You may be wondering why on earth I would write about the 80's pop group of the above name who sported fetching blond wedge cuts and sang such lyrical gems such as "Everybody Salsa" and my personal favourite "Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey". You may be slightly relieved that this has nothing to do with them! (Or you may not have the slightest clue as to what I'm talking about).
I was thinking more in terms of how I refer to my relationship and marriage with Other Half. This occurred to me on Sunday when, whilst having lunch in the coffee shop we attempted to steal five minutes to read. His publication of choice, GQ, had a selection of not unattractive models on the front wearing leopard print bikinis and not much else. Other Half picks it up and professes that he feels "like a dirty old man sitting here reading this with these on the front"! By this point I'd spotted McDreamy on the back, fully clad in Versace...seriously... it is total eye candy, so I said he could carry on reading it if he held it up high enough so I could enjoy the view! (Just so you get what I mean, I posted a picture of the Doctor in question)!
There's a lot to be said for a modern romance.... not only does Other Half do more than his fair share of getting up in the night and an equal share in the cleaning/cooking department but he also puts up with me in my most tired, most ratty, most hormonal moments. He loves me when I look great and he loves me when I look like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards. He accepts my shopping addiction and is even a great has shopping partner! When I call to speak to him at work and wait for his voice to come on the line, my stomach still does flip flops and when he goes away on business, even for a night, I still miss him loads!
I would never have settled for anything less than a modern romance - life is hard enough as it is and I'm afraid I have never been one of these women to put up and shut up! Previous relationships taught me that. Like fine wine (and not cheese as I once said when attempting to wax lyrical about my married life!), our relationship gets better with age.
A bit like McDreamy really...for anyone who first saw him in the movie Can't Buy Me Love, you'll know what I mean!