Image taken from Etsy. Edited by me.
Happy New Year!
In case you missed it,
Faye from Tales & Tea ingeniously came up with ‘2012 dates’ for her and her husband last year and as soon as I read the post I was eager to do it too. My boyfriend didn’t say no but he wasn’t exactly as excited as I was. But this year I’ve planned it properly and adapted Faye’s idea a little.
Now in a perfect world most nights would be date night, but unfortunately we’re people with dissertations and jobs and commitments and things that just get in the way. We’re lucky enough to be able to spend a lot of time together, so movie nights or TV marathons aren’t the issue. The lack of going out and spending the day having unadulterated fun is the issue.
We wrote down 12 things we’d never done before (or things we don’t do often!) and popped them in a
bowl. My mum then picked them out of the bowl to decide what order we’d be
doing them in throughout the year. The activities were things like spending the
afternoon in an arcade, going to the London Aquarium, making kites and flying
them in the park – just general fun things that we don’t really make time for.
Instructions for each monthly date night were put into envelopes and sealed, so we’ll be opening each envelope at the beginning of each month and setting aside one day to complete the activity. And obviously I’ll be sure to blog about each date night and let you know how we’re doing.