6 Year Anniversary: Relationship Q+A!

As of today Daniel and I have been together for six years. Crazy, right?! It honestly doesn’t feel that long at all, yet on the other hand I cannot remember my life without him.

I’ve actually known Daniel since 2010, when I moved to the school he went to, but we hung out in different crowds and didn’t really speak until 2013. It was only two short months later that we became a couple, and three months after that that I moved in with him – and we’ve pretty much been inseparable ever since.

I love any excuse to talk about Daniel and our relationship as he truly is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and anyone who knows me in real life will agree with that statement.

He’s made me a happier and stronger person, he constantly does anything he can to make me happy, and most importantly, he helped me escape a violent home life. I will forever be grateful to him.

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This post will include some basic questions for those who don’t really know us that well, plus some questions that we get from people – both online and in real life – quite often, as I am surprised that so many people wonder the same things about our relationship. Well, wonder no more, because here are the answers!

How did you meet?

As mentioned before, we first met in 2010, when I moved to the school he was at. I was in year eight and he was in year nine, but we never really spoke as we had very different groups of friends. It wasn’t until 2013 – when we were put into a very small IT class of only five students – that we really begun to get to know each other.Read More »

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for the Introverted Couple

Even though this blog started as a way to share our fondest memories of the adventures we go on, Daniel and I are not very going out people. We’re quite introverted; we only have a few close friends, and we rarely go out – even with our friends – but that’s just how we prefer to spend our time.

Daniel doesn’t have many interests that he can’t indulge in whilst at home (apart from animals, we don’t have pets so we love going to the zoo and aquarium together!), and my fear of crowds and unknown places keeps me happily at home most weekends.

However, there are certain times of the year where even we think: well, we better do something special, because it’d be a shame to have an ordinary night on an occasion like this. This led to a few uncomfortable (for me) and disappointing dinners at restaurants where the food is overpriced and doesn’t even taste good, until we realised that the whole fancy dinner thing just isn’t “us”.

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So, we compromised: we’d still celebrate the special occasions, but our way, not how other people think we should celebrate. With Valentine’s Day coming up, this got me thinking about all the other introverted couples out there who feel obligated to go out to fancy dinners purely out of peer pressure, not because they genuinely want to. This post is for those couples.

The couples who just enjoy being together, and don’t need to spend a heap of money, or do something elaborate to show the other people how much they care for them, but who still want to do something to mark a special occasion.

These are just some of mine and Daniel’s favourite things to do together during a special occasion, or even just for a regular date night. Let me know which activity is your favourite at-home date ideas!Read More »

Thank U, Next: Things I Have Learned From My Exes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since the beginning of November, chances are you’ve heard of Ariana Grande’s new song, thank u, next. If not, you should really check it out.

I’ve always thought Ariana is an unbelievably talented singer, but none of her songs have ever really stood out to me or made me want to play them on repeat, until this one.

It’s probably got to do with the fact that I actually know the story behind it – which always makes a song 10x more interesting in my opinion – but regardless of the reason, it’s a pretty great song.

For those who haven’t heard it, it’s a song about most of Ariana’s exes, and the things they taught her. It’s actually really sweet, as she seems genuinely thankful for the relationships that she’s been in, but it’s also wonderfully sassy in the way that it’s saying “thanks for what we had, but I’m ready to move on now – NEXT!”.

Somewhere around the 30th time I listened to this song, I had the inspiration for this post, as I do think it is important to remember the past and that every bad situation would have taught you something in the long run, even if it took you a while to realise it. I also wanted to write this post as a lot of people – in real life and online – like to say how lucky I am to be in a perfect relationship.

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For the record, I agree 100%. I am super head over heels in love with my boyfriend, who I’ve been with for over 5 years, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been to hell and back with men before. I’ve only had three relationships in the past that I would actually “count”, but all three of them were… not the best, to say the least.Read More »