Sunday, February 27, 2011

Guess what?

I have had the most amazing weekend! I went away to my second wedding this month - it was beautiful. Then I went to my niece's 5th birthday party, it was very sweet. Then I went on an amazing date - yes, you read it right and I am not being sarcastic. I went on an AMAZING date!
It was with a guy that I knew from high school. He once wrote me a poem in high school. I was horrified because he was a nice, funny, sweet and intelligent guy and I was totally into assholes at the time. (I was 16, that is my defense)
Anyway I saw him during the summer holidays, for the first time in 18 years and thankfully my tastes have changed. I am now quite fond of nice, funny, sweet and intelligent guys. We have been facebook messaging since we met up and on Saturday night he took me out on a date while I was up in New Plymouth. We were planning to go and see my friend and Ben Hurley do some stand up in Hawera but the tickets were sold out. He told me not to worry that he would work something out, and so he did! He picked me up just before sunset and drove me to one of the very nice beaches on the surf highway. The sun was setting and he pulled out brownies and hot chocolate sauce and feijoa wine (actually 3 wines that I got to choose from, I love feijoas) and then he whipped out his netbook and played some Ben Hurley stand up that he had downloaded for us to watch. He also bought a jacket for me to wear in case I was cold and a blanket. We stayed there for hours talking and reminiscing. We talked til 3am, when I finally decided I would have to go home because I had to travel to Wellington in the morning. It was the best date ever! And the cherry on the top of this story is he is travelling to Wellington on Wednesday to see me. Happiness.


  1. At last!
    Fflur (of RBB), you've certainly kept us all waiting, so you now owe it to us to keep us quickly informed on any new details.
    We're all watching this space.

  2. Great to hear and I'm really happy for you.

  3. Thank God there are still some Romantic men out there. Sounds very much like the effort I put into a 'date' back in 1984. Setting was sunset at Piha (West coast Auckland), food was home-made cheese straws and drink chilled Champagne. Result was a lovely relationship for a few years. Enjoy.

  4. Sounds like you had a great time Fflur, and you certainly deserve it.

    I'm not as romantic as your friend or even The Curmudgeon, but he sounds like a really nice caring guy.

    Actually, he sounds almost too good to be true.
    Are you sure he's not gay and on a conversion course?

    What's he been doing for the last 18 years?
    Why is he not already married?

    The more I think about it, the dodgier it sounds. Go and find a complete asshole; at least you know where you stand with them.

  5. He might have been waiting for Fflur (of RBB).

  6. I have already been asked a number of times if he is gay - don't think so, but who the hell really knows. Some guys live for years in marriages and then turn around and say they are gay.
    Maybe he has been waiting for me for 18 years, maybe no one ever measured up to me - which would actually be a little sad as I don't think I was finest specimen when I was 16/17. In fact when I received the poem he wrote me, I threw it on the ground in a fit of disgust, in front of him. Not kind.

  7. Fflur, he has forgiven you for that. The big problem is - is he a Catholic?

  8. Oh, by the way, there is a way to find out if he is gay or not.

  9. If he sent you a poem, he's probably not gay. Though gay guys make good friends for women.

  10. Wow! Sounds like you have struck gold!