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14/06/2013 at 15:51
Following on from Belle's mojo post it seems like a few of us are stuck in a bit of a rut with our H's so this thread might give us some ideas.
Exercising, sometimes we do it together but most of the time apart but it gives us something to talk about/compare.
Socialising with friends or just on our own but out of the house.
Watching telly - if there is something decent on.
Putting a bet on (when its the football season on a Saturday afternoon)
Bike rides as a family.
BBq's with my family.
Spending time in the kitchen cooking when the kids have gone to bed, just listening to music and chatting over a bottle of wine.
Sitting in the garden when the weather is nice.
14/06/2013 at 15:56
We have nothing so need ideas. All we do is work (him in the office me with the kids), do exercise separately, talk about the kids and try to sleep. Our best friends have just moved to Singapore and we feel lost without our social network, everyone else we meet are just...blah, nobody we click with. I've bought two groupon type vouchers for meals out for us both sans children which will force us to get a babysitter.
14/06/2013 at 15:57
Posted too soon, meant to say: I'm worried we will get out and either have nothing to say or just talk about the children and work!
14/06/2013 at 15:58
Well apart from our healthy interest in sex when things are good, we like movies, reading the same ganre of books, holidays, TV, chililng together......I've learnt loads about cars so guess you could say that's a common interest. Food...
14/06/2013 at 16:09
We like going bowling/to the cinema.
Same taste in music, so we introduce each other to new bands we like, as it is likely the other person will like it too.
We used to cook together, we should start doing that again.
We play board games (scrabble etc. although I discovered that playing scrabble with your H, when he did English lit at Uni just means you're going to lose. We also play trivial pursuit, (90's edition, and a boys v girls edition)
We both have strong opinions on stuff, so watch documentaries, and have a discussion/debate about that.
We sound like a right pair of old gits, haha.
We went through a very rocky patch, and have only recently got "us" back. H working away all week has helped. It means we have plenty of stuff to talk about.
14/06/2013 at 16:16
I think H and I have fairly different interests but we then have something to talk about IFYSIM
we do both like walking and do a fair bit when on holiday and at weekends (well we did before disco arrived)
We have an allotment but that is more my project than Hs although he likes to buy boys toys for said allotment
I read H doesn't
H is into cameras and photography and I can talk to him about that.
When we were both working we would talk aboout our respective jobs.
14/06/2013 at 19:00
food (cooking and eating, trying weird and wonderful foods etc)
we often have a drink or 10 and put the old school choons on
people watching (i didnt know h did this but i was sat and noticed something about a psserby and h immediately said to me, when we used to go AI on hol we used to have names for people )
14/06/2013 at 19:22
We both like watching films and telly together, reading, spending time at home and in the garden, eating. All the usual I guess?
14/06/2013 at 20:01
err.... we both enjoying exercising/the gym. In days gone by when we were able to go to the gym at the same time we never did anything together in the gym though!
Err...what else.... we like...
nope, thats it
14/06/2013 at 20:29
The soaps, Eating out..... That's about it!
15/06/2013 at 14:31
CP- we used to play insult Tourette's on holiday. We'd sit outside a bar and say the first thing hat came into our head when we saw someone. Also 'your face or mine' when you decide which one of a couple is better looking!
We probably don't have enough in common. Like quite a lot of the same music and used to go to lots of gigs although I like more rocky stuff than he does.
Both work out at the gym although separately now. We rarely go out as a couple now, partly because he irritates me when he's drunk and partly because it's easier childcare wise
We need to do more other than sitting in front of the tv. We are out more as a family now, easier out of football season.
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