Saturday, 15 December 2012

Hi Cool Cats,

I went on a first date the other night. I met the guy at a party, and he texted and invited me to Winter Wonderland. It was very short notice, and I know that a girl's supposed to play it cool, and all, but I really bloody love Christmas - any invitation that involves fairground rides and mulled wine, and I'm in.

Attention, boys, if there are any of you reading. Winter Wonderland is a very good first date location. Why, you may ask? Well, there's a lot going on there, with rides, games, food, drink, shops, and music, so you're very unlikely to run out of things to talk about and be left with awkward silences. If she's a Christmas loving kinda gal (and I'm sorry, but if she isn't then I'm not really sure why you're trying to date her anyway) she will think it was brilliant, and hold you responsible for an evening of festive fun. It is very nearly a guaranteed 10/10 date.

Unless this happens.

Getting stuck on a ride. Yes, that actually happened. 
I couldn't find an appropriate image to use, so I thought I'd just draw you a picture of it. But yes, our fairground ride got stuck for a good five or ten minutes, leaving us suspended in mid air, pretty chilly, and with me feeling a tad uncomfortable. It was a bit of a tight squeeze, if you know what I mean, and the enforced "closeness" of the whole thing made my socially awkward monster rear its ugly head.

No matter, though. Nothing a few mulled wines can't handle. I didn't feel nearly as awkward as I did later in the evening. We made our way to quite a fun and noisy pub, and he kept looking at me, and then leaning in. As I said, the bar was quite noisy, so I kept assuming that he was trying to say something into my ear, and kept turning my head as he leaned in. In hindsight, he was more likely trying to kiss me, which would have been why he (a) didn't actually say anything, and (b) kept getting my hair in his mouth. This happened more times than I'd care to mention. I am just a bit slow on the uptake.

Despite my cringe-worthy behaviour, I had a really good time (SEE! What did I tell you! Winter Wonderland goggles cover a whole host of sins). Hopefully we will go for a date two, and I won't make such a noob out of myself.

I like the idea of dating a guy who has matching glasses to me. It's kind of adorkable. 

Hope you're all doing better than me at finding someone to kiss under the mistletoe!



  1. You see this is why i missed your posts! Lol i loved it, you're so funny ^_^

  2. That sounds like the PERFECT first date location. Better luck with the 'leaning in' next time ... and I hope there is a next time. :)

  3. aww bless u guys, such a perfect date location the picture to xxx

  4. Ah this is such a cute story and I love your picture!

    Jesss xo

  5. Unfortunately, I looked like the biggest idiot and just laughed out loud reading this, a genuine lol which meant I had to read this out loud to everyone I'm with. I think this is the best story I have ever had the pleasure of reading in my life, and although it was pretty misfortunate, it is just brilliant! Hope you have a better date two!

    Lots of love, Catherine xx

  6. Totally adorkable. I loved this.

  7. Aw no, I would have found the whole situation totally awkward :/ hope you get to go on a second date! xx

  8. Oh Mona this did make me laugh, hopefully date #2 will be a less awkward affair!

    lets drive far away

  9. That was so cute, I love noseying in on other peoples dates :) And winter wonderland!!! amazing. Fingers crossed for the second x

  10. What a great first date location! Can't wait to hear about date numero dos : ) xx

  11. This was hilarious, love it

  12. I liked your cute date story!

    I'm glad I came across your blog. I'm now your newest follower via greader.:)

  13. Winter Wonderland is such a perfect date!! X

  14. Oh Mona! This is hilarious. 'Adorkable' is my new favourite word. xx


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