Gemma has entered into the Valentine’s Day spirit – I discovered her having a snooze on our bed on top of my “Hearts of Love” quilt. This quilt was made for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and features hearts and stars. This is the quilt I like to use during our wedding month of November, then again in February for Valentine.
Gemma on top of Hearts of Love
We don’t go “all out” on Valentine’s Day usually, but like to mark it in a small way between the two of us. Today was a little different, and we shared with friends, meeting up at our friend Trish’s home for a delicious morning tea in her beautiful garden. As you can see, it was another lovely sunny day in paradise here in New Zealand.
Trish had arranged for us all to travel around the coast to Day’s Bay where we had a booking for lunch. Whitebait was on the menu, a real delicacy in this part of the world, and I certainly considered having this. In the end I chose prawns in a creamy sauce, and Robin’s lunch was a bacon butty, sharing a bowl of curly fries. Everyone enjoyed their meals, with several ordering the whitebait omelet.
Enjoying our lunch
We had a great view from our table out to the beach outside. Shall I let you into a secret? Day’s Bay Beach was where Robin and I had our first date, way back in 1982. We had met the previous night (Saturday evening) at a dance, and he asked to take me out the following day, on Sunday afternoon. So our first date was sitting on the beach in the hot sun eating an ice-cream. I couldn’t eat mine fast enough, and I remember it dripping down my arm – not very romantic at all. Luckily me getting in such a mess didn’t chase him away, and we married the following year.
Days Bay, our first date was here all those years ago
Happy Valentine’s Day, and I do hope you shared it with someone you are close to. And maybe a little chocolate too, that always makes the day seem special.