**Guys! We still have no Wi-Fi and it is a pain trying to get it sorted. So here’s an old post about somewhere I would love to teleport back to right now. FIJI! Rereading this cheered up my day, so I hope it cheers your day up too!**
As you’d know from Honeymooning Through Food, we stayed at Taveuni Island Resort. To travel there from New Zealand was a bit tricky however. We flew from Wellington to Nadi on Sunday afternoon (it takes around 3 and a half hours). Then we needed to take a connecting flight from Nadi to Taveuni. The timing of both flights always clashed. So we ended up having to stay the night in Nadi. This was on our first night in Fiji, and again on our last night as we ran into the same problem timetable wise.
For our one-night stay in Nadi, we booked with Aquarius on the Beach. This was a lovely hostel, only 15 minutes from the airport. They also offer to pick you up and drop you off to the airport (for only $14 FJD), so we thought it would be a good place to stay.
Otherwise known as the weekend we moved, or the weekend with the never ending to-do list.
This is going to be long cause I have to get it off my chest.
Woke up with still a lot to do. We did some cleaning and packing the night before but there was still a decent bit left to do.
So over the next few hours, we packed, cleaned, and basically had no rest for 3 hours. Once we were almost completely done, we got a call saying the movers were on their way. Good. We wanted to get some things gone so we could do final cleaning and vacuuming.
The guys were super chatty and efficient. They grabbed everything, and had it all nearly stackedin the truck 15 minutes later. Including our bed and two giant armchairs. They each just lifted one up and walked off like it weighed nothing. Magical.
By now it was almost 1 and we were starving!! So we stopped off at a bakery for some goodies. I had a bacon croissant and a lemon yogurt cake.
We still weren’t finished at the old flat though. So we drove all the way back to pick up the last bits and pieces and talk with our landlord. He was a little picky on the cleaning, but we parted on good terms. I will admit it was a little bittersweet seeing the flat all empty. We had been there for over a year and a half.
Rory and I were both super tired so we grabbed some energy drinks to perk up.
Now we drove all the way back (again) to our new home. My dad and brother stopped by to bring the extra stuff we left with them a few weekends back. Everyone is happy with the house. Rory and I realized we need a welcome mat as we had brought in dirt and grass. Dad told us the story of how he once bought a welcome mat that said “Go Away”, but mum made him return it. Classic.
So we stopped by Kmart and bought a lot of things we needed and some we wanted. Mops, welcome mats, shower curtain, pegs, hangers…and this off the shoulder top I decided I needed.
Afterwards, we had dinner with my family as we forgot to sort food. It was nice ? Then back at our own place we did more unpacking till we decided we couldn’t be bothered and went to bed.
We treated ourselves to a big breakfast!
It was nice eating together at a dining table. We did lots of laundry before heading off to get our groceries.
When we got back we continued to unpack. Our neighbours came by to introduce themselves which was nice. Good old suburbia. I put up a mirror, and some pictures. Then we sat down and watched Community for a bit.
We went to pick up a dresser and vanity dresser from my parents. It was tricky but we managed to maneuver them in the house on our own. They’re very nice. Wooden. The one with mirror is mine and I’m going to store all my makeup and things on it!
We kept unpacking before just sitting down and playing video games. We remembered dinner this time and made some classic Mac’n’Cheese. We felt in the mood for a movie, so we picked Heathers! We also decided to drink some of the wine that our real estate agent gave us as a congratulations gift. We ended up drinking the whole thing ?
We took the next two days off work as we have a never ending list of things to do. I’m making progress on my vanity thing though.
Next thing on our list is getting a couch and coffee table for our living room.
We also need more things like hooks, general organising things, etc. We didn’t find anything in second hand stores which was a bit of a let down. We did find some we like in The Warehouse but we decided to sleep on it.
We did buy a BB-8 cookie jar though.
Rory had a dentist appointment in the afternoon, so I tagged along to go shopping. I went to Lush to finally try some bath bombs! I got Intergalactic and Dragon’s Egg. I also found another patterned singlet I love from Mirrou.
Now for the fun. The next few hours were lost to phone calls, waiting queues, and not getting anywhere with our internet. I gave up after a while and tried out the Intergalactic bath bomb to relax. It worked great by the way.
So now I’m writing up this post on my phone which is new! But I have enough phone data for a while and I wanted to share how my weekend went. We still have more to do, but we’ll get there!