Yesterday we celebrated our wedding anniversary and headed down to St Clair for a meal, a sunny day but the wind blowing off the pacific was gusty. While our gallery reels are filled with images of architecture, sunrises & sunsets, beach shots, food, gardens, random research and our daughter, couple pics of us together are scarce.
In a bid to rectify this an anniversary photo was in order, we grabbed our selfie stick and slunk down to a quieter end of the esplanade to capture the shot away from observing eyes.
Note: fierce pacific ocean wind + selfie stick novices + photo faces (fake smile & simmery stare.)
Yet despite these obstacles we were determined to master the selfie stick. Apparently we were doing such a sublime job that a sweet old lady took pity and offered to help us out by taking a pic but NO little old lady the selfie stick must not win.
What is the secret to 17 years of marriage? For us it comes down to two things 1. being pigheaded and 2. good coffee. Pigheaded is a term evolving from the propensity of pigs towards being 'stubbornly wilful' Well perhaps you need to be stubbornly wilful at times with marriage and with selfie sticks.
Here are the pictures - Piggy & Wiggy sticking it to the stick..........perhaps the stick won on this occasion.
"Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time" Maya Angelou
Despite our shaky start with the selfie stick, we had a fabulous dinner at Starfish beginning with blue cod soft shell tacos accompanied by a fresh & zingy salsa, harissa infused organic chicken salad for myself and for the man a smoky flavoured steak with potatoes and a rich jus. A steak so good it will keep him ordering steak & potatoes for the next 17 years.
In the mood for something sweet, we were lucky enough to get a window seat at The Esplanade, a favourite spot for dessert, coffee & ocean gazing. When in the mood for decadance I can't go past the esplanade tiramisu, dark chocolate, dark coffee, liquor, mascarpone, crispy finger biscuits - it's divine.
Nick ordered the lemon tart with vanilla cream and fig, equally delicious with just the right balance of sweet tanginess offset by the vanilla cream and softly spiced fig.