Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge where for the month of April we post everyday except Sundays, corresponding to each letter of the alphabet. I’ve chosen to blog about keeping the romance alive in a relationship along with ideas for married couple dates. Each post will also have a romantic song for you to listen to whilst you read.
Today’s song choice is the Bangles – Eternal Flame.
B is for beaches – not the film, but that would be a great one to watch if you wanted to see each other cry. No, I mean the sandy ones that are perfect for long walks, picnics, beachcombing, and just sitting in the sun together.
|Boat Harbour Beach, Tasmania|
I know some of you are now saying that you don’t live near a beach, and I’m going to tell you that it’s not a problem. Before we were married we both lived in London and there wasn’t a beach close to us, so I had to improvise. For one of our at home dates I bought inexpensive posters of tropical scenes, cooked something you would have on holiday in a warm place, and made cocktails with umbrellas in them – our own personal evening at the beach.
If you do live near a beach make sure you use it. It can be too easy to let life get in the way and you don’t take the time to enjoy the natural beauty on your doorstep. Walking along a beach together can be incredibly therapeutic and restorative, time together just being a couple. On our new years day walk this year we saw a young man propose to his girlfriend on the beach, which was beautiful.
|Winter beach walk|
Another great thing to do at the beach is to bring out your inner child and build sand castles together, or you can each build one and have a competition to see whose is the best. The below two are ones we built many years ago in Tasmania and after taking these photos we got my parents to pick the winner without knowing who had built which one – my beloved came out victorious.
Why don’t you make a beach date together soon, even if you never leave home to do it.
|Fossil Bluff Tasmania|
I’ll leave you with this lovely quote:
Pamela & Ken
Previous A to Z posts:
2017 = B is for Battlefield
2016 = B is for Blessed