The World Cup is underway and so is winter in our neck of the woods. The past few weeks have seen lots of wind, rain and burrowing under the doona along with a ridiculous amount of red wine consumption. Oh, don't look at me like that. A girl has to keep warm, you know.
It's also seen my 2nd anniversary with the lovely Tom roll by. Despite the poor boy receiving an immense amount of pressure to propose from my girlfriends, he's still going out with me. Seems they want a wedding to go to and have decided that we're the most likely candidates even though neither of us is in a hurry to appease them. It has got to the point where I'm quite enjoying teasing them with text messages of a Saturday night along the lines of 'I said yes..... to dessert!'
We celebrated the two year milestone with a beautiful dinner at David's and I was spoiled with the gift of a bright red filing cabinet. Red, as some of you may have gathered, is my favourite colour and as I've plans to start my own business later this year, a filing cabinet was at the top of my wishlist. I spent all of Monday night happily transferring and alphabetising files from my concertina folders into the cabinet. I was in obsessive-compulsive HEAVEN and Tom knew it.
He's got past form for giving outstanding presents. Last year on our anniversary Tom cooked me dinner, followed by dessert of vanilla bean ice cream with not one, but two versions of ice magic - chocolate and mint chocolate. Ice magic has been my favourite ice cream topping since I was a kid and I often have trouble choosing between chocolate and mint chocolate. Two entire bottles ALL to myself? (Again) HEAVEN!
Whilst filing cabinets and ice cream topping may not seem the most romantic of gifts to some, to me they are the very epitome of romance and consideration. Any geezer can buy roses and jewellery but how many people, men and women alike, consider the small details that make their partner's day?
He keeps this up, I can guarantee I will say yes... to dessert.
And perhaps other things, too.