Spring Date Night!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Northwich, UK
I don't know about you, but I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic, so when my boyfriend told me the other day he had a date planned for us, you bet I was swooning. It can be difficult to be spontaneous due to our shift patterns, and because of this our dates are usually planned, and whatever payments are made are split halfway.

However, this was a surprise he had put a lot of thought into, and he wouldn't let me pay a penny (how lucky am I?). In fact he kept the secrecy up until I recognised where we were heading whilst  driving through the countryside, after I had stopped pointing out all of the cows and horses (y'know, just in case he missed them), of course.

We headed to The Riverside Inn, Northwich, we arrived about 40 minutes before our planned table booking, so he bought us some drinks and we went and sat by the canal.

The view we had was like no other, the sun hit the water just right, and we really just spent time "in the moment" appreciating everything there and then, letting mundane day-to-day worries drift off into the breeze.

After spending some time connecting with nature and each other, we went inside to have our meal. Being vegan, it can be hard sometimes eating out and some places don't have a lot of options to choose from. The Riverside Inn has their own vegan menu, which was a nice surprise.
I chose the Buffalo Cauliflower Wings for my starter, I tried the sauce but it was far too spicy for me, they were delicious nonetheless. Then for my main I had the Button Mushroom Bourguignon Pie. This tasted amazing also, and almost filled me completely, but I couldn't not try a dessert! The Rhubarb and Ginger Pudding went down a treat with some dairy free vanilla ice-cream. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend this place to eat, they have a large variety of foods to choose from, the staff are incredibly friendly and it is complete with dreamy views, what more could you want?

After our meal we took our drinks outside again and let our dinner go down whilst people-watching and scenery-gazing. Afterwards, we headed to a local arcade and played a couple of games of snooker and bowling. Rhys won by a long shot at snooker, but it came very close during bowling, I however, was a very content loser thanks to how amazing our date went.

The date reminded me of how important it is to make memories with our loved ones, especially as the weather is brightening up. During the winter months I go into a cocoon of isolation, which is comfortable, but feeds my depression greatly, and can be very hard to get out of the self-neglecting habits. I'm working on it, and here's your reminder if you need it to try and get out of that rut too.


  1. Aw this is so so lovely, it’s nice to enjoy the little things! Those views too!

    1. Thank you Gemma! I agree, I need to do more of that. I know right?

  2. This sounds like such a lovely evening! Also, all of the food options you picked sound incredible!

    Becca x / becc4

    1. It really was! So memorable :) They were delicious! X

  3. It can be sexy, fun, and electric. And as the mutual attraction grows and is taken to the dating stage, it can be even more so.


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