We left home on Saturday morning and after a stop at the Wind Farm on the top of the Saddle Rd, arrived in Palmerston just in time for lunch at the Plaza.
The rest of the day we spent browsing the shops - Hannah and her friend Abigail were thrilled when the Revlon sales assistant offered to put a little bit of eye shadow on.
Saturday evening we meet up with my family and went out for dinner together, a good catch up.
Sunday was a lovely day so it was off to our favourite spot for morning tea - Orlando Country Club.
The rest of the day we filled with gokarting, more shopping and the movies, A Wrinkle in Time, which we all enjoyed. Then it was back to Donna's to have dinner and dessert while watching the last of the Commonwealth Games.
When we got up on Monday morning it was absolutely pouring down, what a contrast to the lovely day on Sunday, which changed our plans from a morning at the Esplanade Gardens to another round of the shops in the Plaza and a visit to Flip City for the girls.
Then it was time to hit the road and head home - an enjoyable few days with our friends was a great way to start the holidays.
See you soon x