An Anniversary Date Night

An anniversary date night. We hardly ever go out as a couple any more. I’m sure that many of you with young children are in the same position. It is expensive to go out, we need childcare and we are so tired from working and looking after the children that a night on the sofa always seems like a better option than going out anyway!

But now that the baby is a little bigger we have been going out a couple of times. The weekend before last we went out for a fabulous dinner with friends – it was so great to be out and socialising without worrying about the children! Last weekend too we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary and headed into Cardiff for a spot of dinner and cinema to celebrate!

We had dinner in La Tasca in the Brewery Quarter. I haven’t been for a couple of years but it used to be quite a regular haunt of ours. I was a little disappointed to find that it has become a little more ‘commercial’ than it used to be and the food wasn’t absolutely amazing like it used to be but we had a nice quick bite to eat there. Dessert was definitely a highlight!

date night


la tasca cardiff

bread and oil

dessert la tasca

egg and chips la tasca

We then went off to Cineworld to see Martian in 3D. Not the most romantic choice granted, but it was really good and seeing a 3D film makes me think it was worth seeing in the cinema! We didn’t get back until long after midnight and were really tired – such old things we are now! But honestly it was lovely to have time together and we are hoping to bring back regular date nights – although not all of them will be this expensive!



  1. October 9, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    Oh how I miss date nights. They are such a rarity now. We used to love going to la tasca on the weekend when they have live salsa and we’ve always loved the cinema. Will have to watch Martian if we can! Glad you had a lovely date x

  2. October 10, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    We haven’t had a date night in so long, it is awful that when we get a babysitter we tend to go out separately with our friends!
    I’m glad you had a lovely evening celebrating 🙂

  3. October 11, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    It sounds like a lovely evening together. I used to love La Tasca, tapas is one of my favourite things but I haven’t been for ages. It is so important to take that time to just be together as a couple isn’t it? x

  4. October 11, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    Sounds like a lovely evening spending time together, the food looks delicious too 🙂

  5. October 11, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Date nights are so important once you become parents. Sounds like you had a great night out. Sorry it’s got more commercial though. 🙁

  6. October 11, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Oh what a lovely treat – and Happy Anniversary! We don’t really have any childcare so it’s been a while since we went on a date night but I’m looking forward to the day when the kids are old enough to leave for the evening 🙂

  7. Serena
    October 11, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    Ooo the food looks yummy! Hope you had a good anniversary!

  8. October 11, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    That sounds like a wonderful night out and I really want to see that film. We hardly ever go out any more so you have to seize the opportunities!

  9. October 11, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    Date night is always difficult….but when it happens it’s great!!

  10. October 11, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    It sounds like you had a great time and more importantly some quality time together x

  11. October 11, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    My husband and I worked out that we haven’t had a date night for almost 2 years! Definitely time to make it a priority. Glad you had a nice night out 🙂 x

  12. October 11, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    Looks like you had a great time – my husband and I had a lovely date afternoon a couple of month ago, with a movie and lunch. First we have had since our daughter arrived. Makes them more special because they are so rare!

  13. October 11, 2015 / 11:22 pm

    I miss our regular date nights. These things become so rare after having kids.

  14. October 12, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    Happy Anniversary!
    I barely remember date nights, this post has made me realize I need to put date night on my to do list, pronto.

  15. October 12, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    Aww how lovely that you guys got to go out and to a lovely restaurant too! I’ve heard loads about La Tasca, but I’ve not had a chance to go yet! Next time I must try harder! Glad you had a fun night too! #Love2Blog

  16. October 12, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    This sounds like a great date! Congratulations on your anniversary. I want to go on a date with my hubby (to the movies) but he wants to see bond and i have another movie in mind. I do think he will win on this occasion!

  17. October 12, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Sounds wonderful. My husband and I rarely get out, being away from family really does makes it very tricky and expensive! Looks like you had a great evening though, we really must sort ourselves a night out 🙂

  18. October 13, 2015 / 10:16 am

    Happy anniversary, it is lovely to get out as a couple. The hubby and I are determined to get a night out before Christmas x #love2blog

  19. October 13, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Sounds like lovely night – Happy Anniversary! Kaz x

  20. October 13, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Looks like a lovely evening together. I can’t remember the last time me and my other half had a night or even day out together without the kids, it can be so hard especially as neither of us have family living close to us.

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