The holiday has started though we’ve not gone far. As our flight to Auckland departs early on Sunday morning, we’ve decided to stay near the airport at Airport Apartments in Redcliffe. It’s only 5 mins to the Domestic Airport and 15 mins to the International so we should be right leaving at 4:30am. They offer a shuttle bus service which we’ve booked for the morning, and they are looking after our car under a carport whilst we’re gone (for a small fee each day). The apartments are quite new and modern with all the mod cons like full kitchen with oven and dishwasher, unlimited Wi-Fi and Foxtel. Ours is a two-bedroom apartment with an ensuite for each room, and a full laundry off to the side of the larger ensuite.
Since it’s been many years since we’ve watched Foxtel, Julie and I have spent the afternoon catching up on shows like Location, Location, Location, Grand Designs and a Scottish police drama, all made that more easy to watch with a glass or two of wine. I was just getting into the Scottish police drama (filmed in Lerwick, Shetland Islands) when part one ends and there’s no sign of part two. I’m definitely going to have to find part two as I need to know “who done it”. DI Perez was right on the case and nearly had the killer nabbed when the credits start rolling!
Harrison spent the afternoon building a Lego Technic model of a race car. He loves his Lego but I recently suggested he try something a little more challenging than the usual Star Wars Lego for 7-10 year olds. He rose to the challenge and bought a 9-14 year old Technic set, and apart from a few frustrating moments, an hour and a half later the car was built.
Dinner is not far off and will be tortellini with a Jamie Oliver tomato and chilli sauce, garnished with some fresh parsley and accompanied with a glass of red, courtesy of the Apartments. Once dinner is done it’ll be an early night as we need to be up at 4am (though that’s my usual start time each morning) but at least we’ve got Business Class tomorrow with breakfast in the lounge to start the journey. We put a bid in for Business Class after purchasing Economy seats and AirNZ accepted it. You only get one go at putting a bid in, so we went in with what we thought was a strong bid, especially as it’s for 3 people.
In 12 hours time we’ll be enjoying the service offered “up the front” of the bus.