He bought me potentially the best card ever, it's so brilliant that I'm considering framing it so I can always remember what a stellar human that man is. Of course it was Harry Potter related, as nothing can make me feel this romantic and loved up unless it contains some kind of Harry Potter reference. You know when you in a long-term relationship and much of the 'wow romance' stuff has gone but every now and then you get that moment of clarity when you're like 'this person completely gets me and somehow loves me for it'. Well, this card was one of those moments and it was ace.
We had planned on the Friday night to have a lovely dinner, which I had bought from M&S and frozen, but then my friends from work were going out and I completely changed our plans. This is one of the things I love most about the SO. I'm a control freak and hate having my plans changed last minute, but he is so completely chilled with it and it was completely fine. It's not usually a big deal but I feel that with him being away so much he misses out on seeing 'my people' so I feel that when these opportunities arise you have to grab them. So we did.
When we got in we had our M&S dinner and it was delicious. I'm sorry I didn't get any photos but I completely forgot and, besides, candlelight is so not iOS friendly. We had scotch eggs to start with and they were beautifully runny on the inside, even though they were two days out of date, and we had some of the most delicious steak I had ever eaten. And I love my steak.
We skipped pudding after a nearly died on a nut-filled chocolate, and settled in for a night with Netflix. The SO had already bought a bunch of snacks, from my favourite mini eggs to pickled onions and everything in between. Saturday morning we had bacon sandwiches smothered with brown sauce and coffee and then we set about building a den.
My flat is completely un-den friendly so it turned out to be more of a nest, but we moved all the bedding into the living room and were surrounded by cushions and soft things. Then we surrounded our nest with food and turned on the Playstation. I would tell you about the next 48 hours but we pretty much didn't leave our den, only to sleep, when we just took the stuff back to its designated room. We planned for our future and looked at flats and talked about things, but mostly we just played Sherlock games and watched Netflix.
It was brilliant. But Monday hit me hard and this week is really taking it out of me, just in case you thought I was getting a little too smug or happy. The idea that ONE DAY we'll be able to do this stuff any weekend we want to is what makes all the inbetween crap worth it so I guess I'll keep my chin up.