We had talked about maybe going away for a couple of nights, or a day trip to Hay-on-Wye, but then the weather was awful, so we went for plan B - Cathy's suggestion.
We went into the Lego Shop in Cardiff and for less than a night away at a fancy hotel, bought ourselves the 1,334-piece expert modeler VolksWagen Camper Van. Then we spent about six hours together building it! We punctuated our quality couple time with a meal out, which was just as well because after the first few hours we definitely needed a break. The build got quicker as time went on as we had fewer pieces to rummage through to find the ones we needed.
It was a great way to celebrate being married and actually spend time together doing something we enjoy. We discovered afresh the importance of clear communication in a marriage ('Ooh, you need to find a really peculiar looking piece, now.'). And we had the wonderful feeling of 'Look what we did!' at the end.
So, here's a photo stream of our anniversary project.
|All the bits!|
|All the bits sort of sorted!|
|The engine - this is visible when you lift the rear engine housing door on the finished model|
|The chequerboard floor|
|Bodywork starts to take shape|
|That seat in the back folds down into a bed :-)|
|More bodywork built|
|Cab door added|
|Windows. The curtains were a bit fiddly|
|Close up of the dash|
|Demonstrating the pop-up roof sleeping area|
|The iconic front end|
|Six hours and the bus is complete!|