I have decided that today should be Valentine’s Day as I wasn’t at home on the 14th. I did leave Marty a gift but he didn’t get the meal I had planned and he won’t be expecting it today. You might think that if I want to surprise my husband that I shouldn’t write about it on my blog but he’s not really into the Internet. I think he only discovered YouTube last week. (I’ll admit that’s not a completely fair statement, he knew it existed but he hadn’t realised that you could use it without Flash). He might read this post at some point over the next year, but I won’t count on it.
Surprise dinners can go badly wrong when people ring to say that they’ve forgotten to leave work so I am going to make food that doesn’t rely on him arriving home on time. I’m planning on making carrot and tomato soup, chicken a mushroom skewers in a chili marinade, shepherds pie, and for dessert I will bake heart shaped strawberries and cream cupcakes.
I have also picked a movie for us to watch – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. This may not be considered a romantic movie but there would be nothing romantic in arranging an evening for Marty and expecting him to watch a romantic comedy. I’m hoping that my choice works for both of us, that it’s intriguing enough to interest him even if it doesn’t have lots of death, explosions, or giant killer robots. I know he’s talked about watching Real Steel but I don’t know if he realizes that the robots in that appear to just thump each other in a boxing ring and don’t actually go on killing sprees in the hope to destroy humanity, and even the lure of watching Hugh Jackman wasn’t enough to entice me to buy that.
Hopefully he will be pleased.