Romantic Memories..

Monday, January 20, 2014

I was contacted by National Holidays about their Valentine Blogger Competition to win the chance of a long weekend away to the Claymore Hotel by Loch Lomond.
All you have to do is share your most romantic moment.
I thought this would be a lovely idea, as I can't even remember the last time we had a getaway! I suspect 4 years ago? Which seems absurd! Now i'm not saying we haven't been anywhere :) we have been on holiday, but it has been a long time since we just packed up and got away from the routine of our everyday life to enjoy each others company.

laurenrhiannon Valentines day

(One of my favourite pictures, our second or third date out to visit Crathes Castle on a sunny day.. when we were caught in a horrible downpour and sheltering under a tree which is why I look so greasy and I horribly needed my roots done haha)
I have been with my boyfriend for 7 years now. I was never a flowers (but always chocolates) kinda gal, so I think a little romance got lost along the way.. at least I think he got off lightly haha!
I find romance is such a personal thing, and something that means nothing to one person.. or may be a regular thing for you, may mean the world to someone else!

When I met my boyfriend, neither of us were looking for anything long term and really hadn't expected much of it.. I was due to move to Edinburgh a month later for a course so I thought there may be a couple of dates to make my heart flutter and then we would move along.

I should say we also met just before Christmas, a significantly bad one that year.. and as he lived an hour or so away, we only met twice in the month or so before I left so it was a very textual (not rude) relationship. But he courted away and although I think we were both coy and shy it became serious quite quickly.. despite the fact we rarely saw each other.

I did move to Edinburgh, and I still expected things to fizzle out as I wouldn't be home often but he surpassed my expectations (seriously surpassed) and made the 3 hour journey down to see me one night every week. Because we were both studying and he worked part time we could only spend a few hours together before he made the 3 hour journey back home. He kept this up for a full year until he finished his course and he made the big move to Edinburgh to be with me.

Then I made the big move back to Aberdeen with him.

Although there have been lots of ups and downs over the years, this remains one of my fondest memories of our relationship and I never took it for granted.
We may not have done anything special.. but the money, the time and the effort spent just to enjoy a cinema trip or a meal out still means a heck of a lot to me and reminds me how much we've been through to get to this point. Ach, sometimes I love a good lovey dovey gush! I don't think I do it enough :)

What are your most romantic memories?
I would love to hear them!

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