Figured I'd hold off a few more weeks to start meeting.It would give me the chance to lose the weight of a baby hippo,that I gained during lockdown.I lasted about a week ?
Lovely couple,met at Eurekas last year.Not alot in common but they're pretty so I ignored that trivial detail.Planned to meet up for a more personal interraction, when safe to do so.
Fast forward to May.You know when you get so close to the actual date ,you think to yourself "This isn't one of my best ideas" but you see it through because you're not a quitter? I was there.I've always preferred a more casual arrangement.Laid back, go with the flow. Recieving a full itinary two days before,really put the jitters in me.And I also should have paid attention when they told me they lived in Surrey.Nice place though.
Day arrives,my weekend bag is packed with essentials.And i'm on my merry way.Absolutely shit myself on the underground,but I survived.Get to the last stop and no one is there.Panic sets in,because as lovely as Surrey is,I didn't fancy being stuck their on my own.Luckily they did arrive and we made our way back to theirs.
I should have known it was going to be awkward,when I had to listen to Bach on the way.I should have also known to pay attention,when discussing finer details.Like how the lady of the couple,has never actually been with a woman.I am about 80% sure that wasn't mentioned.
I felt like I was in the Good life! Fish and chip supper and watching Parks and recreation on Netflix.I didn't know what to do with myself ?
In the end,being such an understanding person, I flat out said "what we doing?"There was no chance on earth I was travelling to Surrey,to eat fish and chips and chill with a couple on a Saturday night!
Alls well that ends well.Had a great time and I now know not to meet anyone with full length wardrobe mirrors, until I don't look like Shamu that's been beached.
The nerves are there.But I wasn't going to spend weeks, debating on whether to get back into the swing of things.The more you question whether its the right time,the more chance you have on missing out on golden opportunites xxEMxx