“What the heck is a babymoon?” my friend asked as we sip our coffees viewing the glittering lagoon in town. I told them it’s been around for a long time, it’s just a short way of saying “last little getaway before the baby arrives”. We thought it’s a good idea to do a wee trip and spend quality time together before the sleepless nights and managing a chaotic household! After all, one of our greatest passion is travelling and exploring, and I expect that the dynamics of it will be very different once the child arrives. Never again will we be able to travel without a child in tow or missing the child and calling the carer every hour.
So we booked the Fig Tree Cottage for the weekend in Martinborough. It’s only an hour or two drive from Wellington, and did not have to be pricey. The “luxury” we were looking for is a haven where we can have some quiet time, talking, relaxing and soaking under the Wairarapa sun and the place did not disappoint. Here are some snapshots from our trip…
I saw some photos of Fig Tree from TravelBug (very good booking site by Trademe!) and immediately loved the place. But when we arrived, it was even more attractive, I’m afraid these photos I took didn’t do it justice. It has a very appealing quaintness and have fed some serious inspiration in my brain.
The garden surrounding the cottage is richly verdant, and with the lush appearance of these plants I imagine that the owners are avid gardeners who enjoy every moment tending to each. And if those flowers can talk we would have exchanged all sorts of pleasantries-ALL DAY LONG!
We were spellbound by the place and it was magnified by the glorious weather…
And once we settled in the cottage, we were greeted with fresh flowers, what appeared and tasted to be homemade bread in the pantry, eggs and bacon in the fridge. I went to bed excited for breakfast the next day! And viola!
The rest of our time were spent leisurely walking around town, talking and reflecting, a little bit of reading and snoozing. I took mental notes and mental pictures, hoping that I can remember these beautiful moments and use it to ease labor pains haha.
A must when visiting Wairarapa is antiquing and vintage shopping. I was happy to just be browsing but stumbled upon a vintage bag for peanuts. When I get to purchase something like this, I feel like I’ve kicked-ass.
A lot of family and friends have asked for a bump photo, here it is It’s not always smooth sailing, but positive thinking proves to be my best accessory right now and helps me balance things out.