Spring appears to be arriving here in Dunedin. We’ve had some extremely glorious sunny weather and after the mild winter we’ve had, I’m feeling quite spoiled. In this week’s Fabulous Frock Friday post, I’ve taken some inspiration from Anna of Melodic Thrifty and Chic who often includes stories of where she was going along with her amazing outfit photos.
On Friday D and I had a proper date night. My lovely flatmates gave me a gift certificate for my birthday to one of Dunedin’s swankier restaurants, Scotia. Now, you probably don’t remember, but my birthday was back in April. Yes, April. And as of yet we hadn’t had time to use is (probably due to this pesky little PhD thesis that I had been working on up until July). Well, Scotia runs an “early bird special” of two courses if you arrive between 5-6pm. Since Elysium was showing at 6:45 (and I have also been waiting months to use my free movie tickets – our theatre here is great – buy 8 tickets get the 9th one free), well hey, it was a date, an awesome free date. We had dinner at 5 pm, went to a movie at 6:45 and were at home and in bed by about 9:15. Yep, we’re officially on our way to being a couple of elderly people.
I know you’re probably shocked that I do, in fact, own a solid coloured dress. Sure, it is an incredibly vivid colour, but still.
Now, show me the food! I know it is super nerdy to take photos of food, but hey, this was for blog posterity. 😀 And we were alone in the restaurant (remember, 5 pm?), so there was no one to judge.
Since it was my very very belated birthday dinner (and my flatmates are very generous), we also got delicious dessert. AKA “the most important course”. My suspicions that D loves all things lemon was officially confirmed.
So there you have it. A very fashionably late 30th birthday dinner date.