Sunday, October 23, 2011

Honey I'm Home - New York part 2

So here is the remainder of my diary from the New York trip :)

Day 4 - We had an easy day planned today (I needed it!) so we headed down the end of our street to Central Park. That place is huge! It seemed to be a great place to catch up with a friend for a walk. We wandered around the Jackie Onassis Resourvier, Betheseda Fountain, the lake and The Boathouse. Stopping for cheesey shots along the way :) We then went to a deli to pick up a few pieces for lunch and I had a delicious slice of New York cheesecake. We had a quiet afternoon as we were both exhausted after the last few days and my legs were killing me! I think I have exercised more in the last few days than I have in the last few months.

cheesey shots in Central Park :)

pretzel in the park, ugh too salty for me!

The Boathouse

Day 5 - Simon got up at 4am to go to a bar to watch the Wallabies game (they lost badly!), I stayed asleep :) Another day of wandering around, we saw a couple of movies including the new George Clooney movie The Decendents, which was showing at the Lincoln Centre's NY Film Festival. George Clooney was at the screening and did a little blurb onstage.We are heading home tomorrow and I must admit I am ready. I miss the boys and I feel like I have truly seen New York plus I am exhausted!

George is 2nd from the right!

Day 6 - a sleep in, breakfast then head to the Airport. We're going home!

A delicious room service breakfast :)

Overall it was a wonderful time away with Simon,I truly saw everything I wanted to. We didn't do the usual tourist sites such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty etc as we had done them before on a previous trip. I also didn't really want to see Ground Zero as it felt a little morbid/eerie.

The shopping was cheap but I found myself not that interested except with fragile crockery and extremely heavy coffee table books! I was very sensible and really weighed up whether I needed them or not. Really strange of me! 

I had the most wonderful welcome from Jasper at the airport, (he came with his grandad to pick us up, Finn was at school) he just hugged me and hugged me and the happiness on his face brought tears to my eyes. The same happened with Finn that afternoon. I missed them so much and I know that they missed me. 

We all slept in the same bed that night! Not an overly comfortable "welcome home" sleep but I wouldn't of had it any other way :)

But reality doesn't take long to set in, washing to be done, cleaning waiting for me, a bday pressie to buy for a party on the weekend. Ahhhhh  bliss, there's no place like home!

Simone xx

all images my own


  1. looks like a wonderful trip! and what a welcome home, how perfect!

    xo em

  2. I am so jealous simone!! i cant wait to one day get to new york and do all the fab things you two have!! thankyou for sharing it all with us!!
    Laura xx

  3. wow great photos.....and what a cool trip, so glad you guys had fun....and i love that you all slept in the same bed, fun fun xx

  4. So lovely Simone. Your trip sounded like the perfect mix of relaxation and excitement, rolled into a nice, short stay. I don't blame you missing your boys like crazy or for keeping them close on your first night back... I'd do the same :o)
    Love that shot of you and hubby in Central Park, the autumn leaves all around, gorgeous! xo

  5. That first shot is great. The colours in the park are perfection. Yes it doesn't take long for it all to fade when you get home... real life, washing, cooking. Sounds like a wonderful trip. Would love to get there one day. A-M xx

  6. Wow, Simone, it looks like you had a wonderful time! Love the photo of Simon and yourself in Central Park :)

  7. Hi Simone,

    Once upon a time I wanted to go to New York to see the sights. Now I want to go to eat my way around town :) Love your holiday posts.

    Kel x


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