These guys and their families have gone through stressful times collating information (who has records of all the countried they've been to and dates?), waiting for the application to be approved, wondering about what would happen if the worst happened, wondering how great life could be if it went according to plan...
I sit next to Karly at work and I've watched her chase information, hunt down bank records, get bits of paper certified before finally sending it all off and then playing that awful waiting game. So when Karly's approval notification came it was exhilarating. It was unexpected and witnessing someone realising what they've been wanting for so long become a reality and kind of being a part of it by virtue of the fact that I was physically felt a little surreal.
Anyway, any excuse for a celebration and for Kirsty a celebration and presents from her dearest darling and in laws as I've since found out! I guess they're all just thankful she isn't going to be deported and take Cam to the other side of the World with her!
The theme was glamour and the girls frocked up with plans to hit some cool bars and a good dinner out. We kicked off with a bottle of wine at the City Wine Shop, seated at on outside table on the street.
Next stop was Siglo Bar just a step away from City Wine Shop where we had espresso martinis at the roof top bar with a view of the Parliament Building.
Dinner was at Mezzo, perfectly planned so there was minimal walking and a review is on the Restaurants Review page.
Night cap took place at 1806 Bar in the underground "speakeasy" where Cam tried to win his drink by playing a game with the bartender but failed. We resorted to the easier plan of stumping up the cash and paying. Here you see Mr and Mrs Barnes with their novelty drink vessels.
Cinderella time beckoned - Steve made me walk home in high heels and I made it so something to be proud of!
Sunday was spent recovering and doing chores and before we knew it Monday had arrived with a big thwack around the head!