Pete and I don’t get all that much time with just the two of us. We used to have date nights once a month, but have moved to a town where there is just not too much scope for places to go on a date night, and somehow that has fallen by the wayside (**note to self, reinstate date night!!)
Becoming a couple where both of us are working, as well as having a toddler to organise, has been hard for us to get used to. All that rush in the mornings to get everyone out of the door on time, and both us us so whacked from work of an evening that it’s all we can do to veg on the couch for an hour or so and watch TV.
So we were very keen to squeeze in a weekend away, just the two of us, before this baby arrives. After hearing only good things about the Wotif mystery deals, we decided to get brave and try one, and ended up with a night at the Hilton Brisbane for around $160. We were assigned a Deluxe King Room, but upon check-in, we were upgraded to an Executive King Room! It was very lovely. The Hilton is quite impressive, and in its grand foyer area, we couldn’t stop giggling because we felt like we were imposters who shouldn’t be somewhere so fancy! Our room was also very lovely (with fancy features like a heated mirror which didn’t fog up no matter how hot you had your shower), but the best bit of all was I was with my husband, and we could just hang out, with nowhere to go and nothing to do… unless we wanted to of course.
After spending most of the afternoon reading and snoozing, we decided to take a stroll over to Southbank – which is one of our favourite places to visit when we go to the city. We just wandered around, caught the end of the markets, and decided to have a go on the Brisbane Wheel (which we’ve always talked about doing but never done). It was lots of fun.
We had planned on dining somewhere fancy, but neither of us were very hungry and didn’t want to fork out a whole lot of dollars for something we couldn’t finish, and ended up going a bit more casual, and popped right next door to O’Malley’s Irish Pub.
There was a live band playing, and it’s a pretty cool place with great food at a great price. We had a lovely night, topped off by ice-cream from Royal Copenhagen.
We had a great time together, enjoying each other’s company and refocussing on what it means to be ‘us’ again.
I love my hubby!