First Dates

With all the talk of Valentines Day being a mere few days away, i can’t help but reflect on my first date with my now husband.
We are not overly romantic people on a daily weekly basis, but when we first got together.. well, i have to say it was the most romantic experience of my life.

Here’s the thing, i loved being outdoors. He loved being outdoors. So we drove and drove and ended up at the coast (not hard to do in Wales!) We pulled up and parked at Ogmore By Sea.

  We watched the sun set and talked and talked about everything, like literally EVERYTHING. it was the most open, honest and heart warming date i had ever had. I hadn’t even noticed the sun had set, it was freezing cold outside but none of it mattered. I was happy. I could have stayed in that moment forever. He got out and took some night shots of the beautiful lights on the water and i watched, it was dreamlike.
After freezing my behind off we went over to the local little pub and sat talking more over a drink or two (alcoholic for me non for him). It was the most perfect date. At that point in time i did not know i would marry him, but i did know i was falling pretty hard for this wonderful man. I think a woman can tell when something special is happening, call it our 6th sense, but you just know.
What i didn’t know was that a few years later he would also be proposing to me right there where we had first pulled up next to the sea. It was my perfect date.

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Now 8 years on and with kids in tow, me and hubs don’t get much chance to go out for our dates as much as we used to, but we do try and still have our fun in the house. We still love Guitar hero (he’s a legend at it!!me, i still need the practice), i’ve been looking at Cards against humanity too (would you recommend?)

 and also for fun a bit of Take Me Out Bingo fun, you know just for kicks 🙂 

What was your favourite first date? I would love to hear! 


circa 2007



  1. February 10, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    Such a beautiful post! You two sound so good for each other! 🙂

  2. February 10, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    Such a sweet post!
    I love dates by the sea!

  3. February 10, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    ahhh so cute! 🙂

  4. February 10, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    Awwwwh, that's so sweet. :') My favorite date was a walk around the millbuies loch. It was the day I knew for sure that I loved him. It's true, sometimes the most basic and laid back dates that are the most special.

  5. February 11, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    Aww this is so lovely! My favourite date would be hard to pick out- I am lucky to have a million and one lovely memories!

    Maria xxx

  6. February 12, 2014 / 4:24 am

    Well the first date with my husband was wonderful. We had met at a dance and he asked me out at the end of the evening. { I had a rule to only dance 2 dances in a row so he ended up dancing with me 5 times for 2 times each. lol } I knew I liked him but I wasn't going to just glom-onto him. I asked if we could just meet back at the dance place and just dance with just each other …in a week {so I could escape if he turned out creepy or I could be fine if he was pleasant}. What did he say? 'GREAT!!!' We met back a week later and …we have been together ever since, awh. {14 yrs ago}

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