Getting Our Just Desserts

We had dinner but really went for dessert!

This is only a very quick post, as I'm pushed for time and didn't take many photos this weekend!
I went back the Leek this weekend to see Anneka. We've only been dating for a few months, but it's going well so far. We have a lot in common, get along really well, but who know what the future will bring. I'm not going to be overly optimistic, as for one reason or another things haven't worked out with previous relationships. Still, we do seem to be off to a good start. I think the distance (just under 90 miles) between us allows us to have our own space, so we're not rushing or spending too much time together.

Yesterday afternoon we decided we'd go for dinner, and neither of us could decide where. We weren't too bothered about the main meal, but we fancied something nice for dessert, so I suggested The Cherry Tree in nearby Newcastle-under-Lyme. Its a 'Hungry Horse' chain pub, which means you get reasonable food for the price, but it's nothing special.

What we really wanted though was a ridiculous dessert! In the photo above, Anneka had the strawberry sundae (on the left) while I had the preposterously named 'The Ultimate Big Candymania'! It's basically four quids worth of heart failure in a huge sundae glass! It's meant for sharing, but that was never going to happen. The waitress looked at me in disbelief when I said we'd only need one spoon, as it was all mine...

It's nice to be dating someone who accepts the occasional ridiculous indulgence now and again, and doesn't go on about the calories or the health risks. After all, it is just a treat and likely one I'll not bother having again for years, if at all. The last time I had a dessert like this was about four years ago (I think) so I wasn't too concerned about piling on the pounds! The dessert glass was almost as big as my hand:

It took nearly twenty minutes, but I managed it - although only just. It seems I'm not as able as I once was.

Maybe the two of us may share more meals out together in the future? Albeit significantly more sensible ones!

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