My beloved had been invited to what I would describe as an all day birthday party, involving lots of football and lots of alcohol. Stop the press – I was actually invited too.
Beloved goes to lots of things with the boys that I do not get invited too. Mainly rock concerts or rock festivals which aren’t my thing, however I still don’t like to be left out!
I really wanted to go so that his squad knew I exsisted, but there was one thing that was putting me off. The main event- the football.
I’m not one for sports, never have been and it’s not something I’m afraid to admit!
However, it was a Wales Vs Norther Ireland match so I though the atmosphere would be good so off I went!
I was under the impression that my beloved goes to dirty little bars where you have to wipe your feet on the way out.
Um nope. We went to this cool venue called the Tram Shed. Well I never, he kept that quiet. This place is a five minute walk from Cardiff central train station and easy to find! It shares its spot with the Waiting Room a smart cafe and bar. They even have a cute garden area to enjoy the sunshine! What more could I girl want?
The drinks were flowing and my favourite was well stocked, that beauty that is Absolut Mandarin. Bliss.
The football was, well, Ummmm, over 90 minutes long. Like I said, I’m honest, it’s not for me.
However the atmosphere was immense. It’s the only thing I ‘get’ at sports events. The passion and belief in a person’s chosen team.
The other thing about watching a sports event in Wales is the singing. Hearing the Welsh Nationa Athem sung by the crowd is spine tingling, put it on your bucket list.
All in all, I had a much better day than expected! The people were nice (we are now Facebook pals obvs) the venue was fab, and the weather was kind.
My beloved is impressed I didn’t manage to fall asleep during the match, and I even got breakfast in bed this morning. Winning.
So, here’s my advice. Just because you are a couple does not mean you have to live in each other’s pockets and like all the same things. Good for you if you do though! However, it is important to show a little interest, put yourself out of your comfort zone and meet new people.
Or basically as I said to myself, put your face on and suck it up!