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Dominos date night

Because Tom works shifts and I am a regular 9-5er there are always a few nights every few days where I don't get to see him.  Don't get me wrong, I am not claiming 'woe is me' here - I have friends whose boyfriends/husbands are away for months at a time working or at sea, and I know a lot of you ladies on here are in long distance relationships.  If you live together I think it's healthy to have time apart every so often - personally I use the nights when Tom is away to have some 'me time' - I read blogs, have long baths, paint my nails, read trashy magazines, and so on.  Nonetheless, even when Tom is here and in the house it's easy to end up doing separate things - with him watching TV (unfortunately 'Robson Green extreme fishing' does not float my boat) and me in the study on the computer.  So, to combat this, we try and have 'date nights' every so often where the computer gets turned off, phones get put to one side and we spend some quality time together.  This can be anything from going out for a meal or to the cinema, to cooking dinner for each other, to just staying in and getting takeaway (actually, as a general rule, it normally involves food - what can I say, I love to eat!)



Last night we decided to stay in and get takeaway pizza and watch True Grit.  Tom (bless him) put his favourite shirt and styled his hair for the occasion and we decided to order from the Dominos pizza menu as we had a voucher.  We never agree on what to have on a pizza (Tom usually orders ham and pineapple, and I think having fruit on a pizza is wrong) so we ordered a half and half pizza - yum! We didn't get to watch the whole film unfortunately as Tom has to get up at 5 for work so he wanted an early night.

It was nice to spend some quality time together - I am on call with work this weekend so I probably won't be able to get away from my pager unfortunately.  Do you have date nights? What do you get up to?


  • Receiving my September Glossybox and getting excited to try out the bits and bobs in it.  I'd like to do a post but there are so many other posts out there I'm sure you'll have all seen the different combinations of items people got!
  • Coming home to a very domesticated boyfriend - this week Tom has made sloe gin from sloes he picked, green tomato chutney from tomatos in our garden, apple juice from apples in our garden, and tiger bread! 
  • Furiously ordering dresses from ASOS for a wedding I'm going to next weekend - still not sure I've found the right one!

25 comments

  1. The idea of date nights sound so cute, and with dominos too, can't go wrong!! Oh yeah, i got my glossybox too! xx

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  2. Date night are a really good idea :) x
    Sirens and Bells

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  3. Yum, I love dominos! I'm afraid I'm gonna have to agree with your boyfriend - I LOVE pineapple on pizza! I'm actually gonna order dominos with my brother tonight [your post has made me want it!], I will have an individual one with pineapple on it, mmm :) xx

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  4. So yummy! I loooooove Dominos!!! <3
    x x x

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  5. Yummy! Love Domino's pizza! Me and my husband always try and have an evening together too. Last night it was Krispy Kremes. We grab a coffee and have a good old natter over some sinfully good donuts :) xx

    http://thepamperedsparrow.blogspot.com/

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  6. This sounds SO nice. The Guy and I are back to being long distance, but when he was here, we tried to make a conscious effort to do something different- going out for dinner or even just coffee, going somewhere for an afternoon or whatever every so often, otherwise we'd always be sat watching Spooks and having dinner at home. Nice though that is, it's probably not great for variety.

    Loving the idea of a 50/50 split on the pizza, and glad date night works so well for you guys.

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  7. Aww sounds like such a cute night in! I love love love Dominos pizza :) xxx

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  8. You are so right, pineapples DO NOT belong on pizza. That's like blasphemy! :-)

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  9. I recieved my Glossybox today! I was going to post about it but i thought the same as you, there are so many other posts about it already! I havent had a dominos in aages! I used to work there about 2 years ago and havent had one since, might have to order one though as yours looks delicious!

    Abigail xx

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  10. A pizza is not a pizza without heaps of pineapple! Mmmm! I do this with my best friend every so often. We get a feast from Two for Tuesdays and have a good catch up! :) xx

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  11. Date nights and compromise (on the pizza toppings) = a pretty perfect night I would say! I expect it makes the time you do spend together even more perfect :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  12. It nice to be able to spent time together and talk.

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  13. what a cutie of a post, made me laugh that you said date nights normally involve food...couldn't agree more! If my boyfriend asks me what we should do it's always cooking or going out for lunch/dinner, love food. Unfortunately we like exactly the same thing on our pizza and he thinks as the man he is entitled to eat more, not sure I agree but I normally let him have his way to save up gf points for later dates

    wisfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  14. My boyfriend is also called Tom and he also works shifts. It is a bit of a pain isn't it, but then again I'm now used to a couple of nights a week where I can tan/blog/watch crap on tv so if he has day shifts one week I'm literally pushing him out of the house!
    Love the idea of turning off phones etc though as they can really distract during quality time, might have to steal this idea

    xx

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  15. aww i can definitely relate to everything you said in this post! I work shifts and my boyfriend is currently looking for a job. We've just moved in together and Im shocked at how little we see eachother cos of work! i think we might sit down soon and schedule in some 'date nights'
    Ours nearly always involve dominos too :)
    xx

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  16. Wow I am hungry now haha.

    I am a single girl but date nights are always the best. Especially nights in with tasty food and films!

    I really do relate with your time apart notion though... that's the only way I started to like chick flicks and romantic comedies, it became something I could do on my own in a relationship, now it has beome a guilty pleasure of mine. My thinking is that a guy can't make me watch Vin Diesel action films if I don't make them watch romances haha :)

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  17. Awh I love date nights! We too do something similar, I think otherwise it is quite easy to get stuck on your phones and unappreciative of each other. HAHAha Rosie, you are the same as my boyfriend, he doesn't get fruit on pizza! I am with Tom, I lovvve pineapple on pizza! xxx

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  18. Oh I think date nights are such a good idea! The boy and I sort of have 3 day dates when we see each other because we only see each other once a month lol. But I would definitely do this once we're living together, just to stop life getting in the way for a night!

    L x

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  19. We always plan on having date nights but it never happens!
    We're currently watching the X Factor, on separate sofas, with a laptop each!
    xx

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  20. Dominos, how my life would suck without you. Who else would I call at 4.30 in the morning for a speedy delivery of Tandoori Hot to my student house? Hahaha. I've been at home in Cornwall on my hols this summer and have missed Dominos and takeaway deliveries in general so much. Can't wait to get back to Bristol! I really like your blog. The titles are really unique. Love that. :D x

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  21. We don't spend that much time apart, but we try to because like you say it's healthy to do things seperately.

    We try to still go out for tea and do nice things like that, but our favourite thing to do is cook together and stay in for a cosy night :)

    x

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  22. Gosh in the 2 years me and my boyfriend have been together we have not once had a Dominos or Pizza Hut for that matter! I shall be changing that very soon.
    We did however at the weekend have a maccies and then a walk down Cleethorpes pier, still lovely :)

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  23. That pizza looks to yoummy! can I have a pice?

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  24. Time apart is very important in our relationship but I have to say that I do miss my husband loads when he's working shifts, we started out as a long distance relationship so I definitely learnt to cope with not being able to see him as much as I wanted to, but I don't think I could ever go back to spending months apart when I miss him dearly after a few hours!

    You have a lovely blog btw, so glad to of found you :)

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