Monday, December 12, 2011

Mami's surprise getaway

My family and I thought it would be a great idea to surprise our hardworking Mothers with a weekend getaway. We have never really done anything like this before and after a few months of planning things quietly and collecting money of our various siblings to pay for the weekend, we were ready to tell them "Pack your bags, we are going away!".

After the initial questions of where to and what for; they joined in on the fun and boarded a plane outward bound from Sydney to Gold Coast (a short one hour flight away). We checked into Jupiters Casino and enjoyed eating out and catching up with some family members who recently moved from New Zealand to the Gold Coast.

Whilst they don't have an endless supply of energy I seem to find when I am on holidays, they did seem to enjoy themselves and I was absolutely delighted to be spending the weekend with Ruth. My dear friend and recent Samoa travel buddy. We tried to get over our post holiday slump by reminiscing and eating together but it seemed to make us want to go back even more.

All in all it was a wonderful weekend spent with our Mothers. Why don't you send your Mother a card or do something simple to show her how much she means to you.

Big Love,

Falala Mele


  1. This is such a sweet idea! I love all the pics and all of your sunnies are fantastic! Kiah

  2. What a lovely thing to do for your mums! I'm starting to get definitely sunshine envy....its raining, hailstones and snow here right now! Brrr....freezing!

  3. so sweet! looks like you all had such a great time. the pictures are lovely


  4. Awwww Meles how sweet!

    those drinks look yummy and I am so happy they enjoyed this cute surprise :D


  5. that looks like a great time! you guys are the sweetest family evahh. i too love the sunnies and flipflops!

  6. OH the women in your family are beautiful.

  7. great family photos!! looks like good times :)

  8. Aww! This is such a great idea. I'm sure the Moms had a superb time.