The Most Amazing Birthday
When it comes to birthday presents, especially for a big one like my 40th at the beginning of March (yeah i know i don't look that old ) I was expecting to be going out for food ,get some smellies like some adidas deodorant from boots, socks, well not socks, socks are for xmas only :) Maybe one or two other little things. Well I didn't get any of those, nope not a single one of them.
Let me rewind slightly to the beginning of December 2017 to explain how my birthday became amazing. A time when my wife Sarah was asking what I was doing around mid March, If I had any plans in my diary. I knew straight away what she was up to, she knew that i always wanted to go back to Iceland having went a few years ago, again for my birthday. So that was it, i worked her out straight away, easy peasy, or had I?
Well that was that, she wouldn't tell me.... :(
Xmas day was now here and i'm given my xmas present, some a4 paper in an envelope. I open this up and start reading. It's not just a single sheet of paper, theres loads all stapled together. It started off with the heading " I WANTED TO GET YOU SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL THIS YEAR, SOMETHING YOU WILL NEVER FORGET" The following page contained a huge hint, a picture of the Northern Lights. See i knew it, we were going back to Iceland. I was so happy, another awesome birthday present.
See the thing with my wife is this. When she does something she doesn't do things by half. Oh no, she goes full out. Remember all those extra sheets of paper. Well, they weren't blank. Nope they also had stuff written on them, such as
"OH I FORGOT TO TELL YOU!!"
"THATS NOT ALL"
"NO REALLY THERE IS MORE"
"FROM ICELAND WE ARE NOT FLYING BACK HOME TO THE UK BUT INSTEAD TO..."
"TORONTO CANADA - YES REALLY!!"
After seeing where were would be staying in Canada i turned the page to read the following " BY THIS POINT YOU SHOULD BE CRYING WITH JOY SAFE IN THE KNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE THE BEST WIFE IN THE UNIVERSE MAKING ALL THIS POSSIBLE FOR THE AMAZING PHOTOS AND MEMORIES YOU WILL MAKE"
By this point you should be crying!! (how she knew this i will never know) but I will be man enough to admit that the tears of joy had started. Like what the heck !!! no adidas smellies or socks but one crazy birthday present.
The bit i said earlier about Sarah not doing thing by half! ready for this....
She goes onto say "WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT THIS ISN'T EVERYTHING! THAT THERE MAY BE MORE!!" Sarah had had only gone and booked for us to fly from Toronto to spend a few day in New York. So let me get this right, my birthday present off my wife is a trip to ICELAND - CANADA - NEW YORK ! So that's why i'm writing this today. The amazing and very tiring trip has been and sadly gone but wow!! what an incredible time to do and see everything we did in 8 days.
From the Northern Lights, Glaciers, Waterfalls, natural spas, Niagara Falls, Empire State, Statue of liberty, World Trade Centre, Central Park and many more.
We had many experiences along the way, being ill and sick on the plane wasn't on the list of highlights though :)
I have added a selection of photos from the trip, the variety of what we did and see in 8 days Is still crazy. Have a scroll through, and at the bottom a short video i have put together of the adventure.
Massive thank you Sarah ( how the heck am I supposed to top that)