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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day

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.   

9 comments:

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny what a lovely story about you and your. Hubby,looks like a wonderful place that has beautiful food ,what a lovely spot to be for Valentine's Day xx

Janice said...

What a special way to celebrate Valentines Day and to reminisce about your first date.

Julierose said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you both...We are exchanging little presents this year (we don't usually, but decided to this year..) I got my Thom 2 pair of funny socks and I'll have to wait and see what I get...??? Hoping to get out and walk today as it is sunny for nice change...hugs, Julierose

Kate said...

Lovely story about you and Robin. ^^

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that looks like it was a nice place for a first date and a very nice way to celebrate Valentines day with friends.

Tired Teacher said...

Loved the memory of your first date. I hope you have an ice cream today had sit on the beach for a bit, too.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Oh what a sweet memory for you and Robin and in such a gorgeous place to mark it. Yes, you are in paradise there with your lovely outdoor dining and sunshine. Fantastic, enjoy it all. Sun is brilliant here today but shining down on mountains of snow.

Maria said...

How lovely to have such a special date....

Karen S said...

Looks like you had a lovely day and remembered a very special occasion.