We are 2 days away from our Silver Anniversary.Wow it has been an adventure. With lots of surprises
Not all of them good ones. We made lots of promises that day. We have stayed together through the highs and lows. The laughter and the tears. We have had adventures and travelled far. We have been stretched and compressed. We still have dreams and goals to reach.
We are still working on communication. We have just put together our first vision statement for us as a couple (will share that another time). We both believe romance is a special sparkle in each others eye. We have along way to grow but our love is strong and alive. I am hoping for another 25 years to enjoy this crazy little thing called love.
In our corner of the world we are about to celebrate Mother’s day.
Perfect time to treat your lady like she is special. Maybe she is not a mother but don’t let that stop you showing your appreciation. She might be a mother to pet or fun Aunty or even just a future Mum. Just find time to be extra nice to her.
Our family love pancakes and we all have different toppings we like. Have fun make interesting shapes or smiley faces or try some of the the more grown up recipes below.
So I’m going to give you recipe and some topping ideas.
1 C. self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
60g unsalted butter
1 c. buttermilk (can substitute milk)
2 tbsp honey
1 egg lightly beaten
You can add blueberries to the mix and then top with blueberries, strawberries and maple syrup
My favorite idea
Icecream and crushed violet crumble or crunchie bar.
Pineapple and Coconut Pancakes
1/2 c sugar cooked over low heat til dissolved and caramel colour add 2oomls light coconut milk remove from heat stir in pineapple pieces.
Add 1 tsp coconut essence to pancake mix.
Layer pancakes and pineapple mix top with flaked coconut
Make caramel topping add bananas and whipped cream
Need some savoury ones
Add an extra 1/2 cup of buttermilk to mix. Cook pancakes then layer olive tapenade salami and rocket lettuce, sprinkle with grated cheese put another pancake on top and cook in sandwich press.
Omit the honey from the pancake recipe add 1/4 of self raising flour and 2 tbsp sugar.
Cook pikelets top with sliced smoked salmon. sour scream and chopped chives
How did you meet your partner?
Where were you, why were you there, what were you doing?
Work out the elements that precipitated the beginning of romance.
Identify that one pivotal event that brought the two of you together.
Celebrate that event every year.
The date doesn’t have to be exact and you can add elements of your meeting into the celebration.
Someone I know met her future husband when he spilled wine on her at wedding.
To reminisce this one. Dress up go somewhere nice a meal perhaps with a bottle of wine. Fill the glasses and entwine your arms and say, ‘Remember when I slipped and this landed in your lap. I’ll never forget how your annoyance turned to laughter when you saw how mortified I was”
I started to notice my future husband on a mission trip. We could get out some of the photos and talk about how we recognised a passion for the same things and then for each other.
Think about this one and maybe the first time you celebrate your first love you can surprise your partner but after that make it a tradition.
It’s been a while since I posted. Just really busy with life and work.
One of my past times is reading. I have an Ipad these days and download a lot of free books.
You might imagine that I read romance novels but that is not the case. Never have and only time I have read them is when someone gives me one or there is nothing else. I also don’t read woman’s magazines. My fiction of choice is Sci-fi or Fantasy. There’s plenty of romance in those books for me.
Some how I had downloaded an ebook that was definitely a romance. So I will credit this quote to the author. Surprisingly the author is male as they don’t usually create romantic fiction.
When You Went Away
by Michael Baron
“I never stopped trying to show off for Maureen. I mean, when we first started dating, I always wanted to prove to her that there was no other man in the world she could be happy with. The songs , the food, the dates, the back rubs, all of it. But even after I won her I refused to let up. I wanted her to be a hundred percent certain at all times that she made the right decision.
She got the message
I know she got the message. But I still needed to keep delivering it.”
That in a nutshell is what this blog is all about. Keep delivering the love, don’t let up and never take it for granted.
21 years and still romancing
I have been so very busy I haven’t had a chance to update lately. Really spending a lot of time helping my husband with our new business.
We have just celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. We took time out to celebrate. First time ever I booked the secret hotel deal where you get great discount on a quality hotel, but before you book you don’t know which hotel it will be. It adds a bit of fun and mystery to the process. We had 3 nights away. First mystery hotel was 5 star and very nice. Want those hotel sheets they are so smooth.
We had a voucher for a 6 course degustation. I have to say they should think of a nicer sounding word than degustation as it is too close to disgusting. Well the meal was very delicious. A degustation for those who don’t know is small serving samples of the restaurants menu and have become very popular with the top class restaurants.
Second night was all planned a beautiful cabin on Tamborine Mountain Gold coast. It came with a meal at the award winning restaurant which was absolutely the best.
My favourite dish was Squid ink tortellini and scallops warped in parma ham.
Small hiccup in the bush. A couple of leeches latched on to me. I brushed them off and then bleed for a while. Apparently leeches are ok bugs and are used in medicine all the time. Ugg
The next day we were meant to be working, but as one of the cars was still being worked on we had to cancel the drives. We were driving the Lamborghini so it felt very special.
The lambo is part of our business
The last night of the weekend was spent in another mystery hotel 4 1/2 star still very nice.
We did one drive for customers on Sunday so it was a very relaxed day. We got back to the city in time for Sunday evening Church. So all in all a pleasant way to spend an anniversary.
Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.
I made my valentine a card today.
If you don’t want too be to mushy you can steal my lines
Let’s just stop
a while and
Here’s the artwork for the card I made as well.Get a nice piece of card to print it on, add chocolates. I added a massage voucher. Now you have a not too gooey but lovely card.
2012 has begun.
I welcome the New Year. It has the potential to be many things. Good, bad , ugly. I always hope it will be great. I work at making the best of every challenge and adventure.
Don’t make New Years Resolutions they have a bad reputation, they are usually broken.
If you need to change or change something: just do it as the Nike slogan says. Stick to it and if you fail , pick yourself up dust yourself off and try again.
In the romantic field start planning the surprises for your loved one now. Now don’t be predictable of course Valentines days is coming and don’t ignore it.
But beat that date and do something in January. For the Northern hemisphere where it might be cold. Light a fire ( find one if you don’t have one of your own). Cuddle up (kiss) on a rug and dream together. Tell each what is so great about them. Toast marshmallows and feed them to each other.Give each other a foot massage. Let your imagination take you on from here.
Southerners we are in Summer. Get outdoors follow a mutual passion you have. Go for swim after dark, lots of cuddling is mandatory. Go to an outdoor cinema. Explore somewhere or something you haven’t before.
Fall in love all over again in 2012
With the same person. This my challenge to you.
Deeper, longer stronger.