Today's song is I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston.
I think it's important to have variety in life and especially when it comes to dates as a married couple, so we have a mixture of the weird and the wonderful. As you're already together you don't have to do that thing where you hide your slightly crazy hobbies until later in the relationship.
Here's a few examples of our weird and wonderful dates over the years.
Weird - I dragged my very patient beloved along to a Death Cafe in London where there's meant to be nice open conversation about death accompanied by tea and cake. Ours wasn't quite like that as there were a couple of very opinionated euthanasia supporters there and once they found out I was a nurse they kept putting me on the spot and I was trying desperately not to offend or upset anyone. When we left the two of us went into a lovely sushi restaurant to remove the tension.
Wonderful - A visit to the ice cream parlour at Harrods where we shared an amazing ice cream sundae.
Weird - I took Ken to an open day in Nunhead Cemetery. Stalls, crafts people, refreshment tent, art displays, and birds of prey all set up amongst the headstones. There was even a choir performing in the ruined chapel.
Wonderful - a fabulous afternoon tea in a Mayfair hotel. Was so lovely just sitting there together for ages, talking and sharing scrummy creations.
Weirdly Wonderful - One year for Ken's birthday I took him to the Pudding Club, which is basically a small main course and then seven different puddings for dessert. You get one bowl, and you can't have the next pudding until you've emptied the bowl - it wasn't until about the third pudding that I realised you could ask for smaller servings. It was a really fun evening with a real sense of camaraderie amongst all the diners as we tried to conquer the sweet dishes.
Dates are about the two of us being together and however that happens is always worthwhile - I can't wait to see what our next date involves.
Pamela & Ken