This is such a ridiculously late post I'm a bit embarrassed. NY and Canada were bundles of fun in very different ways. Thanks so so much to everyone who gave me tips for places to visit. Swissmiss gave me loads of lovely advice and Rosemary Travale's google map was amazing - the KinoKuniya bookstore opposite Bryant Park was the best! I could have spent severe amounts of moolah there. I did buy a great inky brush pen which I'm still getting to grips with but I think it's big winner so far. I'll post up some tests later.
We ate well. Most of our plans were based around food. We had high hopes for Katz Deli and it was certainly an experience. I discovered I wasn't a big pastrami fan but it was a pretty cool place to eat. I still don't think my stomach's forgiven me though.
We also drank copious amounts of extra shot iced caramel macchiatos and frappucinos to keep our little legs going. Pizza and bagels lived up to expectations. My big whinge is that you can't get everything bagels here.
Our special birthday meal was at Sushi Yasuda which blew us away. We sat at the bar and got master Yasuda san himself and were slightly terrified and in complete bliss. We got the Staten Island ferry afterwards and talked about the sushi the whole time. What geeks!
Pete also got his beloved Macbook Air after much deliberation and wrangling with the uninformed staff at the Apple store.
I loved New York. We visited Kid Robot, Bronx Zoo, Top of the Rock, MOMA, lounged around Central Park and loads more and there was so much that we didn't get crammed in. There's a lot of fun to be had there methinks.