Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Yesterday turned out to be a great day.

We woke up to the sound of rain pouring down outside.  So, no romantic strolls or cycle rides along the coast.

After a rather soggy dog walk (dog walks do not stop just because the weather isn't great), we put on some sensible clothes, jumped on the bus and headed out.

The bus journey was uneventful, so we just chatted about various things that popped into our heads.  It was wonderful to have a day with no set agenda - no "to do" list, no set shopping list.  It was very liberating.

Canterbury was dull and rainy.  As we walked through the shopping centre I took a few silly photos of us both - not, they will not appear here, Mrs RC would never forgive me...

We wandered through the shops, looking to see if there was anything wonderful that we "needed".  In the end we seem to have "needed" quite a few things. I guess our main buy was a digital radio.  It was a red retro design one which I said would only pick up 1960s programmes.  We listen to a lot of radio, so having a nice new one was a great gift for us both.

Loaded down with "stuff", we decided it was time to eat, so we headed for the pizza place.  We like going there, one big thing is that the service is really good and the people are nice - sometimes incredibly nice.  For example, yesterday, as the waitress gave us the food I thought she said "Peace and joy".  Now she was so nice and happy that this did not seem out of place.  Canterbury does have a good population of young Christians, after all!  It was only about 10 minutes later that I realised she had PROBABLY said "Please enjoy!"  This was a slight disappointment, really - I hope she really did say "Peace and joy"!

After lunch it was time to head home, to avoid running into the mad stampede that is the rush of kids from the city's many schools.

In the evening, was watched one of the DVDs that Mrs RC had bought me.  "Juan of the Dead".  A Zombie movie set in Cuba.  It was a lot better than I expected it to be - the highlight was probably the dumb guy  who kept killing friends by accidentally harpooning them.  Very silly.  Worth a watch if you like Zombie movies and it is cheap or free.

So, it turned into a really nice day in the end.  Who needs plans?


agg79 said...

That's my kind of anniversary celebration. Instead of all the hoopla that accompanies a big production, a simple, romantic, funny outing that reminds you of why you two got married in the first place.

I will have to see if I can find Juan of the Dead (sounds like a cheap knock off of Shaun of the Dead) on Netflix. Have you ever watched Grindhouse: Planet Terror? It is a deliberate spoof of the old '70's b-grade zombie movies.

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - only the name is a taken from Shaun of the Dead - the plot is totally different. Apart from the zombies, of course. Will look out for Grindhouse - love spoofs.

terri said...

See? I told you that a spontaneous day would end up great! Glad to hear you had such a fun day.

Abby said...

What a fine anniversary celebration! Peace and Joy to you both!

Rock Chef said...

Terri - Thanks - I should have trusted you!

Abby - Peace and Joy to you too!

ShadowRun300 said...

Sounds like it was a great day! Totally like what a date night would be for hubby and me, with the exception of the zombie movie. We like drama and action/adventure a little more.
Sometimes just being together with no set plans is awesome... especially if it's a rare occurrence.
Congrats once again!