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Anniversary Celebration


Today my husband and I travelled to Melbourne for a short break. Each year we try to get  away to celebrate our wedding  anniversary. This year it’s our 26th.  We are lucky now cause our adult children are home minding the pets , organising bins and mail – no longer do we have to organise neighbours to help  out.
We are staying at  Stamford Plaza and had booked a nice room. On arrival reception asked if we were here for any special occasion. I told him about our anniversary. With a click of the keyboard we were no longer in a queen room but a King suite. I was impressed to get the upgrade. We had just been in the room less than 5 minutes when there was a tap on the door.  An employee was there with a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolates and a little note of congratulations. This mightn’t be a big deal to the hotel but it was a really appreciated touch by us ….and a great PR advertisement.
The lift here is glass and flies fast, reminiscent of the Willy Wonka glass elevator. As you zoom up you pass paintings of clouds and a sculptured bird. Then the walk to the room is an aisle with a bannister that looks down to the ground ( if you look over the edge ) . Did I tell you I have a real fear of heights? I tend to clamber to the wall as w walk to our room – luckily it’s on ly a few rooms along  from the lift!!
With a few hours left of the afternoon and not having eaten since early in the morning we caught a tam o Acland Street in St Kilda to enjoy a fish and hips lunch. We were going to walk down to the water but the strong winds hipped t our faces and veiled my face with my bar, so we bought cakes for back at the hotel . we used our free time on the trams ( maximum of $7 a day then its free) to head to Docklands, but ll the bars were clsed or out of business.  By then it was around 7pm , freezing winds whipped at us so w came back to the hotel. Time now for coffee and cakes in our suite 🙂 then some champagne and chocolates.

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

12 thoughts on “Anniversary Celebration

  1. Ah-the cakes of St Kilda, enjoy!

  2. Congratulations! 26 years is quite an accomplishment 🙂

  3. The stamford does such a great job don’t they?
    It’s been ages since Hubby and I were in a hotel room together. This makes me wish we could go again 🙂

    • They certainly do! It’s often hard to make the time for a break while the children are young …but they do grow up and they are such a special gift in our lives better than anything I know 🙂

  4. I’m going to read this to Frank to show how to celebrate a Wedding Anniversary.
    This year we celebrated by being on opposites sides of Australia and to top it off Frank had a ride to hospital in an ambulance.
    Can only hope for a better W.A. next year.

  5. Congrats on your 26th! Sorry about the weather we’ve put on lately :/ #teamIBOT

  6. Congratulations on the anniversary, may there be many more, filled with fairy wishes and butterfly kisses to come

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