One of the things I have definitely found hardest about being a parent (especially when you’re far away from grandparents/family) is that it’s not simple any more to just go out on dates! Yes it’s possible, but, it means finding a babysitter (with the expense that goes with it), or doing turn and turnabout with friends (better). Let alone getting away hiking for the weekend or whatever. So, I was really looking forward to living with Maaike’s parents and getting out a bit. We’ve not done it as much as I was hoping for (someone (not me) has been studying quite hard), but, we have got out more often, which has been great.
This evening we went out to holsterhof and it really was just excellent. Right amount of food, nice wine to go with each course, just excellent. We don’t get out that much, but, when we do it is a great evening.
Hopefully a few more of these evenings before we head back to NZ!