I previously wrote the perfect Sunday post, concentrating on alone time (you can read it here). But of course plenty of you (including me) have your significant other, who they love, admire and who they want to spend some quality time with. And sometimes it can be difficult to actually find time to be together, so you want to make sure the “program” of your date is enjoyable and unforgettable. And again I’ve come up with some ideas on what you could do on a date.
Note: These aren’t all of the things you could do, obviously. I rather thought about what we like to do in your leisure time. You can get inspired or even improve some of it to your liking. ;)
On a date
On a casual day together we would probably meet early after lunch and walk our dogs together. There’s a large green area near my bf’s home, where we can safely unleash our dogs, who then play with each other or just sniff around. It’s a perfect place for dog training as well. It’s very nice to walk hand in hand, chat and take photos of the pets.
After dropping dogs off back home we would go to the local tea shop. There are plenty of these, but we like one particular tea shop, where it’s very cosy and it’s somehow just better than the others. My favourite thing about this shop (beside the lovely prices, haha) is the division of its space. When you walk in, there’s a room full of stuff you can buy – teas, meditation stuff, little gifts, even clothing and else; then there’s a bar, where the staff prepares the drinks and food. Walking further there are two other rooms right next to each other – one smoking free and one where people are allowed to smoke (and I don’t mean cigarettes, but hookah, of course). That way this tea shop is suitable even for children, future mothers or just people who don’t want to inhale that stuff (including me). And to be honest, the non-smoking room is much prettier, haha. There are pillows and blankets all over the place, so you can really make yourself comfortable.
After that we would probably walk to my boyfriend’s place and, to make this day even better, order a pizza and watch some series or a film (we are keen on Friends, Lucifer, The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Star Wars, MARVEL or DC films etc. – such nerds, haha…).
The first thing to do that comes to mind must be a dinner (or lunch) at a restaurant, which, to be honest, we don’t do at all. I don’t really know why; but I can imagine it would be pretty romantic and sweet to take your significant other to a (not necessarily) fancy restaurant, order a glass of wine and some tasty meal for both and enjoy your time. (We’ve all seen that in the films, haven’t we?)
Note: If you’re not a restaurant person, you can always go to café to make things more casual.
Now, when we spend time together and we want to make it nice and romantic, we usually cook dinner at home, together. It’s really fun and it kind of brings people closer, I think. When it’s late in the evening, we like to slice a few kinds of cheese and vegetables and open a bottle of red wine. That way we have something to snack on while watching a film or something.
The last thing I wanted to mention is going to the cinema. It may seem like nothing too special, but it is. That’s why people go to the cinema instead of watching films at home. Eating popcorn and enjoying a film on such a big screen is just perfect. Especially if the cinema has those “couple” seats, haha.
Thinking about this category I even came up with stuff we don’t usually do. Buuut, spring is coming and then summer will be coming, so I’m definitely going to try to plan some short holiday for us. :)
I ended the previous category with cinema and I’m going to start this category with cinema as well. It’s practically the same activity, but with a twist – you pick a film you know nothing about and just go watch it. (That means you pick a random title, no abstract reading or trailer watching!) We’ve done this one only once, but it was so much fun! My boyfriend picked the Southpaw film. At first I didn’t think much of it, but it turned out to be a pretty good film – it’s about a boxer (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who faces these family (Rachel McAdams as his wife – I love this actress) and money issues and needs to win his last fight. I think you should check it out.
I love going to zoos, because I love love love animals and wildlife. That’s why every spring or summer we go to the zoo in Chomutov – it’s close to my city and it’s very children- and dogs-friendly, so I practically spent my childhood there. It’s not the common type of zoo, it’s called rather zoopark, because the whole area includes many playgrounds for children, lots of grassy areas and it just all looks like one gigantic park.
Or, if you’re not zoo-person, you might visit some castle or chateaux near your city (or even a little bit further, if you feel like it). And where it’s a chateaux, there are definitely huge beautiful gardens full of flowers and trees, which I looove. ;)
And, when you’re already thinking about going for a trip, you can visit some city you’ve never been to and just explore. You might even make it an overnight trip – we did it this way when visiting Brno for the first time and it was perfect.
OR, if you’re more countryside-person, you can go camping! Camping is very exciting for me, because it’s kind of cosy and wild and messy at the same time – you sleep in a tent, cook meal on fire (if you don’t go to a restaurant, of course) and it’s just one big adventure. If anyone from Czech Republic is reading right now, I must recommend to visit Sedmihorky camp. I’ve been there multiple times with my parents and it was awesome every single time. :)
The last activity for this section is geocaching. For those of you who have no idea what geocaching is, click here and watch this video made by Geocaching themselves or visit their site at www.geocaching.com. Long story short, it’s basically a treasure hunt, which you can play anywhere in the world. It’s so much fun, because you get to know many places you’ve never been to before or explore the places you already know. And in addition, there’s this “rule” that makes it even more interesting – almost every geocache (depends on the size) includes small bits and pieces (such as little toys from Kinder egg, key chains, etc.), which you can take if you want (and preferably pass to another geocache), but you have to put in something in exchange. There even exist these special geocoins, which you can set purpose to (for example you live in Czech Republic like me and want the coin to travel to China) and track it where it currently is. And the most amazing thing about this is that it’s played literally EVERYWHERE and you can even create your own geocache.
This activity you can do together with the other adventures I’ve already mentioned. :)
I hope you got inspired by this post, even if just a little. Have a nice weekend! oo