Isn't this image by Sabino Aguad just the best fun? It makes my heart soar a little to think that someone was that original and romantic. It's got me thinking about romance and all the yummy things that go with it.
I am not a lover of traditional romance. I can't do contrived. I groan when I see a fella heading home with 12 red roses on Valentine's Day. I'm sure he's made his girl very happy, but it wouldn't be my scene at all. For this reason, we didn't do a marriage proposal. I would have cringed at the awkward formality of it all. We simply decided to get married one day as we chatted on a long walk through the olive groves at LOML's Zia Archangela's farm in Italy. The romance of the setting was enough and our deciding to do it together was so us. It was perfect.
But the unexpected, the uniquely tailored, the just so uttterly you and no one else, is very welcome in my book. When LOML brings me Daphne just because it's my all time favourite fragrance. Or roses when I'm feeling blue, but never red because he knows I don't like them. Or the fact that he got down on bended knee and proposed when we were on a cliff overlooking Monte Carlo, just because in his mind it was the perfect setting for a proposal and even though we're already engaged look, here we are, my love.
Romance for me is the fact that the last thing LOML does every single night is gives me a kiss, even if I'm sleeping (but obviously not quite asleep!). Romance is when he checks that all the doors are locked tight before heading up at night. It's when he gives me the last piece of chocolate, even when it's his favourite. Romance is when he tells me I look gorgeous every single day when clearly I do not.
Is it important to you that your fella is romantic? Where you proposed to? What kinds of things keep romance in your life?