There is nothing like being part of a romance writers conference to highlight romance, big time. I'm not talking a 'gaggle' (thanks Tracie for that word) of writers talking over the top of each other to give their opinion on romance. I'm talking the few lucky women who were able to take their husbands with them, most notably to the awards dinner night. There were some real tear jerker moments, some of which I won't mention because they were so achingly personal. The LoveCats, Sharon Archer had her husband with her on the night, (note picture on left) and her special thank you to him was so very romantic. *sigh* Guess I'm a teary sort of gal =)
Anyway, this brings me to romance, in all its glorious forms - well the romance I share with my husband. He isn't a flowers and chocolates sort of a guy. But he's the biggest kind of romantic in other ways. Building a patio so I can sit outside and listen to the rain. Turning the hole in the ground amongst the jungle (that was my front garden) into a huge fishpond complete with dragon fountain, waterfall and coloured lights. Installing my kitchen complete with dishwasher (fainting with delight here!!) so I have more time to write. Building a deck onto the pool to overlook our paddock - great writing area - and then fixing the endless problems to the 'damn' swimming pool because I adore swimming.
These are just some of the wonderful things that come to mind. I didn't mention all the times he's looked after our children while I go to conferences or when I need to write
Yes, my husband definately isn't a romantic in the traditional sense, but wow, I think he just might be romantic!!!