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A nice romantic thread

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LauraNorder Wed 30-Dec-20 16:45:58

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done.
I used to put little love notes between the sandwiches in Orlin’s packed lunch.

AGAA4 Wed 30-Dec-20 17:11:55

I don't remember anything I did but my husband found a heart shaped stone on the beach and painted it for me. I still have it.
Nice thread Laura.

Pam2208 Wed 30-Dec-20 17:18:21

If I am tier 4 and my grandchildren who I look after are in tier 3. So does this mean I can no longer be their childcare bubble. I can't find any information.

Ellianne Wed 30-Dec-20 17:20:16

I left romantic little notes under the duvet!!!

Ellianne Wed 30-Dec-20 17:21:23


SuzannahM Wed 30-Dec-20 17:29:57

Sadly I can't think of a single romantic thing I have ever done sad.

LauraNorder Wed 30-Dec-20 17:44:37

I once cut out giant letters in the grass and mowed the rest. Orlin had been away for a month and when he looked down from the upper windows it said ‘I love you’ on the lawn.

LauraNorder Wed 30-Dec-20 17:46:23

AGA that’s lovely. What did he paint?

LauraNorder Wed 30-Dec-20 17:47:05

Can I just say my cheesiness wore off many years ago.

Pantglas2 Wed 30-Dec-20 17:48:59

I made heart shaped scones once and put them in DH’s lunch box - he opened it at a site meeting surrounded by hairy-assed builders and was not impressed.....😘

tanith Wed 30-Dec-20 18:12:09

I did used to put notes in DHs lunch box and I also have a heart shaped stone DH found on a beach walk on our last holiday together. It sits next to his picture on the window sill.

Spangler Wed 30-Dec-20 18:26:05

Romance is not cheesy, it's an outward declaration of love. What could be better?

In all the fifty-two and a half years that we have been married, only once has my beloved ever not had a bouquet of flowers, with an I love you message, every single week and that was when I was hospitalised after having a hip replacement.

Daddima Wed 30-Dec-20 18:31:25


I made heart shaped scones once and put them in DH’s lunch box - he opened it at a site meeting surrounded by hairy-assed builders and was not impressed.....😘

I’m reminded of my father coming home highly amused at the ribbing they had dealt out to a young colleague who was having his first packed lunch ( or ‘piece’ as it was known in the West of Scotland) prepared by his new wife. The fact that his lunch was wrapped in a napkin and accompanied by chocolate biscuits and fruit was a cause for much mirth. So next day my mother prepared dad’s ‘piece’, wrapped it in a napkin and tied it with a ribbon. A Kit Kat and some sweets completed the meal!
When the Bodach used to stay away overnight, I always sneaked a wee note into his bag. I was so touched after he died to find he had kept them all.

LauraNorder Wed 30-Dec-20 18:31:32

Wow Spangler, we’ve been married for 50 years and I could count on one hand the bouquets received from Orlin. He did carve our initials in a tree many years ago which we still see when we go walking.
I’m the more romantic one but I can’t complain, he makes me feel loved and safe in many other ways.

LauraNorder Wed 30-Dec-20 18:33:21

Oh Daddima that brought a tear to my eye. You too Tanith.

Charleygirl5 Wed 30-Dec-20 18:35:35

Romance passed me by, giving and receiving.

Redhead56 Wed 30-Dec-20 18:58:44

My first marriage wasn’t romantic it was a struggle. When I remarried I decided once a month if possible. I would prepare a themed candlelit dinner with cocktails and my husband would provide the flowers.
This year it’s our 25th ok the romance has fizzled out but we still have our candlelit dinners.

Jaxjacky Wed 30-Dec-20 19:00:18

I don’t think there’s one specific thing, DH and I used to send love letters, he lived in N Ireland for the first year, he also used to get bouquets delivered, on a Friday, when I was in the local with friends. I still buy him chocolates occasionally, he gets me flowers, sporadically, not just on occasions.

paddyanne Wed 30-Dec-20 19:01:23

We stand at the altar we were married at every year on the date and time of the wedding...45 years and counting.Until this year when we had to stand outside because the church was closed due to Covid

Lucca Wed 30-Dec-20 19:04:29

My bloke and I had a secret liaison....while working at the same educational establishment. I used to find love letters in my pigeon hole ....( absolutely no double entendre thank you)

Just as well there wasn’t one when sending a student to the staff room to ask someone to get the worksheets from my pigeon hole.......

LadyGracie Wed 30-Dec-20 19:08:45

My DH hasn’t a romantic bone in his body.
An example, when he was serving in the army in Northern Ireland, BFBS visited the barracks, the presenter was Gloria Hunniford, she asked if he’d like a record played. Yes, he said, Every Time we say Goodbye by Ella Fitzgerald please, would you like it played for anyone special, no, he says, I just love the song.

That wasn’t the only time!

Kandinsky Wed 30-Dec-20 19:18:43

I’ve been married for 35 years & can honestly say my husband has never done anything romantic whatsoever.
He thinks the fact that he’s never had an affair or left me is enough hmm
That actually makes me very sad as I love romantic gestures - totally given up now though.

sodapop Wed 30-Dec-20 19:22:40

My husband always cooks a favourite meal on my birthday and Valentine's day.

GrandmasueUK Wed 30-Dec-20 19:36:38

We once stayed in a beautiful hotel with a four poster. Knowing I loved Pride and Prejudice my OH came out of the bathroom dripping wet, wearing a white shirt, jodhpurs and carrying riding boots! He definitely is my Mr Darcy. (I'm no Elizabeth Bennett, I was more of a Bridget Jones!) grin

kittylester Wed 30-Dec-20 19:44:25

My dh is very loving all the time but rarely buys flowers or gifts.

I'm not at all romantic but we know we love each other a lot.