S1 and I took the chance for a night away, just the two of us.

CJ stayed with his grandparents, and they both loved it.

There was a certain nostalgia about this.

We found ourselves sitting in a cafe we haven’t been to in a decade

Sipping good coffee, in classic NZ brown cups, under a shade cloth in the growing heat.

This same photo has been taken many times over now, in many different places.

Kawakawa, Paris, Italy, Henley, and Canterbury to name a few,

but there is something about it, and that smile across the table, that I just love.