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“All The Time We Laughing”


Honeymoon selfie 2009! I can’t believe I’m posting a picture of myself in a bikini on my blog. Thankfully the tree is strategically placed.

The Koala and I are celebrating 6 years of marriage tomorrow. I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year since we went glamping on the West Coast. It was really good to get off the grid for a weekend.


Party boat 2008

More than one wise person has said that you should marry someone who makes you laugh. The Koala has a wicked sense of humour. If jokes and humorous stories (OMG, the STORIES) were currency, we’d be rich! The Koala and I laugh together every day. We have an intricate web of personal jokes that span various languages and time periods. It keeps us tight buddies.


Halloween 2009

When I tell people we’ve been married for almost 6 years, it often surprises them. I guess everyone has ideas of what a marriage is and this changes with each generation or even group of friends. I don’t have many married friends and it seems that my generation prefer to have children or buy houses before getting married.


Hanging out at the square where we first met 2002

In case you’re wondering, we didn’t marry in a whim either, we were together for 7 years before we got married. 7 years, is a decent test drive. I had fun fossicking through very old photos of us as a couple. Look how young we look!


One of the first photos to be taken of us 2002

I think it’s important to celebrate your anniversary. Our “Plan A” celebratory plan didn’t work out this year (they were fully booked) so I’ve squirrelled that idea way for next year. Our “Plan B” didn’t work out either, the restaurant suffered a fire last week and will be closed for weeks.


Splore 2015

Here’s how we have celebrated over the years.

  • 1 Year Anniversary: Weekend in Rotorua – Waitomo Caves, Black water rafting, Polynesia Spa
  • 2 Year Anniversary: Kermedac – Degustation for two
  • 3 Year Anniversary: Mikano – Fine dining by the ports
  • 4 Year Anniversary: Tanuki’s Cave – Yakitori and beer
  • 5 Year Anniversary: Glamping – Castaways Resort, Kariotahi Beach

This year, we’re didn’t go quite as glamorous and rugged as glamping but celebrated with tasty, beautiful food and hours of laughter right in the heart of Auckland city.

What was your most memorable anniversary?


We freakin’ love elephants 2011

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person. www.bunnyeatsdesign.com


  1. Aimee says

    A toast to many more years. You are one of my fave couples and I’m glad you’re a part of my life.

    Love you!

    Ps. I would not hold it against you if you went to sugar club for your anniversary….

  2. Happy anniversary! We’ve been married for 8 years and have had 3 children, moved 4 times and built 2 houses in that time. Laughter is DEFINITELY important!

    • Thanks Leigh-ann. You’ve done so much in comparison (not that I’m comparing). We haven’t had any children or built any houses, but we’ve moved many times and had a few rabbits. To many more years of laughter to all of us.

  3. Happy anniversary!!!
    Le boyfriend and I just turn 6 years as well!! but as boyfriend/girlfriend though
    I think my most memorable anniversary is probably our 2nd anniversary when we went away to Lobos in Argentina to a lovely “castle” for a weekend filled with spa treatment and yummy food. Close to that one was actually this anniversary, where we went to Lava Dinning at the Sofitel.
    Yay! Congrats once again, you guy make a lovely couple 🙂

  4. Content Catnip says

    Genie this is amazing! I think you’ve given me an idea for the upcoming ANZAC weekend. Although it may be a bit chilly now for the outdoor bathtub, but next summer for sure! It looks positively delightful.

  5. Happy Anniversary! I love all your photos. My (now) husband and I were together almost 7 years before we got married 6 years ago. I completely agree with marrying someone with a great sense of humor – I think my husband and I both did well in that department!

  6. Wow Genie, congratulations! It looks like you two have a wonderful time together, so happy (and envious, lol) and wishing you two a long life of laughs together xxx

  7. Congratulations! I wouldn’t even know who you were had you not planned your wedding. 🙂 The time seems to have gone awfully fast!

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