This week on Romance Writers Weekly, A.S. Fenichel asks:
What was your most romantic memory? Did you set up something, did someone else do something romantic for you? Come on, dish...
Well, this is a tricky one. There’s romantic, and then there’s romantic (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). But if we’re going for we’re going for something safe for work, then I have a few to share.
One of the most romantic moments in my life was the night Mr. C proposed. It was our second anniversary of dating, and we'd decided to go to our favourite restaurant. It was a tiny place - about ten tables or so. We were the only people there (afterwards, he would claim that he had booked the whole restaurant just for us, but there's always a teasing gleam in his eye when he says that so I'm not sure whether to believe it). There was candlelight and flowers and after we ordered our meal he placed a small box in front of me. I couldn't say yes fast enough. It is truly my most romantic memory.
Our first major holiday after our honeymoon (and the birth of two children) was to Costa Rica. One evening, we booked a sunset cruise on a sailboat. It wasn’t a private cruise (now, that would have been even more romantic) but it was a small group with elegant hors d’oeuvres and classy cocktails—and it was on a “real” sailboat. One the way out of the bay we say a manta ray leap out of the water, and the sunset was spectacular. Just sitting on the wooden deck and listening to the water and the wind as we watched the light fade was an amazing experience.
Sometimes romance has to be snatched in small doses amid the maelstrom of life. We have a small motorboat, and there is a lake not far from our house. On a few beautiful summer evenings over the years we’ve picked up sushi from our favourite restaurant, packed some cold drinks, and headed out. Within half an hour we can be on the water, just drifting as we enjoy each other’s company along with the meal.
What about you? Do you have a romantic story to tell? I’d love to hear it! Then be sure to hop over to Leslie Hachtel for her most romantic memory.