Last week I took the girls to Billing Aquadrome where I left them with their nanny and grandad to enjoy a weekend of fun activities. I, on the other hand, drove off into the sunset to enjoy a weekend child-free.
Now being childfree where Doug and I get to spend time together is extremely rare and each time it rolls around we always struggle to work out what it is we want to do. Do we go for a meal? Go on a long hike? Head to the cinema? Book ourselves into a hotel? Well, with money being tight due to buying our dream home, we decided to not go away but rather than stay and enjoy the little things.
We headed into our local town for a walk around the shops because when we have the girls it is always a dash in and dash out routine. After getting a couple of maps from a charity shop we headed to the place we had our wedding reception for a pint. It was nice to go back and relax. After, we went and had a quick bite to eat at a burger place, The Herd, before it was home to grab a few drinks in what will be our new local pub. Definitely had a few too many pints there.
The next day I was pretty much ready for the girls to come home but we headed down to Radlett to see Doug’s parents for some lunch, which occupied me a bit. When we eventually made it back home it was late and I was exhausted so we ended up having an early night. I actually got almost 9 hours of sleep which is just unheard of with me. What a treat.
The girls came home lunchtime on the Sunday to a very happy and excited mummy and daddy, who just wanted lots of cuddles. For me, it was nice to be away from the girls but I think 3 nights is just too long, although Doug would probably say different. However, I do think we need to make more time for ourselves and go out for a meal or spend time just us two together. Hopefully, we can put that in place soon.
Do you have regular date nights?
What do your childfree weekends look like?