Having a mental illness can put a lot of strain on your relationship. Hopefully like my husband you have a supportive partner.
We don’t have much time to be a couple. So we decided to take a trip to Paris. I was very nervous leaving little miss behind. My mother in law looked after her. She was in good hands but Its still nerve racking. I needed to do it though to focus on us for a couple of days.
We set off on our journey at 2am to catch our flight. It was freezing when we got there – 4 the whole trip. Brrrrrrrr…. Yes freezing.
The hotel was lovely we had our own little court yard.
We saw all the tourist attractions. Notre Damn was amazing, we went on a Sunday and they had a service going on. It was lovely. I lit a candle for my pap and husbands friend.
We then went on boat ride along the river it was again cold and my sea sickness kicked in… But I made it back without being sick, thankfully. It was very romantic, great views to.
There are some lovely cafe’s and resturants the food was yummy.
We had a few cheeky cocktails to, took me back to the days when I went out on the town ha.
Hubby’s map skills came in handy, but I wasn’t happy I had to walk for an hour and a half to the effile tower. I felt like a snowman by the time I got there. Its great though and was Deffo worth it. It looks quite sunny in this picture but I assure you it was freezing and very windy.
It’s amazing at night. So pretty and romantic. We were going to do a night tour. But it was so cold. We decided to grab a taxi to the effile tower and back again. We saw the sites all lit up from the taxi. Then it was out for a lovely meal and a glass of wine.
We had a lovely morning, taking our time to get up and headed out to get breakfast and hot a chocolate.
Quick note if you ask for milk in your tea over there you will get some funny looks. Ha. It was like I had two heads, so I stuck to hot chocolate. Which was nice but sweet. Its like melted chocolate, rather than a drink
We came across a lovely book shop, I’m book mad. Shakespeare and company, was very old school. It was great and had a little cafe next door.
Our padlock on the bridge, this was a lovely day.
I was very cold, can you tell.
Most importantly we spent some quality time together. It was lovely and needed. We sometimes forget that we are not just parents but a couple to.
It’s easier said than done taking a break though. That was a treat for us because we haven’t been away together in over three years, without family. So we have promised ourselves that we will make more time for each other and have a date night.
A meal out or dinner in with cell phones off.
A movie or a cinema trip.
It is hard making time for each other. By the time works over and dinner is done. The Little one has a bath and put to bed. We are exhausted and ready for bed ourselves. But it’s important.