Wedding Anniversary Celebration

It’s still crazy to think that we’ve been married for a year!!

Here’s how we celebrated our anniversary. We originally planned to go up to Taupo but I didn’t have enough leave for Taupo and Japan, so we decided to cancel the trip for now. We pretty much had a chill day together.

In the morning we visited the Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe again. It’s becoming a favourite hang out. They had a new cat there called Jake, he was 6 months old and so playful! There was also another cat called Eva, who was magnetised to anyone who had food. Like Rory. She kept cuddling him while at the same time trying to steal a bite of his pie!

I managed to capture a video of two of the older resident cats having a play fight which was fascinating to me. I’ve never owned any felines, so it was interesting watching them wrestle each other. Then they would stop and have a cuddle.

Sarah was with us, and afterwards, we all had lunch together at a nearby cafe. It was a really good catch up! Once back home, we decided to give each other our gifts. The traditional gift for your first anniversary is paper.

As you know, one of my gifts to Rory was my boudoir album (which was well-received), but I also wanted to get an extra something. I got him a concept art book on one of the Magic the Gathering collections. It’s been a long-time hobby of his, and I’ll be honest, I like the art on all the cards too!

rorys gifts

Rory got me three things, which I was low-key offended by as I thought we agreed on two and he went and one-upped me. But the gifts were all amazing so I’ll forgive him πŸ˜›

He got me another of the Harry Potter Illustrated Editions which I was not expecting at all! Soon I will have them all! He also got me two of the blogging books I’d heard lots about and kept talking about buying as I couldn’t find copies to loan from the library. These were Big Magic (all about unlocking creativity), and Capture Your Style (a guide in OOTD, and getting the most out of Instagram). I’m so keen to dive into these books already! I know they’re going to be great for inspiring me! (Also, I can use them in flatlays hehe).

angelas gifts

For dinner we went back to our current favourite restaurant, La Bella Italia. We didn’t eat too much as we were still full from lunch.


All in all, it was just a nice relaxed day to spend together and reminisce. We’ve been dating for over 6 years, and now we’ve been married for a year. Things are going great.Β  My original original plan (before taupo), was to go to Japan, but with work scheduling, we had to push it back to May. So now we still have that to look forward to!!


I would never have imagined this time last year that in a year we would be living in our own house. Who knows where we’ll be in life when we celebrate our second wedding anniversary?? πŸ™‚


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38 thoughts on “Wedding Anniversary Celebration

  1. I don’t blame you for going back to the cat cafe, it looks like so much fun! glad to hear he liked the boudoir album, such a great gift πŸ™‚ the pizza & fries look delicious & this sounds like such a lovely way to celebrate!!


  2. Happy anniversary!!
    Cat cafes are so fun, who doesn’t like being surrounded by cuddly kittens!? Our cats wrestle all the time but the cats in your video are a lot bigger than ours. I’m always worries they’ll take it too far but it’s just play fighting 😹
    The gifts you guys got each other are so sweet! I think our husbands would be friends, Mike has an ever growing collection of magic cards. πŸ˜„

    I hope you enjoy the books, I’ve been wanting to read capture your style for a long time so I’d love to hear what you think once you’ve read it.

    Congrats on 1 year!


    1. Thanks Cleia!
      There’s only one cat cafe in our town and it’s its pretty popular! It also doubles as a rescue centre and adoption agency which is pretty awesome. So a lot of the cats who come in end up getting adopted. If we ever get a cat we’ll get one from there πŸ˜„
      The play fighting is a bit scary πŸ˜‚ but I guess it’s how they show affection.
      Haha, Rory has been into MtG for a few years now. His card collection is getting impressive!
      I’m really enjoying Capture Your Style. It’s definitely got lots of inspiration there πŸ€—


      1. It costs $10 to visit for an hour. They do have food/drink for purchase but you don’t have to buy anything. Some of the cats did seem to spend more time with the people who had food though lol!


    1. I think that’s where they started and got big haha! I didn’t know about this one till a friend told me about it. They’ve only been around for a year, but I’m so glad they decided to open so close to me πŸ˜€


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