Never one for impulse, Guy informed me after we’d waved both our boys off on the school French trip, that he had taken some days off work & booked a hotel for us so let’s get home quick & pack the bags!
So here we are at The Langdale Hotel in The Lake District. Guy knows I’m a stickler for attention to detail & it was great to arrive in a hotel room to find the toilet rolls folded to a point & a golf umbrella available in case we need to pop across to the swimming pool in a rain shower. There were even bath robes on the bed wrapped in beautiful silver bags.
Today we walked in bright February sunshine from Great Langdale to Little Langdale Valley via The Three Shires Inn. It was a lowland ramble with breathtaking views of snow-capped hills. It’s been so long since Guy & I took some time out together, just the two of us. I even found that I wasn’t thinking about Simon, I was just enjoying Guy’s attention & not even a humongous period to spoil it.
Perhaps it was the two pints of landlord’s finest that Guy had just enjoyed in The Three Shires or my glass of spice-laden mulled wine but we skipped back to the hotel hand in hand at a quickening pace, fumbling with excitement to open the door to our room with one of those key card things.
When, eventually, we got in, Guy thought we should avail ourselves of the comfortable bed & bath robes. Honestly, he couldn’t even wait until after we’d been for our meal. Guy did look handsome with his hairy chest poking out the top of the robe and it hid his expanding girth very nicely too – although I do draw the line at a medallion. He was pretty complimentary about me too – it’s been quite some time since we both grabbed some afternoon delight!
Whilst love is in the air, I am pleased to tell you that the winning entries of The Celia Romantic Short Competition have been recorded by actor Penny Lamport & uploaded to listenupnorth.com for everyone to hear.
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