BOURNEMOUTH’S BEST LOVE STORY – THE SHORTLIST!
Thank you to everyone who has entered our Valentine's Day competition to help us find Bournemouth's Best Love Story, we can feel the love in the air! We have shortlisted 4 stories instead of 3 because we just couldn't decide over so many great love stories. Here are our 4 shortlisted stories, please comment on our pinned Facebook post using the Story number to show which story you would like to win a date night at Bh2 worth £150!
Love Story 1: From Sylvia Larrad: "1972......I managed a local record shop called Spin a Disc. Lunchtime a young man I had been out on a few dates with came into the shop. This took me by surprise as he worked in a local garage, a 15min. drive away & I knew he only usually had a 30min lunch break. Anyway I served him with the record he requested ......which was at the time number 5 in the hit parade. He paid for the 45 inch record, I put it in the bright yellow paper bag & passed it over the counter to him. He immediately took the disc out of the paper bag & gave it back to me......saying “this says it all” ........the disc was in fact Stevie Wonder “You are the sunshine of my life.” That my friends is our love story......we have been married 47yrs this November."
Love Story 2: From Charlotte Doe " I moved to Bournemouth a few years ago with my ex-partner and although it didn’t work out I fell in love with the town and decided to settle down here. Last year I started a new job and not knowing anyone I made a real effort to socialise, leading to my new team practically begging me to join them one Friday night in town. Not normally my scene and I had not been ‘Out out’ in Bournemouth for a good few years, however with nothing on the cards I decided to head out with my new work friends... little did I know what was to come. After a few cocktails and a lot of drunk dancing at Vodka Revolutions, I somehow managed to tear my ripped jeans in half down one leg, leading to me trying to convince every bouncer and bar man to lend me a pair of scissors so I could fashion myself some new shorts. (Unfortunately no one wanted to give a drunk girl a pair of scissors). Standing outside Vodka Revolutions trying to convince the bouncer I needed some scissors I bumped into Karl who was here celebrating a friends stag do (He rarely goes out too which makes our chance meeting even more strange!) and he assured me he would save my evening! He ended up tucking my ripped jeans in and escorting me through town to my car so I could grab some more clothes. From here we carried on partying the night away and ended drinking beers on the beach as the sun came up! Despite the fact he lives 150 miles away in Maidstone he continued to come down to Bournemouth and take me on dates, we explored Koh Thai (he told me recently he doesn’t even like spicy food haha!) and walked down the pier. Fast forward 6 Months and we’ve been on plenty of crazy adventures together, spending time travelling across France and Andorra this summer and meeting each others families. We have just made plans to travel across Europe this summer and I couldn’t be happier that we met by chance in Bournemouth"
Love Story 3: From Kate Williams "I had taken to online dating since I found myself single following the birth of my son. I was looking for men as that seemed the 'normal' thing to do following a child, despite me dating women previously. MY two best friends kept telling me the reason I couldn't settle down with any guy was because I was looking for the wrong gender. So, one day out of curiosity, I searched on POF for women. I saw one girl who was really pretty and checked out her profile but I didn't have the courage to message her.
Love Story 4: From Stefanie Lake "Darrell and I have been together 9 years in May married 6
Thanks again to everyone who entered! We feel privileged that you chose to share your beautiful stories with us. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Bh2!