hot chocolate on a train
and non-stop conversation
about education and kids and music and the philosophy of Everything…
and has us eating lunch
with a piece of carrot thiiiiiiis long
and staying in a room
with a view thiiiiis big
and visiting a book shop so huge you can't see the ends of it
in a city you have to crane your neck to see the top of.
It's a great date that
sees us exploring and eating and walking and talking our way
to a tucked away, magical place like this
where we hear Real Writers, talking about their writing, ideas, books and Philosophies of Everything…
walking through a living, breathing, wide-awake city,
eating ice-cream and
past kissing couples and karaoke bars,
through soft rain.
It's a funny date that
sees us, two (mostly) teetotallers,
attempting at 11pm to drink complimentary champagne
given by the Hotel on the Occasion of our 11th Wedding Anniversary…
and making it through almost a whole glass each!
(Such party animals! Living on the edge, we were!)
It's a beautiful date that has a
middle of the night view like this…
and a long sleep in
breakfast made by a fine machine
and more talking and laughing,
laughing and talking!
Ah, it's a sweet date that ends with
leg-against-leg train ride back,
listening to the clickety clack of the wheels on the rails,
as the city turns to bush and long views of the sea,
and we make our way
What a wonderful
date it was!
I couldn't, in infinite years, find a better person to go with.
Thank you so much, Beautiful. Happy Anniversary.