our little room

We crashed for about an hour and then went out to explore and kill time before the theatre.

9-8 days

Less than 9 days to go.

I haven’t started packing yet.

Having wardrobe insecurity because I don’t want to be a bogan aussie tourist.

I had most of my hair chopped off today, I’m not so sure I should have.

It’s blonde and red and a messy bob.

Mr Wolff says its sexy, hopefully I feel that way tomorrow.

Hotel Chelsea

I’ve booked our first hotel for the honeymoon.

We’re on a nothing budget and going to one of the most expensive cities for the first portion of our honeymoon so no fancy schmancy digs for us.

I kind of like that that pushes us to choose somewhere with a bit of character.

For our four nights in New York we’ll be staying in the Hotel Chelsea.

It has plenty of history good and bad, it’s nothing if not interesting.

We’ve cheaped out and have gotten a room with a shared bathroom, but at least we aren’t staying at a country comfort!

Next step booking our train tickets and the hotel in Boston…

Honeymoon dreaming

70 days out from our honeymoon.

We still only have flights booked, circumstances are frustrating the situation a bit and the pay rise I was all but promised I would be getting doesn’t seem to be materialising.

There’s a good chance that I will be handing in my resignation at work tomorrow, and going back to temping (it pays better sadly).

In the spirit of being grateful, today

I am grateful that I already booked the plane tickets so we have to go.

I am grateful that if all else fails we can couchsurf for accommodation.

I am grateful that I have a wonderful husband.

and grateful that I was reminded to be grateful by 99.

117 days

In 117 days we will be on a plane.
We are winging our way to finally enjoy our honeymoon, having decided that what money could be saved on a cheaper honeymoon wasn’t worth missing out on making that trip special.

I have two weeks off (actually 9 working days) and Mr Wolff has his two week semester break in September.

Our flights are booked and we have a rough outline of what we are doing.  I plan on booking the first hotel this week.

We’re not however going to Paris, it just wasn’t going to work out.  Instead we are heading to New York, Vermont and Boston.  We don’t have a lot of time to fit it all in but I’m sure we’re going to have fun trying.  As a terminal tightarse I have already started moulding the schedule around free stuff.

I figure as I book things I’ll update here, as a bonus if I get lost then people will know where to look for us!

Revised honeymoon

We have been relaxing and re-planning our honeymoon – which we haven’t taken yet.  We originally looked at Paris, turned our sights to New York and even New Zealand but a change in goals has made us think again.

We’ve recently had to find a new home to rent and in the end are moving away from the suburb that we currently live in and love, to one that holds a lot of promise.  It’s also made us realise how much we want to get off the renting rollercoaster and have our own home.  Which obviously means that we have had to reassess how much money should be spent on a holiday.

But we still want to do something special that also could possibly become a tradition, to celebrate our marriage in the coming years.

On the 6th of May our decision will be made for us when we fight it out for tickets online. They sold out in under an hour last year…

I’m hoping that putting this out here doesn’t jinx us doing this.

Don’t you think Splendour in the Grass is a great omen for a honeymoon?

Revised honeymoon

We have been relaxing and re-planning our honeymoon – which we haven’t taken yet.  We originally looked at Paris, turned our sights to New York and even New Zealand but a change in goals has made us think again.
We’ve recently had to find a new home to rent and in the end are moving away from the suburb that we currently live in and love, to one that holds a lot of promise.  It’s also made us realise how much we want to get off the renting rollercoaster and have our own home.  Which obviously means that we have had to reassess how much money should be spent on a holiday.

But we still want to do something special that also could possibly become a tradition, to celebrate our marriage in the coming years.

On the 6th of May our decision will be made for us when we fight it out for tickets online. They sold out in under an hour last year…

I’m hoping that putting this out here doesn’t jinx us doing this.

Don’t you think Splendour in the Grass is a great omen for a honeymoon?