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I need suggestions for a nice surprise

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LondonStill83 Thu 26-May-16 16:10:17

Sorry this may not be the right place to post but I can't figure out how to start a chat on the mobile app; this seemed like a good next option.

So short story is that I have had a shitty and difficult pregnancy. DH has been bloody amazing at supporting me through it and has taken on pretty much everything to help me get through.

I want to do something nice for him / us this bank holiday weekend but am at a loss!? Normally we would go drinking / for food but I obviously can't drink and can't eat much at the moment. Not allowed to have sex or swim or go to spa due to cervical stitch- so dirty weekend is out.

He likes football (I don't!), craft beer, Japanese-y things, interesting galleries, and we really enjoyed doing things like the escape rooms and crystal maze. Live in London but could drive.


NapQueen Thu 26-May-16 16:15:36

Could you see if there is a murder mystery dinner on anywhere near you? Could still stay over somewhere nice if it's held at a hotel?

Sassypants82 Thu 26-May-16 16:44:42

Any Japanese gardens within a reasonable distance? Action up a picnic & chill out. I once wrote my husband a not telling him 30 odd reasons why I love him (it was for his birthday) and he was thrilled with it & has kept it since. Write him how wonderful he's been & how much you're looking forward to making him a Daddy. So lovely of you, best of luck with the rest of the pregnancy! X

LondonStill83 Thu 26-May-16 18:21:25

Oh these are both great suggestions!!!

I LOVE murder mysteries though that may be more of a treat for me than DH :-).

Love the garden idea though. One day last year we found some cool ruins near Cambridge with an old castle by the river and had a picnic, could do something like that. We also went punting which was "quite lovely" but DH would have to do all the work his time so not a treat for him!

Oh he has always wanted to stay on a canal boat, maybe that too

FauxFox Thu 26-May-16 18:26:30

lots of ideas on here

DavidPuddy Thu 26-May-16 18:32:05

I'm on maternity leave at the moment, so have a bit of time on my hands. To be nice to my lovely, lovely husband I sorted out his sock drawer and ironed his shirts. But I guess you were after more exciting suggestions than that.

LondonStill83 Thu 26-May-16 19:33:18

David- me ironing would be more of an insult than a thank you. I'd probably burn all of his (carefully selected, all exactly the same as the rest) shirts...

Nefer795 Thu 26-May-16 20:35:02

What about a boat trip and afternoon tea?
There must be other places that offer something similar if this is too far.
It does get very busy on sunny days.

LondonStill83 Thu 26-May-16 20:48:05

Ah that looks lovely, but a bit far I think to go if we weren't staying over. Have relatives over that way though so will do next time we visit- will certainly beat ANOTHER horrible meal at the Clackton Weatherspoons!

LondonStill83 Thu 26-May-16 20:49:50

I did find a beautiful Japanese garden up in Holland Park so love the idea of making a picnic and getting him a bunch of craft beer he can enjoy throughout!

Maybe can even go for sushi after. I can not eat there just as easily as anywhere else!

Oh pregnancy, you beguiling mistress you...

LondonStill83 Thu 26-May-16 20:50:29

Faux fox, the featured restaurant in that link looks amazing- will check it out!!!

MypocketsarelikeNarnia Thu 26-May-16 21:05:08

You know you can eat sushi don't you? I the UK the sashimi is frozen which makes it safe. In the USA it's not so pregnant women can't eat it.

You might not WANT to eat it which would be entirely understandable - I pretty much couldn't eat anything that wasn't yoghurt...

And check out Gingerline productions - they do super cool weird dining experiences.

LondonStill83 Thu 26-May-16 22:42:30


I am JUST getting my appetite back after 21 weeks of bagels, cream cheese, muesli, and yoghurt.

This is a happy day.

LondonStill83 Thu 26-May-16 22:47:11

Also ginger line looks amazing. Their current experience is all sold out I am afraid but will be watching closely- that is EXACTLY our kinda thing.

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