And so, it’s been awhile since the story began.
The story which began when a cool dude walked into Starbucks (aka Mr dw) and met a Signature Hot CIO-colate (aka Ms dw).
A little over two years later, on a bright and cheerful morning, they found themselves in the metropolitan city of Sydney…
…waiting to embark on Captain Cook’s lunch cruise.
They started their cruise with a toast of sparkling rosé to commemorate two years of tolerating with each others’ nonsense.
Cheers for more nonsense to come as they both love them so, so much.
The weather was sunny and bright, it was definitely a perfect day to be out on a cruise.
Except for the little fact that Ms dw’s freckles thought it would be lovely to pop out for some sunshine. She’d certainly need to slap on some SPF 50 PA+++ sunscreen for her next outing to keep the freckles at bay.
Ah~ Clear blue skies and white fluffy clouds. What more could a girl ask for?
Well, maybe one of these seaside villas with a private swimming pool and a yacht, yes, Mr dw?
Mr and Ms dw had a simple two course meal. An hors d’œuvre of smoked salmon with caviar was shared amongst them, whereas for entrée Mr dw had herb 包 鸡 and Ms dw had a beef steak. After that, a lovely platter of aged cheddar and fruit platter to wrap things up before heading up to the observation deck. :D
It was so windy and chilly up there that Ms dw’s teeth were chattering. But to Mr dw, the chill that she felt was nothing more than a fly’s wing gliding down the skin of his cheek. Mr dw attempted to offer her his warmth with a hug but the chill was too much for her to bear, so Ms dw decided to don on her Antartica expedition gear to brace the chilly winds of the great…uhm…Parramatta River.
Soon before long, it was time to disembark. But little did Ms dw know, as soon as they disembark, another journey awaits. Mr dw insisted that they search for the best macarons in the whole of Australia.
So, off they went; far, far away from Circular Quay to Darling St of Balmain to look for a shop named adriano zumbo…in a cab. By then, Ms dw was so exhausted from the long flight she took the night before that she fell asleep the instant she got on the cab. When she woke up again, she found herself standing alongside Mr dw in a very long queue. Everyone was waiting…patiently waiting in line for their turns to get their hands on the famed macarons.
Twenty five minutes. That was how long Mr and Ms dw stood in line for their macarons. The macarons were in the colors of a traffic light with very unique combination of flavors. Ms dw first sank her teeth into the green one – fennel, pistachio and pear. The flavors were complex, yet pleasant to the taste buds with subtle sweetness emitted from the puréed pears and hints of fennel to give it a slight savory edge. Adriano zumbo offers a variety of unique and exciting pastries and pies. Their offerings are as exciting as a savory and herb-y yet lemony meringue pie. Despite the exciting flavors, Mr dw was very happy person because he loves desserts, a lot.
So since, it was just a little over two years since the story began, Mr dw decided to get Ms dw a gift.When it comes to gifts, Mr dw is a very practical person.
Ms dw’s ten year anniversary gift will definitely be a vacuum cleaner that could peel fruits.
Sleep tight, and sweet dreams.
♥ Photos are all wonderfully edited by Mr Dw. :) ♥