Tuesday 21 March 2023

A little date night.

I said at the start of the year that I wanted to spend more time with Stu on his days off work as we always seem to fill our time with doing jobs around the house and getting things that need doing done and not spending time really together so when we see the chance to have some quality time together we take it, it doesn't happen often so we make the most of it.

a pink heart

At the end of February we had a busy week. Stu had taken a week off work while we had some builders putting insulated boards up in the living room and he was decorating Ellie's bedroom. Everything took a little longer than it should so by the time Friday came around we were just about over of all the work that still needed doing so we decided to take a break and have a meal out. It was just to the local pub and we'd planned on having a main course a couple of drinks and then coming home at about 8pm.

We had the table booked for 6pm and just as we sat down we saw someone being served their starters so we decided to have a starter too. We just went for chicken strips with BBQ sauce and they were so good. For our main course Stu had the burger, fries and onion rings and I of course had Scampi, chips and pea puree. It was delicious!

Burger and scampi and chips

We had no intention of ordering a dessert but then the waitress asked if we wanted a menu, having a look wouldn't hurt. Stu ended up getting the Sticky toffee pudding with a brandy snap and vanilla ice cream and I had the apple crumble and custard. It said seasonal crumble on the menu but I like any crumble, Stu thought it was funny that I was taking a risk but I had a feeling it would either be apple, rhubarb or pear. It was home made crumble, I could just tell and it was amazing!


Just as we were finishing our food the karaoke in the pub started and we had all intentions of leaving but we got so into listening to the people sing. There were some real characters and we were having a real giggle. Before we knew it last orders were being called at 11pm. We decided to treat ourselves to a couple of the Martini cocktail drinks. I now understand why I saw plenty of people with the passion fruit one and not the espresso one, it was vile! I know it was meant to taste like coffee but it was just too strong in the coffee taste, the passionfruit one was OK but it was a little too sweet for my liking. Oh well, at least we know for next time.

Martini cocktails

We got home just before midnight which was a little later than we had planned but we had a lovely evening and it was something different than what we usually do on a Friday night.

I said it would probably be another couple of years until we spend more time at the pub together but we ended up going on the Sunday for lunch and to watch Newcastle in their cup final. lol

Do you get to go out for date often with your significant other?


  1. What a fun date night! All your meals look so delicious and I'm the same when it comes to crumble. I love any variety. What a shame the cocktails weren't so great. This means that you'll have to do more taste testing next time hehe.

  2. That sounds like such a wonderful date night!

  3. Sounds great, I always think the coffee ones should be nice but then I always get mojito or cosmos when am out ( don't get a cocktail night out that often.)

  4. Thisiswhereitisat25 March 2023 at 17:44

    Aw that is nice to do something special together X

  5. Your date night sounds fabulous and how lovely that it went on for longer than you had planned :o)