Thursday, 18 February 2016

Valentine's weekend

 Valentine's weekend now gone, the memories will last for a very long time.  After completing a long but good day covering both my jobs on the Friday 12th Feb, I travelled through to spend the night with my partner who had dinner cooked and the dining table set with candles etc all waiting on my arrival.  'Mr A' [I affectionately call him this whenever writing about him], cooked us lovely salmon with new potatoes and veg,  and a desssert to follow.

We woke up on the Saturday morning with a beautiful blanket of snow which made everything seem "Christmassy".  Unfortunately it didn't last too long.  However much I enjoy being tucked up at home all nice and cosy, I do not like to walk or drive in snowy/fresh and frozen impacted ice or snow!

We previously tried a restaurant for the first time a few weeks ago and we enjoyed the premises, staff, food and friendly family atmosphere so much Mr A had booked a table for us for the eve of Valentine's Day.  We both chose the pate and toast for starters, Mr A chose the steak, chips and veg for his main whilst I chose venison, veg and mashed potatoes.  Dessert for Mr A was sticky toffee pudding with cream and I chose the tangy lemon torte which I could not finish and took home with me.  All was delicious!  We had planned to make a night of it and headed off to the pictures to see Tarantino's "Hateful Eight" which although long [almost 3 hrs viewing], was actually quite comical and gruesome at the same time.  We almost had the cinema to ourselves until 2 blokes arrived,,,,,,twas a late night that night as the movie started after 10 pm and finished around 1 am!   I was working again on the Sunday but whilst I was on shift, Mr A took himself off to Marks & Spencers for one of their meal deals which was advertised at £20.  He bought M&S chicken liver pate with vodka and cranberry to go on seaded bread toasted as our starter.  For the main meal, he bought the duck in orange sauce, added the potatoes and vegetables - OMG!! my taste buds were dancing!  This was followed by the millionaire shortcake cheesecake style dessert.  All deliciously prepared and set up for me whenever I was ready for dinner.  All enjoyed with red wine for Mr A and rose wine for myself.  What a marvellous weekend which was topped off with receiving this wonderful gift - thank you Mr A! xx

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