Last Monday we got to celebrate Ezra's birthday (officially) by spending the day at The Spa at Werribee Mansion Hotel. We were both so excited for a few hours of R&R even if it was a month after Ezra's birthday. And yes, for his birthday gift I did get him a couples massage package, I would say genius on my behalf, but apparently that's not what you're suppose to do? Oh well you live and you learn, and this is a lesson I'm happy to keep learning for a little while longer.
The day was actually so much fun. We started our morning off by walking Hamish, and having breakfast with some friends, before heading off for our spa treatment. On top of our 60 minute massage where I'm pretty sure we both fell asleep, we got to experience a 30 minute hammam. And for those of you who have no idea what that is (like us right up until we were doing it) it's a 'Turkish Bath' that uses essential oils and body mud. That was definitely an experience in itself where you're in a hot room covered in said mud for 30 minutes, until suddenly, you are sprayed with rushing water coming from the roof to let you know your time is up. I got the biggest fright when the water turned on (not so relaxing that part) and then totally stacked it on my way out and gave myself the biggest bump turned bruise on my knee. Typical really, Ezra was having a good old laugh and wished there was footage of me stacking it.
So once all the treatments were over, it was well past lunch time, and of course I hadn't eaten properly. So putting myself in spa's, hot rooms and massages with an empty stomach was always going to be a recipe for disaster. I started to get quite hangry (right on cue) so our next mission: food. We walked across to their restaurant which didn't appear to be open, and prices were about $50 upwards a meal (ain't nobody got time for that) so the search continued next door to the cafeteria. We made it just in time before they closed to purchase a Kit Kat and bag of Twisties - health first as always. As soon as a couple of Twisties had been devoured by myself, my energy levels were back to normal and Ezra could breathe easy again.
We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around the gardens, taking photos (it's what I do) until the Twisties and Kit Kat wore off so we head into town to find some proper food. It was about 4:30pm so unfortunately most cafe's were closing, but dinner places wouldn't open until 530pm. We were about to just go back home for dinner, until we stumbled across the Commercial Hotel Werribee who had their 'Surf and Turf' Monday special that we just couldn't resist! Classy right? Only we could go from a day spent being pampered and in beautiful gardens, to a meal at the pub before our drive home.
So after an hour of waiting around in the car, Ezra doing some work, me watching birds...literally - they were actually amazing, these massive flocks of birds all flying together across the sky... anyway, dinner time finally arrived. It was everything you would expect a pub meal in Werribee to be, but we honestly had the best time, and more importantly the best conversations. We talked about things we never talk about because we got the chance to do things we never usually do. For us it was the perfect finish to our day. Well the perfect finish was probably the self saucing pudding with ice cream and a coffee for $7...you just can't beat that for value!
But there you have it. I guess the reason I shared our latest adventure was to show how much we love to try everything and anything as a couple. We love trying new things, going new places, being spoilt, relying on junk food to get us through, and whether it's a cheap pub meal, or fine dining in the city, we love being out and about together, doing new things and it's always our conversations that make the night great.