Ah, the Romance… (sob)

“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ” 
Elinor Glyn

Thank you so much for all of your anniversary wishes. Ben and I are very grateful for your love and support.

I’d like to tell you that yesterday was truly romantic – the stuff of dreams and novels…

But I can’t because it wasn’t. We’d planned an early walk on the beach and then breakfast at the Mullum Farmers’ Markets with friends, but it was raining and Ben is only just getting over the flu, so we cancelled that part of our day.

Then our internet went from bad to non-existent at the farm. A decision needed to be made. Ben would bring me back to the city so I’d be all set up to work with clients in the next few days, and he’d head back to the farm. We scrapped our lunch plans and decided that we’d have a romantic dinner in the city instead. It was raining heavily so we crammed our clothes bags, computers, work bags and groceries into the back seat with the dogs and off we set.

On the road trip home our youngest dog Rufous became ill. Think projectile vomit. Think total coverage of back of car. Twice. How could so much grossness come out of one medium-sized dog??? Then Harry, our other dog, started farting with the stress of it all.

So special.

When we finally arrived in Brisbane (after lengthy delays due to traffic jams and rain) it took the two of us 90 minutes just to clean the car. (God, it was even in my hair…) Then we had to clean everything that had been in the back of the car. And the dogs. Then ourselves. I almost needed to call the HAZMAT team.

That was our afternoon gone. By then we were too tired and grossed out to even contemplate a romantic dinner. So we ordered in some Thai and made plans to reschedule our anniversary for another day.

Rufous was feeling much better, so that was something good. And in the end we spent a day together anyway; Ben, me and the dogs. Weird circumstances and nothing like what we’d planned, but that’s how love rolls sometimes.

I wouldn’t trade a single one of them for anything! And gee we laughed. Certainly a memorable anniversary anyway. 😀

13 thoughts on “Ah, the Romance… (sob)

  1. Oh Nicole!
    I had just belatedly read yesterday’s lovely blog and the replies and then the reality!
    I am certain you and Ben will have a suitably lovely day to celebrate in the envisaged way someday soon. That Lennon line about ‘life is what happens when you’re making other plans’ comes to mind!
    Xxx

  2. You made my day, I couldn’t stop laughing, but I was laughing with you. I’ve seen my mum’s dog vomit and it wasn’t a pretty picture. What a memorable day you both shared. Best wishes, Rita

  3. Laughter is good! Happy Anniversary Ben & Nicole! Wishing you many more years of the love & laughter! Minus the hazmat suits and vomit of course! Lol

  4. Lol, you poor thing!!! Well , what can we say, sometimes the weirdest days make the most memorable ones. Three cheers to team work! 🙂

  5. Oh dear – I’m sorry your day didn’t go to plan but gosh it made for a hilarious story! True love can overcome anything… even dog vomit.

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