As some of you may be aware, my boyfriend is currently working away and we have a very long time to be apart. We had already been in different countries for around a month when he flew home and surprised me with some presents and a trip to Wetherspoons.
After spending just under a week in his hometown to give me time to finish my assignments and revise for upcoming exams, he returned to me and we created some more amazing memories together which I am so grateful for.
On May 15, Liam arrived in Sunderland rather late but we didn’t let that stop our plans. We went to see Deadpool 2 (an amazing film by the way) and we had lots of food at Louie Louie’s.
The last couple of times we’ve been there, the chocolate fountain hadn’t been on but we were very glad that it was this time.
On May 16, we had a lovely day at the spa at Slaley Hall in Northumberland.
I’d never been to this spa before but it was of a very high standard. Liam had never even been to a spa before! So this was an even better experience for him. We were asked to sit in the relaxation room which was beautiful with comfy sofas and fresh water.
We had to fill out some forms and choose which treatment we would prefer – we both chose the same. We were given fluffy robes and slippers to wear throughout.
Firstly we had separate back and face massages with the expert spa therapists using hot stones and oils. I was told that my back has lots of knots in which I wasn’t surprised about because I used to get back pain working at Mcdonald’s carrying the heavy boxes and equipment. The massage lasted one hour and I felt super relaxed afterward. We then went into the steam room which Liam couldn’t stand for very long. We had a rest on the lounging chairs then went into the sauna which helped clear my sinuses which had been blocked due to severe hayfever. Finally after another rest and lots of water we had some fun messing around with each other in the jacuzzi.
It was some real quality time together. Unfortunately, the pool was closed but we didn’t mind too much about that. After this, we had a buffet style lunch in the hotel’s restaurant before leaving.
We had this lunch in our robes and slippers which felt very informal. The food was lovely.
But, the day didn’t stop there. We stopped off at one of my favourite places, the Metro Centre on the way home and had a lovely meal at Pizza Express where we were served by Ashleigh.
She was really lovely and made lots of effort for us, so we tipped her.
The next day, we took a trip to South Shields – one of our favourite places.
Liam has taken a liking to fishing so he was enjoying asking the local fishermen on the pier about what they had caught and what fishing in South Shields is like. We won a variety of toys at the arcade even though I spent a lot of time on the 2p machines and won nothing!
We had sausage and chips and lovely ice creams and milkshakes from Minchellas.
We had a walk down the beach and a walk in the park. It was just a truly lovely day and gave me a well-deserved break from my studies.
The traveling meant we had the perfect opportunity for some carpool karaoke.
As if we weren’t already full enough, on the way home we stopped off at Toby Carvery and had a meal.
We spent time listening to two old men who were sat near our table discussing politics. It was hard holding in our laughter, bless them. The food was lovely as always but by this time I was becoming exceptionally tired and stressing about the two exams I had the next day so we went home.
On May 18, we went to Mcdonald’s for breakfast before going to my first exam.
When he picked me up, he treated me to lunch and helped me revise for my Public Affairs exam by reading my notes and firing questions at me. He did a great job and many of the things he focussed on actually came up in the exam. After all my stress was over, he took me to Wetherspoons to celebrate with a couple of pink gins and plenty of food.
Then I left him alone for a couple of hours while I celebrated with cocktails with my friend. While I was out, Liam had been busy. He decorated my bed with rose petals (which must have taken ages) and when he heard me coming up the stairs he turned on my Valentines Day playlist.
It was just so cute I almost cried! However, the rose petals were a bit of a nightmare to tidy up haha.
On May 19, I finally moved out of my uni house which Liam really helped with. I had so many things to pack up, he thought we may have to do two trips but I was desperate to get everything in the car at once so that we would be home in time to watch the royal wedding. Luckily we just fit everything in, even if that did mean me sitting with bags on my knee and down the side of my legs so that Liam could see out of the rear window.
The royal wedding was truly beautiful and after unpacking my ridiculous amount of clothes, we traveled to Yarm and had some well-missed parmos. We also took a little walk by the river.
On May 20, I began my dog sitting for my mum. The dogs, Minnie and Teddie have met Liam before so they were very comfortable with him. He had a lovely time playing with them in the garden.
We also enjoyed a lovely Sunday Dinner with my nana which was great quality time.
May 21 was my final day with Liam. It was very emotional. We went to the Metro Centre for Liam to get his new tattoo. The artist who did my tattoo is the one who did his.
I brought him snacks and drinks and even managed to get an outfit for my dad’s wedding while he was in pain. To celebrate this, you’ll never guess where we went… Yep. Wetherspoons. We had a three-course meal so I was definitely full after that.
We had a sit by the duck pond in Norton then Liam left me that night and we were both very upset.
I now won’t see him until some time in September, so I am so thankful for the memories that we have created.