We have been on evenings out with Little One but I think the last time we went out just the two of us was for our wedding anniversary in July. Now I work for myself, I don't get to go to a work Christmas party, so we decided to go out for a little festive date night. We got my little sister and her boyfriend to come round and babysit and we headed off into Leeds.
We chose probably the coldest evening of the year so far to go out on but for the first time in ages, we were able to stroll around and be carefree for the evening. We started off the evening with a browse around the gorgeous Christmas German market. It was lovely being pushchair free and being able to hold hands. We felt very festive looking at all the decorations and lights and drinking mulled wine.
We had wanted to try somewhere quite fancy for a change, but as there were so many work Christmas parties going on in Leeds we weren't able to book a table, so we ended up wandering around for an hour looking for somewhere nice to eat. We settled for some tasty Mexican food and cocktails at Las Iguanas. It was pretty hectic and full of people on work Christmas parties but it was just nice being able to sit and be waited on for the evening and be able to chat.
Inevitably we spent most of the evening talking about Little One and how much our lives have changed since he came into the world. We have both grown up a hell of a lot, but watching everyone around us party the night away gave us a nostalgic glimpse into our lives pre-parenthood, and it felt a lifetime ago when we used to be so carefree. By 11pm we were truly exhausted and headed home on the last train. We had a lovely evening and it did us both the world of good to get out but there really is no place like home.
I got a few photos on my iPhone but sadly didn't get one of the both of us together. Is it just us who feel awkward taking selfies in public?
|Leeds German Christmas Market|
|Enjoying a well earned cup of mulled wine|
|We had a stroll around the fairly new Trinity shopping centre in Leeds. The decorations were just gorgeous|
|A tasty passionfruit cocktail|
|Las Iguanas isn't the fanciest of places to go, but the food was really tasty|