It's been a hectic few weeks (again) without an alphabet date. We did have an evening a few weeks back that we called a 'Good date'. The hubby made delicious food, we watched trashy TV, I drank Gin and we just had a good evening. Sometimes, at the end of a long day, that's just … Continue reading Games night – G date
I went away on a women's weekend recently. It was wonderful. Double bed to myself, lots of time to chat, and absolutely delicious food. One morning I queued up for my breakfast. Imagine the usual hotel buffet selection - cereal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast and cooked breakfast including, bacon, eggs, sausage etc. I got to the … Continue reading Pass me another pastry.
We started this week with grand plans for a night of 'Fort building' but the reality was that by the time we got to date night we were so tired we couldn't muster up the energy! So, we opted to for Fish 'n' Chips and a no thinking needed, funny film. I chatted with a friend … Continue reading Fish ‘n’ Chips & Film – F date
Double Date done. Now, time for an E date. We thought about going to Escape, Reading (I love a puzzle!) but we needed to find more people so thought we'd save it for another time. Check out the website here though. It looks so fun! Reading friends, want to join us? So, we plucked for … Continue reading An Education – E date
Parents often say they long to be able to go out alone and lie-in and do the things they used to do before they were parents. I totally get it. Sometimes, I'd love to stay in bed a little longer. Sometimes, I'd like to go out and stay out until whenever we fancy. But, if I'm … Continue reading A Valentine’s date for three
It's the D Date and this time we went for a Double Date. We invited some friends out on our double date and they then proceeded to host us for the date, dinner and have us all (toddler included) sleep over. I feel like we put in very little effort but it was a wonderful … Continue reading Double Date – D Date
Some good friends of ours once asked us, "how's your marriage?" Has anyone ever asked you the same (assuming you're married)? How would you feel if they did? Would you answer honestly or would you be inclined just to say, "yeah, it's fine"? It's not something we ask each other readily or often and I … Continue reading How’s your marriage?
Talking about mental health doesn't have to be difficult. Why should it be taboo to talk honestly about our mental health? Why should people with mental health problems feel isolated or afraid to talk about it? The answer is that it shouldn't. Today is time to talk day. Time To Change are campaigning to end mental … Continue reading It’s #timetotalk about mental health
It's Chinese New Year on Saturday so the supermarket down our road currently has masses of lucky, waving cats and Chinese cooking ingredients on sale. Last week, I spotted fortune cookies on offer so on Monday when it came to deciding what we wanted to do for our 'C' date I was set on cooking Chinese food and … Continue reading Courting with Chinese cooking – C Date
It was my turn to plan this time and I simply had to ask myself, "what does my husband like?" and I was fortunate that the answers fitted perfectly with the letter B (although he'd probably also add in Fifa!) The beers were 'Brewdog' (hubby's favourite), the burgers were beef and big and it was all … Continue reading Beers, Burgers and Bourne – B Date