Date night, I read somewhere that if you start forcing date night into your marriage it is the start of a slow walk to the divorce courts.
I think I read this whilst getting ready to go out to the local pub, with my husband, on a date.
If it is true and we are on a slippery road to seperation I do hope he wins the lottery in the next few months, as I see divorce being a little costly and of no real benefit to either of us.
With this in mind, I am pretty sure we are not splitting up, in fact we both felt date night would be a way of claiming some time back for us, where we can be a couple, not just mummy and daddy. In recent weeks date night has come up trumps, we have had two nights out at Wembley, one seeing The Killers and one swooning at Robbie Williams. We even stayed away from home both times, I don’t remember doing that when we were actually dating.
When we ‘dating’ we were skint, both of us worked for the same company, and worked on salaries which were heavily commission based. We didnt earn that much commission so our dates would always be spent looking for a two for one deal, or just sitting at one of our homes, grinning at each other. My favourite memory of dating my husband was a night involving two much wine, his entire CD collection, and us both singing out of tune loudly at each other until we collasped with the giggles.
We didn’t have any fear in those days of waking the small people who now share our home.
Last week date night was a little more tame, it didn’t involve leaving the house, finances argued against that. It did involve sitting at a PC for five minutes, where we placed an order online to our local Indian restaurant. Many thanks to JUST EAT for allowing us to review the service. I can happily confirm it was an easy user experience. Simply go to the JUST EAT website, create an account, enter your postcode and say what food you fancy. Then order, simples.
Sometimes simple nights are the best.
The food was delicious, I stayed safe and ordered a korma, he who helped create them went for hotter platters, which didn’t give me any hope of awaking to bedroom smelling of roses the next day. At least in the real dating days I would normally end up going home so I didn’t have to experience any of the post curry night joys.
The curry was washed down with a nice bottle of wine, Skyfall on the television and a cuddle on the sofa.
Date night is a sign of divorce? Not in this house.
Thanks to JUST EAT for providing a voucher for the takeaway. If you are a take out fan check out their Twitter account where the best tweet of the week wins a £25 voucher